So me and my friend were recently reminiscing about the time we went glamping a few years ago. It was a huge 2 bedroom tent, with a 4-poster bed, roll top bath (bloody better than my own bathroom at the time), fairy lights, flickering candles, Cath Kidston inspired decor and a log burner. We stayed there because we got a deal which was available during November and that = cold. Despite the FREEZING temperature, there was something really nice about being huddled in a tent. And that's kind of what it felt like when I recently went to Once Upon a Wigwam atop the Queen of Hoxton rooftop.
The Queen of Hoxton actually only ever gets the wigwam up during the winter months (October - March) so she must have the same romantic view of huddling on a cold winter's day as I do (I look back at the glamping thing through hot pink tinted glasses. I'm sure at the time it was a whole new level of cold). And what especially stole my heart was that it was Grimms Tales themed (I have a real love for all things Grimms Tales).
|Although it's fun (and warmer) to sit inside, there's still big fire pits outside with seating|
After passing the young and trendy hipsters on the ground floor (I'm dealing with my age in a mature and reasoned manner...waaaaaah), you have to climb some stairs (funnily enough) to get to the roof top.
It was busy so seats were a premium but not crowded which was nice. We spent a lot of the evening in the den before we spied a free table and shot across the wigwam faster than Hansel to the gingerbread house.
|The Golden Apple drink with my Three Little Pigs burger (pork loin, sausage meat with sage and orange, crackling and spiced apple sauce. YUM) and roast potatoes, turnip and garlic.|
I was very fond of the Golden Apple drink that it was my drink of choice for the whole evening.
|Some of our hot toddies. Best feeling ever|
Reasonably priced drinks (£7 for the Golden Apple), create atmosphere and decor. Good for hanging out with mates but also good for dates.