Hygge Cocktails With A View

The best thing about Thursday is that it’s Friday tomorrow! London is teeming with places to go out for a drink and have a good time, but if you’re like me you might feel a bit conflicted when faced with making your weekend plans; as much I’d like to come out with you, that would involve getting up off the sofa sooooo…..

Last week I made a rather game changing discovery in the form of Madison at One New Change’s rooftop bar. Awkward stools, sweaty limbs and shouty bar-service be gone; here you can enjoy a cocktail (or five) from the comfort of their super-cosy, super-hygge terrace and snuggle up on fluffy throws under warm heat lamps. Oh, and there’s table service so you legitimately do not need to leave the sofa once.Awkward stools, sweaty limbs and shouty bar-service be gone; here you can enjoy a cocktail (or five) from the comfort of their super-cosy, super-hygge terrace and snuggle up on fluffy throws under warm heat lamps. Oh, and there’s table service so you legitimately do not need to leave the sofa once.

The public roof terrace on the sixth floor of One New Change is perhaps not as well known about as it should be, given that there are not many places in London that you can go for a great view anymore without forking out enough to buy a small house in Yorkshire (The View from the Shard, I’m looking at you). Situated literally right next door to St Paul’s Cathedral, on top of a rather fancy shopping centre and office complex, the terrace is open to all and hosts lots of fun events in the summer, such as rooftop yoga, as well as being a very popular lunch spot with local City-workers. I suppose in the winter most don’t think of an open-aired rooftop as being particularly fun, and granted I can’t promise you dazzling sunshine to accompany your view, but you can get right up in Paul’s face and then make your way across to Madison, who have got their winter outdoor terrace game spot on.

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The cocktail list is varied and the prices are standard City booze fare (ie. we all complain then pay it anyway) and it would be easy to while away several hours up here. I’d come from lunch so didn’t try any of the food, but I did spy truffle fries and red wine poached pear on the menu so I doubt it’ll be too long before I rock up for supper and more cosy couch n’ cocktail time.

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