It’s summer! And that means that the West End is brimming with thirsty Londoners all jostling for that small square of sunshine. If you don’t fancy standing on the pavement outside a pub for your alfresco drink, then fear not because we’ve rounded up some of the West End’s best summer terraces…
The Plymouth Gin Botanical Garden at The Wigmore – Enjoy refreshing summer cocktails surrounding by beautiful plants on Regent Street.
Aqua Kyoto – Gaze out over London’s rooftops as you enjoy a cocktail on this idyllic roof terrace terrace. This summer Aqua Kyoto are partnering with Tanqueray gin and the terrace is decked out with floral decorations – the perfect place to spend a weekend sunny afternoon.
Boulestin – Dine outdoors in the hidden courtyard terrace at Boulestin, which is tucked away from the bustle of St James’ and lit by Victorian gas lamps.
45 Jermyn St – Grab a table outside and watch the world go by…
Ham Yard Hotel – The quiet courtyard is a lovely space for an alfresco cocktail. On the hotel’s fourth floor, there is a beautiful, leafy rooftop garden with views over London. Unfortunately the garden is only available to hotel guests but you can also hire it out for private events… summer party anyone?
Aquavit – Dine outside at Aquavit’s summer terrace and don’t miss their annual Midsummer celebration on 22nd June.
John Lewis Oxford Street Roof Garden – One of London’s largest roof gardens, John Lewis Oxford Street is holding a Summer of Sound on the Roof with music, food, and drink. They’ll be serving up Butchies buttermilk fried chicken and gin & tonics at the Fever Tree bar all summer long.
alto by San Carlo at Selfridges – Head up to the Selfridges rooftop for alfresco dining in a beautiful Italian garden setting.
Image: courtesy of Aqua Kyoto