After a stretch of cloudy days here in London, we hear England is set to be hit with a heat wave and we’re totally ready to make the most of it! We thought it was only fair to share our knowledge of hot places to keep cool on these forthcoming holiday-esque evenings and weekends, so here are our favourite pop-ups and permanents in our beloved Capital…
VOGUE POP UP CAFÉ AT WESTFIELD
Vogue is turning 100 this year, and to celebrate its anniversary, a Vogue pop up café is nestled in the heart of The Village, Westfield, until the 25th September. If you’re dreading meetings on beautiful summer days and the thought of being cooped up inside your office isn’t very welcoming, host your meetings here and channel your inner fashionista. This elegant cafe’s walls are lined with covers from the magazine’s 100 years of iconic fashion that, coupled with elegant furnishings, create a relaxed, modern chic vibe. The perfect escape!
CAMDEN BEACH AT ROUNDHOUSE
2016 is the fifth year that Roundhouse have transformed their terrace into a 1 month only summer retreat right here in London. This year they have teamed up with Virgin holidays to host themed events, live music performances and boozy beach afternoons. With a beach-shack cocktail bar, a Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream van, BBQ’s and the Fishy Business pop up café, what’s not to love?! You can enjoy this uber-cool space and its entertainment all with free entry. It’s the perfect place for combining sunbathing with socialising, so grab your clients, your shades and get your flip flops on -before its gone!
FOREST RESTAURANT & BAR ON THE ROOF
This restaurant and bar situated on top of Selfridges on Oxford Street is, as you may have guessed, forest themed! A man-made décor of trees and fairy lights create a wonderland like atmosphere at this gem of a venue. Enjoy seasonally themed cocktails for a relaxed evening, have afternoon tea or even have your dinner here. The forest restaurant celebrates seasonal local produce in their dishes, choosing a star vegetable or fruit every month - the perfect place to enjoy good food and wind down after a long, hot day.
Vista is the bar that keeps on giving. Situated on the roof of The Trafalgar Hotel, right in the heart of London, its panoramic views of the Big Smoke are enough to take even a stubborn Londoners breath away. Oozing with sophistication, Vista has recently enjoyed a redesign by Pampero & Pyrat Rum, the hotels most recent new brand partners. It now boasts a South American styled Rum Shack décor that perfectly combines both modern and rustic features to create a relaxed, classy atmosphere, perfect for drinks on a warm summer evening.
You know where to go, the good weather’s rolling in…what’s stopping you?
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*All photos courtesy of individual venues.