Venturing to outdoor terraces is finally allowed and never has a cheeky glass of something in the sunshine sounded more appealing. We’ve rounded-up the newest spots located across North, South and East London – each with heaters, blankets, great food and cocktails. Let the socialising begin!
Tanqueray Royale Garden Escape at The Sipping Room
Created in collaboration with Tanqueray Gin’s new Blackcurrant Royale, one of London’s largest terraces has had a stunning makeover. Dressed in cascading purple blooms and festooned with strings of fairy lights, this riverside hotspot has sheltered tables, heaters, blankets and table-top sharing cocktails including The Aviation – Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale blended with Violette liqueur, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice & prosecco (£34.95, four cocktails to share). The new show-stopping, Instagrammable entrance is not to be missed! Come June, a large outdoor screen will be showing all of the summer’s sporting action.
The Sipping Room, West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AX, T:020 3907 0320, www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-sipping-room/, @thesippingroomlondon
Escape to the Italian Riviera at The Refinery Bankside
Summertime and Aperol go hand in hand and there’s no better place to enjoy one than at The Refinery Bankside. The picture-perfect terrace, complete with a flower wall and branded neon sign, has been kitted out with an abundance of beautiful blooms, bright orange parasols, bunting and fairy lights. Relax on a deck chair with an Aperitivo in hand or if you’re with a group why not opt for an Aperol Tree with four Aperol Spritz cocktails for £32.95.
Also, If you’re deciding where to watch the Euros and Wimbledon, look no further as there will be a giant screen installed from June so you won’t have to miss a minute!
The Refinery Bankside, 110 Southwark St, London, SE1 0TF, T:020 7921 2920, www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-refinery-bankside/, @therefinerybankside
The Tropical Terrace at King’s Cross
The new London Essence Tropical Terrace at King’s Cross with its plethora of colourful flowers, lush greenery, palm trees and pretty, gold pineapples is the perfect setting for catching up with friends. With pineapples being the symbol of hospitality, there is no better fruit to feature in this installation! Enjoy a refreshing G&T with London Essence Company’s Fresh Serve, premium draught tonics. Available in a range of flavours including elderflower, cucumber, and grapefruit.
Drake & Morgan King’s Cross, 6 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG, T:020 826 4870, www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/kings-cross/, @drakeandmorgankingscross
Other spacious terraces we recommend booking a table at include The Parlour (Canada Square), Devonshire Terrace (Spitalfields), andThe Happenstance (Paternoster Square). Both Devonshire Terrace and The Happenstance will also have a large outdoor screens installed on their all-weather terraces for the Euros & Wimbledon!