6 Top Places To Find A Winter Cocktail In London

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As winter approaches and the temperature drops, a cosy spot for a warming winter cocktail is key after a busy day of exploring London. One thing is for sure, Brits aren’t just fair-weather drinkers. Here, we’ve picked out some of the coolest, cosiest spots to warm up like a Londoner…

Dalloway Terrace

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It’s easy to get settled in for the long-haul in this elegantly designed al-fresco haven, set up above the hustle and bustle of Soho. The covered terrace is chill-proof but blankets and hot water bottles are available upon request, to ensure your upmost comfort.

Named after Virginia Woolf’s Dalloway Terrace, this drinking spot oozes classic British elegance. Its signature cocktail – the Mrs Dalloway – encapsulates the poetic essence of the bar, and for those with a slightly sweeter tooth, the Chocolate Orange is a must try.

Approx. journey time from HRH London: A relaxing 30 minute stroll through the heart of London

Visit: https://dallowayterrace.com/

 

Ritorno

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This stunning restaurant brings a taste of Milan to the heart of Chelsea. Enjoy great food, fine wine and exceptional cocktails in a chic, yet informal setting.  Located on the eternally fashionable King’s Road, sit back, relax and enjoy a Ritorno Classic cocktail as you watch the world go by.

Approx. journey time from HRH London: A 15 minute cab ride

Visit: http://www.ritorno.co.uk/

 

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

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This quirky, relatively unknown haunt in the heart of hip Shoreditch is one to look out for. The Looking Glass Cocktail Club curates the vibe of a stylish speakeasy, and its innovative cocktail menu aims to tell a story.  Don’t expect to find your classic Mojito here, each of the cocktails are unique and date back to a specific musical era. Find your way through the vast Alice In Wonderland-themed ‘looking glass’ to enter a secret room which exudes debauchery.

Approx. journey time from HRH London: A 35 minute tube ride

Visit: http://www.lookingglasslondon.co.uk/

 

Jimmy’s Lodge

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Bringing its version of the snowy Alps to the Southbank promenade, Jimmy’s Lodge is ideal for a festive feast and a few hot toddies. Offering a selection of seating options, including dining igloos and a roof-top chalet – whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s a spot for you. Settle in around an open firepit, surrounded by twinkling tea lights and treat yourself to a bubbling pot of alpine fondue, a raclette burger or even a beefy Bloody Mary. Offering a little something for everyone, the festive spirit is contagious.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 20 minute tube ride

Visit: https://jimmyslodge.com/

 

Coq D’Argent

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Popular among city slickers, this French restaurant high above the heart of the City boasts spectacular views of the London skyline. As temperatures drop, this iconic hotspot transforms into a stunning après-ski themed bar.  Enjoy a wonderfully warming tipple while looking out over St Paul’s and the Gherkin.

Approx. journey time from HRH London: A 30 minute cab ride

Visit: https://www.coqdargent.co.uk/

 

Mark’s Bar at HIX

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This basement bar is the perfect spot to shelter from the elements on a dreary day in London.  Widely considered one of the best bars in London, settle into one of the butter-smooth, mahogany leather sofas and make your way through the traditional British tipples.

Approx journey time from HRH London: A 15 minute stroll through Piccadilly

Visit: https://www.hixrestaurants.co.uk/marks-bar/hix-soho/