What happens when the weather gets five degrees warmer? You rush to the nearest alfresco bar and spend all of your money on a pink-hued, icy cocktail. It's basically a ritual. And now it's summer (with unwelcome bouts of rainpour, naturally) this is a pastime that needs to be made the most of.
If, like us, you have exhausted all of your usual watering holes and have resolved that this is the summer you will visit some new hotspots, we know where you should start. We have tried and tested some of London's best rooftop bars and terraces to bring you some venues you'll want to add to your tick-list.
After all, life is too short for bad views.
The Nest, Treehouse Hotel
The Nest bar at the Treehouse Hotel is the perfect place to spend a summer's eve. With panoramic views of the city from the hotel's sixteenth floor and a seriously extensive cocktail menu, you could be settled in here for a while. And this summer, The Nest has partnered with Sipsmith gin to offer a range of zesty drinks that celebrate every occasion in the social calendar.