London's best winter terraces

Katie Strick
Winter sparkle: Here are London's best festive terraces

Drinking al fresco shouldn’t be confined to summer.

Gaze out on London’s skyline from one of these heated terraces, hot drink in hand.

The Gardening Society

Sip on a warming pumpkin punch or a traditional hot toddy at the roof garden on top of John Lewis on Oxford Street. From tomorrow there will also be a hearty food menu from Bristol’s award-winning restaurant.

The Ethicurean 300 Oxford Street, W1

The Castle Islington

A spacious heated roof terrace above the busy streets of Angel, open 365 days a year. Blankets are included.

54 Pentonville Road, N1

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Settle down under a rug with a raspberry-flavoured King’s Road Cobbler cocktail or a salted caramel espresso martini in the heated pergola of The Ivy’s beautiful walled garden.

197 King’s Road, SW3

J Sheekey

This winter terrace has outdoor heaters and a cracking log fire. Try the Somerset Sour cocktail with cider brandy, apple juice and maple syrup.

28-32 St Martins Court, WC2

Igloos at the Coppa Club

Enjoy festive cocktails, warm blankets and sparkling views of the Shard from Coppa Club’s Thames-side heated igloos at Tower Bridge. Snap one up quickly as they book up fast.

3 Three Quays Walk, EC3