The Handbook
The Handbook

Whilst it is nice to embrace the crisp autumn air and orange leaves, autumn is also the perfect time to hibernate. Here are our pick of 6 of the cosiest hideouts across the capital.

The Jerusalem Tavern

One of London’s quaintest pubs

Pubs in the winter months are hard to beat for the cosy factor. Dark grey walls and wooden furniture make The Jerusalem Tavern the real deal for effortless rustic chic – the type of thing many venues spend big money on trying to achieve. After work you’ll find an overspill onto the street but during the day you’ll be able to bag a spot in one corner.

Where: 55 Britton St, Camberwell EC1M 5UQ

Queen of Hoxton

Toast marshmallows on an open fire

Now in it’s second year, WigWamBam is equally charming (and cool) in the cooler months as it is in the summer. Sit on toadstalls by fire pits toasting marshmallows or huddle in the wigwam around the central grill serving up hearty winter meals.

Where: Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3JX

The Connaught

Luxury warmth in a top hotel

If your idea of cosy is a bit of luxury then The Coburg Bar in The Connaught is the perfect spot for you. Intimate and relaxed, set yourself into one of the wingback armchairs with a whisky to take off the autumn chill.

Where: Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)

Gordon's Wine Bar

Underground wine bar

Burrow underground away from biting winds and into Gordon’s Wine Bar. Wooden walls and low cellar ceilings makes this intimate space ideal for a date and even if you just fancy a bit of history then you can drink in the knowledge that you are in London’s oldest wine bar; 125 this year.

Where: 47 Villiers Street Charing Cross WC2N 6NE

The Boundary

Impeccably-designed rooftop bar

Outdoor seating may be the last thing to pop into your head when you think of cosy but fairy lights, blankets and an open fire suddenly makes the rooftop at The Boundary sound very appealing. Designed by Sir Terence Conran, this trendy Shoreditch hotel attracts all types of classy people, there to enjoy the view and the BBQ.

Where: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E2 7DD

Foxcroft & Ginger

Cosy Soho coffee shop

A hugely tempting brunch and lunch menu includes Mascarpone, Poached Plum & Honey French Toast with everything made in-house where it can be. Equally as inviting mid-week for a spot to work as it is at the weekend for lunch and a glass of wine.

Where: 3 Berwick St, Soho W1F 0DR