Worth the money? I always hear mixed opinions on the Ice bar...
Enjoy the exhilarating -5 degrees experience of ICEBAR LONDON, the UK's only permanent bar made of ice, before warming up in the contrasting comfor... show more
Enjoy the exhilarating -5 degrees experience of ICEBAR LONDON, the UK's only permanent bar made of ice, before warming up in the contrasting comfort of belowzero restaurant + lounge.
Located on bustling, vibrant Heddon Street, a visit to belowzero show less
31-33 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4BN
- Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Oxford Circus Tube Station (0.4 km)
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020 7478 8910
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38 reviews of ICEBAR LONDON in English
Step into an environment where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made of the purest ice. ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL London is the UK's only permanent bar made of ice and is kept at - 5°C all year round... Chillingly cool!
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I loved the outfits of the staff and the dj.
We were given capes and gloves and sampled 2 coctails 1 blue 1 red and oh so nice. I even tried a sangrita ice lolly which was awful unfortunately someone took my pic showing my expression lol.
I really enjoyed the novelty of this experience and look forward to going back and trying out one of their meal deals
For every tourist: Go there and have look, it is worth it.
The Ice Bar is a must try for the novelty value, but not the kind of place I’d go rushing back to. I’m not really sure what I expected, but it’s actually quite small. They give you hooded thermal capes with gloves attached to wear but even so after about half an hour I was starting to feel rather cold – 45 minutes is definitely long enough to be in there! The drinks are quite small, and the cocktails are premixed and not up to much, the mojito was the worst I’ve ever tasted, but you’re there for the experience not the drinks.
Definitely worth a visit! Total novelty, very fun, you’re very looked after and entertained and the vodka is great too – then you have the fun of eating the glass once you’ve had the drink! ;-)
Great opportunity for silly photos in silver suits!
I liked it... good fun and nice experience. One-time have to see evening... Cooling down in the middle of the melting pot London. Chilly, drinking from ice-glasses, vodka is king and nothing but ice around you. Nothing for claustrophobia people I would assume as room appears small in my eyes. 30 minutes staying time max if you wear business dress... ;-)
For information about belowzero restaurant + lounge, home to ICEBAR LONDON, visit
belowzero is a luxurious, stylish bar and lounge, hidden underground in the wine vaults once used by the British monarchy. Dressed in a palette of burgundy, claret and chocolate, belowzero exudes richness and warmth with the use of opulent velvet curtains, soft leather semi-circular banquettes and solid beech furniture, contrasting stylishly against the original exposed brickwork.
Located on bustling, cosmopolitan Heddon Street, belowzero is home to the world famous ICEBAR LONDON. Maintained at a constant minus 5 degrees, everything in the bar is made from crystal clear ice including the walls, tables, chairs and even the glasses that the cocktails are served in, making this literally the UK’s coolest bar.
The Ice Bar was good fun, we arrived to a bit of a wait as they where packing a fair few people inside the very small bar, but once we had been given our capes and gloves off we went in search of vodka. At first I thought the cape was unecessary but after 15 minutes I was freezing. You got to pick a vodka drink from the menu and it was served in an ice glass, re fills where free if your glass lasted long enough. The theme was aquatic, there where engravings in the ice of underwater scenes. Overall it was a good laugh for a one off experience, more of a tourist rather than a drinking out experience.
Andrew Hunter, 24 January 2010:
Ess_London, 24 January 2010:
This place is more about novelty rather than value for money, but it isn't expensive, £30 I think I paid.
Andrew Hunter, 24 January 2010:
Cool. Good to know. I guess it's the kind of place where you go early evening, but you need to have a plan afterwards. I'll be sure to check it out!
Ess_London, 24 January 2010:
Yeah you are only in for an hour and by that point you are ready to leave as it is so cold.
The Icebar... Novelty ice themed bar. It does what it says it does on the tin.
In summary, you pay £15 per person for entry for 45 minutes and a drink. The drinks are served in an ice-glass and are about a 50ml serving, so rather small.
You get a coat, with fur gloves attached. The room itself is just a square, with some benches (ice) and the bar itself. It's quite pretty and well designed with UV-Lighting making certain drinks "radioactive" looking.
Overall though, it's hardly a great place. Rebuys are very expensive, staff are obviously cold and not that happy with serving.
Having said that, there is an outside heated area and a 'warm' bar as well. It's in a good location with plenty of eating and other drinking places around.
I think I'd rather spend £15 on cocktails at Dirty Martini :)
A great novelty bar, particularly to kick off a night. I met up with a few friends for a 45 mins slot here.
It's not cheap at £15, and the ice room is pretty tiny, but it's good fun. The cocktails were tasty, although I was slightly worried about my lips sticking to the ice!
There's a tiny bar area, fur (fake?) covered seating, and pretty much everything in the room is ice themed. You'll freeze your bits off, but the alcohol helps a little :)
Might be worth booking ahead though if you're considering, as it does get very busy!
Ice, ice, baby…
This is quite a large bar with a side room all covered in ice. £15 for 45 minutes and a drink seems quite expensive at first, but 45 minutes is about all I could handle in there before my glove covered hands started to get a bit chilly and the icey floor made its way through my boots and pervaded my feet. (poncho with furry hood and gloves is provided!)
Really good novelty place completely made of ice with UV lighting for added effect! The seats are made of ice, as is the tables and there are large cogs cut into the walls (for some reason).
We got a drink included in the price and I went for a strawberry creamy type thing. After I’d polished that off I went up to the bar to get another one. This time I wanted the radioactive drink but the lady wouldn’t wash out my glass for me, (I say 'glass’ - really i mean 'ice’ as the drinking recepticeles are also made of ice) telling me I could buy another one at a price of £4. Having watched some of my recepticle melt already I felt £4 to rent the solid state of water seemed a bit steep and as the bar lady stirred my drink with some sort of radioactive stick, I felt that the strawberry remenants of my previous drink were probably the least of my worries! Needless to say, I lived to tell the tale.
The Ice Bar was a lot of fun, selection of 20 drinks from the menu and the staff very pleasant & friendly. 4-Star but read below…
After our chilled fun in the Ice Bar we were ready for Belowzero. Started off with the waiters taking too long with our drinks, in fact we made a dent with the bottle of water before our cocktails and wine arrived.
The Cocktail: Ordered two Hibiscus Royale and we got two glasses of Champagne with raspberry juice, which isn’t a cocktail on the menu. Later, I quizzed the barman over this cocktail and the replay was the Hibiscus is too expensive for them to use. THEN WHY SAY ‘Hibiscuc Royale’ on the menu? Change it!!
The Wine: Ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio, which arrived warm…... they did have it in an ice bucket 1/3 filled with water and a few ice cubes in it. I had to ask for more ice in the ice bucket and the wine as chilled right when we finished our main course. Suggestion for those of you going to the Ice Bar first, order and take your white wine with you to chill for ½ hour.
The Food: Arrived cold, not warm but cold – cold duck isn’t my favorite dish but the side vegs were warm.
Overall, it’s a tourist trap style restaurant, not good service, poor quality of food for that price and very poor quality on drinks service
I saw the Ice Bar on a website when I was planning a trip to London so booked online before we went which saved a bit of money I think.
We had a lot of trouble finding it as it’s not on the main road and didn’t know our way around so were almost late!
I really enjoyed it, it was great for taking photos and looking around but I didn’t think the actual drinks were very nice. I chose a baileys type of thing and it seemed to have curdled a bit in the ice glass as there were weird lump bits in it so it wasn’t that nice. Also the staff are a bit arrogant and desperate for you to go to the restaurant which I found a bit irritating.
I cant yet claim to have visited The Absolut IceBar - though most who go claim it is lot more fun and a lot less tacky than you expect.
I have however had good experiences at the Wolf Bar in belowzero - which is all part of the same overall establishment. Good sophisticated ambience, excellent cocktails and much nicer to sit in for long periods of time than I imagine the ICEBAR is.
Sit, enjoy and relax and watch the tourist rushing past
The ice bar is just off regent street down heddon street, to be honest it doesnt look too inviting from the outside but once inside it gets better.
It costs £12 each for 20 minutes in the ice bar which includes one drink. (a very sugary cocktail in an ice glass any extra drinks are at a further cost)
20 minutes are enough as it is very cold despite the cloak and gloves given to you to wear.
When we went there were around 30 people all in the same group and it did feel quite crowded. Its good to do something different and outsid ethe bar there are other bars to relax and warm up in.
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