Heatwave incoming: London's Best Terraces for celebrating
With temperatures set to soar over the weekend and into next week, get ready to nab one of the hottest tables in town to soak up the glorious British sunshine. From dreamy terraces to stunning rooftops, here's six of the best in the capital for a pre- or post-wedding get-together with your loved ones.
The Refinery Bankside, Southwark
The perfect location for all day-drinking, dining and unwinding, explore a tropical haven away from the concrete jungle at The Refinery Bankside. The expansive terrace has been decked out with a plethora of cascading green floral arrangements and cute umbrellas for shade on those hot summer days. Whether it's after-work drinks or a catch up with friends, relax in the leafy haven whilst enjoying dishes like English Pea & Shallot Tortellini and Seafood Risotto and refreshing tipples inspired by the English garden, such asa Hedgerow Mojito; Lychee & Basil Smash; or Lavender & Violet Fizz.
The Refinery Bankside, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 9AN
drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-refinery-bankside | @therefinerybankside
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. Open every Wednesday to Sunday evening from 6.30pm until the end of September, transport yourself to an al fresco haven featuring lemon trees, vines and botanical lush foliage and blooms reminiscent of the colourful landscape of the Amalfi Coast. Choose from a carefully curated and exclusive gin menu, serving three zesty gin and tonics featuring Malfy's iconic gin flavours, whilst enjoying spectacular sunsets and views of London's city skyline from the clouds.
The Fenchurch Building (The Walkie-Talkie)
1, Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF
skygarden.london/malfy-gin-bar | @sg_skygarden
Cinnamon Kitchen, Devonshire Square
Make the most of warmer days with Cinnamon Kitchen's all-weather terrace in Devonshire Square - the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of The City and drink or dine on the colourful Indian-inspired decking. Sip on 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. Those looking to go all out can also enjoy the weekend bottomless brunch this spring!
9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL
cinnamon-kitchen.com | @thecinnamoncollection
Hush Mayfair, Mayfair
One of London's most impressive outdoor dining spaces, the Hush Mayfair Courtyard is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Bond Street. A secluded oasis on the cobbled streets of Lancashire Court, this heated and covered courtyard boasts seasonally changing décor and installations, always providing an Insta-worthy backdrop to the creative cocktails and elegant menu. For spring, this stunning al fresco spot is back with a new look in partnership with ENGINE, the hand-crafted organic London dry gin, to transport guests through the rolling hills and ancient forests of North-western Italy. Enjoy arange of refreshing and zesty ENGINE cocktails alongside Brasserie bites and a gorgeous new Hush Mayfair afternoon tea.
8 Lancashire Ct, W1S 1EY
hush.co.uk | @hushmayfair
Bodega Argento Pop-up at The Rooftop, The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square
Perched five storeys above London's glittering West End, The Rooftop is a highflying hotspot for drinking and dining. This summer they have partnered with leading organic Argentinian wine makers, Bodega Argento, on a summer wine terrace pop-up. Escape the hustle and bustle of the streets below and relax at this summery hotspot, with a chilled glass of rose and bar snacks, whilst enjoying stunning views across London. What's more, it's open until 2am making it one of central London's rare late night al fresco destinations.
Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
www.hippodromecasino.com/restaurant-bars-lounges/bars-lounge/smoking-terrace/ | @thehippodromecasino
Hope & Anchor, Brixton
Situated between Brixton and Clapham, the Hope & Anchor is renowned for its dirty Burger Shack burgers and insta-worthy cocktails. The stunning fairy-lit garden, fully covered and heated for all seasons, comes with 12 bookable huts, all equipped with TVs and heaters.
123 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5UA
www.hopeandanchorbrixton.co.uk | @hopeandanchorsw