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Corona’s top London terraces

Discover the best outdoor spots to hang out with friends this summer

By Time Out in association with Corona
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In Mexico, come sunset, it’s the time to relax on the terrace, put your feet up and take in the setting sun with good friends and an ice-cold Corona.

We’ve teamed up with Corona to bring the spirit of the terraza to London. Here are the best outdoor spots to hang out, chill out and enjoy the sunset this summer. Sit back with your mates and order a Corona Cubo – it’s Spanish for ‘bucket’, an ice-filled bucket of Coronas brought to your table. And there’s no need to rush away – at these great venues there’s lots of room to relax, and lots of reasons to stick around as the night begins and the place starts to hot up.

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

This hip Hackney Wick venue, situated on the buzzy west bank of the Lee among galleries and café-restaurants, is the perfect place to spend a sunny day. Part gig space (bands play on a moored narrowboat), part restaurant (a Brazilian kitchen and a rotating selection of pop-ups), part bar.

Number 90 has it all, including a recently extended terrace. The ideal spot to sink into an oversized deckchair and take in the waterside surroundings, or, every Wednesday night this summer, kick back and watch an outdoor movie.

Number 90, Main Yard, 90 Wallis Rd, E9 5LN.
number90bar.co.uk

 

Vista rooftop bar

You don’t need to head for the country to escape the hustle and bustle of London. A trip to this classy bar atop the Trafalgar hotel is just the ticket when you’re looking for a refreshing drink and a break from the sweaty hordes. Perched on the south-west edge of Trafalgar Square, the terrace at Vista rooftop bar has stunning views of some of London’s most iconic sights: Big Ben, the London Eye and, a mere stone’s throw away, Nelson’s Column. Relax with a cool, crisp Corona and watch the world go by.

Vista rooftop bar, 2 Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS. £5 entry charge after 4pm.
www.thetrafalgar.com/vista-homepage

 

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The Cuban

Snarky types often refer to Hackney as a ‘socialist republic’ because of its left-leaning politics. But it turns out neighbouring Camden is also taking cues from the reds - food and drink-wise, anyway – in the form of lively bar and restaurant the Cuban. Taking inspiration from Cuba’s capital city, Havana, the Cuban offers up two floors of DJs, and in the summer months, a welcoming beer garden in which to sit back, relax and plot the revolution. Just watch out for those exploding cigars.


The Cuban, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH.
www.thecuban.co.uk

 

Railway Tavern

Beach huts: not the sort of thing you expect to find in a South London boozer. But then, the Railway Tavern isn’t your average pub. This Tulse Hill local has a huge beer garden that, when the weather hots up, magically transforms into a summer oasis. Beach huts decked with festoon lighting, flowers in bloom. garden games and Corona from the outdoor bar. Everything you need for a magical summer’s evening. There’s also a packed events calendar, including live music, quizzes and open mic nights.

Railway Tavern, 7 Station Rise, SE27 9BW.
www.therailwaytulsehill.co.uk

 

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Street Feast Dalston

For those too lazy to take on a traditional pub crawl, Street Feast Dalston is a godsend. The open-air east London food market, back this summer on Friday and Saturday evenings, has crammed twelve exciting bars into Dalston Yard. All to be enjoyed under a London sky on a (hopefully) balmy summer night. And once you’re done drinking, you can head over to one of the 16 mouthwatering food vendors for a bite. Perfect.


Street Feast Dalston, Dalston Yard, Hartwell St, E8 3DU. Every Fri & Sat, 5pm-late. Free before 7pm, £5 after.
streetfeast.com/where/dalston-yard
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Street Feast Canada Water

Tropical and warehouse - two words that don’t often appear together. But somehow the good people at Street Feast have managed to combine the two at Hawker House in Canada Water, a split-level building which this year hosts The Land of Bamboo. That is, tiki huts, sandpits and a big old firepit. Oh, and some trampolines. Our tip: get the bouncing out the way before you hit the fine street-food vendors and ace new bars.

Hawker House, Canada St, SE16 7PJ. Every Fri & Sat, 5pm-midnight. Free before 7pm, £5 after.
streetfeast.com/where/hawker-house
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