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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.


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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London's best alfresco restaurants


Because when the weather's great in London 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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London's best places for salads


For those summery days when it's just too darn hot to even consider eating something warm, here's which cafes and restaurants are serving up the best salads in London right now.

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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


From the gorgeous Thameside gardens of the River Cafe, to sunny canalside seats in Little Venice and Hackney, we pick out London's best restaurants and cafes for waterside dining.

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Best musical festivals for foodies


Britain's summer festival scene is as much about the food as the music. There are still a few festivals to come, so 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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London's best family-friendly restaurants


Looking for somewhere to take kids out to eat where the menu isn't nuggets and pizza? We pick the best restaurants, that also happen to be child-friendly, near to London's biggest tourist attractions

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