ROOFTOP CHILLING

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CENTRAL

AQUA, OXFORD STREET

Spanish & Japanese | Ba-Bou | NR
This chic rooftop (or rooftops shall I say – they have x2) pulls in a diverse crowd as it’s just off Oxford Street. The food is very average, so it’s more of a drinking spot but should you get peckish, they do have snacks available. Each terrace can hold up to 100 ppl.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: The Rooftop Guide


EAST

BOUNDARY ROOFTOP, SHOREDITCH

Mediterranean | Ba-Bou | NR | £££
I’ve only ever dined in the main restaurant inside The Boundary but it has a famed rooftop which is really pretty – strangely I’ve never made it up here to eat. Need to change that asap. There’s a proper dining area and a drinks bit; you can book to eat but not to drink.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Book Here
Image Credit: The Telegraph

DALSTON ROOF PARK, DALSTON

Varies | Basic | NR | £
I first went here a number of years ago when my good friend used to host film screenings on the rooftop. They hold regular events here, usually have a food pop-up and a bar so check out what’s on via their social media pages before heading down. You have to pay a one off £5 entry and ‘become a friend’ on their website to gain entry. Open from May and from 5pm onwards usually.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Food + Drinks
See What’s On

DINERAMA, SHOREDITCH

Various | Basic | NR | £
This covered street food market by Street Feast has a rooftop bit where you can eat, drink and be merry. Sometimes you have to pay a cover charge, so just check their website / Facebook before you head down.
TYPE Food Market | Rooftop
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Visit Website
Image Credit: Keatons

THE MARKSMAN, HACKNEY

British | Ba-Bou | RR | £££
This Michelin Pub of The Year 2017 is about 8 mins walk from Hoxton station and is possibly my favourite rooftop in London – intimate, casual and pretty. Best for 1 on 1 catch ups as it’s not a massive space. They may ask you to order a snack – get the superb beef + barley buns.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Tell Me More OR Book Here
Image Credit: Bon Appetit

WEST

PERGOLA ON THE ROOF, WHITE CITY

Various | Ba-Bou | RR | £
I hardly ever suggest places I haven’t visited but I’ll make an exception as a) I’ve been to the space before but not as Pergola On The Roof b) it’s got food stalls my mouth trusts like Breddos Tacos and x2 bars. Oh and the folks here had the good sense to open up a sister site in culinary wasteland Paddington.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Food + Drinks
Book Here
Image Credit: The Evening Standard


SOUTH

THE CUT, SOUTHWARK

Modern Euro | Basic | NR
The restaurant at The Young Vic is a destination in itself. If you’re going to the theatre definitely eat here and if you’re in the area it’s worth checking out. There’s a bar upstairs with a rooftop terrace – I think it’s drinks only but if you ask nicely they may let you eat here.
TYPE Rooftop
GO FOR Drinks
Website
Image Credit: The Cut


No Rooftop list is complete without mentioning Frank’s Cafe in Peckham  but I have to admit, I’ve never  been, so I can’t say for sure, it’s top notch but loadsaa people do so, you know check it out if your down South.


KANNDID GLOSSARY


TYPE

Basic: Not to be confused with basic bitches, just folk who want casual spots to eat / drink
Ba-Bou: Not quite basic, not totally bougie
Bougie: For dem fancy gyals and boyz

MEAL + A BEVVY

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MAP

To find the closest ‘Outdoor Spot’ to you on the Kanndid map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the restaurant will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time, happy days