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The best places for Christmas drinks in London

The Christmas season is (debatably) more than just pretty lights and eating too much but it’s also a time to celebrate with friends and family. And what better way to spread joy and laughter than with some festive cocktails, mulled wines and ciders with London as your Christmas playground. Make sure to grab your gang and save a third on your train tickets if three or more of you travel together with our GroupSave deal.

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Coppa Club, Tower Bridge

coppa club Christmas drinks

Arguably the most instagrammed Christmas drinks spot in London, the Coppa Club is a must, plus it’s only a short stumble from Fenchurch Street station. Enjoy mesmerising scenes of Tower Bridge inside a private heated igloo, with sheep skin blankets as you wine and dine to boot. Make sure to get your booking in early. There are daily walk-ins available, but we advise bringing a thick coat for the queue.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Belowzero Ice Bar

below zero Christmas drinks

Try a cocktail experience like no other as you don a thermal cape and gloves in one of London’s coolest bars. Quite literally. There are amazing ice sculptures, beautiful cocktails and fantastic seasonal dishes, giving you a fully immersed winter cold Christmas night on the town

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, then change for Central Line (Liverpool Street 5 minute walk) to Oxford Circus

Worship Street Whistling Shop

worship street whistling shop Christmas drinks

Known for its particularly outlandish drinks menu and speakeasy-chic, this hidden trove of a bygone era makes for a delightful and different experience for your Christmas drinks destination. Prepare for a night of new and different experiences in a warm and welcome atmosphere alongside your fellow Christmas party patrons.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Aqua Shard

aqua shard Christmas drinks

Soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of a London lit up at Christmas high in the country’s tallest skyscraper. There’s a three-storey atrium bar which serves fantastical cocktails in keeping with the time of year, and as you’re up there, why not line your stomach with some of the best food on offer from a contemporary British menu.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, then a quick stroll or bus to London Bridge

Bokan, Canary Wharf

bokan Christmas drinks

This sky-high bar and restaurant might just double up as heaven for the gin-lovers out there. They have created four new winter cocktails all from London based gin (as well as their already amazing drinks menu) to really give your Christmas that extra oomph. And with views looking into the city, Bokan is one of the top places to visit this winter.

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf

Sky Garden

sky garden Christmas drinks

This uniquely designed three storey public space with a 360 degree view spanning across the City of London is a truly magical sight. Paired with the fact it is also the city’s highest public garden; experience the highs of London during Christmas with premium food and drink on offer as both the skyline and Sky Garden light up in all things festive.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Skylon

skylon Christmas drinks

Situated on the first floor of the Royal Festival Hall right on the Southbank’s waterfront, wine and dine in class at Skylon as you look out across the Thames through floor to ceiling windows. The bold and bright centrepiece bar renowned for its cocktails dons a contemporary touch to this classic structure, making it an ideal spot for a sophisticated seasonal soiree.

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for District Line to Embankment

Looking for more inspiration?

There’s a lot going on in London this winter, and we’ve got our list of favourite Cosy Pubs and Winter Pop Ups if you want to browse more.

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