Alfresco Drinking in The City

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Sample some delightful summer options for the outdoor drinker with our guide to alfresco drinking in The City. We've picked some excellent venues guaranteed to have you making the most of this summer's unforgiving sunshine, so if you're stuck for ideas during the day or you're looking for a haunt to escape to after work, our recommended list of suggestions for alfresco drinking in The City will assist you ably.

Don't forget to check out our recommended list of City bars too.
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Belushi's, 161-165 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1HR
(020) 7939 9700

The Dugout at Belushi's is a late night sports bar featuring multi-screens and projectors showing the latest sporting fixtures through Sky Sports and BT Sports. The Dugout at Belushi's offers a comprehensive drinks selection including international beers and cocktails.

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Patch St Pauls

#7

58-60 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EA
(020) 7489 7777

Patch is a funky venue in the heart of the City. Ideal for afterwork drinks with a popular happy hour including 50% off their extensive cocktail list.

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The Argyle

#1154

The Argyle pub offers a varied range of beers, ales, spirits, wines and cocktails and a food menu of classic pub dishes. This modern pub also has an intimate roof terrace, perfect for alfresco drinking in the City.

1 Greville Street, Farringdon, London, EC1N 8PQ
(020) 7405 0999
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Aviary

Aviary


Montcalm Royal London House, 10th Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square, City, London, EC2A 1DX
020 3873 4060

Aviary is a luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace bar located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. Aviary offers a modern British menu and fantastic views of the City's skyline.

Banker

#861

The outdoor patio area looks directly onto the river at the Banker.

Cousin Lane, London, EC4R 3TE
(020) 7283 5206
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The Botanist

The Botanist


Unit 5, Broadgate Circle, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS
(020) 3058 9888

Split over two floors, The Botanist is a restaurant and bar serving British and modern European cuisine and a variety of drinks including innovative cocktails. Downstairs, the Soda Room is a sleek, late night area that has a dancefloor, booths and DJ nights.

The Bunch of Grapes

#1856

The Bunch of Grapes on Lime Street possesses the perfect alleyway to enjoy alfresco drinks in the summer sun.

14 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7AN
(020) 7623 7557

Corney and Barrow at Exchange Square

#1637

Famed for its Pimm's and marvellous outdoor area, Corney and Barrow @ Exchange Square is a popular venue in the city.

5 Exchange Square, Broadgate, London, EC2A 2EH
(020) 7628 4367

The Crutched Friar

#641

Desirable little beer garden area at the Crutched Friar in the city.

39-41 Crutched Friars, Bank, London, EC3N 2AE
(020) 7488 3243

Eight Members Club


Panoramic views of the city from the balcony of this exclusive venue in the city.

1 Dysart Street, Moorgate, London, EC2A 2BS
(020) 7392 9410

Golden Bee

#114

Golden Bee is a popular cocktail bar and roof terrace ideally situated nearby Old Street tube station. During the week, Golden Bee is a relaxing lounge bar and a perfect venue to wind down and enjoy some post-work drinks with colleagues and friends before at weekends the venue transforms into a club with a fantastic atmosphere.

Singer Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD
(020) 7253 1110
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The Happenstance

The Happenstance


10 Paternoster Square, City, London, EC4M 7DX
(020) 7618 9520

The Happenstance bar and restaurant has a great choice of world wines, killer cocktails, beers and spirits. There is also a seasonal food menu made using locally sourced produce.

Northbank Restaurant and Bar


With a spectacular riverside setting, Northbank Restaurant and Bar is attractive to city business people as well as London tourists. They offer a menu of good honest British food with a Cornish influence, along with great wines, a selection of real ales and West Country ciders.

Millennium Bridge, One Paul's Walk, The City, London, EC4V 3QH
(020) 7329 9299

The Old Fountain

#1626

The Old Fountain pub offers classic pub fare at lunchtime together with bar snacks in the evenings. Drinks include a choice of real ales, beers, wines and spirits. The venue also boasts a delightful, contemporary wood-panelled roof terrace, ideal for alfresco drinking in the City.

3 Baldwin Street, London, EC1V 9NU
(020) 7253 2970
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The Refinery

The Refinery


12 New Street Square, City, London, EC4A 3BF
(020) 7842 0750

The Refinery on New Street Square is a stylish restaurant, bar and terrace. Expect a varied cocktail list offering a selection of both classic and signature choices.

The Refinery offers a seasonal, all-day dining menu with dishes including crispy duck flatbread; Thai coconut curry; and sirloin steak sandwich.

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Simmons Liverpool Street

Simmons Liverpool Street


21 Widegate Street, City, London, E1 7HP
(020) 7377 1843

Simmons is unique bar featuring a quirky interior with mismatched and vintage items throughout. On the drinks list is a comprehensive selection including wines, Champagne and cocktails served in teacups.

Ye Olde London

#596

Ye Olde London is a traditional London pub that serves a good range of beers and spirits and pub food. Ye Olde London also boasts an astro-turfed courtyard area - ideal for a spot of alfresco drinking in the City.

42 Ludgate Hill, The City, London, EC4M 7DE
(020) 7248 1852