Coppa Club Tower Bridge Igloos
Last week I get a text from my friend Iris and boy was it an exciting one. Now I've seen these igloo things EVERYWHERE. And by everywhere I mean all over my Facebook and Insta feeds. Naturally, I have to go see what the hype's all about. Back in December I tried to make a reservation with another friend for the holidays. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, "sold out" it says. Or something that basically meant sorry no room for you right now.
The text from Iris was Christmas all over again. She said "hey I booked these igloos a couple months ago, want to go with me" ABSOLUTELY YES. Thank you for choosing me as tribute Iris. I am honored and probably a bit too excited.
So the night of our reservation came, which was last night by the way. I carefully curate my outfit for prime Insta-ness and optimal warmth, because winter. Head down to the tube and 8 stops later I'm standing in front of a castle. Tower Hill stop will get you the closest to Coppa Club Tower Bridge. This Underground stop pops you out right in front of the Tower of London.
I was early and cold and needed to go to the bathroom. I gravitate towards a default, Starbucks. I grabbed an oat milk 2 pump grande chai latte for no reason whatsoever and immediately regretted my decision afterwards.
Then I walked towards the river and into the igloo wonderland that sits on Coppa Club's patio. It was all lit up fairytale like. A perfect date night spot? Absolutely yes. And the cherry on top? You get a view of the Thames, the Tower Bridge, and the Shard, all of which were reflecting a gorgeous blue in contrast with the orange emanating from the ivy leaf and christmas light lined half domes. You could see all the onlookers sitting inside Coppa Club yearning to be in one of the igloos and all the igloo diners having a ball.
Now, I had the impression that we would be in a private igloo because that's what all social media shows. But of course social media is wrong. You share your igloo! What??? Our igloo had 3 tables in it. 2 for 2 and 1 for 4. It did feel a little cramped at first. Then after we all exchanged some Insta worthy shots and Snapchat selfies the tension lifted.
I also have to mention how affordable our food was. Caesar Salad with added Fish and Kale Salad with a side of Roasted Heirloom Carrots, all for a mere 13 pounds a person. For some reason I was ready to take on some wallet pain, thinking there would be a crazy surcharge for our spot in a coveted igloo.
Everything went pretty perfectly and we had a great night...on our friend date, to be clear. Not a date date!
Want to dine in an igloo too? Reservations are running away fast. So hop on and see if you can grab yourself a spot. I did hear that you can walk in if you're willing to wait an hour or so.