Warming Winter Cocktails

When chilly evenings arrive, you can either challenge them or cosy up indoors. One of our favourite rooftop venues, Vista, overlooking Trafalgar Square, has made the seasonal transition with the addition of heaters, blankets and a snazzy domed roof. Sip a warming Hot Chilli Woman cocktail while gazing at Nelson’s Column.

If you prefer to get even cosier, head to the new basement cocktail bar
Reverend J. W. Simpson complete with well-worn sofas and peeling wallpaper, as the Rev probably had in this, his former home. Cocktails are paramount at this snug venue too—try the tingle-inducing Port-Berry Stinger or Tequila and Sherry Cobbler.

Vista: Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gdns, Trafalgar Sq, SW1. T: 020-7870 2900. www.thetrafalgar.com

Reverend J. W. Simpson: 32 Goodge St, W1. T: 020-3174 1155. www.revjwsimpson.com