12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

London Met’s Student Blog will be sharing different Christmas ideas for you to explore, read, eat and wear for the next 12 days to put you in the right mood.

Festive rooftops

There is no reason not to enjoy some of the beautiful rooftops London has to offer this winter just because it’s chilly outside. All the high spots London Met’s Student blog has chosen for you are well heated, with a lot of blankets and festive drinks.

The Gardening Society – On the rooftop of John Lewis Oxford Street, The Gardening Society is back with Rooftop Winter Forest, offering winter cocktails and hearty burgers all in the comfort of a private dining lodges. Every lodge even has a service bell so you don’t have to leave the warmth when your mulled wine needs a top up.

Dalloway Terrace – This place has been a must-visit since it opened its doors, and even more so now when it has been transformed into Narnia Hideaway, a floral winter wonderland. Sparkling twigs hang from the ceiling and flickering lanterns sit on every table, where you can enjoy boozy hot chocolate and cheese or white chocolate fondue under cosy sheepskin rugs. There’s a chocolate afternoon tea and a Saturday film club that runs weekly.

Pergola on the Roof – On top of the Television centre, the Mediterranean-inspired roof garden welcomes you to its Nordic Winter Forest, offering a tree-lined walkway, festive decorations and flowers, and a dome that is all sorts of weatherproof to keep you snug throughout. Plus, there’s plenty of street food to choose from.

Queen of Hoxton – This well-known rooftop is also taking on a Nordic influence with its Viking feeling throughout. There is a long boat, a feasting hall inside a WigWam, fire pits, driftwood sculptures and a plenty of drinking horns. Pretty epic!

The Coppa Club’s igloos – Drink, dine and party in a fully furnished riverside igloo overlooking the marvellous Tower bridge. There are seven custom-made igloos all decked out with heating, sheepskin blankets and speakers available for private hire and walk-ins. Coppa Club’s new pop-up will be open all winter, serving food and drinks all day.

Lodge d’Argent – Lodge d’Argent returns to the rooftops of City restaurant Coq d’Argent, creating a magical winter fairy tale inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood story. Rustic wooden walls, fur blankets, and white, red and gold decoration will make you feel like in a classic French dream, providing the perfect festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy specially selected winter warmer cocktails.

The Lodge Clapham – TV chef Jimmy Garcia returns to London with the third edition of his autumn/winter Alpine pop-up restaurant, The Lodge that is running through to the end of February 2017. It delivers the flavours and fun of the Alpine mountains to Clapham with seasonal sharing plates, fondue, bottomless bubbles, hot cocktails, Swiss wines and Morand Liquors, plus Michelin-star restaurant chefs.

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