Our pick of the best spots to enjoy cocktails in London this summer

Central London – The Dalloway Terrace

One of London’s most Instagrammable spots! The Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space. Fully heated throughout the year, the restaurant offers a light, elegant and beautiful al fresco space in the spring and summer months. Light breakfasts, brunch and all-day favourites make up the Dalloway Terrace menu, with a range of cocktails and wines also available.

East London – The Highline at The Stratford

The newly launched Stratford evokes the timeless glamour and maverick social spirit of New York’s legendary long-stay hotels. Set across the first seven levels of Manhattan Loft Gardens, it’s a design hotel with a taste for the spectacular – from the magnificent triple-height lobby and Highline sky garden to the imposing glass atrium. The interiors, by Space Copenhagen, fuse Scandinavian style with old-world opulence via serene pastel tones, natural timbers and elegant stone bathrooms. The Highline, on level seven, unites Loft residents with hotel and restaurant guests amongst an elevated meadow of wild flowers, water features, cedar pathways and pine trees.

Closer to home – Aragon House

Having just undergone a full refurbishment, Aragon House, the beautiful Grade II listed building on Parsons Green is now open for lunch, dinner and drinks across its restaurant, bar and garden. Soon they will launch ‘Arthur’s’, a unique daytime workspace and evening cocktail bar, at the end of June, closely followed by 15 boutique bedrooms launching soon after.

Cabaia
Linde Werdelin
Touraine Loire Valley
Lutyens Restaurant
Café Spice Namaste
Decanter World Wine Award
Les Gourmets des Ternes
La Grande Maison
St Remy
Nederberg
Metaxa
Friarwood
Cavia Sturia
Ca Grands Crus
Bernard Magrez
Bar Convent Berlin
Bains
Amarula
Distell
Justerini & Brooks
Cowdray
Il Gusto
Franciacorta
SushiShop
Cointreau
Cramele Recas
Corkers
The Balcon
Edgerton Gin