Those Scandis know a thing or two about how to keep cosy during the cold months…
Enchanted Nordic Yulefest
The opposite of a trip to Ikea, this is a fairytale dining experience that won’t threaten to end your relationship. Hunt for marzipan morsels amid the silver birches, enjoy treats prepared by chefs from Shoreditch restaurant, Fika, and boogie at the after-dinner Dance of Candlelight. Studio Private, Old Shoreditch Station, 1 Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA. Until Dec 21.
Valhalla Vodka Bar
This bar has popped up in the swanky Sky Lounge on top of Tower Hill’s Double Tree by Hilton hotel. Essentially a shed stocked with vodka, it serves unpronounceable creations including a Glapsvidr (which is sweet), a Ginnarr (which is sharp) or a Hrafnass (which is bloody strong). Top Floor, Double Tree by Hilton, 7 Pepys St, EC3N 4AF.
Rekorderlig Cider Lounge
Get sloshed the Scandi way at the Southbank Centre, where this two-storey delight serves drinks to your preferred temperature within a sleekly designed Swedish-themed house. Very swish. Hungerford Car Park, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX.
The Skandilicious crew are laying on a special Swedish menu at their pop-up, with mustard herring, pickled herring and ‘herring surprise’ on the menu. Don’t like herring? They do meatballs too. Don’t like meatballs? What the hell’s wrong with you! Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3DA. www.skandilicious. co.uk. Dec 21.
For more great wintry activities take a look at the best things to do in London this December.