London is blessed with a network of festive winter rooftops and terraces that are well equipped to throw their doors open to you come rain, wind or shine. Just because the days are getting colder, that doesn’t mean that we can no longer enjoy an Al Fresco drink (or two). Look no further and feast your eyes on our favourite rooftops and terraces found right here on Oxford Street!
Winter Carnival at John Lewis & Partners
Right on Oxford Street, you can find the secret escape of John Lewis & Partner’s Winter Carnival rooftop. This really is the ultimate hangout. For a bit of competitive fun, gather up a group of mates and try your hands at curling, the Google way. Once you’re all gamed out, make your way to Jimmy’s Carnival Diner and feast your eyes on their delicious Americana street food. For something a little different, book yourselves into one of their specially created private ‘Carnival Houses’. Each is equipped with atmospheric lighting, music and games to make for some festive fun. Before you leave, don’t forget to try your chances at winning a Google Pixel phone from their claw machine, free for everyone to use!
Alto San Carlo at Selfridges
Hidden above one of Oxford Streets iconic superstores, Selfridges, you will find Alto San Carlo. Famous for their stunning Italian outdoor restaurant, perfect for when its hot and sunny in Summer, Alto have now opened their Jonnie Walker terrace just in time for Christmas. The rooftop is a cosy, magical, winter wonderland perfect for chilly days and dark nights with their heated ‘Bothies’ for you to sit back, relax and take in the views of the London skyline. Whilst you’re there, order something from the menu of exclusive Johnnie Walker drinks and food pairings. What more could you want this Christmas period?!
Market Halls West End
Step into foodie heaven by climbing the stairs up to Market Hall West Ends truly unique and expansive space. Whether you’re a foodie looking for the perfect hangout or you’re looking for a trendy place to eat and drink with your friends. This is the place! Let’s not forget, Market Hall West End is equipped with a roof terrace, perfect for those sunny Winter days on Oxford Street. From sushi to fried chicken and fish tacos to giant pizza slices, with 11 food vendors to choose from, this place has it all for those who are hungry. Not only is the food ridiculously good here, but with four bars to choose from, you will not go thirsty! Did we forget to mention… it’s the largest food hall in the UK!
The Churchill Bar & Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Churchill
Located only a short walk from Selfridges, this little slice of paradise is the perfect spot to transport yourself away from the chill of London to the tropics of Cuba. Whether you’re looking for a quick drink or you’re celebrating a special occasion, the vast menu and idyllic setting is bound to satisfy just what you’re after. Sit back, relax and explore the Churchill Bar & Terraces’ cocktail menu carefully curated by their Head Bartender, Daniele Bresciani. Don’t be stunned if you spot the life-size statue of Sir Winston Churchill sat in the corner enjoying this haven, cigar and drink in hand!