The 6 Best Igloo Restaurants in London in 2020
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.
These igloos offer a great solution for socially distant dining and let’s face it, if there ever was a year to try an igloo dining experience, this has to be it!
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.
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 some tables 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?
** The pods are being re-vamped and re-open on 22nd October. Bookings for 22nd October to 30th November open on 21st October at 11 am. Reservations for 1st December to 31st January open on 25th November at 11 am **
When: The igloos are available all year, except for when they are changing ‘themes’. The Christmas period is coming soon – 22nd October to 31st January 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 £180 minimum spend per igloo.
Where: Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH
Nearest tube: Tower Hill
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: October 2020 to March 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
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.
When: 8th October 2020 to 31st January 2021
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
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 2020
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
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
Winterland Alpine Club
Winterland Alpine Club promises a magical Alpine paradise. As well as igloos, they offer Ski Bubbles, Forest Cabins and Winter Chalets.
When: From 30th October 2020
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)
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