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Where to Eat & Drink Alfresco in London

Where to Eat & Drink Alfresco in London

With summer right around the corner, it’s time for the Londoners to dust off the sunglasses and find their way to the best sun traps in the city! Whether you’re after a glitzy cocktail or a laid-back pint, we’ve got an idea for you…

Riverside Pub: Founder’s Arms Pub

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Situated just steps from the Tate, this riverside pub offers cheery service and one of the very best views in London! When the sun is out, relax on its patio with your beverage or meal of choice and enjoy the views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London in the distance.

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Rooftop Cocktail: Bar Elba

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Overlooking Waterloo station, the climb up the stairs is well worth it! This rooftop bar has a relaxed, trendy atmosphere and friendly staff serving up cocktails along with beer and wine. Tip: Sign up for the newsletter on their website to score a free cocktail.

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A Sweet Treat: Peggy Porschen Parlour

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While this Belgravia-based boutique bakery is no secret thanks to its Instagram-famed pink and floral exterior, the cakes and cupcakes keep us coming back again and again. Snag a spot at one of its coveted outdoor tables along with your treat and cup of tea (or glass of champagne), and enjoy the people-watching.

Picnic with a View: Primrose Hill

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Off-the-beaten-path of most tourists, this spot is one of our favourite parks in London, with the best view of the skyline to boot! Grab a picnic blanket and pick a grassy spot to enjoy the sights and sounds. On Saturdays, stop by the local Primrose Hill outdoor market located at the northeast corner of the park the and pick up some goodies to enjoy.

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Want to learn more about London’s local pub culture and sample the types of beer sold here? Join our West End Beer Tasting Pub Tour and taste your way through four historic pubs!