As the days grow warmer and after work-drinks become an essential part of the week and the desire to flee stuffy offices for beer gardens, roof tops and sun-soaked terraces becomes overwhelming. Please find some information below about London’s finest outdoor drinking and dining spots.
Scandi-haven Oslo with its sun-drenched outdoor terrace is the perfect East London hangout to head to for post-work drinks. With a delicious food menu, diverse programme of live music and brand new summer cocktail menu, the space is a one-stop destination venue whether you’re popping in for a wild peach margarita or staying on for some mid-summer moshing.
Newly opened The Clifton pub is situated on a beautiful tree-lined street in St John’s Wood and is complete with a leafy beer garden. Wish that this laid-back community pub was your local while sipping a local craft beer or Minorcan G&T from the house gin menu. With a mouth-watering bar nibbles such as Mutton Rendang Croquettes with banana raita and sharing charcuterie boards The Clifton is the perfect relaxed spot to while away a weeknight.
The Jam Tree in Chelsea boasts the best beer garden in South West London; tucked away from the bustle of the Kings Road the garden is a secluded spot to sip refreshing happy hour cocktails and indulge dishes hot from the barbecue coals. When the evening begins to cool the party continues inside with resident DJs playing until 2am on Thursday nights.
Occupying the top three levels of a former car park in the heart of East London, new rooftop destination Skylight will feature multiple bars, 3 croquet lawns, petanque courts and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city. Opening this Thursday (25th), Skylight will be the be the perfect spot to watch the sun set.