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The Great British Summer is here. Which means you'll be wanting to know where's the best place for a decent G&T out in the sunshine that the rest of the city may not know about and where are the new terraces in town that have opened for dining this summer.

Happily we've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.



London's best alfresco restaurants

For all manner of reasons, eating outside is on everyone's wish list this year. And when the weather's great in London you're going to want our guide on London's loveliest spots to eat outdoors.

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London's best rooftop dining and drinking

When the sun's out, outside on the rooftops of London is where we’d always rather be. Once again, we’re spoilt for choice, with options spanning all across the capital. Here's our pick of the best rooftops for drinking and dining this summer.

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London's best picnic hampers

Fancy grabbing a rug and eating out in one of London's lovely green spaces, but don't fancy making it yourself? Here's where to buy the best picnics in town.

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Where to find the best ice cream in London

Super when the weather is scorching and even on the many, many days it's not - we pick out London's best ice-cream and gelato purveyors.And we'll tell you who will deliver them to your front door too. 

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Where to eat by the water in London

From the gorgeous Thameside gardens of the River Cafe, to sunny canalside seats in Little Venice and Hackney, we pick out London's best restaurants and cafes for waterside dining.

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