The sun is shining and London is looking amazing! To help you decide what to do out in the open air, we’ve put together a handy list of Dot Londoners you can enjoy outdoors.
Central Street Café
Open all day for breakfast and lunch, happy hour, and brunch on the weekends, Central Street Café serves healthy food and expertly-roasted Union Coffee. During the summer you can escape to their roof terrace, which is a beautiful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Old Street. The café is part of the community-focused charity, St Luke’s Trust, so all profits go towards covering costs for over 11,000 healthy meals that feed hundreds of elderly Islingtonians in need each year.
Look Up London
This award-winning blog and walking tours company gets you discovering things you’ve never noticed before purely by looking up. With either our heads buried in our phones or just rushing around, we don’t really pay much attention to our surroundings. Now that the sun is out you can spend some time wandering around the city discovering the special secrets around you.
A stone’s throw from Clerkenwell, Angel, Kings Cross and Chancery Lane, this London haven is a real find. With its food market, cool independent shops (including unisex barbershop, Barber Streisand) and most importantly alfresco dining, this single strip of road is a buzz of activity, day and night. It’s also home to a couple of Dot Londoners – Italian restaurant, Santore (www.santorerestaurant.london); and coffee experts, Briki (www.briki.london).
If you fancy popping out for a picnic, the team at Healthy Stuff in Dalston can help you out with your food and drink. The shop and café specialise in providing good quality, wholesome and tasty food that helps you sustain a balanced diet. You can treat yourself to some sourdough sandwiches and salads, which can be washed down with either a fresh juice, a coffee or some natural and organic wine.
Based in Peckham’s iconic Bussey Building, Yogarise pride themselves in catering for all levels of yoga students, from beginners to experts. They additionally help support the community through special donation-based classes and exhibit works by local artists on their studio walls. For summertime they host special rooftop yoga sessions so you can enjoy your class in the fresh air while admiring London’s cityscape.
If you want the most amazing views of the city, day or night, this is place to be. The top floor of the newest addition to London’s skyline hosts a variety of events and restaurants, from jazz nights to yoga mornings, from cocktails to high-end dining, so there’s a lot to try out when you’re 155 metres from the ground. There is also an outdoor viewing platform that you can go on and breathe in the air that only birds can experience.
Get a taste of summer with cocktails, an all-day menu offering food influenced from la Méditerranée and a panoramic view of East London – Boundary’s rooftop bar is the place to be this summer. While lounging in the sun you can try their specialist gin served with botanicals from their orangery and herbs from the roof garden. The ultimate thirst quencher!