When winter comes around, we find an abundance of heated bars/terraces etc. etc. cropping up all over the city. What if you fancy doing something a little cooler? Popping up by the Tower of London is the Eis Haus, which, if you already hadn’t figured out, translates directly as ice house. It is a bar, made of ice. Yes, real ice, in fact, ten tonnes of it. Guests will be treated to a complimentary shot, served in an ice glass, or a non-alcoholic ice pop, after which you can take in the magnificence of the bar whilst enjoying more drinks (still served in ice glasses). World renowned artists have been called in to hand carve sculptures, like the two lion statues that guard the ice cave and, housed in the photo booth, the ice throne.
Once you’ve had enough of the chill, head to the Après Bar, complete with Chesterfield sofas – which are as welcoming as they sound. It’s here you’ll really be able to take in the history of your surroundings since the bar is right next to the 1,000 year old moat. The bar itself is cosy and intimate, offering up everything from Champagne and mulled wine to hot chocolate with pick and mix dressings – everything you’d need to deal with the gloomy London winter.
Since you’re there already, get your skates on and take in the views across the Tower of London from the ice rink…or maybe skate first and drink after. Either way, you’ve got yourself a cool evening. Pun very much intended.
Open daily until 3rd January