The 5 best alfresco dining spots in London to enjoy the sunshine!

Summer has finally arrived in London!

And with it a whole heap of outdoor spaces to enjoy and soak up some rays!

As well as epic views, you can expect awesome food, home brewed beers and so much more.

Take a look at some of our favourites below…

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Forget the Chelsea Flower Show as here’s a chance to enjoy the birds and bees all year round with ths Ivy spot.

Featuring it’s very own pergola and water feature you can get down with nature alongside a tasty menu of zucchini fries, crispy duck salad and must give their salted caramel Espresso Martini a go!

Visit 195 -197 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ, theivychelseagarden.com  

Gorgeous Brewery

Gorgeous Brewery is an independent, family run artisan brewery with its own beer garden based at The Bull Pub. It produces eight unique beers, which can be enjoyed at The Bull, on tap or bottled, or fresh from the barrel at the brewery’s own bar. Guests can take an informal tour of the space, watching the brewing process as it unfolds and sample the day’s latest produce.

It backs onto the Gorgeous Brewery Beer Garden, which is the perfect destination for casual drinkers and al fresco dining from the pub menu. Seven of the beers including, Glowfly, Greaseball and Goofyhoof are vegan, unfined and unfiltered.

Visit The Bull, 13 North Hill, N6 4AB London, United Kingdom, www.gorgeousbrewery.com

Sea Containers

Situated within the Mondrian London’s riverside hotel this spot is perfect to watch the boats past on the Thames. Dig into hanger steak, ceviche, gnocchi and Dover sole.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offers a bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary or Prosecco brunch on the weekend, with menus reflecting the best locally sourced produce. Yum!

Visit 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD, morganshotelgroup.com

Number 90

Who said eating outside had to be in the sun? Number 90 in Hackney perfectly merged hot DJs with tasty food and drinks.

Located right on the canal by the Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, you’ll get views of the famous park, plus enjoy a scenic spot while the ducks float by. All produce is locally sourced, plus there’s an infused cocktail and expansive drinks menu.

Try their Insanity Tng Burger, with a double chuck patty, red cheese, mustard, gherkin relish, tomato, baby gem, bacconaise and red onion marmalade!

Visit 90 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN, number90bar.co.uk

The Gardening Society, John Lewis

Fancy a spot of gardening on top of one of the most iconic shops on Oxford Street? Well, this year, The Gardening Society at John Lewis has had a music-inspired makeover.

Popping up again for 2018 the landscaped rooftop will host a summer of music with immersive studio spaces curated by audio bosses Sonos, Ruark Audio and Naim. You can expect live gigs, DJ sets and acoustic music.

There will also be award-winning food from fried chicken specialists Butchies and drinks courtesy of Fever Tree’s Gin & Tonic Garden and Background Bars.

Vist 300 Oxford Street W1C 1DX, johnlewis.com 

Alfie Green
Alfie Green

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.

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