If you’re visiting London, local to the city, or you’re simply hoping to try your luck at booking an igloo dining experience, here are eight places to consider.

Trying out our first igloo in London at the Coppa Club Tower Bridge, January 2017.

 

Three years ago we stumbled across a video promoting an igloo dining experience in London at Coppa Club, Tower Bridge. We promptly booked one to share with two other friends. Since then, we’ve tried to make reservations, but have been unsuccessful.

Thankfully, other restaurants have capitalised on the dining trend and have now launched their own versions of the addictive snow-like globes from budget to luxury experiences.

This year, we decided to research all of the venues offering igloo dining in London, and provide a comprehensive list with a few tips to hopefully give you a successful edge during the booking process.

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#1 – Coppa Club Tower Bridge

This picturesque restaurant was the first venue to jumpstart the igloo dining trend in London. In fact, they’ve kept it up year-round with unique dining installations perched against the Thames River.

Despite all the pods being booked up through the end of January 2020, Coppa Club has one pod available for walk-in diners.

The walk-in igloo contains three small tables that can seat up to six semi-comfortably. Try your luck on a weekday during late breakfast hours, or after the busy lunch period.

Alternatively, you can peruse dates for any cancellations to see if you can get a confirmed table.

Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH

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#2 – The Aviary

 

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Located on the tenth floor of the Montcalm Royal London House, The Aviary mixes its gastropub style with the glamour expected of anything with ‘royal’ in its name.

The stunning panoramic city views come at a price, as igloo dining packages begin at £300. This price comes with seating for up to 10 people, and a £150 bar tab. Availability is limited.

The Aviary, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX

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#3 – Skylight London

 

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Head to the Tobacco Dock in Wapping (East London), and enjoy a super festive experience curated specifically for groups. Skylight London offers igloo bookings through late January for up to groups of ten.

Pricing begins at £100 per group. This includes a mulled wine upon arrival.

Skylight London, Rooftop at Tobacco Dock, Pennington St, Wapping, E1W 2BB

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#4 – Winterland London

 

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Get your Alpine lodge vibes going at this immersive venue. Pick from feasting tables, classic wooden huts, to instagrammable igloos.

Unfortunately there only seems to be one slot available (28 Dec) for a party of up to eight people for £180. Grab it up fast!

Winterland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

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#5 – The Secret Winter Garden

With each igloo named after a famous singer, Crown Plaza Hotel’s wintery domes have music at the center of their experience.

The five igloos onsite can accommodate up to ten people each. A party of two can enjoy a wine and cheese platter for £23 during lunch hours. Alternatively, you can book an igloo for Christmas or NYE dinner for £100 per adult.

Crown Plaza Hotel, 100 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4ER

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#6 – Inamo Camden

 

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Clad with twinkling fairy lights, this igloo is the only one on the list to feature a pan-Asian menu. Try dishes from a la carte menu, tasting menu or their chef select sharing menu.

Availability is limited from 20-27 December. However, a pre or post New Year’s Eve dinner might be exactly what you need to kick-off 2020 in style.

Inamo Camden, 265 Hampstead Road, Camden, London, NW1 7QX

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#7 – The Sipping Room

 

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Looking for complete flexibility in party size (2-40)? The Sipping Room igloos in Canary Wharf offers bookings for a variety of group sizes.

There is a minimum spend of £50 for a party of two. Paying £10pp upfront acts as a deposit to confirm your booking. You’ll receive a glass of prosecco upon arrival and a half bottle of wine (white or red) per person.

The Sipping Room, 16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AX

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#8 – Jimmy’s Lodge

 

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Located along Queen’s Walk, Southbank, @jimmyspopup boasts gourmet alpine dining, festive vibes, and panoramic views of London’s most popular riverside. ‘Snow Globe’ bookings are available for groups of 6-10.

All bookings have a minimum spend of £400-600 (depending on the date), which includes a £150 deposit.

Although this experience is the most expensive out of all the above, the menu alone is a clear indication of the quality you should expect.

Celebrated TV chef, Jimmy Garcia, has certainly curated a luxe winter dining experience.

Jimmy’s Lodge, River Thames, right by Waterloo Bridge; opposite the BFI and Royal Festival Hall (Southbank)

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Will Igloo Dining in London Last?

The longevity of igloo dining in London remains to be seen. London offers a multitude of temporary dining pop-ups around the festive season, and the marketing surrounding these experiences has only increased as each year passes.

However, we’re so here for the (#ChristmasinLondon) vibes igloo dining evokes. Plus, who doesn’t love a good photo for the gram?

Have you ever dined in an igloo before? Are we missing any igloo dining experiences in London? Feel free to comment below, and we’ll update the list.

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Eulanda & Omo Osagiede are London-based freelance writers and award-winning social influencers who run the popular travel, food, and lifestyle blog HDYTI (Hey! Dip your toes in).