This summer feels like the hottest in London for years — probably because it is. For those who haven’t resorted to a bathtub of ice or riding the Elizabeth line end to end to cool down, find solace in some of London’s very best restaurants for dining outdoors; from idyllic garden restaurants and secluded terraces, to hidden patios and waterside decks. After all, summer in London doesn’t last forever — so time to make the best of it while we can.
For more tips on eating and drinking in London this summer, head over to our comprehensive Summer Guide, for everything from the capital’s best beer gardens and summer cocktails, to the best day trips and summer travel guides.
Updated 12 July 2022.