5 of the Best: Places to Drink Pimm’s in LondonBy Mayola Fernandes
Wondering where to drink Pimm’s in London? The sun’s rays are bestowing London with their glare once again – it’s been a while, so we don’t blame the population for wanting to get outside to embrace the sunshine. London plays host to some of the finest drinking establishments across the world, with countless rooftop bars and beer gardens located in all corners of the capital. Bars are opening up their higher echelons to the sun-seeking population, offering refreshing spots to catch some post-work or weekend warmth. Here are 5 of our favourite spots to enjoy Pimm’s in London this summer:
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The Lowdown: Who can say no to a secret garden featuring an oasis of twinkly lights across the scene? This cozy bar is located between vibrant Brixton and trendy Clapham where they’ll be serving up quintessentially British Pimms cocktails all across the summer. They’ve got something for everybody here. If you’re after warm fires and tropical Tiki huts or a place to jazz up the party they’ve got the best of both worlds across their venue.
How much for a Pimm’s: £13.95 for a jug and £5.95 a glass.
Where: 123 Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5UA
The Lowdown: This Georgian gem left over from a time where Islington was fields and farmland is the perfect place to entertain, relax and forget the stresses of modern life. They have a seasonal menu with traditional food that benefits from the very freshest of flavours. Sit out front and soak up the sun or escape to the walled garden to see the colourful flowers displayed across the garden. Featured on various ‘top gastropub’ lists, this is a must-visit over summer.
How much for a Pimm’s: A glass is £7.50 and a pitcher is £25
Where: 10 Thornhill Road, Islington, N1 1HW
The Lowdown: Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most hyped rooftop bars. Popularity is sustained by way of swanky signature cocktails and panoramic city views of London’s enviable skyline. They offer various cocktails and tapas dining across their carefully mended Mediterranean menu.
How much for a Pimm’s: A jug of Pimm’s is £20 and a glass is £6.50
Where: 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
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The Lowdown: This gastropub has bright fabrics with a living room feel reminiscent of a posh country house. Their menu consists of delicious slow-roast pork belly with shallot and apple tart and cauliflower cream (12.50). Well prepared for the weather, they offer traditional picnics complete with old-school hampers and blankets. Located in West London this place is perfect to enjoy a meal and an ice-cold jug of Pimm’s or a bottle of house or red wine over the summer.
How much for a Pimm’s: it’s £16.50 for a jug, £7.95 for a glass
Where: 215 Askew Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 9AZ
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The Lowdown: At Hampstead’s Stag their gardens feature pampas grasses and palms across their new gardens. The cabana-style booths, decorated with vintage lighting and Art Deco mirrors, cater for groups of six to eight people. They have various pots of herbs and drinkers are encouraged to add mint leaves to their chosen beverages from the selection. This pub is the perfect place to spend the weekend whilst relaxing with family and friends.
How much for a Pimm’s: Jug of Pimm’s £14, a glass £5.95
Where: 67 Fleet Rd, Hampstead, London NW3 2QU