25 Oct 2021
From cosy hideaways and après ski retreats to jungle escapes, toast to good times at the city’s hottest new winter terraces. Sit back and relax in chic and comfy surroundings, with stunning backdrops and spectacular winter cocktails to really get you into the festive spirit. Here’s our pick of the best in the capital, available to book now.
Après Ski Terrace at The Refinery Bankside
Take refuge from the cold and cosy up at The Refinery Bankside’s Après Ski Terrace, complete with festive sparkle and plenty of cover, courtesy of Casamigos Tequila. Guests will be greeted with glittery trees adorned with fairy lights and plush faux fur blankets for a luxe alpine finish, whilst the Insta-worthy gondola, bookable for up to four people for drinks, will provide the perfect spot for that après shot! Enjoy tequila cocktails including the Casa Hibiscus Tea (served hot or cold, £9.95) and the Après Ski Paloma (£9.95), alongside a selection of grazing plates, steaks and hearty pies.
110 Southwark St, SE1 OTF
T: 020 7921 2920 | IG: @therefinerybankside
The Jungle Escape at The Sipping Room
Looking to brighten up those dull winter days? Immerse yourself in an urban floral jungle at The Sipping Room created in partnership with Monkey 47 gin and inspired by the exotic spices of India and the rich landscape of the Black Forest where the brand began. Get that Insta shot on the expansive waterside terrace with a background of vibrant tropical trees and beautiful foliage. Go bananas for bespoke cocktails fusing Monkey 47 with fruity flavours, including a coconutty Monkey On The Loose (£10.45) and a Jungle Dreams (£10.45) with banana liqueur.
West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf, E14 4AX
T: 020 3907 0320 | IG @thesippingroomlondon
The Alpine Garden at Devonshire Terrace – Fully Covered
Transform from city-slicker to ski-slope-ready at Devonshire Terrace’s Alpine Garden in collaboration with unique botanical spirit MOOSE, proudly made in the heart of the Alps. Dial up your winter festivities and enter the all-weather terrace through an archway adorned with fairy lights, surrounded by potted pine trees and evergreens and experience mountain vibes with a life-size winter gondola. Bespoke cocktails include; the Campfire (10.95) with maple syrup, chocolate bitters and a giant toasted marshmallow; a Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini (£9.95); and a Winter Mojito (10.95). What’s more, for every bottle of MOOSE sold at Devonshire Terrace, MOOSE will plant 10 trees. The terrace launches on 1st November.
Devonshire Terrace, Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WY
T: 020 7256 3233 | IG: @devterrace
Laurent-Perrier Champagne & Ribbons Terrace at Drake & Morgan King’s Cross
With beautiful ribbons in streams of rose gold, burgundy and pink, the stunning winter terrace at Drake & Morgan’s King’s Cross, in partnership with the House of Laurent-Perrier, will whisk you away to an enchanted land. Surrounded by elegant ribbons and lush florals, cosy up with soft faux-fur blankets and experience glitz and glamour whilst you sip in style on the finest Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée and Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, alongside sharing charcuterie platters, mezze boards and a range of festive bites. What’s more, there’s a giant rose gold birdcage decked out with glittery fairy lights and gorgeous pink and purple flowers for you step inside and snap the perfect Insta pic!
6 Pancras Road, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG
T: 020 3826 4870 | IG: @drakeandmorgankingscross
The Magnifique Terrace by Chambord at The Happenstance
A stone’s throw away from St Pauls, enjoy a respite from the city chaos and unwind on the striking terrace created with Chambord. Fully geared up for dark and chilly winter evenings, enter through a purple floral archway and take shelter under the large parasols with delicate fairy lights. Capture magical moments on the beautiful floral swing whilst you enjoy twists on classics such as the Chambord Old Fashioned (£9.95) and a refreshing Chambord Spritz (10.25), or order a showstopping Sharing Tree 54.95) with six magical French Martinis for the ultimatetaste of the magnifique.
10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DX