Yep, their adverts have us in floods of tears annually and without fail. This year, they’re going the extra mile to get us feeling festive, with the return of their winter rooftop on Oxford Street. And to put the cherry on the festive icing, there’s igloos on the rooftop this year.
Be wowed as you admire the glorious makeover at one of London’s largest rooftop bars, filled with places to relax by sitting down with hot drinks, a seasonal cocktails and food courtesy of Tacos El Rey and Local Greens; all while taking in the panoramic views across central London.
Boasting a ginormous Christmas tree as its centrepiece, alongside an impressive collection of fairy lights, Willows on the Roof is the perfect spot to kickstart, continue or close out your festive season. Oh, and get a load of a couple of new kids on the block: the festive igloos!
Book yourself into one of their private, chalet-inspired heated cabins which offer up a cosy mainstay for you and friends to enjoy winter up in the London sky. There are two available to book, and each offers capacity for 8-10 or 4-6 people, depending on whether you go for the big or small cabin. Plus, you can take advantage of the large outdoor lounge area, which offers catering on tables for 6-15 seated guests, or up to 5 people on the smaller tables.
Fancy a dome? There’s four of them to book up and they’re perfect for 4-6 guests to dine under the starts on a chilly, festive winter evening.
On the regular nights, guests will be treated to mouth-watering food in the form of tasty tacos and moreish salad bowls from Tacos El Rey and Local Greens .
Undoubtedly, many will be delighted by the classy cocktail menu, offering classic recipes with a twist. Be sure to sip on the “Gingerbread Sour”, a blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Campari, Cinzano Vermouth Rosso 1757, winter spices and orange; or opt for the “Mulled Gin & Juice”, which mixes Mulled Spiced Organic Somerset Apple Juice, Bombay Bramble Sapphire Gin and lemon juice.
This exciting new winter installation is definitely worth a visit.
Location: John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX. Nearest station is Oxford Circus.
Opening hours: Willows On The Roof is open now. Opening hours are 12-10pm (Monday to Saturday), 12-9pm (Sundays).
More information: from their website.