Six pub and bar terraces you need to book for 12 April
Make a booking at one of these wonderful outdoor spaces so you can reconnect with friends and family in style
Fingers and toes crossed: if all goes to plan and we are spared another jarring plot twist, the UK government will allow people to gather in groups of five in outdoor spaces from 12 April, including on pub, bar and restaurant terraces.
So if you're planning to hit the town at the earliest possible opportunity, here are six of the best outdoor pub and bar terraces in London to reconnect with friends and family after a tumultuous year. Be sure to make a reservation - these highly saught-after spaces are likely to be fully booked by the time the big day rolls around.
Head to The Happenstance in the heart of the City on Paternoster Square, home to a beautiful all-weather terrace overlooking London’s most iconic landmark. Catch up with friends and family whilst you sip on signature cocktails and enjoy an array of moreish dishes from delicious sharing boards, to fresh salads and fully-loaded burgers.
10 Paternoster Square
THE SIPPING ROOM
Venture East to The Sipping Room, transporting you to a place far removed from the concrete jungle. Relax and unwind on the expansive Thames-side terrace and enjoy creative cocktails from the dedicated outdoor bar like the Good Night Out; a refreshing mix of Tanqueray 10 gin, Crème de Mure, lemon, champagne & gold shimmer or why not try the London Spritz; Tanqueray gin, cucumber, elderflower, apple, sprigs of mint and lashings of soda. Cosy blankets and hot water bottles are also available for those particularly chilly nights.
16 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf
DRAKE & MORGAN KINGS CROSS
Perched on Pancras Square, a few moments from King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations, this central London bar and restaurant boasts an extensive all-weather terrace alongside seasonal menus, tempting cocktails and fine wines. The perfect pit stop after an afternoon of shopping at Coal Drops Yard or to grab a bite while you wait for your train.
6 Pancras Road, Kings Cross
THE REFINERY BANKSIDE
Located on Southwark Street, in the heart of London’s Bankside and just behind the Tate Modern. The Refinery offers a stunning al fresco terrace where you can enjoy everything from an early morning coffee and breakfast through to dinner and late night cocktails.
110 Southwark St
Moments from Liverpool Street Station, Devonshire Terrace is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of City life. Drink and dine alfresco with family and friends on the sophisticated yet welcoming terrace, with its beautiful glass domed roof to protect you from the elements. The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine, leisurely lunch or swift brunch.
Devonshire Terrace, Spitalfields
Located in the Park Pavilion on Canada Square, a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf station, The Parlour is a gorgeous bar & restaurant perfect for all-day drinking, dining and unwinding. This stunning alfresco terrace, complete with its own bar and overlooking Canada Square Park, is the ideal location to enjoy an afternoon with friends over good food, fine wine and creative cocktails.
40 Canada Square Park