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Alfresco dining, drinking and socialising with Ping

Article authored by Harriet

Harriet

Last updated: 06/01/2022

After two years of living with the shadow of a pandemic looming over us all, things are finally looking up. 

That said, most would argue that we're not out of the woods quite yet - which is why many still prefer to socialise outdoors, with the fresh air there to act as nature's best ventilator. Whatever your stance may be on all things Covid, it's hard to argue that alfresco drinking, dining and socialising doesn't have a special charm of its own - especially on a sunny day, with a light breeze rippling over you and gently ruffling your hair. In honour of that special feeling, here are some places with outdoor areas in London to enjoy - from gorgeous cafes to roof-terrace restaurants and outdoor craft beer gardens ideal for chatting with friends until dawn, these 11 alfresco venues are sure to put people at ease without making them miss out on any of the fun.
Pop Brixton
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Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton is a temporary project that has turned disused land into a creative space for local, independent businesses. Come and discover South London’s most exciting start-ups working in food, retail, design and social enterprise. Pop Brixton exists to support local jobs, training and enterprise. It is a community initiative that has transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space tha...

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BookableLINNAEAN
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LINNAEAN

Our cafe endeavours to nourish its guests in a deeper way than simply with sustenance. We use local and global ingredients sourced for both their excellent taste and health benefits. Our plant-rich menu changes with the seasons. We devised the menu to offer a great breadth of choice to suit vegan, flexitarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dining preferences.

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Print House Bar & Kitchen
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Print House Bar & Kitchen

We are The Print House Bar & Kitchen, family owned and run. Situated by Three Mills Wall River Weir with East London's largest terrace, we are the place you want to spend your evenings and weekends. ​ We serve a range of draught as well as premium cocktails designed and served by award winning bartenders. Our kitchen serves up fresh sourdough pizza, made using an unbeatable family sourdough rec...

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Munich Cricket Club
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Munich Cricket Club

Munich Cricket Club brings a new concept to the dockside of West India Quay, a German Bierkeller with a large terraced garden, long list of imported Munich beers, weekly live Oompah band and menus full of traditional Bavarian favourites.

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BookableBeany Green
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Beany Green

Located on Regent's Canal, just down from Paddington Station Beany Green is a c.1,300 sq ft double height open shop. With an extensive terrace, it is perfect for the summer months and larger group drinks parties. In the cooler days, its a cosy hub with warm and friendly service to enjoy over a flat white among some of our collections largest bespoke Shuby artworks.

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Granger & Co. Chelsea

Every Bill Granger restaurant reflects the spirit we like to think of as ‘Australian’: sunny, easy-going and generous. Located in Notting Hill, Clerkenwell, Chelsea & King's Cross

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BookableVardo Restaurant
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Vardo Restaurant

From the founders of Caravan. Inspired by the travelling wagon, spanning the globe collecting spices, flavours and influences along the way.

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Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden
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Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden

At the Queen Elizabeth Rooftop bar you can sit in the ordinary garden furniture, park benches or just in the middle of the grass and enjoy food and drinks from the café. Offers range from beer, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee to sandwiches and other snacks The view from the terrace is unbeatable, with some of London's most famous buildings as scenery.

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