Spring is well and truly here, and we’re all for al fresco drinking under the first glimmers of sunshine. Many bars and restaurants in London are launching their spring-inspired menus at the minute, so we thought we’d bring you the definitive list of great places to enjoy one or two with your pals. Daytime drinks it is!
Forest on the Roof
Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Whilst this restaurant and bar was a cosy outdoor hit in winter, it’s now reopened as a springtime beauty! Revamped with a load of floral décor and white wooden huts, it’s a getaway from the crowds of Oxford Circus. Now with a new range of seasonal cocktails to enjoy, it’s a picturesque spot to catch up with friends over a glass of something fresh on the sunny terrace. Check out the place and book a hut here.
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The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG
The spring menu at Aqua Shard has just launched, and that means a whole lot of new fresh and fruity seasonal cocktails to enjoy. From a taste of the seas with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to the classic seasonal option of the English Milk Punch, you’ll have plenty of options to bring you a taste of spring. No need to book for drinks, just head on up to the bar on Level 31 of The Shard and take in the gloriously sunny views of the capital whilst sipping something scrumptious.
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Sky Pod at Sky Garden
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 8AF
You might have seen POPS taking over in a few places recently, and we can safely say they’re exactly what’s needed on a warm day. These are the world’s first range of champagne and prosecco popsicles, filled with natural fruit juices and fizz. London’s Sky Garden has just started serving them, so soak up the champagne on ice while you enjoy those stunning views from the gorgeous gardens in the sky!
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The Lobby Bar
One Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ
Celebrating the arrival of spring, The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych has launched a beautiful new Spring Aperitivos cocktail collection available from April right through to July. The bar is decorated beautifully, meaning you can sit and be classy with your pals while watching the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden go by outside. Featuring the Spring Sling, Bee Treat and Lavender Cloud, the cocktail menu already has our tastebuds tingling! Check it out, here.
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Queen of Hoxton
1 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
East London hotspot, Queen of Hoxton, is reopening its rooftop with a grand summer theme on April 28! This year think ‘summer of love’ – with psychedelic, flower power, hippie-esque décor everywhere. We’ve had a peek at the cocktail menu already and it’s looking great. We’ve got our eye on the Here Comes The Sun cocktail to take us into the summer in style! More of a casual, party venue than the rest of the list – this is the place to head to start off a warm spring evening of drinks. Check it out and see the cocktail menu, here.