29 Jul 2019

London’s Best Outdoor Summer Drinking Venues | TheDrinksBasket

Best London Outdoor Drinking Venues for This Summer

Make the most of the British sunshine

We Brits love to keep a shrewd watch on the weather, and who can blame us as it can change in the blink of an eye! No matter what time of year it is, we are all poised to make the most of a hot weekend or bank holiday. With much of the year shrouded in clouds, merely a glimmer of sunshine is enough to coax us out into pub gardens and outdoor watering holes to make the most of the excellent weather. Read on to find out about the best London outdoor drinking venues for this summer and how to create your own summer ‘hot spot’ a little bit closer to home.

Hidden Pubs, Clubs and Cinemas?!

London is brimming with great venues at the best of times, but it’s when the sun is out that the capital gets to show off its best drinking hot spots. Beautiful weather gives everyone an excellent opportunity to discover rooftop gardens, secluded greens and riverside haunts and the long summer hours means that many an evening can now be spent outdoors soaking up the atmosphere.

This time of year is a great time to pull up a pew along the Thames and watch the boats bob past with a beer in hand at the likes of Wapping’s Prospect of Whitby which hosts great views of the river and has a relaxed contemporary feel.

Or if getting up above the hustle and bustle is more your thing, you will be spoilt for choice with the likes of rooftop bars like Fitzrovia’s The Carpenters Arms or the Shoreditch Queen of Hoxton which is known for its great BBQ, drinks list and quirky open air cinema. There are even trendy bars popping up in the unlikely location of multi-story car parks, like the SE London’s Bold Tendencies bar, which hosts both great views and a great food and booze menu.

Create your Hot Spot at Home

However, if wading your way to the bar in some of the capitals most popular venues isn’t quite for you, or if your wallet is starting to suffer, why not capture the spirit of summer in your backyard? Make the most of your outdoor space- however small it may be- by creating a relaxed and welcoming vibe for your guests. Set out some comfortable seating, put some music on or grab a guitar and rustle up some drinks to rival any mixologists.

You could even make like the super hip The Midnight Apothecary and pair bespoke cocktails with a campfire by setting up a firepit and cracking open some exciting spirits. Perhaps stock up on interesting glassware and accessories to give a sense of occasion and let your imagination run wild.

Here at TheDrinksBasket we always endeavour to keep our store fully stocked with both the classics as well as the new drinks on the block. Why not take a browse through our selection today to get your drinks cabinet primed for the next bought of sunshine?


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