Outdoor Drinking in the City

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If you're in the mood for a favourite tipple in the summer sun, why not try on of our suggestions for outdoor drinking in the City? We've picked several venues guaranteed to provide you with an inviting alfresco area for drinking, so make it a day to remember with our recommended list of ideas for outdoor drinking in the City.

Don't forget to check out our recommended list of City bars too.
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80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850

Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar located in the heart of the City, with a gateway to vibrant East London. Like its sister venue Patch St Pauls, Patch East boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.

With award-winning DJ's, a late license, happy-hour deals and monthly food and drink specials, Patch East is a venue to relax, unwind, drink, eat, dance and rock till the early hours all in one night and in one beautifully decadent space.

  • The City’s favourite happy hour, 50% off from 4pm daily
  • Perfect for group bookings and celebrations
  • Uplifting DJ’s and great atmosphere
  • Party packages available for all occasions
  • Experienced and personal event management services

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The Argyle


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


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.

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



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


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


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


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


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


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.

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 Clerkenwell

Simmons Clerkenwell

178-180 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY
(020) 3879 9251

Featuring mismatched and a vintage interior, Simmons is a quirky cocktail bar in Clerkenwell that offers an impressive selection of cocktails.

Ye Olde London


Ye Olde London is a traditional London pub that serves a good range of beers and spirits and pub food.

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