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It's all a bit half-hearted, but it looks as though the Great British Summer is finally here. Which means you'll be wanting to know where's the best place for a decent G&T out in the sunshine that the rest of the city may not know about and where are the new terraces in town that have opened for dining this summer.

Happily we've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and summer festivals for foodies to covered terraces in our Almost Alfresco piece for when the weather isn't so great.

Where to eat outside in LondonWhere to eat outside in London

New to the city this summer (or recently revamped) here's our pick of London's outdoor spots to enjoy a meal out in the sunshine.

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London's best picnic hampersLondon's best picnic hampers

Fancy grabbing a rug and eating out in one of London's lovely green spaces, but don't fancy making it yourself? Here's where to buy the best picnics in town.

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summerguide-festivalsSummer's best music festivals for foodies

Like a bit of festival action, but would prefer pairing it with some decent grub? Here's which festivals are doing something out of the ordinary when it comes to food and drink this summer.

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Almost alfrescoAnd if the weather turns - go Almost Alfresco

Here’s our list of restaurants with retractable roofs, much like Wimbledon, as well as covered courtyards and conservatories that will make you feel like you're dining outside even if it's pouring from the heavens.

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