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The elaborate red brick façade of St Pancras Station is an imposing presence on a chilly London evening, looming over passers-by in Victorian splendour. Cosy is not a word you’d necessarily associate with it. But if you happen to be outside the lobby of the five-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in the next six weeks, you’ll notice a little patch of warmth and festive cheer under the Neo-Gothic arches, where Veuve Clicquot has set up its delightful pop-up champagne bar.
The terrace is decked out in Veuve’s signature yellow, complete with branded blankets and cushions, yellow glasses and of course, yellow ice buckets. The effect is a bit like stepping into a fondue, but that only adds to the ski-lodge atmosphere. The bar itself is a gorgeous 1950s Airstream trailer (also yellow), sending out their signature champagnes – Yellow Label and a lovely rosé – as well as some classic champagne cocktails at around £15. For maximum wintry effect, we’d recommend the Rocher Royale with white chocolate and hazelnut liqueur.
As we get ever closer to Christmas, the twinkly lights and Christmas trees will be out in force, and if that wasn’t quite enough seasonal magic, there will even be carol singers on hand to round things out. It’s a little pricey, and we have to admit that our instincts are firmly to be indoors rather than outdoors at this time of year, but there’s something charming about wrapping yourself in a blanket and enjoying the crisp air with a glass of champagne.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina
To book a table at Veuve Clicquot Winter Terrace at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road London NW1 2AR, call 020 7841 3566 or enquire on their website here. The terrace bar is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm until 10pm.