Terrazas Patagonian Terrace at Gaucho Piccadilly in London

London’s best winter terraces and Christmas igloos

As the chill of winter wraps around London, the UK capital transforms into a twinkle of festive joy.

It’s the perfect time to embrace the seasonal spirit by exploring some of the city’s most enchanting winter terraces and Christmas igloos.

From the allure of frost-kissed wonderlands to the warmth of a Mexican-inspired hideaway, there’s a cosy corner for every taste.

Get ready to elevate your holiday experience with our curated selection of the best spots for festive drinking and dining in London at restaurants and hotels across the city.


Terrazas Patagonian Terrace at Gaucho Piccadilly

A slice of Patagonia in the heart of Piccadilly, the Terrazas Patagonian Terrace arrives at Gaucho this winter.

The perfect place for a Christmas shopping pit stop, the heated terrace is bedecked in twinkling lights, cosy blankets and tucked away from the hustle and bustle.

Sip on a seasonal Terrazas wine menu featuring mulled Malbecs, and dive into new South American inspired dishes with festive flourishes.

  • Where: 25 Swallow St, London W1B 4QR
  • Booking link: gauchorestaurants.com/news/terrazas-patagonian-terrace-picadilly

Rooted in the Hacienda at Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan X Patrón

Transport yourself to warmer climes with the new Rooted in the Hacienda terrace at Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan for a Mexican-inspired terrace with a range of spectacular cocktails.

Taking over the all-weather covered terrace in the heart of the city, escape wintry weather and warm up with fiery cocktails and spritzes.

Enjoy mixed creations such as a Spicy Pepper Margarita or take your tastebuds to sunnier places with the Patron Spritz.

  • Where: Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4WY
  • Booking link: drakeandmorgan.co.uk/devonshire-terrace

Sky Garden x Moët & Chandon

This festive season, Sky Garden is once again transforming itself into a sky-high winter wonderland in partnership with Moët & Chandon.

From November 8, Sky Pod Bar will be decked out with snowy frosted trees, twinkling lights and classic Christmas reds, greens and golds, to contrast with the rich, leafy foliage and exotic plants.

Must-try bespoke Moët & Chandon mixed drinks include Velvet Elixir, the Berry Sour and the Fireside Royale, each priced is priced at £16.50.

  • Where: 1, Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF
  • Booking link: skygarden.london/restaurants/sky-garden-bars

Skylight Bars at Tobacco Dock

Christmas returns to Skylight Tobacco Dock with a winter wonderland and a sky high real-ice rink like no other.

From cosy igloos andskating sessions to festive menus, electric DJs and panoramic city views, Skylight has it all.

Whether you prefer to snuggle up inside the igloos with a seasonal sip (or two), or grab your skates and take to the ice against a backdrop of your favourite Christmas jingles, the choice is yours.

  • Where: Tobacco Dock, London, E1W 2SF
  • Booking link: skylightbars.com

Alpine Igloos at The Sipping Room by Drake & Morgan x Grey Goose

Escape to a winter wonderland at The Sipping Room by Drake & Morgan with three festive igloos overlooking the water at Canary Wharf.

With evergreen woodland wreaths and twinkling lights, the new igloos (each seating 10 guests) are the perfect spot to eat, drink, and be merry regardless of the weather.

Raise a toast with limited-edition Grey Goose cocktails including Berry Kisses Fizz and Sipping In The Garden.

Diners can also enjoy a range of festive starters, mains and sweet desserts.

  • Where: West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf, E14 4AX
  • Booking link: drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-sipping-room/contact

GNH Bar & Terrace x Rabbit Hole at Great Northern Hotel

GNH Bar & Terrace has teamed up with whisky brand,Rabbit Hole to create the perfect setting to enjoy bespoke cocktails in the cooler weather.

Winter warmers include The Rabbit Hot Toddy and Freccirossas, featuring Absolut Vodka, Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur and freshly brewed Musetti coffee – all priced at £13.

From December 1, the terrace will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with fir garlands and Christmas decorations for a picture-perfect alfresco destination over the festive period.

  • Where: Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, N1C 4TB
  • Booking link: gnhlondon.com/restaurants-and-bars/kings-cross-bars