Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London

A slice of the North Pole in the heart of Hoxton.

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Address:1-5 Curtain Road
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Nearest Station:Shoreditch
Opening Hours:

31 Oct - 31 Mar only.
Mon - Sat: from 4pm
About: From the end of October, Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop sees the WigWamBam return, nestled under the stars, surrounded by views of the East End. Entering via the venue, step through a veil of green pine and discover a hidden solace inspired by Britain’s wintery woodlands and the wild outdoors.

Inside the candle-lit WigWamBam, cosy up on moss-covered tree stumps around an oversized barbecue grill and listen to the faint sounds of the woodland. Or step outside to the bar, beneath overgrown twisted vines, and you’ll find a menu of specially-created cocktails and drinks.

And your cocktail journey doesn’t stop there. We’ve teamed up with the ever-popular Cocktail Gardener to host a cocktail masterclass in January, teaching you how to use herbs and flowers to infuse, garnish and flavour cocktails.

As the nights draw in, get toasty around open fire pits with marshmallow sticks or enjoy hearty meals from the barbecue

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"A slice of the North Pole in the heart of Hoxton."

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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The last time I was in a tipi it was some time around 1989 in a backyard in the Garden of England and the only food and drink on offer was sausage rolls and cartons of Five Alive. So imagine my surprise when the Queen of Hoxton launched their rooftop tipi, otherwise known as WigWamBam. From fruit drinks to warm punch, stale pastry to meat cooking on open fires. What a let down the past was…

Located on the roof of the Queen of Hoxton, that bastion of multi-faceted entertainment on the corner of Curtain Road and Liverpool Street, WigWamBam is a semi-permanent pop-up of outdoor fun. Standing proud from October to March, the structure takes advantage of the venue’s spacious terrace. It’s a long way up but once you’re there the views out from the gigantic tipi are impressive. The tent itself might have felt more like an events marquis had it not been for some intelligent accessorising that perked it up. The centerpiece is the wood-burning grill that hangs in the centre of the space, serving lamb rump, salmon and pork belly with coleslaw, stuffing and forest fruit chutney. And that food is apparently a nod to the polar theme that dominates the rest of the space. Colourful wall hangings, candlelit lanterns and (faux) deer hide covered seating spread out within the wigwam.

What we were most excited by came from the bar. Surprisingly this wasn’t the drink; despite how good the hot buttered rum punch, hot pumpkin spiced cider and hot gin punch all tasted. The excitement was all in the presence of sticks of marshmallows on sale. At WigWamBam if you can brave the cold of the open-air terrace’s decking then you can spend your downtime overlooking The City while toasting marshmallows over an open fire pit.

Finally, to complete the polar theme, a Queen of Hoxton version of the Northern Lights is projected onto the tipi and an outside screen, just to really instill the wintery effect and get you thanking your lucky stars its hot punch your clutching rather than a box of Five Alive…

T.A.O reviewed WigWamBam on Thu 14 Nov 2013

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