COPPA CLUB’S ICONIC RIVERSIDE IGLOOS NOW IN BRIGHTON SQUARE
Coppa Club has launched its iconic Winter Igloos in Brighton Square. The venue opened its doors in September 2019 with an aim to provide the people of Brighton and Hove an oasis in the heart of The Lanes. With a variety of spaces to suit different occasions throughout the day, the 220-cover venue includes a restaurant and relaxed bar, comfortable lounges and library area, an open fireplace and year-round alfresco dining area in the square.
Coppa Club was the first to launch pop-up Igloo dining in London in 2016, and the design has since been copied both nationally and internationally from London to Sydney. The original igloos are located on the Thames between Tower Bridge and The Shard, and have become one of London’s most iconic and sought-after experiences, with every new release growing in popularity and typically being booked out within a matter of days.
This year’s London release on Thursday 17th October sold out within 48 hours, with over 45,000 people queuing online to reserve their place. Board member and Brighton resident, John Gripton, says “We’ve had a fantastic response to our opening, the reviews have been great and it’s lovely to see people enjoying Coppa. Our long-term aim is to provide an outdoor space in the Square that can be enjoyed year-round, but this will take time working with the Council.
I’m delighted that in the interim we’re going to invest further in a temporary scheme for the Square by bringing our iconic pop-up Igloos to 29/10/19 Brighton, providing cosy comfort throughout the winter, and allowing us to open up views of James Osbourne’s dolphin statue, which I know will be welcomed.”
The Igloos will bring a stunning and sophisticated woodlands experience to Brighton Square, allowing people to enjoy cosy private dining in the midst of winter. The design emulates the Igloos in London with candles and cosy blankets, large evergreen trees which will either be replanted or sent to a plant doctor as part of their care program, faux sheepskin rugs, woollen blankets and intricate dried flower installations.
Amy Ireland of JamJar Flowers says “We wanted to create a magical space for the winter months using dried, foraged and preserved flowers and foliage. The idea was for guests to feel as if they had entered the woodlands, using trails of dried hops and old man’s beard with limonium, nigella and poppy seed heads, various types of grasses, asparagus fern and white helichrysum.
We like to use dried flowers grown in the summer and then hung upside down to preserve their delicate beauty. It’s a definite added advantage that many of the ingredients used to decorate the Coppa Club Igloos have been grown within a few miles of the site, and will remain for the duration of the installation. Beautiful and sustainable.”
Coppa Club is located in Brighton Square, adjacent to the new Hannington’s Development. Winter Igloos are available to book from Wednesday 30th October at 3pm. To book visit