It’s set to be the coldest week in five years and temperatures are forecast to plummet to one degree in the capital this weekend. You need a hotspot: here are London’s best pubs and bars for keeping toasty.
This celebrity haunt is still Marylebone’s hottest establishment, and it has both a fire and a beautiful heated courtyard with blankets.
1 Chiltern Street, W1, chilternfirehouse.com
Tucked away in Clerkenwell, this 19th-century pub offers hearty dishes from crispy pig’s ears to roasted pumpkin pastries, plus thick blankets in the heated winter garden outside.
13 Eyre Street Hill, EC1, thegunmakers.co.uk
Hammer & Tongs
Escape to sunny South Africa at this award-winning spot in Farringdon, where almost the entire menu is cooked over a three-metre-long wooden braai grill.
171 Farringdon Road, EC1, hammertongs.co.uk
The Lord Palmerston
Sink into one of the inviting red Chesterfields in front of the main show-stopping wood burner in The Dairy Room if you can. It’s a good place to recover after a stomp around Hampstead Heath.
33 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5, thelordpalmerston.co.uk
Warm up with a fiery cocktail next to the wood-burning fireplace at this Tooting Indian watering hole.
14 Trinity Road, SW17, theimperialdurbar.com