Who gave London permission to be this hot?
We think there are few things better an ice cold brew on a sunny day, so in celebration of International Beer Day, here are a few of our favourite places to soak up the sunshine with a pint.
We’ll be honest, you’d have a fine old time drinking on the terrace at this temple of beer on London’s South Bank, with specially trained beer experts on hand to pull you a personalised pint. But in this weather, you’d have an even better time consulting said experts for the best bottles to take away, and strolling with along the river.
Kings Cross’s German Gymnasium has a breezy, sun-soaked outside space that’s perfect for people watching, and their unusual array of German beers provide a tempting trade from the usual pub offerings.
The Allegory’s sunny terrace – Photo courtesy of The Allegory
The Allegory by Drake & Morgan’s Shoreditch spot is always buzzing with the best after-work crowd, who come for their beautiful al fresco terrace and stay for the inclusive atmosphere.
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A sultry slice of Bangkok in the West End, Greyhound Cafe’s assortment of Thai beers pair perfectly with enticing bar snacks like crab meatballs and Greyhound’s signature Single Bone Wings.
Known to be the best people watching spot on the King’s Road, and rightly infamous for much more, Bluebird is the ultimate in Chelsea glam. With pints pulled by the poshest personnel, their Early Bird happy hour between 5 and 7 every day is another draw.
An insiders secret just off the Cally Road, the Depot’s outrageously exclusive outdoor area regularly caters to Forbes crush Bale [surnames are for plebs] and a host of other North London movers and shakers. An array of craft beers on tap and affordable pizzas keep this hot spot happening.
The closest you’ll come to the countryside in the city, Coq d’Argent’s tidy turf has landmark views, while a classy beer menu fuses old favourites with some quirky newbies.
A great low-fi boozer in the heart of the East End, The Dog and Truck boasts a wide selection of local beers and has a particularly impressive pie menu, all of which can be enjoyed in one of two beer gardens.
The Terrace – photo courtesty of Le Pont de la Tour[/p]
The classiest way to soak in riverside scenery. We’ll be honest, the most desirable drinking options here definitely come from a considered yet colossal wine list, but we can think of few better views to ponder over a pint.