Not only does June 21st mark the longest day of the year here in the UK, it is also the official date that commences the start of Summer. There aren’t many better cities in the world than London when the sun is shining and the weather is warm, with plenty of beautiful parks (Hyde Park, Regents Park, Richmond Park and Primrose Hill are all popular in the capital) and outside spaces to enjoy throughout the summer months. One thing that helps London stand out above the rest is some outstanding and unique hospitality venues that have access to outdoor space and gardens to allow customers to enjoy a refreshing drink in the sun.
Check out some of our recommendations below!
- The Waterway
If you are in and around the beautiful and cosy neighbourhood of Little Venice, look no further than The Waterway, positioned perfectly next to the spiralling canals of West London with views of weeping willows and moss-covered waters. The Waterway offers a gastropub feel with tasty dishes such as BBQ Ribs and Rotisserie Chickens being served on their expansive front terrace area which is loved by locals and is often a social hotspot in the area. The venue catches the natural glow of the sun for most of the day and hosts stunning views all the way through to sunset. Upon arrival at The Waterway, you will also be able to order all of your food and drinks through ROUND, meaning more time to enjoy the views and less time waiting in queues!
For those of you that like a lively rooftop that offers spectacular views of the City of London, Madisons may just be the best spot in London during the summer for a drink with a buzzy atmosphere, including late-night DJ’s and live music throughout the evening. Make sure to book ahead, as Madison’s stunning views of St Pauls that make an Insta Story dream mean availability is often at a premium.
3. The Dorchester Rooftop
One of London’s newest rooftop hotspots is at the renowned Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. Open-air views of Hyde Park have made this rooftop an instant hit for Londoners and hotel guests, combined with summer spritzes and signature cocktails you can enjoy in the heat of a London summer. This spot is sure to be a hugely popular London rooftop bar throughout the summer of 2021.
4. The Hayden
On the doorstep of Notting Hill lies The Hayden, a popular drinking spot for locals and visitors to West London. The Hayden has a sun-soaked outdoor terrace on a lovely corner location that lies between the border of Notting Hill and Bayswater, London – and provides a perfect outdoor terrace in London that isn’t overcrowded but is always sure to be a good crowd. Look out for the table stickers where you’ll be able to scan and use ROUND to order your drinks straight to your table upon arrival.
5. Arens Bar & Grill
If you’re planning on venturing out of some more central London locations, Arens Bar & Grill has an incredible outdoor beer garden that can accommodate big groups for parties and gatherings in the heart of Ruislip, West London. With some shade protection for those who don’t want sunshine all day, Arens Bar & Grill offers a fun and feel-good beer garden and terrace with a different vibe to those located in Central London. Don’t worry about it being too busy and waiting for a drink for ages either, as you can order through ROUND and have your drink brought to your table within minutes.
Download the ROUND app and check the nearest venue to you when you are next hunting for a drink in London! You can download it here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/round-app/id1458346088