Party Earth Review Icebar London is the UK’s first permanent bar made entirely of ice. Constructed from crystal ice imported from Sweden’s Torne River, the bar is kept at a temperature of minus five degrees Celsius all year round, the better... ... read full review
31-33 Heddon Street
Mayfair, London, W1B 4BN
Bakerloo, Central, Victoria Lines: Oxford Circus
020 7478 8910
M–Th 3:30–11pm, F 2:45pm–1:10am, Sa 12:30pm–1:10am, Su 3–11pm
Mayfair / Knightsbridge, London –
Icebar London is the UK’s first permanent bar made entirely of ice. Constructed from crystal ice imported from Sweden’s Torne River, the bar is kept at a temperature of minus five degrees Celsius all year round, the better to keep the bar stools, glasses, sculptures, igloos, and walls from melting.
The small space is best described as industrial chic, with corrugated metal floors and ceilings providing a stark backdrop that highlights the long, curved ice bar.
Several ice benches are scattered throughout the room for those in need of a chilly seat, while blue lighting adds an element of drama and mystery to the icy atmosphere.
After being outfitted in futuristic blue thermal capes, patrons are granted entry into the bar for forty minutes, and spend most of that time taking pictures and sipping vodka cocktails from frosty ice glasses.
While awaiting their appointed time slot, visitors can grab a drink and a bite to eat at the adjacent restaurant, Below Zero, which is usually full of a varied crowd of tourists and area professionals entertaining clients.
Though the Icebar is not a place to spend an entire evening, the impressive menu of fruity vodka cocktails, soothing music, friendly and accommodating bar staff, and chilly atmosphere make for a truly unique experience.
Primarily tourists, 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Ice sculptures, TVs, and ambient music.
Reservations are not mandatory but are recommended, especially Thursdays through Saturdays. Visits to the ice bar are limited to forty minutes, but guests can combine their booking with a reservation for lunch, dinner, or drinks in the adjacent Below Zero restaurant.
The menu features modern European cuisine and sharing platters. Vodka cocktails available in the Icebar include the Icebar London (Absolut Vanilla, blackberry liqueur, apple juice, and cinnamon syrup) and the Seventh Heaven (Absolut Raspberri, Passoã watermelon juice, and guava syrup).
Champagne Sessions £24 from 8pm F–Sa, includes champagne, followed by any drink of choice.
Regular ticket £12.50–£16, includes designer thermal cape, gloves, personal ice glass, and choice of vodka cocktail or non-alcoholic drink. Refills £6.50/vodka cocktail, £8.50/champagne, and £3/non-alcoholic drink.
Restaurant: appetizers £4+, entrées £12–£20, desserts £6.
Any day or night. Whenever reservations are available.