One of Wandsworth's best-loved watering holes, there's a reason The Ship continues to pull in the punters and it starts with their huge riverfront beer garden. With atmospheric views over the water, there's no better place to tuck into the pub's delicious menu... and sink a few pints in the process.
Summer Restaurants in London
If there's two things this city can do it's food and views - so it makes sense that we should be combining the two. From sky-high bars to riverside restaurants, London is replete with gorgeous outside locations to get your eat on, and so we've taken it upon ourselves to round up the very best. Get to know our alfresco scene with these gorgeous restaurants in London to eat outside, because outdoor dining has never looked so good.
A place for date nights and mates nights alike, this sleek Battersea bar and restaurant offers up a delicious selection of European dishes and some very snazzy cocktails, both of which are best enjoyed within their sunshine-ready courtyard.
The Lighterman's huge terrace and balcony boast unbeatable views of Regent's Canal, set in the heart of Kings Cross' Granary Square. Specialising in all-day casual dining, this is the perfect spot for a sunny breakfast meeting or late-night waterside date night.
Sitting pretty at the top of Vintry & Mercer's City hotel, this airy restaurant touts modern dishes and classic drinks set to the view of some of London's best-known landmarks. From balmy evenings to impressive dates, you can't go wrong here.
A shape-shifting space in the heart of Mayfair, Hush likes to keep its courtyard fresh with seasonal changes to both the menu and look of the place. Head down this season for the chance to experience their Art Nouveau-inspired botanical paradise, complete with delicious small plates, hearty mains and Perrier-Jouët Champagne by the glass.
Situated by London Bridge, Vinegar Yard is perfect for alfresco drinking and dining. Get down to London Bridge for craft beer, cocktails and street food traders that include Nanny Bills, Niks Kitchen and Up in My Grill.
Sitting high above The City, this rooftop terrace on Finsbury Square brings you one of London's most sought after dining destinations. Stake out a place in the sun and enjoy a meal befitting the views with lamb rump, Peterhead cod, and miso roast cauliflower.
If you're one the hunt for summer-ready restaurants in London, then 14 Hills should be working its way up your list. With a new, foliage-covered alfresco terrace, the bar and eatery is sorting you for skyline views, seafood platters and handcrafted cocktails.
Docked down in Hackney Wick and spitting distance from the Queen Elizabeth Park, this old Dutch barge has found a new lease of life as a bar and restaurant. Snag yourself a place on the deck for an afternoon spent enjoying craft beers and a selection of their internationally-inspired dishes.
An oasis of delightful calm and decadent cocktails, this West London bar and restaurant brings you some effortlessly cool interiors, delicious food and an innovative drinks menu. On top of that, their pretty courtyard dining area offers a dreamy spot to soak up some summer sunshine.
A rustic yet elegant spot in Docklands, The Gun's outside dining area brings you one of the best views of the O2 Arena in the whole city. Alongside some delicious seasonal British plates, an excellent wine list and some top-notch cocktails, you can enjoy the sights of the river flowing past you.
With an enourmous outdoor terrace stretching towards the city, El Vino's Blackfriars location has got your post-work drinking and dining all wrapped up. Grab a table one evening and tuck into a selection of delicious tapas and sharing boards, along with a glass or two from their extensive wine list.
A gorgeous spot when the sun decides to shine in London, Smith's Bar & Grill offers a sprawling sun-soaked terrace, right on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. Stop by for a summer salad, juicy burger or thirst-quenching cocktail.
If you're looking for a stunner this summer, look no further than Skylark. A rooftop restaurant in the heart of Paddington, it's perfect for brunch and dinner outside once the season warms up; think dreamy dining spot in azure blue tones.
Sitting in the shadow of Tower Bridge, this neighbourhood restaurant fronts a gorgeous outside terrace, perfect for sunny days. Get stuck into their relaxed menu of pizzas, sandwiches and an array of street food-inspired bites while you enjoy some stunning views of the river.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, or you've got to do is get yourself up to this rooftop eatery in the heart of the city. Serving up a stunning selection of French eats, and one of London's most beautiful terraces, you'll find this particular landscape changing with the seasons.