Words Rachel Hogg
BERMONDSEY BEER LARDER
BermondseyThe British weather is unpredictable at best, but this new 40-seater terrace at the Bermondsey Larder is prepared for whatever nature may bring. They have recreated the feel of a quintessential summer barbeque, and you’ll be able to enjoy an all-new food and drink menu that has been specially curated for the season.
StratfordIt may be far from Ski Season, but this new East London rooftop is bringing the lively Après Ski atmosphere well into the summer months. The alpine-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant recently opened in Stratford and is home to all the things you love about Après Ski culture, minus the sub-zero temperatures.
SMITHS BAR & GRILL
PaddingtonWhether you are looking to kick your weekend off with a boozy bottomless brunch or round it off with a wholesome family roast, this waterside restaurant is the perfect setting. The menu has been designed with the weather in mind and features fresh British summer classics to be enjoyed alongside an extensive bar list.
LAURELS ON THE ROOF
ShoreditchSome old Hollywood glamour has come to East London at the Mondrian’s new rooftop bar and restaurant, inspired by the legacy of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. The Californian-style all-day menu means you’ll be able to seamlessly transition from coffees to cocktails. It’s the perfect place to while away a relaxing summer’s day, overlooking the Shoreditch skyline.
MayfairIf you feel like visiting the Amalfi coast but don’t feel like boarding a flight, then this new alfresco terrace may be the perfect thing. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the magic of the Italian summer at this new pop-up that has just opened in Mayfair’s Brown Hart Gardens.
THE IVY CHELSEA
ChelseaThe Ivy Chelsea’s secret garden oasis is the perfect place to retreat when the temperature spikes. Guests can relax on the lush outdoor terrace surrounded by trailing wisteria and climbing roses and retreat indoors into the orangery if the weather turns. The menu has something for everyone and features plenty of cafe-style classics.
GREAT SCOTLAND YARD HOTEL
WestminsterYou’ll be able to enjoy a glass of fizz on top of one of London’s most cherished historical buildings. The roof of the luxury 5-star Great Scotland Yard Hotel is home to a brand new champagne terrace opened in partnership with Veuve Clicquot. Guests will be able to enjoy a cold glass of something sparking while overlooking Whitehall’s skyline.
ChelseaThe warmth and effortless charm of Italy inspired everything about this restaurant, from the vibrant decor to the authentic seasonal menu. Originally founded in 1964 by flamboyant casting director Daphne Rye, Daphnes has gone on to become a local favourite amongst Chelsea’s residents and now their famed outdoor terrace is open for dogs to enjoy as well.