John Lewis has a garden rooftop bar. They've covered it in flowers and herbs and green things, and as well as cocktails there are pop up restaurants and occasional yoga classes. AND IT'S ONLY OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER GUYS, GO NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
This big local pub has a hell of a beer garden. Just look at it, it's so pretty with all its leafiness and oaky tones. Plus there's so many secret little spaces in it, as well as multi-layered terraces, that you'll always find a seat.
Craft beer and deck chairs in the sun. What's not to love? There's also tons of really good food on offer: in true east end spirit, there's rotating foodie pop ups in residency here. Currently you'll find burgers, including the Mac The Ripper: "truffled mac and cheese, deep fried, in a bun." FUCK. YES.
Mr Fogg's west end residence has the most genteel of drinking terraces: a Hendrick's Botanical Garden. The elevated terrace will put you up where the fresh air is, while the oh-so-dainty Victorian-inspired decor and cocktails will make you feel like you're in a novel.
Sushi Samba's 38th floor rooftop bar attracts city folk like honey attracts flies. I don't know what it is about being up high. People in suits just love it. Rubbing elbows with the moneyed young things is part of the charm of this place though, and even if it wasn't, the views and cocktails are still worth coming for. Both are seriously good.
Nearest station: Liverpool Street
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