Summer

  • london's best picnics being delivered

    If you're heading for a picnic in London's parks, make it a real feast. Here are the best London picnics for you to order and enjoy at your leisure whether you're out in the park or at home in the garden.

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  • prawn on the lawn cornish farm

    In news that has got us googling prices of train tickets to Padstow, Prawn on the Lawn's Cornwall outpost is switching locations for the summer.

    Katie and Rick Toogood, who run the restaurant and fishmongers in Highbury & Islington as well as the place down in Cornwall, are relocating their Padstow restaurant to a nearby Cornish farm for the summer.

    Prawn on the Farm will be their summer residence, taking over space at nearby

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  • drive and dine theatre tom kerridge london

    At a time when there appear to be no summer festivals on the foreseeable horizon, we have to say that this new wheeze from Tom Kerridge and the Pub in the Park team sounds like a perfect substitute.

    Drive & Dine Theatre will be a mash-up between a drive-in cinema and a food festival and it's coming to London for the summer. On the movie front, there'll be the world’s largest mobile HD LED screen showcasing crowd-pleaser

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  • dominique ansel summer marche

    If you're looking for a fun way to bump up your five a day intake, may we suggest a trip to the Dominique Ansel Bakery this weekend? For three days only they're holding a Summer Marché.

    The idea is to celebrate the best seasonal fruits from around the world. So they're filling their pastry section with 10 rather lovely sounding fruit tarts. They're using blueberries from Hertfordshire, British Jubilee Strawberries grown exclusively at only

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  • summermain

    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 ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.

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  • deliverooice

    As London girds its loins and prepares to do battle with temperatures predicted to hit 37 degrees tomorrow, there are a number of ways you can cool down that are a lot more fun that standing in front of your open fridge.

    On Thursday, folk using the Central Line will be met by Deliveroo riders handing out free Judes and Oppo Ice Creams. You can find them at 12pm at Bank, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street stations.

    If you're further east, then maybe

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  • rooftop1000 Summertime is here and with it, London's rooftop spaces begin opening for the season. Here we've rounded up some of the best seasonal spaces to enjoy a cracking view of the city. Oh and the chance of a breeze on a sultry summer's day or night too.

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  • sanmiguelterr

    Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.

    They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse.

    Open daily from lunchtime the bar will serve up a

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  • feria

    The late May bank holiday is our last one for a while, so you need to make the most of your extended weekend. Luckily we've rounded up the best food and drinks things going on in London for the Whitsun weekend so you can do just that.

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  • Taste of London reveals its 2019 line-up

    Updated 4/6/19 with full list of restaurants and dishes

    If your idea of heaven is spending hours roaming Taste of London with a free pass to eat all the food in sight, then we have good news for you. For this year's festival, they're offering one lucky London foodie the chance to do just that, becoming one of the Best in Taste Awards tasters.

    The winner of the competition will get a chance to

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  • bongbong

    Despite the recent chill, London's summer plans are well underway and the latest spot to reveal their colours for the season are John Lewis. They're bringing in My Million Pound Menu winners BBQ Dreamz for their rooftop space this summer. The newly titled Filipino concept, Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen will serve up all manner of treats. Here's the menu: 

    • Lechon Kawali - Crispy fragrant pork belly, with pickled papaya salad and a Filipino lechon
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  • The Prince's summer line-up features Jefferies - a new chicken concept from Patty and Bun

    Over in West London, The Prince is gearing up for its summer season and they're going BIG. Not content with managing to install a retractable electric roof over London's biggest pub garden making it - at a click of a button - British weatherproof, they're also the first to showcase an entirely new concept from the folks at Patty & Bun.

    The summer season kicks off on 25 April and,

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  • harrodsterrace

    There's no surer sign that summer's on its way than when terraces, all across town, begin to be unveiled in their new plumage.

    Top of your to-try list has to be the new Perrier-Jouet terrace at Harrods which launched to a celeb crowd last week. The fourth floor terrace (we honestly didn't even know it was there) is apparently a sunny spot facing due south west - perfect to sit and sip Champagne in. And when the weather properly bucks up there's an

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  • summerfoodcollNow that we're slowly settling into this proper summer weather lark, it's time to start eating like our continental friends. We pick out some of the best sunshine food we've spotted London restaurants sharing on our Insta feed recently.

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  • New London restaurant openings to look forward to this SummerWe've rounded up the key restaurants you need to have on your restaurant radar this summer - all of which will make staying in town over the summer a total delight.  

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