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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.