The best bars in London for outdoor drinks
April 12th couldn’t come soon enough. Spring is here, bars are reopening, and London’s gardens and terraces are in full bloom.
Here are our top 5 terraces in London to celebrate the warmer weather and the joy of being reunited with friends, cocktails in hand.
Sager + Wilde Paradise Row
Located on Bethnal Green’s Paradise Row, with its signature railway arches, this sunny, verdant all-day venue offers excellent alfresco dining, great wines and refreshing classic cocktails with a twist. The atmosphere is relaxed and always buzzing.
Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake
Just a couple of minutes from bustling Oxford Street, this peaceful cocktail haven will transport you straight to tropical latitudes thousands of miles away. Jurema Terrace on top of The Mandrake hotel has won an award for its outdoors space, and the delicious food and cocktails on the menu are just as great as you’d expect.
Nestled within King’s Cross’s Coal Drops Yard development, Vermuteria has rows upon rows of bottles of vermouth and could be a museum for Italian cycling memorabilia. Its cosy heated terrace is perfect for springtime Spritzes, with amazing food to soak everything up.
This expansive space is one of the largest outdoor venues in London. With a capacity of 850 guests, it sprawls over two floors and features a fully exposed top deck complete with a vine and lantern-laced sun roof, large wooden tables, two bars, and four different dining options.
This former parking lot now houses a three-story rooftop bar with sweeping skyline views, outdoor games (croquet and French pétanque), and lively DJ sets. Cool down with a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the return of sunsets and summer parties with your mates.