Five Festive Bars to Visit in London this Christmas

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When it comes to festive drinking and dining, it is always fun to go to a venue that has been decked out to match the season accordingly. This winter, there are a number of bars that have outdone themselves with spectacular Christmas decor, making them ideal spots for taking Instagram snaps or just soaking up the festive atmosphere while enjoying a tipple.

1. Queen of Hoxton

This winter, Queen of Hoxton has transformed its rooftop terrace into a wintry Venetian-style masquerade, featuring cosy fairy lights and fire pits throughout, as well as velvet accents and traditional mask decorations. In keeping with the theme, Queen of Hoxton has provided a festive drinks menu which features a range of seasonal cocktails, including a Venetian brambled wine, hot buttered rum and black forest bellini: a blend of morello cherry, crème de cassis and prosecco.


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2. Vinegar Yard

Vinegar Yard has updated its outdoor space from summer to winter by decorating the pergola with festive foliage and twinkling lights! This venue also offers Christmas packages which start from £30 per person and provide guests with drinks tokens and a reserved seating area. Additionally, Vinegar Yard is filled with a number of street food stalls that serve a variety of cuisines, meaning that it’s sure to have something for everybody! Some of its packages also include food vouchers, so be sure to visit the website to find out more information.


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3. The Hawk’s Nest

The Hawk’s Nest is located in Shepherd’s Bush and is well known for its mouthwatering food and refreshing cocktails. This Christmas, the venue has redecorated its sheltered garden to look like a cosy winter forest illuminated by glowing string lights that hang from above and covered in leafy foliage. Additionally, The Hawk’s Nest is offering wreath making workshops throughout the Christmas period, so guests can pay to make their own wreaths while sipping on delicious mulled wine.


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4. Neverland

Neverland is a beloved venue famous for its modern and stylish decor, however this Christmas, it has taken this one step further by introducing winter cabins and lodges that are nestled amongst the alpine forest! The outdoor venue has been transformed and now features a range of festive areas that are available to book. These include winter cabins, lodges, pergola tables, fur-covered sofas, ski bubbles and igloos.


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5. Pergola Paddington

Pergola has a variety of venues dotted around London, however the Paddington bar is going all out this winter by turning its venue into the Alpine Hall: a cosy bar filled with charming decorations, snow-covered Christmas trees and glowing lights. This year’s Christmas event, which launched on the 9th of November, is called Deck the Halls. You’ll find a variety of scrumptious cocktails and street food stalls to choose from, plus you can hire out one of the Christmas chalets for the evening if you’re planning on visiting with a group.