Summer is round the corner and that means cocktails!
Whatever the British weather has in store for us, summer is pretty much synonymous with cocktails in our book. So, we’ve compiled a guide to the best places in London to enjoy refreshing spritzes, G&Ts and marvellous martinis both indoors and out! From terraces to enjoy when the sun makes an appearance, to cosy spots for brunch and cocktails, here are 19 of the best bars and restaurants for drinks with your friends.
Now that indoor brunching is back on the menu, get yourself down to Juno Rooms to indulge in a delicious Absolut brunch. You’ll be able to enjoy Absolut Espresso and Passion Fruit Martinis alongside all your favourite brunch foods!
Juno Rooms, 67-69 Watling Street, London EC4M 9DD
Step into an urban jungle at Monkey 47’s pop-up at German Gymnasium. There you can enjoy a menu of delicious Monkey 47 gin cocktails, amidst some lush greenery.
1 King’s Blvd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU, from May 24
This lovely Italian restaurant is serving up mouthwatering Malfy gin cocktail specials out on their beautiful Malfy terrace. Close your eyes, sip your drink and pretend you’re on the Amalfi Coast……
Sheraton Grand, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
The Allbright has a lovely, leafy Perrier-Jouët pop-up on their 4th floor terrace. So, if you and your friends fancy sipping champagne cocktails in style, book yourself a table here.
24-26 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 1PP
Dirty Martini are dedicated to helping you have the “Best Summer Ever” this year, and have created six brand-new summer cocktails to serve the cause! Choose from a selection of martinis created with brand-new Absolut Watermelon vodka, Beefeater Peach & Raspberry gin or Havana Club Spiced rum, amongst others. Yum!
11-12 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ
This quirky bohemian gastropub is also hosting Absolut bottomless brunches every Saturday. Live DJs will create the soundtrack to your summer as you sip your Espresso and Passion Fruit Martinis and tuck into brunch!
19 Kilburn Lane, London, W10 4AE
Out on the Plymouth Gin terrace at The Jugged Hare, you’ll find an adorable pop-up bar serving refreshing Plymouth cocktails and oysters.
The Brewery, 49 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA
This summer, Bourne & Hollingsworth brings you The Living Bar: an indoor edible garden and cocktail experience created in partnership with Malfy Gin. You’ll be able to visit this highly-instagrammable cocktail experience from June – we can’t wait!
42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU
Book the Pub Pod experience at the London Eye this summer and enjoy two Beefeater G&Ts on your panoramic flight! Seriously, is there anything that screams LONDON more than sipping Beefeater cocktails over the Thames?
Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB
This modern British Pub just across the road from New Cross Gate station, is also hosting the incredible Absolut Brunch this summer. Martinis and brunch food – a match made in heaven!
272 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AA
Relax out on the new Beefeater Peach & Raspberry Terrace at Big Chill King’s Cross. It’s the perfect spot for summer drinks as you’ll be able to enjoy a delightfully fruity menu of Peach G&Ts, Peach Froses and Peach Gin Iced Teas. Yum!
257-259 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NL
This Alice in Wonderland-inspired cocktail bar is playing host to a magical Monkey 47 takeover. Check out their amazing installation behind the looking glass and treat yourself to delicious Monkey 47 gin cocktails.
49 Hackney Rd, London E2 7NX
Head to Giraffe Southbank to try their revamped food and cocktail menu. You can soak up the sun on their riverside terrace as you try a Havana Club “Spiced Punch”, Smokey Cuban or Mojito, or a Malibu Pina Colada.
1 Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Lillet and French restaurant, Colbert have reopened their lovely summer terrace where you can enjoy a game of pétanque and experience a little taste of France in Sloane Square. Tuck into crepes and celebrate the sun with some refreshing Lillet spritzes!
50-52 Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W 8AX
If you’d occasionally like to swap your coffee with an Espresso Martini, then the Absolut Brunch at The Wheatsheaf is just the thing for you.
2 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG
The colourful Berkeley Beach Huts are an Instagrammable ode to Britain’s charming seaside towns. They’re also the perfect place to enjoy Plymouth Gin cocktails and oysters to celebrate a special occasion.
Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge’s 5th Floor Terrace has been transformed into an Italian garden inspired by the Amalfi Coast! The gorgeous Malfy Lemon Grove will be serving bespoke Malfy cocktails and delicious food pairings all summer.
109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ
For summer cocktails with a view you can’t go wrong with Savage Garden’s decadent rooftop terrace. There’s nothing like a weekend spent sipping a Lillet Spritz while you watch the sun go down.
Floor 12, 7 Pepys St, Tower, London EC3N 4AF
Travel from Mayfair straight to the Amalfi Coast with the Malfy Gin terrace out in Hush’s iconic courtyard. Sip your gin cocktails and pretend you’re sunning on the Italian coast!
8 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY
Covid-19 health and safety measures and social distancing will be in place at each venue. Please drink responsibly.