Christmas is just around the corner and we all need to take some time out of our busy schedules to enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine. For thousands of years, mulled wine has been a drink that celebrates the festive time of year – Christmas. Here you can discover the best bars in London that will warm you up with the most perfect fireside drink and help you enjoy the Christmas spirit.
The OXO Tower
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant, British, European
The OXO Tower
End your shopping trip in style and feel glamorous by adding a twist to your mulled wine this year at the OXO Tower. If you’re looking for a place to kickstart a night out and enjoy the skyline view, then this is the place. Try the ‘Naughty and Nice‘— a special concoction made with vodka, caramel liqueur, cranberry, cinnamon, rose syrup and Sauvignon blanc. The restaurant is renowned for its good food and offers a variety of drinks that have been specially selected for the Christmas menu this year.
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH, +44 (020) 7803 3888
Bar, Gastropub, Contemporary, British, Pub Grub, $$$
Head down to Hampstead Heath for a refreshing winter walk with your loved ones and afterwards warm up together with a glass of mulled wine at the Spaniards Inn. With an à la carte menu and very reasonable prices, the Spaniards Inn welcomes families with dogs and provides warm and friendly customer service.
Spaniards Rd, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JJ, +44 (020) 8731 8406
Dinerama Bar | Courtesy of Nicole Ocansey
If you fancy a fun, relaxing night with your friends, then make your way down to the Dinerma Street Feast, a street food and drink market that’s exclusively open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. This winter they are offering an impressive and affordable variety of mulled wine alongside other beverages and hot food. Escape the cold and drink your Christmas shopping worries away all under the comfort of their beautiful new winter-proof roof.
19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ, +44 (020) 7033 3903
Before Santa hurries his way down the chimney, come down to Old Street and enjoy an early treat at this pop-up Christmas bar, where you can sing along to famous Christmas songs and bite into a mince pie. Make yourself comfortable in this 1950’s American suburban living room and enjoy a mulled wine, where you can definitely rest assured knowing that not only are you indulging in a warm treat, but you are also enjoying a drink prepared by some of London’s top bartenders. This Christmas they will be serving both red and white mulled wines alongside champagne and Santa Baby eggnog.
Santa Baby! 347 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LP
Rooftop | Courtesy of Lucy Sambrook
Queen of Hoxton
Bar, Cocktail Bar, BBQ, $$$
Queen of Hoxton
If you’re looking for something special, try an enchanted and magical mulled wine at the Queen of Hoxton; this winter they have prepared a wonderful Christmas venue known as ‘Once upon a time in wigwam.’ Located on the rooftop, with a bar in between and a dance floor on the bottom, there is plenty of space to play games and enjoy yourself all winter, not to mention the mulled wine.
Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain road, London, EC2A 3JX, +44 (0)2074220958