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The Great British Summer is here. Which means you'll be wanting to know where's the best place for a decent G&T out in the sunshine that the rest of the city may not know about and where are the new terraces in town that have opened for dining this summer.

Happily we've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.

10 summery London dishes to beat the heat


Too hot to eat? Never! We pick out some of the best dishes to order in London's restaurants this summer, that are guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed.

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The very best restaurants in London for eating alfresco


Because when the weather is great, you're going to want our guide on London's loveliest spots to eat outdoors. 

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London's best picnic hampers


Fancy grabbing a rug and eating out in one of London's lovely green spaces, but don't fancy making it yourself? Here's where to buy the best picnics in town.

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Where to find the best ice cream in London


Super when the weather is scorching and even on the many, many days it's not - we pick out London's best ice-cream and gelato purveyors.

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Where to eat by the water in London


Yes, we all know that the River Cafe is marvellous (if you have the budget) and that the Blueprint Cafe has some pretty stonking views over Tower Bridge, but for this piece we've picked out some lesser known waterside gems to dine at by London's rivers, ponds, pools and canals.

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London's best rooftop dining


When the sun's out, outside on the rooftops of London is where we’d always rather be. This year we’re spoilt for choice, with options spanning all across the capital. Here's our pick of the best rooftops for drinking and dining this summer.

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Best musical festivals for foodies


Britain's summer festival scene now feels like it's as much about the food as the music. If you want to know where you should be setting up your tent this summer, here's our guide to the best music festivals for foodies.

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