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.
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, these are your best options.
The best igloo restaurants in London…
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: email@example.com or 020 8016 9227
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 and then 4th October to 27th March 2022.
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
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 (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
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 minimum 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.
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)
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 and were brought back for Spring 2021. Further dates TBC.
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
The Queen’s House Dining Domes
The dining pods at the Queen’s House are a temporary set up for this spring and early summer. The pods accommodate 4 – 6 people with an incredible backdrop of the Queen’s House.
When: From 7th May to 6th June 2021 (bookings open now).
How much: Lunch from £39.50 per person and dinner from £55 per person. Children are £17.50.
Where: The Queen’s House, Romney Road, SE10 9NF.
Nearest tube: Cutty Sark DLR
Somerset House Dining Domes
The dining domes at Somerset House are one of the temporary igloo restaurants in London set up for this spring. The pods accommodate 4 – 6 people with the stunning backdrop of Somerset House and the River Thames.
When: From 14th April to 3rd May 2021. Further dates TBC.
How much: Lunch from £39.50 per person, afternoon tea from £37.50 and dinner from £55 per person. Children are £17.50. For reservations after 5pm there is a £300 minimum spend and £350 after 7.30pm.
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.
Nearest tube: Temple
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
How much: £250 per chalet (credited against your meal)
Where: Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ
Nearest tube: Bank
Map of the London igloo restaurants
Click here for the Google Map of the London igloo restaurants.