Take the festive spirit to new height with the John Lewis Skyline Skating rink, complete with Sipsmith gin cocktails, snug hideaways and views over the city…
Nothing quite encapsulates the feeling of winter wonderment than a good old ice rink, and while London has many on eye level, John Lewis has taken this one step further, creating the most enchanting winter rooftop garden, complete with bar, eatery and their very own John Lewis Skyline skating rink…
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The John Lewis Skyline Skating rooftop garden is inspired by the 17th century frost fairs that originally took place on top of the river Thames when it had frozen over. Stepping out of the elevator onto the rooftop you’re greeted with a truly magical scene, the entire rooftop is lit up by beautiful hanging bulbs emanating a cosy glow over the garden, picturesque pumpkins in rustic wheelbarrows reflect the presence of autumn and of course the skating rink that welcomes an element of festive fun to the evening.
For warming winter specials to enjoy throughout the evening at the John Lewis Skyline Skating, Sipsmith Gin and MYPIE have teamed up for a winning combination. Sipsmith have created a whole host of delicious and moreish warm cocktails including mulled spiced sloe gin, hot Gin and tonic and a gingerbread sour to enjoy. There will be a cocktail masterclass running every Wednesday and Thursday for those wishing to know the secret of making a sumptuous Gin cocktail, so not only do you get to enjoy the tipple, but learn about it too!
MYPIE are on hand to curb your hunger with a variety of pies accompanied with buttery mash and lashings of gravy, the perfect remedy for those winter chills. There are many little snugs ideal for small groups as they offer a little more privacy, beautifully decorated and laden with thick woollen blankets, the best spot for cosying up and enjoying the indulgent pies.
As for having a frolic on the skating rink, it’s more for suited to posing than practising your Torville and Dean routine, but good fun nonetheless and a great way to get into the festive spirit. It costs £8 and needs to be booked in advance.
The John Lewis Skyline Skating rooftop garden is free entry and open now until the 6th of January, with live music throughout the evening and tasty treats from MyPie and Sipsmith. It’s an absolute must this winter season.
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For enquires about restaurant and hot gin hideaways bookings, email email@example.com.
The John Lewis & Partners Roof Garden
278-306 Oxford Street