Summer

  • sanmiguelterr

    Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.

    They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse.

    Open daily from lunchtime the bar will serve up a

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  • alfresco

    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.

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  • dukes2If you're heading for an alfresco feast in London's parks, on the canal or, basically, anywhere the sun hits, forget lugging around a basket of warm sandwiches from home. Here are the best London picnics for you to pick up and enjoy at your leisure.

     

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  • feria

    The late May bank holiday is our last one for a while, so you need to make the most of your extended weekend. Luckily we've rounded up the best food and drinks things going on in London for the Whitsun weekend so you can do just that.

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  • Taste of London reveals its 2019 line-up

    Updated 4/6/19 with full list of restaurants and dishes

    If your idea of heaven is spending hours roaming Taste of London with a free pass to eat all the food in sight, then we have good news for you. For this year's festival, they're offering one lucky London foodie the chance to do just that, becoming one of the Best in Taste Awards tasters.

    The winner of the competition will get a chance to

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  • rooftop1000 Summertime is here and with it, London's rooftop spaces begin opening for the season. Here we've rounded up some of the best seasonal spaces to enjoy a cracking view of the city. Oh and the chance of a breeze on a sultry summer's day or night too.

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  • bongbong

    Despite the recent chill, London's summer plans are well underway and the latest spot to reveal their colours for the season are John Lewis. They're bringing in My Million Pound Menu winners BBQ Dreamz for their rooftop space this summer. The newly titled Filipino concept, Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen will serve up all manner of treats. Here's the menu: 

    • Lechon Kawali - Crispy fragrant pork belly, with pickled papaya salad and a Filipino lechon
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  • The Prince's summer line-up features Jefferies - a new chicken concept from Patty and Bun

    Over in West London, The Prince is gearing up for its summer season and they're going BIG. Not content with managing to install a retractable electric roof over London's biggest pub garden making it - at a click of a button - British weatherproof, they're also the first to showcase an entirely new concept from the folks at Patty & Bun.

    The summer season kicks off on 25 April and,

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  • harrodsterrace

    There's no surer sign that summer's on its way than when terraces, all across town, begin to be unveiled in their new plumage.

    Top of your to-try list has to be the new Perrier-Jouet terrace at Harrods which launched to a celeb crowd last week. The fourth floor terrace (we honestly didn't even know it was there) is apparently a sunny spot facing due south west - perfect to sit and sip Champagne in. And when the weather properly bucks up there's an

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  • summerfoodcollNow that we're slowly settling into this proper summer weather lark, it's time to start eating like our continental friends. We pick out some of the best sunshine food we've spotted London restaurants sharing on our Insta feed recently.

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  • New London restaurant openings to look forward to this SummerWe've rounded up the key restaurants you need to have on your restaurant radar this summer - all of which will make staying in town over the summer a total delight.  

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  • harcourtCrayfish and aquavit go on the menu in Mayfair for a spot of Nordic late summer fun

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  • craft

    Summer has arrived and while we’re cautiously optimistic that it’s here to stay, London’s restaurants and bars are shaping up to launch a series of summer bars

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    If you can believe it, London which is about to see its 14th Taste of London festival hitting Regent's Park for the summer! The event is a celebration of the London restaurant scene. But it's also a massive draw for visitors and for visiting chefs.

    This year there are two international chefs in particular that you should make a beeline for at the festival.

    First is Pierre Herme, named

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  • coppasummer

    Remember those rather marvellous looking igloos along the side of the Thames? Blessed with an amazing riverside terrace Coppa Club has decided to swap them out for the summer. They're replacing them with beautiful, flower strewn cabanas with wisteria and roses growing up them.

    There are seven to choose from - three can be reserved and booked ahead for for 8-10 people while a further two can be booked with smaller tables for groups of 2-6. The remaining two are

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