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London’s Best Kept Secrets

A London summer is like no other! With Young’s and Geronimo’s gorgeous selection of rooftop terraces across the capital, the sky really is the limit for Londoner’s in search of a sunny spot to kick back and relax…

The Loft at Alexandra, Wimbledon

33 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19 7NE
T: 020 8947 7691
W: www.theloftwimbledon.co.uk

Those in the know will spot the discrete street entrance at the side of The Alexandra pub, head up the stairs and find yourself in one of south-west London’s best rooftop terraces. With the temperature rising, this is the perfect spot to while away the afternoon on a sunny day. Alternatively, grab some friends and take a seat in one of the wooden booths under the terrace’s twinkling fairy lights and enjoy a chilled glass of wine, alongside a gourmet burger from the resident Burger Shack.

The Windmill, Mayfair

6-8 Mill Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2AZ
T: 020 7491 8050
W: www.windmillmayfair.co.uk

Escape the hustle and bustle in style at The Windmill. Ideally situated on a hidden roof terrace in this central London location, the Secret Garden, decked out with bright colours and plenty of seating, is the home of Young’s BOOZED & INFUSED Sipsmith range and the perfect hub to catch the city sunshine. An exclusive selection of seasonally changing gin-infused cocktails is on offer and rooftop-goers can choose from the famous dedicated pie menu to enjoy al fresco, made using only the best, locally sourced ingredients.

The Castle, Islington

54 Pentonville Road, Islington, North London N1 9HF
T: 020 77131 858
W: www.thecastleislington.co.uk

Standing proud at the top of Pentonville Road in trendy Islington, The Castle boasts possibly one of the finest roof terraces in Angel. A relaxing retreat from the bustle, North Londoners and visitors alike can sit back in the sun and enjoy delicious treats from brunch through to Sunday lunch, or simply grab a quick bite from the Burger Shack. At lunch try one of the freshly made sandwiches, salads or a British classic, and come evening, opt for one of the homemade daily-changing specials – summer’s covered at The Castle.

The Fellow, King’s Cross

24, York Way, London, N1 9AA
T: 020 7833 4395
W: www.thefellow.co.uk

Named after the Cheltenham Gold Cup winning racehorse and around the corner from King’s Cross Station, the bets are on that The Fellow’s hidden roof terrace is a firm favourite with locals and commuters. Come rain or shine, head to the heated roof terrace where outdoor seating, string lights and plush cushions keep things comfortable well into the night. Whether indulging in a post-work pint, enjoying a bite to eat, sipping cocktails or soaking up the sun, the hidden terrace at The Fellow is sure to satisfy.

The Queen’s, Primrose Hill

49 Regents Park Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8XD
T: 0207 586 0408
W: www.thequeensprimrosehill.co.uk

Located just yards from Primrose Hill, The Queen’s is a charming and characterful pub serving fresh, seasonal British food sourced from the South East of England. Sun-seekers can head upstairs to discover a quaint terrace with a view, overlooking the hill – perfect to kick back with a chilled glass of Côtes de Provence rosé, a refreshing Margarita or a royalty-worthy London brewed craft beer from the eclectic selection available.

Bunch of Grapes, London Bridge

2 St Thomas Street, London bridge, London, SE1 9RS
T: 020 7403 2070
W: www.bunchofgrapesborough.co.uk

Bunch of Grapes is snuggled in the heart of the action between the Shard and Borough Market. When things are heating up, step outside and discover a secret drinking spot, The Cellar Tap, serving everything from London craft ales, light summer wines to a selection of the finest spirits. The Cellar Tap is London Bridge’s best kept secret and perfect for those after work drinks, whether the sun is shining or not…

The Owl & Pussycat, Shoreditch

34 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP
T: 020 3487 0088
W: www.owlandpussycatshoreditch.com

A hipster hangout in the heart of Shoreditch’s uber-trendy Redchurch Street, The Owl & Pussycat has got ‘hip’ down to a tee with its ‘Out Cider’ garden terrace featuring a cool collection of pastel colours and a summer-long programme of music events. Full of gastronomic joy with charm and personality to spare, The Owl & Pussycat is a home away from home where sun-worshippers can relax, grab a bite to eat and take in the sweet sounds.

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