What could be more fun than dining in one of the London igloo restaurants? Although you might associate igloos with the Winter months, these quirky London dining spots work just as well in Summertime. For a relaxing meal, dining in a London igloo is ideal. You can enjoy your dinner away from the crowds, in the comfort of your very own bubble.
London Igloo Restaurants
There are quite a few igloos in London, and they’re a popular choice for celebrating special events with friends or family. As these cool domes are in high demand, it’s essential to book in advance.
You’ll usually be limited to a two hour booking slot in each London igloo restaurant, and there will generally be a minimum spend. Here is the most complete list of igloo restaurants and bars in London.
1. Wagtail London Winter Igloos
Boasting two spacious festive igloos, Wagtail London is the place to go for panoramic 360-degree views of the Monument and the Shard. A limited edition Christmas menu at £75 per person and Johnnie Walker Blue cocktails are available.
This famous Scotch whisky is crafted by an expert team of blenders. Only 1 in 10,000 casks of the finest whiskies are used to make Johnnie Walker Blue Label. They have teamed up with Wagtail London to offer luxurious cocktails such as the Golden Colada, The Ritual, Made for You, Hot Butter Popcorn and Trinidad to Talisker.
There will be a series of events hosted by Johnnie Walker Blue ambassadors, such as a blending experience where you can design your own tailored blended Scotch from a range of whiskies and premium mixers.
Wagtail’s luxury igloos can each accommodate from 6 to 10 guests. They are well heated and feature faux fur throws and cosy lanterns – a perfect place for Christmas parties and intimate get-togethers. We had lunch there and loved the friendly service, delicious food and drink and those incredible views!
There’s also one of the largest rooftop bars in London one floor up, which is fully covered and heated for the festive season. Thanks to the late night licence and DJ, a night out here is one to remember!
Booking the Wagtail Igloos
Book online or by phone: 020 8161 4442. The igloos will be open until March 2023.
Until the end of December, there is a competition for bookers online, who could win a trip to Edinburgh for two to visit the iconic Johnnie Walker store on Princes Street.
Address: 68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR, United Kingdom
2. Aviary Rooftop Igloos
A stylish City of London rooftop restaurant, Aviary Rooftop Bar and Terrace has panoramic views of the City of London and Shoreditch. Located inside The Montcalm Royal London House, a five star hotel on Finsbury Square, this is a popular spot for cocktails. Their luxury heated igloos are situated on the 9th Floor Palm Terrace and on the 10th floor.
Aviary specialize in modern British food, with dishes cooked in a coal-fired oven. In the igloos you can order Swiss cheese or chocolate fondue and cocktails. The dress code is smart casual, so no trainers, hoodies or baseball caps.
There are two lounge-style igloos with a low table, and two dining igloos. Each one accommodates a maximum of 8 people. At peak times, groups of 2-3 might be in a shared igloo.
Booking the Aviary Igloos
You must pre-book for dinner in an igloo and a minimum spend applies. This is currently £200 for groups of 2 to 3 or £50 per person for groups of four or more.
The first Winter igloo booking is at 11am and the last recommended booking is at 8 pm, as the terrace closes at 10pm. You can book an Aviary terrace igloo on their website.
Address: 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX, United Kingdom
3. Coppa Club Igloos
The original London private igloos, these wood and glass pods are south-facing. You’ve probably spotted these igloos on social media, as this is one of the most Instagrammable London restaurants.
At Coppa Club, you have great views of the River Thames, Tower Bridge and the Shard of London.
There’s a sliding door on each igloo so you can get plenty of fresh air. In Wintertime, the igloos are heated and cosy throws are provided to keep you warm.
Each igloo has individual music speakers, allowing you to enjoy the laid back music tracks playing.
Dining on the Thames
There’s a pedestrianized walkway in front of the Coppa Club igloos, so there’s no noise from road traffic. The pods are set on a raised dias, so you’re away from passers-by.
The food at Coppa Club is simple yet beautifully presented on colourful ceramic plates. The European menu features classics such as sourdough pizzas, together with healthy salads.
This is one of the best options for lunch or dinner at Tower Hill. I celebrated a birthday here and the staff were very friendly.
There’s also a spacious main restaurant area behind the igloos, with comfy seating, WiFi and plug sockets. Coppa Club aims to have the feel of a private members’ club, without the formality.
Booking a Coppa Club Igloo
These popular London restaurant pods hold a maximum of 8 people each, currently limited to 6 people. You can book 2 hour slots, from Monday to Sunday from 11.30 am.
From Monday to Friday before 5 pm, it’s an off-peak booking. There’s a minimum spend of £30 per guest for off-peak bookings of 3 people or less. For 4 to 8 guests, there’s no minimum spend.
During peak times, the minimum spend is £240. This is in the evenings from 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 11:30am on Saturdays and Sundays.
To book a Coppa Club igloo, head to their website.
Address: 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, Tower, London EC3R 6AH, United Kingdom
4. London Secret Garden Outdoor Domes
Hidden away in leafy Kensington, the London Secret Garden boasts 5 air-conditioned igloos. Each dome is named after an iconic singer.
The London Secret Garden domes seat up to 10 people. You can enjoy afternoon tea here, or a special pod tasting menu with classics such as haddock and chips or sirloin steak.
The pods are located next to a 19th century church. There’s also a covered terrace within the grounds.
Booking The Secret Garden Igloos
To book your Secret Garden igloo, head to their website.
The Secret Garden is open daily from 12 noon to 10pm.
Address: 100 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4ER
5. Jimmy’s Pop Up Winter Snow Globes – Fire and Fromage
This pop up London igloo restaurant on the Southbank takes place each Wintertime. Located on the Queen’s Walk opposite the Southbank Centre, it boasts fabulous views of the Thames river.
There are three different sittings: lunch, dinner and pre-theatre. It costs £55 per person for the three course lunch and dinner menu and £45 per person for the two course pre-theatre menu.
You’ll also find Fire and Fromage, a raclette and s’mores bar with outdoor tables. The food is by Jimmy Garcia Catering.
Booking Jimmy’s Lodge Igloos
You can book Jimmy’s Lodge Snow Globes via the Design my Night website. A £250 deposit is deductible from your final bill.
Address: The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
6. Skylight Tobacco Dock
A true hidden gem, this spacious East London rooftop bar is located in Tobacco Dock. This fun-packed area is host to five festive experiences. Choose from Skylight Rooftop, the Après Ski Lodge, 18 Canalside Igloos, the Secret Speakeasy and the Cocktail Cinema.
There’s an ice skating rink with panoramic views of the London skyline. Even if you’re not great at ice skating, fear not as there are penguin skate aids!
Booking Skylight Tobacco Dock Igloos
Prebook a dining igloo for a relaxing evening. Inside, it’s really warm and toasty, thanks to the heater and cushions.
Once you’re there, you can order food and drink directly to your igloo bubble, such as Swiss Gruyere Mac & Cheese with crispy onions and chives, or Tartiflette. Definitely try the After Eight Martini and Skylight 75 cocktails, or a classic mulled wine.
Address: Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF, United Kingdom
7. Mercer Roof Terrace Winter Igloos
Tucked away inside a stylish five star hotel in the City of London, these private dining igloos provide a unique private dining experience. There are faux fur blankets, together with flickering candles. You’ll also find several cosy Winter cabins.
Booking a Mercer Roof Terrace Winter Igloo
Accommodating from 5 to 8 people, the two transparent domes boast panoramic views of the City. There are two daily sittings. You can book the domes and Winter cabins directly at vintryandmercer.com.
Address: 20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU, United Kingdom
To book your Winter Village igloo, head to their website.
8. Willows on the Roof
Part of the John Lewis Oxford Street rooftop, this outdoor space feels a world away from the hustle and bustle below. There are four private Winter domes to book, suitable for 4 to 6 guests.
Booking Willows on the Roof Igloos
A minimum spend of £100 per igloo applies at off-peak times from 12pm to 2.30 pm and a minimum spend of £200 applies between 5pm and 7.30 pm. You can book via the John Lewis website.
Address: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DX, United Kingdom
9. Vinegar Yard Grey Goose Winter Igloos
Conveniently located close to London Bridge station, Vinegar Yard is a popular food court which also hosts a flea market on Saturdays and Sundays. There are four heated igloos at Vinegar Yard, each decorated with Grey Goose interiors.
Located on the mezzanine level, these cosy London igloos have great views of The Shard. They can seat up to six guests each and are available for 2 hour time slots.
Booking the Grey Goose Winter Igloos
Make a booking on the Vinegar Yard website and enjoy tasty street food and cocktails in one of these cosy igloos.
Address: 72-82 St Thomas Street, London SE1 3QX, UK
10. Little Venice Igloo at The Waterway
With a charming location overlooking the canal in Maida Vale, this igloo is not to be missed. It sits up to 6 people for lunch or dinner.
Booking the Little Venice Igloo
A minimum spend of £75 applies from most Mondays to Thursdays at lunchtime, with varying minimum spends up to £200 in the evenings and at weekends. Book your ticket via the Design My Night website.
Address: 54 Formosa Street, London W9 2JU, United Kingdom
11. Glide at Battersea Power Station
You couldn’t hope for a better location than next to the ice rink in front of Battersea Power Station. After a session of ice skating or some retail therapy, book a private igloo for £120 (off-peak) or £160 (at peak times).
This includes a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink and igloo hire for 90 minutes. Table service is not included, however some snacks are available to purchase at the Glass House bar.
These cool igloos are open until 8 January.
Booking a Glide at Battersea Power Station Igloo
These igloos can be booked online for up to 8 guests. Ice skating is not included and must be booked separately.
Address: Circus Road West, Nine Elms, London SW8 5BN, United Kingdom
12. Bar Elba Rooftop Party Pods
Get the party started in style with a trip to Bar Elba, a fun rooftop in Waterloo. Their party pods have 360 degree views of the London skyline.
What’s more, you can curate your own playlist and book an unlimited drinks package.
Booking the Party Pods
Make your booking via the Bar Elba website for 6 to 12 people.
Address: 111 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SG, UK
13. Dining Domes WC1
Close to Russell Square, discover an enchanting garden within the Holiday Inn – London Bloomsbury, open from 9am to 9pm daily. The menu at Dining Domes offers British and international classics, together with a great range of wines and spirits.
Booking the Dining Domes
You can book online via the Design My Night website.
Address: Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT, United Kingdom
14. Winterland at Neverland Riverside Igloos
Situated within the Neverland space in Fulham, Winterland is a fun alpine-themed bar and restaurant. Their riverside igloos start at £10 per person and seat up to 8 people.
Enjoy seasonal cocktails and tasty food in stylish surroundings.
Booking the Winterland Igloos
Make a booking via the Design My Night website. Be quick, as these cool igloos get booked up fast.
Address: Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 2TY, United Kingdom
Final Thoughts: London Igloo Restaurants
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