If you love this time of year as much as me, then my goodness you’re going to love this!
Roof East is an unused rooftop car park that the guys at Urban Space Management Ltd have converted into a bar and event space. During the summer it’s used as one of the venues for Rooftop Cinema as well as a space of yoga classes, but come winter, it’s replaced with a ski lodge bar, snug igloos, log cabins serving street food, and, wait for it, curling lanes!!!
If you just fancy grabbing some food and drinks up there, then entry is free, you just order and pay from the bars and street food vendors, but if you’ve got a group of you, it’s well worth booking an igloo. They can fit up to 8 people and cost £40 for 90 minutes, which includes a mulled wine each on arrival. On the night you’ll also need to spend a minimum of £40 on food and drinks, which you can pre-order before your visit, or just spend as you go on the night. They’ve a great selection of cocktails, and even a boozy hot chocolate! The food’s pretty tasty too!
There are 2 cabin vendors serving food. First up is Jimmy’s Lodge. Jimmy’s offers a selection of burgers, hot dogs, and fries. You can also get a sharing board of sliders. The wild boar and apple hot dogs went down a treat in our igloo, with us ordering a whole board just of those bad boys. The 2nd vendor is Crazy Pig, whose main pull is their traditional hog roast which they serve in ciabatta and with proper crackling. Though I think the highlight for me was their mini stromboli bites which are basically soft dough balls filled with goats cheese, spinach and red onion jam. Absolutely delicious!!
Once you’re all stuffed with stromboli bites why not head over to 1 of Sliders 6 curling lanes for a couple of games. You can book a lane for £50 for 4 people or it’s £80 for up to 8 people. Now, it may not contain real ice or those brooms you see them use in the Winter Olympics, but it’s still actually a lot of fun. You play 2 at a time, 1 versus 1, and you each take it in turns to roll your stone down the lane and as close to the bullseye at the end. Each game is pretty quick, but depending on how many people you’ve got to a lane, you can switch around.
So, whether you wanna grab a couple of cocktails and sliders for date night, or go full out and book an igloo or curling lane with the work mates, Roof East is a great place, with plenty to do, drink and eat.
I was invited to the launch of Roof East for free through Love London Pop Ups, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂