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Late-night bars and pubs in London

Avoid the hapless plod around town - here's your late-night hitlist

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London's best rooftop bars

Get a taste of the high life at London's best spots for cocktails in the clouds

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The best bar snacks in London

Meat wrapped in pastry par excellence 

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London's best craft beer bars and pubs

Hop to it! Find London's best craft beer bars

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Hakkasan

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Proof

Reaching dizzy new heights of hipsterdom is Playground and Proof, a combination of street food market down below and rooftop bar up high

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The Light Lounge

Venue says: Our first wine-tasting, Friday August 7 from 6:30pm. Email us on info@thelightloungelondon.com for tickets. Limited spaces available.

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Culpeper Roof Garden

Every once in a while we all pine for a patch of greenery in London. That's probably why punters seem so taken with this little hideaway of a garden on the rooftop of Culpeper pub on Commercial Street. This roof space, just a stone's throw from the City's skyscrapers, is used to grow veggies and herbs that feature on the gastro pub's modern menu, so it's double the gherkin up here. There are a few rustic tables parked between climbing vines, or benches to perch on beside planters flourishing with herbaceous life, but in truth, seating is scant, making this a very desirable spot for some peas and quiet. As a result, drifters hover around the entrance to the fourth-floor terrace hoping to snap up a seat – you're best advised to book ahead for sunset snacks and supping. It’s worth the advance thought, as the dedicated cocktail bar sits under a glass atrium at the entrance and churns out unique beverages channeling the twee garden charm. Try a lemon-thyme ambrosia (£7.50), which isn’t as soft as it sounds thanks to brandy, calvados and prosecco all in the mix. A garden julep even samples a herb of the day added to lemon and bourbon. Also perched by the entrance is a wood-fired grill barbecuing delicious meats and sides for a well-rounded meal or the likes of Merguez sausages (£4) and Piedmontese peppers (£4) for a lighter bite. Food up here is just as good as on the gastropub’s restaurant floor, but a word of warning: you may be in for a smoky old time if the wind’s blowing in th

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