Brrr, it’s getting cold in the city! The only way we want to warm up is curling up in a ball with a nice cuppa Joe or a dreamy hot choccie, or heading to one of London’s last remaining pubs, restaurants or hotels with a roaring open fire, mulled brew in hand. In an attempt to make sure you don’t hibernate the winter away, we’ve rounded up our favourite cosy fireplaces across London.
Probably one of the most outlandish fireplaces we’ve ever laid our eyes on, you’re sure going to want to plaster Beach Blanket Babylon’s impressive fireplace all over your Instafeed. Their Notting Hill outpost boasts three fireplaces that you can snuggle up by and while away your evening while wining and dining.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Mayfair’s flowing traffic and huddle up inside The Drawing Room at Flemings Mayfair Hotel by their marble fireplace. Settle in for an afternoon of indulging in their glorious afternoon tea offering while you cosy up on their turquoise velvet banquettes by the roaring open fire.
Where: Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
One hotel we keep lusting over is Hotel Café Royal and this time it’s over their grandeur Tudor suite. For over 150 years, the five star hotel has been renowned for hosting some of London’s most distinguished and respected figures, even Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and David Bowie have graced the floors (not all at the same time obviously).
Their Tudor suite celebrates its glorious history and origin with inspiration drawn from the Elizabethan era. Although you can’t warm up by this open fire, your eyes will be drawn to the original Tudor fireplace taken from an old English Manor House situated in the centre of the living room.
Make your way over to Marylebone and head to Chiltern Firehouse for ultimate cosy vibes. Rich with antiques, hanging houseplants and charm, you’ll have no trouble finding some way of filling your Insta stories with its quirks and hidden gems before you head into the restaurant for a seasonally inspired meal.
Clos Maggiore is arguably London’s most romantic restaurant and we couldn’t agree more. Perfectly slotted in the heart of Covent Garden, the restaurant draws influences from country inns scattered across Tuscany and Provence aptly noted by the cherry blossom covered conservatory. Of course another show stopping feature is the gigantic fireplace dominating the main dining room that you’ll no doubt want to cosy up by as you dine the evening away.
Settle in for an evening of expertly crafted cocktails, dim candle lighting and roaring fires at Billy’s Bar at The Curtain. This member’s only drinking den has serious speakeasy vibes and you’d probably only know about it if you’re lucky to have a membership, but if you can get your way in, it’s well worth it.
If you’re after cosy pub vibes, head out of central and over to Ealing Park Tavern. On Sundays expect to dive headfirst into a bundle of duck fat roasted potatoes, mega Yorkshire puds and a mountain of veggies to go alongside your hefty portion of meat, all while cosying up by their warming winter fire. Proper countryside vibes.
Perhaps a little unconventional but still guaranteed to warm the cockles of you heart is ROBATA and their renowned charcoal grill. Take a seat counter side and prepare to feel the heat as you watch the chefs prepare your dinner before your eyes.
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