Could this be the most festive experience in London? A fairytale gingerbread cabin, complete with cosy fire, fluffy throws and cosy armchairs, Christmassy cocktails, pigs in blankets and mini mince pies… we think so!
A larger-than-life, iced and decorated gingerbread house is not what you’d normally expect to find in the heart of Camden, just on the edge of Regent’s Park. But visit the York & Albany this winter and you can bring all your Christmas memories to life. Christmas trees and decorations galore? Check. Crackling fireplace to snuggle up to? Check. Hot, spiced mulled wine to warm you right down to your toes? Check. Christmas songs and carols to sing along to? Check. That’s your Christmas wishlist covered.
Up to eight people can get cosy in the cabin, so it’s the perfect place for a Christmas catch-up, seasonal celebration, or perhaps a romantic setting just for two. Tucked away in York & Albany’s courtyard, you can truly get into the festive spirit and make the most of 2 hours exclusive hire with Christmas cocktails and canapés brought right out to you. Start with a warming mulled wine welcome, then tuck into savoury and sweet treats including smoked salmon blinis and pigs in blankets, spiced doughnuts, mini mince pies and much more.
Available to book from now until February 2020 (why stop at Christmas?! We think it’s the perfect way to banish the winter blues in January, too), this seasonal pop-up is ideal for putting your feet up after a hard day’s Christmas shopping or gathering round for an after-work get-together. Secret Santa anyone?
And the little ones aren’t forgotten either. A gingerbread house wouldn’t be complete without gingerbread, so why not order a giant gingerbread cookie to decorate and eat or take away as you like. Brilliant for keeping the kids entertained during the holidays or after a festive trip to London Zoo (while you sip on a cocktail and relax by the fire, of course), but also fun for adults too – who doesn’t love a bit of creative Christmas baking to get you in the spirit?!
Speaking of spirits, if mulled wine isn’t your tipple of choice (although it’s not just any mulled wine, this winter berry version features fruity Chambord and Grey Goose poire vodka), the cabin offers a full menu of festive Bacardi cocktails to suit all tastes. Bring some sparkle with Bombay Sapphire gin, pomegranate and lemonade in the ‘Slim Santa’, or indulge your sweet tooth with the Sugar & Spice combination of Bacardi spiced rum, Calvados and lemon. For indulgence, you can’t beat our twist on the classic with a Gingerbread Espresso Martini, or the ultimate winter warmer, a Cinnamon Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve bourbon.
So, what are you waiting for? Book the Gingerbread Cabin now to get the season in full swing, it’s just £30pp including a welcome mulled wine cocktail and canapés, and you can add on extra canapés, cocktails, giant gingerbread cookies to decorate and kids’ menus as you like.
Fancy making more of your time in London? Why not book to stay in one of the boutique rooms at the York & Albany, book a table for Christmas Day in the main restaurant, or plan a Festive event in one of our private dining rooms. The choice is yours!