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Summer 2024 all-weather terraces in London

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Are you looking for perfect al fresco dining and drinking spots in the capital? Then the new Drake & Morgan’s destination themed all-weather terraces will make you think you are on holiday already. And the Italian trattoria style roof terrace at Selfridges will take you to the Med as soon as you step in. We bring you the best for summer 2024 all-weather terraces in London, all open seven days a week and inspired by some of the world’s most enchanting destinations. 

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La Vie En Rosé Terrace

The Happenstance by Drake & Morgan with Lillet (Location: St Paul’s)

Say bonjour to the charming new Parisian themed terrace at The Happenstance by Drake & Morgan, created in partnership with iconic French Aperitif, Lillet. Situated in the heart of St Paul’s, the all weather La Vie En Rosé terrace has been dressed top-to-toe with rich crimson florals, twinkling lights and a Lillet branded bicycle for the ultimate Emily in Paris photo opportunity.

Sure to have you thinking ‘Le vie est belle!’ Enter through a showstopping floral arch made from ruby-red roses before sipping on bespoke cocktails. We love the sound of these:  the Little Rose Sour, mixing Lillet Rosé with Malfy Rosa gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup & egg white, or the Lillet Americano, combining Lillet Rouge with Campari, pomegranate juice & soda. Snack on sharing plates such as a sharing mezze board, pretty-in-pink Prawn Cocktail and vegan ‘Shrimp’ lollipops.

The Happenstance also has a wedding licence – the perfect backdrop for upcoming nuptials.

10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX

Bringing Havana Cuban vibes for summer 2024 all-weather terraces in London

The Sipping Room by Drake & Morgan with Havana Rum (Location: West India Quay)

Bringing a touch of the vibrant Cuban spirit to London, experience a taste of the tropics with the Havana Cuban Mode terrace at The Sipping Room by Drake & Morgan, just moments away from Canary Wharf. Overlooking the water and created in partnership with iconic rum brand Havana Club, the outdoor terrace has been transformed into a lively Latin American cantina filled with an abundance of jungle foliage, charming faux parrots and bright tropical flowers – perfect for *that* Insta-worthy moment.

Enjoy expertly crafted rum creations including the Havana Pina Colada, mixing Havana Club 3-year rum, Koko Kanu, fresh lime juice, pineapple and double cream, and the Rum Old Fashioned with Havana Club 7-year rum, Cointreau & chocolate bitters. Pair with dishes like Padron peppers, burnt end pork bites served with chipotle mayonnaise, and corn ribs served with lime and chilli salsa.

West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AX

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Postcard from the Amalfi Terrace makes the best summer 2024 all-weather terraces in London

The Refinery Bankside by Drake & Morgan with Malfy Gin (Location: Southwark)

Embrace the essence of La Dolce Vita and escape to the sun-kissed shores of the Italian coast with the Postcard from the Amalfi terrace at The Refinery Bankside by Drake & Morgan.

Created in collaboration with Malfy Gin, enter beneath an archway of faux Sicilian lemons before lounging amongst the Italian style terrace adorned with traditional terracotta pots filled with hot pink bougainvillea. Tune into aperitivo o’clock with twists on Italian classic cocktails including the Malfy Sunset Spritz, mixing Malfy Rosa gin, prosecco, soda, strawberries, orange & thyme, or the Twisted Bellini, with Malfy Con Arancia gin, prosecco & sweet peach purée.

In true Italian style, pair your tipples with dishes such as a Napoli flatbread, Paccheri pasta with prawns and pistachio pesto sauce and the British Pastrami sandwich on Wildfarmed flour sourdough.

What’s more, there will be a large screen at The Refinery Bankside showing Wimbledon, making it the ideal location to get in the swing of things and catch every ace and serve over the summer.

110 Southwark St, London, SE1 0TF

The Agave Retreat

Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross with Patrón Tequila (Location: King’s Cross)

Grab your tequila-loving crew and escape to Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross to experience a new Mexican-inspired terrace – The Agave Retreat. Created in collaboration with leading tequila brand Patrón. Step into the Tulum-inspired terrace adorned with dessert-style succulents and pampas grass alongside vibrant décor and tropical flowers. The perfect location to fiesta with friends, sip and savour limited-edition tequila tipples such as the Patron Paloma mixing Patrón Reposado tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave & pink grapefruit soda, or the Mexican Mule combining Patrón Reposado tequila with Monin blood orange, honey & ginger beer.

Enjoy alongside zesty small plates including corn ribs served with lime and chilli salsa and spiced cauliflower bites.

6 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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Escape to the Med – a sky-high oasis atop Selfridges

Alto by San Carlo is a glistening gem in the heart of W1 and one of London’s most iconic alfresco dining spots, Alto by San Carlo, is all set for summer. Beautifully decked head to toe with vibrant hanging lemons and lush greenery, escape the bustling streets below and discover an enchanting foliage-laden Italian trattoria. It’s perched atop of one of the world’s most prestigious department stores, Selfridges London. It’s a must-visit summer 2024 all-weather terrace in London.

With a fully retractable roof, while away those balmy summer days and indulge in a range of new seasonal dishes which will transport you to sun-drenched shores of the Amalfi coast. Enjoy a range of dishes using the freshest of ingredients sourced directly from Italy.

What to eat and drink?

The mouth-watering starters include the flavourful slow-cooked porchetta and creamy Stracciatella – a traditional dish from Ariccia near Rome. How about more southern favourites such as Baked Norma – aubergine, tomato and basil topped with ricotta salata.

Move onto mains like the Coda Di Rospo Gratinata – fresh pan-fried Monkfish sourced from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, with Altamura breadcrumb and herby oil. There is also Taglioni Crab & Caviar – tagliolini pasta from Liguria in north-western Italy, with hand-picked, North Sea crab and Italian sturgeon caviar on the menu. Not to mention a variety of traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas including Pugliese – tomato, burrata, Parma ham, rocket and black truffle. For vegans the Vegetariana – fior di latte, pepper, aubergine, courgette will be a delight.

Enjoy with a crisp glass of Italian white wine, a robust red, or opt for a refreshing signature cocktail such as the Pina Express – Bacardi, coconut, lime, chive syrup and mint. Or be swept away with the romantic vibe and order the Mon Amour – Amaro Montenegro, Champagne and lemon bubbly.

As the sun casts a golden glow across the city, round-off your meal on a sweet note with Alto’s epic ice cream bowl for two featuring chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla flavours. Naturally all made in-house and served with Ferrero Rocher topping and warm Nutella sauce.

 

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