With temperatures set to soar this summer, we check out the best rooftop bars and outdoor terraces in London, so that you can enjoy a little al fresco action this summer.
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Moët Ice Impérial Summer Party Pop Up
Located on the roof terrace of the Madison Rooftop Bar, with an incredible view of St. Pauls and The City, the new summer pop up from Moët and Chandon is the ultimate place for a chilled glass of Moët Ice Impérial this summer.
From 26 May through to September 2015
The Avalon in Clapham
Walk through the door at the back of the Avalon pub and step into a glorious walled garden, complete with fern covered walls, an outdoor kitchen with Josper Gill and huge booths that seat up to twelve people. Settle in for a long afternoon in the sun and feast on cumin glazed lamb or divine salmon teriyaki.
The Avalon, 16 Balham Hill London SW12 9EB
Fever Tree Gin and Tonic Garden
Sink into a deck chair and get ready to chill in the new summer garden from Fever Tree at the National Theatre. Two garden bars will be serving summery cocktails and on Thursday nights there will be a delicious BBQ cooked by the guys from The Green Room restaurant.
Fever Tree Gin and Tonic Garden at The Green Room, 101 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PP
Vintage Salt at Selfridges
The latest rooftop pop up at Selfridges is a beach-chic retreat with a chilled out restaurant and rooftop bar. Feast on oysters, lobster rolls and tuna tartare, before settling into a deck chair to soak up the rays with a few cocktails from Drift Bar.
Vintage Salt at Selfridges – click here for more
Aqua Kyoto terrace
Fashion designer Marios Schwab has re-designed the beautiful roof terrace at Aqua Kyoto just in time for the summer. With elegant cushions featuring his latest designs, soft lighting and opulent plants, this rooftop bar is one of the chicest stops for the summer.
Queen of Hoxton
Make your way onto the roof of the Queen of Hoxton and enjoy a colourful, Cuban inspired oasis at the summer long Smokin’ Graclela’s Rooftop Bar. Sip rum cocktails and feast on plenty of BBQ food as you soak up the latino vibes from this epic outdoor terrace.
The Ivy Garden Chelsea
This opulent English garden is the perfect place to enjoy a long lazy dinner this summer. Sip on an Ivy Garden Royal, made with Briottet crème de Figue, Mastica liqueur and lemon, topped with Champagne and tuck into Ivy classics like tuna carpaccio, duck salad and THAT shepherds pie.
Sink into a day bed at this colorful summer pop right on the More London Riverside. Transformed for the summer by Cîroc, this vibrant terrace has healthy Eastern Mediterranean food from Ceru restaurant and an excellent section of killer cocktails, cold press juices and organic coffees.
London Riviera, located next to City Hall, until 31st October.