The 6 Best Igloo Restaurants In London To Try In 2021

London is an impossibly cool city to visit at Christmas as it really bursts with festive spirit. One of our favourite things to do at Christmas after a bit of sightseeing is to book an igloo restaurant in London.

If you haven’t yet managed to check out one of the igloo restaurants in London, we highly recommend you give it a go. Most of these igloos have amazing views of London and are a fun thing to do at Christmas in London.

Dining in an igloo could be the perfect way to end your festive day out in London, especially if you’ve been admiring the London Christmas light displays or browsing the Christmas markets.

These igloos offer a great solution for socially distant dining and let’s face it, if there ever was a year to try igloo dining in London, this has to be it!

If you are looking for covered outdoor dining London restaurants,

Igloo restaurants

Coppa Club Igloos

The Coppa Club is perhaps the most famous Igloo restaurant London has seen and with those unbeatable views of Tower Bridge, it will likely remain the most popular. If you’re not able to get into London, the Coppa Club has two other locations with private igloo dining; Sonning on Thames and Brighton.

Visiting London with kids? You’ll be pleased to know it’s one of the most family friendly restaurants in London.

Coppa Club igloo bookings are hard to come by. They are booked out far in advance but if you can’t manage to secure a reservation, they do hold back a table for walk-ins so you might be lucky to get one if you don’t mind chancing it.

We were lucky enough to get a reservation at the Coppa Club igloos two years ago and had the most enchanting evening. To be in with a chance of securing a booking, you need to know when to book. So – the big question.. When can you book Coppa Club Igloos?

When: The igloos are available all year, except for when they are changing ‘themes’. The Spring period is coming soon – 12th April to 30th June 2021.

How much: Off-Peak (Mon – Fri before 5pm) is £30 per person minimum spend for bookings of 3 or less people. No minimum spend for bookings of 4 – 6 people. Peak (Mon – Fri after 5 pm and all weekend) is £130 minimum spend per igloo.

Where: Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH

Nearest tube: Tower Hill

Reservations: reservations@variouseateries.co.uk or 020 8016 9227

The Coppa Club Igloos at Tower Bridge

View of Tower Bridge from the Coppa Club | Photo Credit: Coppa Club

The Coppa Club Igloos

The Coppa Club Igloos

The Aviary

The Aviary boasts a superb rooftop location and possibly the best rooftop igloos in London. You’ll enjoy unbeatable views over the skyline from these London igloos where you can sip cocktails under the stars. There are 8 igloos spread over two terraces (on 9th and 10th floors) which can be booked for 2-hours at a time. If you want longer (4 hours), the minimum spend doubles.

When: to 6th June 2021

How much: Minimum spend of £200 for groups of 2 – 4 people. Groups of 5+ have a minimum spend of £50 per person. Festive packages from 23rd November to 30th December are priced differently and it is best to check with the restaurant.

Where: 10th Floor, Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22 – 25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX

Nearest tubes: Old Street, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch High Street

Reservations: online booking

The Aviary Igloos

The Aviary Igloos | Photo Credit: The Aviary

Skylight

Winter at Skylight has 18 heated igloo-bubbles available to book. The rooftop location has fantastic views of London and as well as the igloos, it has heated outdoor tables just in case you can’t secure an igloo booking.

It must also be the only London rooftop with an ice rink and as kids are allowed during the day, it would be a really fun thing to do in London at Christmas with the kids.

When: 8th October 2020 to 31st January 2021 (during the summer months you can book covered booths).

How much: From £36 – £90 for standard igloos on level 11 and £60 – £120 for the premium mezzanine level. Price includes a 3-hour booking and 6 welcome drinks.

Where: Pennington Street, Car Park Entrance, Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF

Nearest tubes: Shadwell, Tower Hill

Skylight Igloos

Skylight Igloos | Photo Credit: Skylight

Ice Rink at Skylight London

Ice Rink at Skylight | Photo Credit: Skylight

Jimmy’s Winter Lodge and Snow Globes

The Snow Globes at Jimmy’s Lodge offer riverside dining in the heart of the bustling Southbank area of London. The igloos are heated but the festive fondue and hot cocktails will be a welcome treat nonetheless.

When: Every day from October to December

How much: Snow Globes accommodate 4 – 6 people with a minumum spend of £360

Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Nearest tubes: Waterloo, Embankment, Westminster, Temple

Jimmy's Lodge Snow Globes

Jimmy’s Lodge Snow Globes | Photo credit: Jimmy’s Pop Up

The Sipping Room

The Sipping Room ‘Bubbles’ are huge and have previously been used for larger group bookings of up to 40 people, but with the new government guidelines, there can only be a maximum of 6 per igloo. This means that you can hire an enormous igloo privately for your group of 6 if you are less than 6, you will share it (3 tables of 2).

Igloos are heated and there are extra throws available in case you get cold.

When: All Year Round

How much: There is no booking fee or minimum spend from Tues – Thurs. For Fri – Sun there is a £30 per person minimum spend and a £10 deposit taken when you book.

Where: The Sipping Room, West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AX

Nearest tube: West India Quay, Westferry, Canary Wharf

The Sipping Room Igloo

The Sipping Room Igloo | Photo Credit: The Sipping Room

Winterland Alpine Club

Winterland Alpine Club promises a magical Alpine paradise. As well as igloos, they offer Ski Bubbles, Forest Cabins and Winter Chalets.

Missed out on the winterland experience? During the summer months, it all transforms into a beach party destination complete with beach bubbles (igloos).

When: From October to December.

How much: Forest Igloos from £110 per igloo and Ski Lift Bubbles (inside) from £20

Where: Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

Nearest tube: Parsons Green (although Imperial Wharf or Wnadsworth Town overground stations are closer)

Winterland at the Alpine Club

Winterland at the Alpine Club | Photo Credit: Neverland London

And a couple of bonus igloo restaurants in London…

How about trying out the grand location of Syon House, the Duke of Northumberland’s London home.

When: From 3rd to 23rd December 2020 (bookings open now)

How much: A minimum spend of £300 per igloo before 6pm and £350 after 6.15pm

Where: The Great Conservatory, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF

Nearest tube: Richmond

Syon House Igloos

Syon House Igloos | Photo Credit: Syon House

The Coq d’Argent

The Chalets at the Coq d’Argent are not igloos but offer a cool Christmas private dining experience nonetheless. Just throwing this in here in case you can’t get an igloo booking.

When: From 5th November (bookings open now)

How much: £250 per chalet (credited against your meal)

Where: Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ

Nearest tube: Bank

Coq d'Argent chalet dining

Coq d’Argent chalet dining | Photo Credit: Coq d’Argent

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