In a quiet corner of Shoreditch, a stones throw from Spitalfields Market and the famous graffiti of Great Eastern Street is the well known bar the Queen of Hoxton. Unknown to those who may not frequent very often though, is the QoH’s rooftop. In Summer it is an open air cinema, but in Winter it transforms into one of the cutest drinking places in the city; in short, it’s a wigwam!
Inside this quirky space there’s wood chip on the floor, wooden benches to perch on, and in the centre a huge open barbeque, cooking filling stews and freshly cooked burgers.
|Cashmere jumper and wool cardigan: Vintage|
The bar serves the basics of wine and beer, but it has the best variety of hot alcoholic drinks. I plumped for the hot buttered rum, served in a small glass tankard, which was stupidly delicious.
|Ring on left: H&M
Ring on right: Vintage
Nails: Back Room by Andy Warhol at NARS with Urban Outfitters glitter polish
Outside on the rooftop, where you can see over to Canary Wharf, there’s fire pits to warm yourself, with seats all around (campfire songs not necessarily encouraged!).
WigWamBam is now open until March, Tuesdays to Saturday from 5pm and is free to get into. I recommend going early to grab one of the limited seats, but if it’s not raining, the fire pits outside are great to keep warm by.
All photos courtesy of Writer’s Block and Broken Lenses.