In Partnership with Moët & Chandon

If you’re looking for a bar to go for a festive night out this winter, but want to make sure it’s Christmassy enough, then you’ll want to check out Sky Garden’s Alpine themed Winter Bar, which is open from 23rd November.

If you don’t know, Sky Garden is located at the very top of 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London’s financial district. You might better recognise the building by its nickname ‘The Walkie Talkie’, due to its resemblance to the device (or perhaps an 80s mobile phone). As you’d hope, the Sky Garden allows you to take in the views of London from the building’s roof amongst exotic plants in what is called “London’s highest public garden.”

This Winter Bar features snowy and festive decorations, with frosted fir tree foliage, baubles and more. It’s been created in partnership with Moët & Chandon, who also supply champagne (shocker, I know).

If champagne’s not your thing (or you’re just wondering about the rest of the alcohol on offer), you’ll be able to get house cocktails, mulled wine and cider, though this alternates depending on the day.

It's been created in partnership with Moët & Chandon...

Now of course, you’ll also be keenly wondering about the most important of a Christmas night out: the music. Classic Christmas hits will be played at the bar by a live band and DJs, so you can sing along to your favourites (dancing is encouraged according to the website.)

If you’re sick of hearing All I Want For Christmas Is You on repeat in the shops, then at least the live band version should freshen up Mariah’s eternally played yuletide tune. There’ll also be a special edition of the bar’s Christmas Hits Music Night on 23rd December, with the live band playing “the very best of Christmas music.”

Classic Christmas hits will be played at the bar by a live band and DJs...

Prices meanwhile start at £12 and go up to £2o depending on the day and package you book, though you’ll get access to the gardens and terraces with any of the tickets. Do note that the Sky Garden is naturally ventilated, so make sure to wrap up warm on the colder nights.

You can of course also take advantage of the Sky Garden’s two restaurants, the Darwin Brasserie and the Fenchurch Restaurant, serving seasonal British dishes and contemporary British fine dining respectively. Both of these by the way are heated, if you’re in need of warmth.

The Winter Bar at Sky Garden will be open from 23rd November and runs over the winter period. There’s not many places in London that you can have a Christmassy night out whilst being high enough to pretend you’re on a mountain top, but the top of 20 Fenchurch Street comes pretty close. And, if you sing loud enough, the whole of London might just be able to hear your attempts at emulating George Michael’s vocals in Last Christmas.


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