London may not be known for its summer weather. Contrary to popular belief, though, we do get some sun every now and then! We might only get a couple of good weeks, but that doesn’t mean the city isn’t prepared for the good weather. In fact, there are tons of places to check out.
Tucked away in London fields, this East London hot spot is one of the best places to grab a drink and get a gorgeous view of the city. What’s great about this place is that they have a massive rooftop with tables, couches and plenty of space to admire the London skyline. Considering the location and the skyline view, the drinks are more than reasonably priced. Another bonus? They don’t pack the rooftop with tons of people, which means you actually get to enjoy yourself without being squished to death. Every time I’ve been, there has always been a great ambiance, which makes for a lovely afternoon or night out.
The White Hart
This quaint spot is in Dalston. From the outside, it seems like a regular old pub – you’d never think there would be a beer garden in the back! The minute you walk into the beer garden you get some serious German vibes with all the greenery and long tables. White Hart is the perfect spot to escape the London craziness, grab a pint, and enjoy the sun. What’s more is that it’s nice and spacious so there’s no need to stress about personal space!
Just F.A.B Food Bus
Yep, you heard me! This is indeed a bus. One that serves up some of the best vegan/veggie dishes I’ve had in East London. I’m a regular, and my favourite dish has to be the lasagna. Not only is the food delicious and cruelty free, but they also have a great outside seating area, and even inside part of the bus! It’s one of my favourite spots, because it’s the perfect lazy Sunday spot. You can get good food and enjoy the sun, away from the hustle and bustle of London’s craziness.
Queen of Hoxton
This hot spot is always buzzing no matter what time of the year it is, but it’s definitely a must to check out during the summer. One of the things I love most is the 70s inspired vibe it has going on, instantly putting you in a good mood. The rooftop may be small, but it makes up for that with delicious drinks and a great ambiance. This is one of my favourite places in the afternoon, because it isn’t as packed, which means you don’t have to fight for space or a drinks at the bar.
Dalston Rooftop Park Bar
In the heart of Dalston, this rooftop is always a good idea in the summer. You might not get a skyline view of London, but it’s a nice spot to just relax after a busy work week. I love that the rooftop is set up like a garden, which makes you feel like you’re not even in London at all.