Festive Bars in London

Christmas is a-coming, and with it comes the excuse to go out and enjoy a cheeky drink any night of the week.
Written by: Adele Halsall

From steaming hot mulled wine to cosy hot chocolates; roaring fires and mistletoe to magical snowy backdrops, London’s bars really are a sight to behold this time of year as they go all out to ring in the good cheer.

Whether you’re after a delicious festive feast or a yuletide tipple, these incredible festive bars in London are the best place to do it. Ho ho ho indeed!


Madison Rooftop

Madison Rooftop is quite possibly THE place to have drinks if you like a nice view of the city. And when it comes to Chrimbo, the bar goes all out to make it a stunning place to kick back.

Dine out with their festive three-course menu in any of their private terrace areas for family, friends or colleagues Last year Madison teamed up with CiROC to create a collection of winter cocktails and transformed their rooftop into a White Forest with twinkling lights, centrepiece fire braziers and faux fur wearable blankets, so we’re excited to see what they come up with this year...

Montague Ski Lodge

Crisp pine trees, authentic ski racks, piste maps and real sparkling snow...the Montague Ski Lodge is the finest Alpine retreat on your doorstep!

Dressed in an array of pretty string lights and lanterns, the Wood Deck at Montague Hotel will be transformed into a magical ski lodge and party venue from November onwards.

Enjoy a selection of mulled wine, spiced cider and hot chocolate cocktails, as you snuggle up on big woolly rugs to stay warm in the chilly night air. Or head to the Log Cabin - an atmospheric space to enjoy a drink in front of a decorative fire.

London Cabaret Club

Based in the magnificent Victoria House on Bloomsbury Square, London Cabaret Club will ensure you celebrate the season with a bang.

One of London’s greatest live cabaret shows, the venue will add an extra touch of sparkle this year with a Great Gatsby-inspired high end dining experience.

Enjoy a delicious festive feast amidst a glittering winter wonderland and a host of friendly flapper girls, with a guest appearance from Father Christmas himself. There’ll also be sights to behold from aerial artists, gangsters, molls and plenty of champagne.


Aviary offers an unforgettable Christmas experience on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel.

With its luxe high-altitude rooftop restaurant and terrace bar, it provides a range of tailored drinks and dining packages, with private areas for up to 120 people.

Enjoy an impressive vantage point from the igloos overlooking the skyline and adorned with faux fur blankets, snug rugs and hot water bottles. Or consider warming up with some of Aviary’s incredible winter cocktails, including mulled Negroni and velvety hot chocolates with a rum and marshmallow garnish.

Broadgate Circle

Located next to Liverpool Street Station and just a stone’s throw from Spitalfields, Broadgate Circle is another of London’s must-see places at Christmastime.

Famous for the stunning ice rink it hosted during the nineties and noughties, last year Broadway switched things up with a magical winter forest, a tipi cinema, seasonal grill and cosy hideaway serving festive fondue.

There was also a bustling Christmas market and a number of seasonal events before and during the Christmas period. We expect all of this and more to come at Broadgate Circle this year...

Draft House

Draft House is a lot more than just a collection of traditional-style pubs across London. It happens to create the perfect cosy atmosphere for a winter’s night drink, as well as owning the Christmas dinner last year with its vegan and gluten-free options.

Beer-lovers will enjoy the eclectic selection of beers Draft House has to offer. But if beer’s not for you, don’t worry - there’s plenty of other festive tipples to take your fancy.


Tanner & Co

With its twinkly outdoor lights and a bottomless brunch on weekends, Tanner & Co has already got the makings of a great festive bar.

Add to that however its mouthwatering bottomless roast dinner, sophisticated cocktails, artisanal wines and quaint features, and you’ll find it’s the ideal place for a quick festive meet-up with friends.

100 Wardour St

Already one of the classiest bars in London, 100 Wardour St is known for pulling out all the stops at Christmas.

As well as exceptional live music and an impressive a la carte menu, Wardour is able to offer each of its unique spaces for private get-togethers, from the lush atrium to the cosy Playroom. It has special festive canapes available to order, and the ground floor bar is a great little meeting point for drinks and mouthwatering bar snacks.

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