Can’t stand the Oxford Street crowds for more than five minutes? Love rooftop bars? We’ve found the perfect place.
John Lewis’s Oxford Street rooftop has been transformed into a horticultural haven, home to what they’re calling the smallest pub in Britain (not 100% sure on that one, but it is essentially a shed). It’s the ideal escape for those of you who hate Oxford Street but occasionally end up there against your better judgement. Usually after your mate persuades you to help them find an outfit for their boyfriend’s sister’s wedding. That’s what friends are for, after all.
The battle through the masses down on the street are made much more bearable with a nice cold drink, as far away from things as possible. Well, never fear, because trusty old John Lewis has got you covered.
They’re serving up botanical inspired cocktails, alongside a Middle Eastern fusion food selection from Foley’s to keep you happily fed and watered. And if Foley’s reputation is anything to go by, you’re in for a treat. You can take a look at the full menu here.
You can even reserve one of their adorable summer houses and use it as your private penthouse – they all feature their own gardens and outdoor seating. We reckon they provide shed loads of potential for special occasion drinks. You can book them online here.
They’re also hosting fitness classes from HEX – perfect for those of you who don’t cringe at the idea of performing lunges in time to music, while an impossibly muscly action man shouts at your for not trying hard enough. Only kidding, we’re told they’re much less intimidating than that here, although I’m not sure you’ll catch us on the rooftop doing anything other than sipping Prosecco. Anyway, they’re happening Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30am and you can book classes here.
The rooftop is open until 9pm Sunday to Wednesday and until 11pm Thursday to Saturday (with last entry an hour before closing every day) until 24th September. Oh, and Foley’s will only be serving food until August, when Michellin-starred restaurant The Elephant takes over, offering loads more rooftop deliciousness.
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