There's a glorious hidden rooftop space at Ham Yard Hotel that you can only get onto if you attend a ticketed event. And the ticketed event to buy is the Sipsmith Hot Gin Roof. Rooftops in winter may sound bonkers, but hear me out: there's roaring fire heaters, big cosy blankets, comfy sofas and glowing lanterns all over the place. They also hand out hot water bottles, and all the cocktails are hot. Hence the "hot gin".
Think hot gin espresso martinis, hot gin and tonics, and as of 2018, when the event returns, cocktails heated by a traditional hot poker. Again, sounds bonkers, but that's how they used to do it in the days of 'yore, and gives all the drinks a beautiful caramelised flavour. I'm giving you a heads up now to join the waiting list, because the tickets sell out FAST.
When: Jan 17th to Feb 17th
Price: £18 per person, which includes a welcome hot gin and tonic, and a hot cocktail of choice
Join the waiting list here