You’ve cracked out the matching co-ords, Love Island is in full swing, and the Central line is a full-blown sauna. Summer is officially here, baby. But instead of retreating to whichever pub garden is down the road from you, spice things up with these fun plans. From residencies that involve scrumpets to a rooftop bar and outdoor cinema, here are five exciting things to do this month.
Pick Up Some Of These Excellent Snacks On The Pride Parade
We’re not saying you should plan your Pride parade trail around a lobster roll. But it also wouldn’t hurt, would it? Yes, Pride month is at its end, but not before the celebrations on July 2nd. If you’re attending this year, use our guide on Where To Eat Along The Pride Parade—which has everything from click-and-collect bao in Soho to London’s best gelato—for ideas on where to line your stomach as you celebrate.
Eat A Chicken Sando At This Dalston Pop-Up
Whenever the words ‘fried chicken’ and ‘sando’ are involved, you can bet we want to be involved too. Hot 4 U—two chefs formerly of parishes such as St. John, Cub, and Silo—is now taking up residence at The Haggerston in Dalston where they’re serving things like mushroom and miso scrumpets, koji fried chicken, and three types of sando.
Hit Up This Peckham Rooftop For Views And Soft Serve
Short of finding a secluded beach in Bali and purposely missing your flight home, nothing quite beats a summer day on a London rooftop. Except a summer day on a rooftop with a bakewell soft serve perhaps. And at Forza Wine in Peckham, you’ll get both of those things. This place avoids any of the ‘2-4-1 on pitchers of woo woo’ overpriced hype and instead is all about great little sharing plates, and as you might have guessed from the name, a natural-filled wine list. Make sure to order one of their exciting ice cream flavours, which they serve throughout summer, with things like ricotta and pistachio or lemon meringue and milk soft serve to choose from. A round of the frozen negronis wouldn’t hurt either.
Drink Some Sherry At A New Spanish Wine Bar In Southwark
Fans of Spanish wine and jamón, rejoice. Bar Daskal in Borough Yards is from the folks behind Barrafina and has a big focus on sherry. Pop into the walk-in wine bar for some drinks and tapas and pretend you’re far away from Stoney Street.
Get A Drink And Watch A Movie On A Rooftop
The window of time in which you can go to an outdoor cinema in London without getting rained on is very brief, so act fast. The Bussey Rooftop, otherwise known as ‘the rooftop bar in Peckham that isn’t Frank’s’, is an excellent and more grown-up place to grab a drink. And it also very conveniently shares its space with a cinema. Book the movie tickets ahead to avoid major FOMO.