The teams behind Manchester’s Park Life Festival and Heartbreak Hotel (an immersive food, drink and performance experience that played out in Greenwich this summer) have been working as hard as Santa’s little helpers to bring a slice of the festive spirit to London this festive season. But Noddy Holder’s famous iiiiiiit’s chriiiistmas can be replaced with a yeeeehhhhhaaaa.
The South Pole Saloon, a 500 capacity space to sip hot toddies, winter cocktails and rum punch amongst spit’n’sawdust flooring and a tree-lined entrance; based on an entirely fictitious pretence that an “other worldly dive bar” lurks deep amidst the snow drifts of the south pole.
The food area will be serving up delights from the family-run, community driven social enterprise that is Papi’s Pickles; Crust Conductor; Dip & Flip; Butches as well as sweet treats from The Pastry Girls. DJs and off the cuff performances will provide ongoing entertainment, and festive decorations including Martin lighting will have you raising a glass to Christmas quicker than it would’ve taken John Wayne to draw his pistol.
The South Pole Saloon is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 20 November — 23 December; entrance costs £3 after 7pm.