Who doesn’t love to feel the spirit of Christmas wherever we go at this time of year? Our homes, the office, the streets of London – literally everywhere is sparkling and twinkling with all things pretty and festive! In recent years, restaurants have got in on the festive cheer action too, with some going the whole hog and converting their feasting space into something magical and Christmas-themed. One such example is the Coq D’Argent restaurant near Tower Bridge. For 3 months each year this restaurant turns into the Lodge D’Argent, transforming its wonderful terrace in a stunning apres-ski lodge themed bar, with sheepskin rugs, vintage ski paraphernalia and snowy mountain scenes. So if you’re longing for a vin chaud and tartiflette on the snowy slopes of Mirabel, this could be the next best thing!
A little closer to us at Davis Brown estate agents in Fitzrovia, is the Churchill Bar & Terrace at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Portman Square. It has also undergone its annual winter makeover –transforming into an enchanting Narnia-inspired hide away to bring out the inner child in you. Enter through a wardrobe door (of course!), and snuggle up under a cashmere throw, while indulging in a beverage from the hot chocolate inspired cocktails list! Could it be more cosy?!
Other bars who have made the effort to be seasonal are the South Pole Saloon in Brixton, with Christmas-themed sharing cocktails and winter warming grub. The Grotto Outre – is a very different type of experience. Hidden down the alleyways of Shoreditch is a secret and very much adult wonderland – experience it if you dare! Several Christmas markets are dotted around the capital at this time of the year – South Bank being my most favourite with it’s wonderful backdrop of London iconic buildings. Happy festive feasting!