Now that the weather has turned and there's just 78 days until Christmas (eep!) London is hurtling towards winter at quite a pace. Colder days and longer evenings are drawing in, making this the perfect time to seek out a new cosy, drinking haunt for those icy winter evenings. Fortunately the Courthouse Hotel has the perfect solution - transforming its Soho Sky Terrace into a 'Soho Ski Terrace', fashioned in the style of a retro ski chalet, complete with wood panelling, candle-lit lanterns and plenty of outdoor heaters to keep you toasty. If you can't escape to Verbier this year, we can think of nothing better than snuggling under a blanket, sipping on a 'Rooftop Warmer' cocktail (made from a delicious blend of maple whiskey and dark chocolate syrup) while taking in the stunning view across London's twinkling skyline. Guaranteed to remedy the winter blues!

Soho Ski Terrace at the Courthouse Hotel,
19-21 Great Marlborough Street, 
W1F 7LH.