West India Quay gets ready for the war of the igloos
Brrrr it’s pretty nippy isn’t it?
Fancy going for a warming after work drink?
Good, it might loosen your tongue
Any trendy new places to go?
Yes, those igloos look pretty cool.
Cool? They’re made of snow..
Not real igloos, we’re not Eskimos. The plastic pop-up ones that are at The Sipping Room.
On West India Quay? I thought that was a Coppa Club thing?
It was. But now everyone has realised what a great idea they are. It’s the war of the igloos.
So what has The Sipping Room got?
Six igloos on the terrace overlooking North Dock and the sparkling lights of Canary Wharf.
Should I get my coat?
Yes. But you might not need it. They’re clear plastic pods that let you see the views while staying warm. Up to 10 people can snuggle up in each one with electric heaters, sheepskin throws, hot water bottles and Aran jumpers.
So things could get pretty heated. What about that drink to help me cool down?
You’ll be able to get festive tipples, such as the Mistletoe Spritz and Down The Chimney.
Any special grub?
Naturally. Canapés and sharing plates. Come December, there will be festive classics.
I love winter. Anything else?
Yes actually. Two of the igloos will be curated by the makers of Scotch whiskey Copper Dog. They’ll have exclusive drinks such as the Bakewell Punch and the Sundowner Chai. Food will include small plates such as seared sirloin and BBQ pork sliders.
I’m not very good at making decisions. I get brain freeze..
Chill out. They’re offering the “ultimate Copper Dog experience” for £35pp. There’s even a bit of history.
So just head on over?
Yes, you’ve got until January 31, when the igloos will disappear like a burst bubble. But you’d better move faster than a hungry polar bear to ensure a booking. Do say Eskimo kisses all round. Don’t say Let’s carve our names in the wall.
The igloos are in place on West India Quay