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Sun's out, sips up - here's where to find London's best watering holes this summer

Luxury Lifestyle

1 AllBright’s ‘Amalfi in Mayfair’ Mediterranean Terrace

Dreaming of Italy? Us too. For this year’s sunshine season, the AllBright Club have teamed up with Malfy Gin and Petra Palumbo homeware to bring all things Mediterranean to the heart of Mayfair. Available for bookings now, this exclusive collaboration guarantees to deliver that coastal cool holiday mood right to your doorstep with a host of delicious aperitivos to be enjoyed. 

Of course, an array of Malfy Gin cocktails will be available to sip your way through – such as the Rosa Paloma, a delicious blend of Malfy Rosa with Sicilian pink grapefruit topped and with soda, showcasing the magic of Italy and a taste of la dolce vita.

How: Contact mayfairreservations@allbright.co
Where: 24-26 Maddox St, London W1S 1PP

2 Cinnamon Kitchen,
Devonshire Square

Make the most of warmer days with Cinnamon Kitchen’s all-weather terrace featuring vibrant and colourful Indian-inspired decking. Ideal for City sipping, enjoy a selection of spiced infused cocktails like the Assam Manhattan or Coconut Kir cocktail, accompanied by delicious plates such as lamb sheekh kebab, tandoori achari cauliflower or an old Delhi style chicken curry. 

Where: 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL
How: Make a booking via cinnamon-kitchen.com

3 Hope & Anchor

Situated between Brixton and Clapham, the Hope & Anchor has made a reputation for its dirty Burger Shack burgers and insta-worthy cocktails. Book one of the 12 idyllic huts in the stunning fairy-lit garden for a fully covered and heated experience.

Where: 123 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5UA
How: Book via hopeandanchorbrixton.co.uk

4 Malfy Gin Pop-Up at City Garden Bar, Sky Garden 

London’s highest public garden has teamed up with Italian gin brand, Malfy Gin, for an Amalfi-inspired gin pop-up at its City Garden Bar on Level 36.  Transport yourself to a beautiful alfresco haven featuring lemon trees, vines and botanical lush foliage – and don’t forget the exclusive gin menu, serving three zesty gin and tonics featuring Malfy’s iconic gin flavours.

Where: The Fenchurch Building, Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF
How: Book via skygarden.london

5 Glasshouse on the Roof at NYX Hotel

NYX Hotel London Holborn has unveiled its shiny new Glasshouse on the Roof at NYX Hotel. Set to open in June, the new hotspot stands 10 stories up and 125 feet high, featuring specially crafted cocktails and breathtaking panoramic views, made possible by the glass walls surrounding the venue. 

Where: 50 – 60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR, London.
How: Make a booking via nyx-hotels.co.uk/glasshouse

6 Sabine Rooftop Bar 

Perched seven floors up, with never-before-seen views of St Paul’s Cathedral, Sabine provides the perfect summer hangout for post-work drinks,  romantic dates and friend hangouts.

Famed for its unique cocktails and delicious light bites, the team have just launched their new summer menu. Full of delights, don’t miss Cherry The Brut with vestal Vodka, coconut syrup, Sangue Morlacco liqueur and Pommery Brut Champagne. 

Where: 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ London
How: Make a booking via sabinelondon.co.uk
 

7 Laurel’s On The Roof 

Summer means rooftops – and Laurel’s On The Roof is the coolest place for some sun-drenched lounging. Located at the Mondrian Shoreditch and inspired by 1970’s Hollywood, Laurel’s is an all day-dining and drinking hotspot infused with glamour and sought after tables. 

Think Californian inspired dishes and cocktails, offering a seamless transition from dawn until long after dusk. 

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
How: Make a booking via sbe.com

8 The Roof Terrace at The Sloane

Ideal for Chelsea chicness, The Roof Terrace at The Sloane is open for summer with a vibrant British/Javanese menu to celebrate al fresco dining at its finest. Enjoy a variety of light and fresh dishes celebrating British summer flavours in the luscious outdoor space lined with verdant plant walls and stylish, comfortable furniture.

Where: 60 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8BP
How: Make a booking via sloaneplace.com

9 Terrace at Claridge’s Bar

Ideal for something both dishy and discreet, head to Mayfair for the sophisticated terrace at Claridge’s Bar. Shading guests behind topiary walls and a classic green awning, this Brook Street favourite is the perfect choice when it comes to lazy long lunches with a Mediterranean feel, especially in the summer.

Where: Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
How: Make a booking via claridges.co.uk

10 Bodega Argento Pop-up at The Rooftop, The Hippodrome Casino

Sink your teeth into this Argentinian pop-up. Perched five stories above London’s glittering West End, The Rooftop have partnered with leading organic Argentinian winemakers, Bodega Argento, for a summer wine terrace pop-up. Escape the hustle with a chilled glass of rosé and bar snacks – and with a 2am closing time, it’s perfect some late night frivolity. 

Where: Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
How:  Make a booking via hippodromecasino.com

11 The Boundary Shoreditch

Formerly owned and designed by Sir Terence Conran, The Boundary is famed for its contemporary atmosphere, gorgeous interiors and convivial hospitality. Re-instating The Boundary to its former glory, its newly refurbished rooftop restaurant (opening on 18 May) marks a new era for the property: a must-visit East London hub for tourists and locals alike. 

Where: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD  
How: Make a booking via boundary.london   

12 Radio Rooftop Bar

Ideal for post-work tipples, Radio Rooftop Bar and ME London have announced an exclusive new cocktail menu, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The cocktail menu will feature a different drink for each decade of the monarch’s 70-year reign, inspired by the happenings from that particular decade.

With its spectacular views over Central London, Radio Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to celebrate all things royal – or to simply sip handcrafted cocktails.

Where: 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
How: Make a booking via radiorooftop.com

 

13 Pergola Paraíso

If you can't go to Tulum, bring Tulum to you. Pergola has transformed into a pop-up escapist paradise with a feel good summer energy. The Tulum-inspired beach club offers an exotic bite of Mexico with an abundance of authentic plants, traditional rattan furniture and even bookable cabanas - complete with pop-up restaurants, an extensive menu of Margaritas and a centrepiece dance floor for when they kick in.

Where: 4 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY
How: Make a booking via pergolapaddington.com

Best of the Brunch

1 Jurema terrace at the mandrake hotel

Tucked away above the hotel, this space is enveloped by a hanging garden of suspended jasmine and passionflower while overlooking the Courtyard. From 12pm to 4pm on Sundays, hungry guests can indulge in a new spirited and gastronomic brunch filled with a sharing-style set menu including South American fare. 
themandrake.com

2 HAUGEN

Haugen, the Alpine-inspired spot in Stratford, have launched an Off The Piste brunch every weekend with DJs & live entertainment. 

A more affordable way to feel the spirit of après ski, dive into Rösti with smoked salmon, poached egg and hollandaise, Alpine Brunch Beef Burger, Apple Strudel and more.
haugen-restaurant.com

 

3 THE MAINE MAYFAIR

Located in the original gardens of 20 Hanover Square, visit this 100-cover space for a weekend brunch with all the goods – think chicken and waffles, stacked buttermilk pancakes, billionaire French toast and the classic full Maine breakast.
themainemayfair.com

Pills & Potions

14 Seabird

Spread your wings and flock to City for a visit to Seabird, a rooftop seafood restaurant boasting London’s longest oyster list, an impressive marble raw bar, and sprawling skyline views. Perched on the 14th floor of The Hoxton, Southwark, this impressive venue is ideal for dinner with a dramatic difference. 

Where: 14th Floor, South Bank, 40 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY
How: Make a booking via seabirdlondon.com

15 Alto by San Carlo

The perfect post-shop pitstop – an exclusive Italian rooftop sanctuary with a stunning al fresco terrace, perched atop one of the world’s most prestigious department stores – Selfridges.
How: Make a booking via sancarlo.co.uk

 

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