Outside Watering Holes Still Cosy In Winter

Now that the nights a drawing in sooner, and colder, get cosy in one of these great spots of an evening…

Sushisamba Winter Terrace, Liverpool Street

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Sushisamba, towering over London on the 39th floor of 110 Bishopsgate has an amazing outside bar. As well as being a high profile restaurant, serving Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian fusion food to the A-List celebrities among us, their Tree Bar is a winner in our eyes. Taking the glass-walled lift on the outside of the building to reach the restaurant is an experience in itself, but the niceties do not stop there. Named for the orange tree that lights up as the night draws in, the Tree Bar has breathtaking views, of the Gherkin next door, glittering Tower Bridge and miles beyond. Choose one of their innovative cocktails, like the Green Tea-Ni, pick up a blanket, get cosy by a fire pit and watch the skyline and the people for rest of the night.


The Candlemaker, Clapham

The Candlemaker, Clapham
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The Candlemaker is a quirky, characterful pub in the cobbled section of Battersea High Street. It is independently owned and takes its inspiration from the candle factory that operated for over a hundred years in the nearby York Road. Their amazing garden with “outdoor rooms” is just as perfect in the colder months as it is in the summer. Colourfully lit and with cosy heated pods, you  can make rest for the night, and tuck into their great quality comfort food such as the shredded lamb shepherds pie, alongside a couple of drinks.



Netil 360, Hackney, Liverpool Street

Netil 360 Hackney
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Closed for eagerly awaited refurbishment, Netil 360 reopens in spectacular style on bonfire night. This rooftop bar boasts pretty good views from Hackney across the city, a sky high retreat at London’s creative core. As well as being a bar, it has amazing food, movie, live music and comedy nights, and coworking spaces. The wine is mulled, keeping you warm as you take in the views. Don your wooly Christmas Jumper and enjoy!



Interested in finding out more interesting venues? Look at our article about the Magic Roundabout here


Header image credit: The Candlemaker