10 London Spots We Can’t Wait to Check Out!

Make the most of the summer while it’s still here – 10 London spots we can’t wait to check out!

Great Little Place

We all become set in our ways and head to our favourite watering holes after work and during the weekend but isn’t that, well, boring? Falling into a routine – in a city as vast as London – is bound to happen but with warm weather ahead, break your rusty norm and head to 10 little known happy hour, restaurant or romantic spots with your co-workers or friends. Founder of the app Great Little Place, Rossa Shanks states:

‘By using the GLP app you will be able to keep a little black book of everywhere you want to go or places that take your fancy; places you’d go across town for. That’s why we built that functionality straight into the app. Another thing is to always keep your ear to the ground for upcoming interesting events that are worth the trip.’

Inn the Park

If you are looking to make the most of the British Summer while it’s still here, Great Little Place recommends Inn the Park as a favourite outdoor café. Inn the Park is an innate oasis in the heart of London’s St. James Park; the central spot highlights the lavish landscape of the park all day round. If you are early to rise, watch the city come to live while enjoying their breakfast menu from 8am. For mid morning settlers, treat yourself to coffee and home-made baking while gazing at the wildlife on display.

Boundary Rooftop

For evening outdoor drinks, head to Boundary Rooftop. Their waterproof area ensures not even a drop of rain will dampen your drinking spirit. A newly designed garden canopy made of grapes accompanied with their garden kitchen will have you thinking you are in the Mediterranean.

The Modern Pantry

Great Little Place has The Modern Pantry listed as top of the bill for outdoor dining. Their desire to fuse every day cooking with modern ingredients gives a global taste to a charming experience.

Brasserie Zedel

If your bank account has taken a knock this month then Rossa will always recommend affordable restaurants such as Brasserie Zedel to satisfy your inner foody. The Parisian styled restaurant is an art deco dream with set menu’s ranging from £9.75 to £12.50.

Bar Kick

Alternatively, if you fancy budgeted drinks Bar Kick is a hip Shoreditch venue where you can celebrate happy hour while playing table football or watching live sports.

Caravan at Granary Square

It’s striking Pimms o’clock and Great Little Place encourages you to head to Caravan at Granary Square. The industrial unit offers a spectacular vista, over-looking the fountains on the piazza-like square to people-watch while slurping a jug of the most tasty British Summer refreshment.

The Rum Kitchen

Revive happy hour with the girls and head to the Caribbean wonder The Rum Kitchen. Reminisce about your last holiday in their basement bar where ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ signs fill your day with good vibes. Rum classic cocktails are the drink of the moment so salute Bob Marley and don’t miss out.

The Hemingway

Regardless of wanting to be seen in the newest watering hole in town, a touch of traditional London comes in the form of The Hemingway. This restored listed building is the perfect place to philander with their fine selection of gin or ales like the colourful author Ernest Hemingway. Dotted around the pub you can find memorabilia from the great American literary as well as a collection of Hemingway’s best novels. An inspiring place to capture a different time period in the heart of London.

The Shed

Great Little Place introduces The Shed as a touch of rural England in the big smoke. The home-grown menu of sourced Sussex produce is at the core of the Gladwin brothers ethos. For Instagram foodies amongst you, The Shed guarantees instant likes as their plates appear as delicious as they taste.

Clos Maggiore

For a romantic evening, Clos Maggiore is a top pick courtesy of Great Little Place. A greenery filled dining grotto accompanied with twinkling lights will immediately send you weak at the knees. You quickly become smitten over the award-winningly romantic restaurant which serves grandiose a la carte dishes or more reasonable pre theatre options. Whatever you may opt for, Clos Maggiore’s finely tuned wine list will seal your night with a kiss.

Stay up to date on the latest Great Little Place news via their app to be downloaded on iTunes and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook for additional undiscovered, hidden gems.

Megan Broussard

Megan Broussard is a storyteller from New York City. She credits her talent for balancing big hand gestures and a glass of red on her Cajun roots. When she isn’t covering women in career/business, fashion, lifestyle and culture, she’s playing with her pup – the inspiration for her doggy daycare business.