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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- Ice BarMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 29, 2014
Ice Bar London is definitely a unique experience. The walls, floor, seats, tables, bar, and glasses are all made of ice. Groups are let in at 40 minute increments (I believe it's 40 minutes) and, with your entrance ticket, one drink is included. The 40 minutes you're allowed in is more than enough-- even though they give you a coat, you get pretty cold pretty quickly.
- Ice BarMember ofLuxury TravelersNightlife LoversTrendstersFirst to ReviewJan 30, 2014
There are some things in London life you have to try once: Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, the Dolphin after hours, the pet cemetery … a kebab on the night bus. And then there is the Ice Bar, one of London’s most googled bars. Book ahead, the sightseers are like moths to a flame here. So, two people pay £25 for a 40 minute time slot, a free drink and most importantly some kick ass thermal capes - what’s not to like?
Five minutes before kick-off you get in line for your new arctic makeover, it’s kind of like a cape christening, everyone looks awesome in these things (cameras out). Consider your foot wear in advance: BarChick wore flip flops… not ideal for a freezer.
The door slides open and you enter the "coolest" bar in town. It’s all made of ice except the floor (thankfully), the stalls and the barmen. The room’s quite small, the music is elevator worthy and the bar’s along the back with various ice sculptures on the walls, ice tables and a little seating area around the corner. The main focus is get your free drink and take photos, it’s pretty much the aim of the game in here. The drinks are small, pretty strong and brightly coloured but surprisingly alright, plus now you can get more choice than just vodka, BarChick loved the tequila based Light My Fire.
Keep an eye on that huge digital timer on the wall counting down the 40mins, more than enough time unless you're the new Bear Grylls/in training for the Arctic. BarChick and her flip flops left after 20 minutes, and no you cannot steal that cape with any ease. It’s a one hit wonder in here, you'll probably only want to go once, but that’s cool.
- Ice BarAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 24, 2012
IceBar by IceHotel is one of the coolest concepts in London; by that I mean not just trendy, but actually cool! A hidden pedestrianized alleyway off of London’s famous Regent Street is where you will find the refreshing bar. Going past the heavy door that preserves an exhilarating -5°C temperature (23 F), you will find yourself in an Avatar-like all-blue setting. All drinks are frozen, presented in pure ice cups. As you may expect, it’s not the most budget friendly pub you will find in London, but it is definitely worth trying. I recommend going while it’s still hot outside; the feeling of suddenly experiencing winter is pretty cool.