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Cling onto the last weeks of summer with London's best outdoor hangouts

By Megan Carnegie Brown

If you're as distraught as us about the arrival of autumn, you might appreciate that some of London's best eating and drinking hotspots are eeking out their summer openings. Get them on your radar so you can enjoy those random few days of sunshine we know we're promised. 

C Food

Feast on mountains of fresh seafood in a Mediterranean courtyard by way of a Camberwell side street - the potent cocktails will keep you warm, even if the sun won't. 

Go before: Sunday September 11

Last Days of Shoreditch at the Red Market

The street-food institution has put on a cracking show so far – with grub from the likes of The Patate and Crabbieshack, DJ sets and an enticing selection of tipples. Head down, drink up and indulge in a spot of crazy golf. 

Go before: Saturday September 17

The Bloody Oyster

Forgo your usual brunch spot in favour of the big red bus just off the South Bank – these guys are doing fresh oysters and zingy bloody marys – the finest of summer combinations.

Go before: Sunday September 18


Shop till you drop then quench your thirst at Oxford Street's coolest rooftop bar. Think cocktails in jam jars and negronis poured straight out of old-fashioned fish tins – something we think should be instated for all year round.

Go before: end of September

Pergola on the Roof

It's been a storming first summer for the posh street-food spot on the old BBC car park – book ahead for a big group and you can always shelter under the canopy if the weather's not playing ball. 

Go before: end of September

Street Feast Dalston Yard

After a whole summer spent perfecting your eating-while-standing-up skills, it seems only appropriate you pay one last visit to master players Street Feast for grub from BOB's Lobster, Mother Clucker and the mindblowing Kimchinary. 

Go before: Saturday October 1

Frank's Cafe

Despite plenty of new competition, Frank's is still up there with the best – decently priced drinks and food with one of the most eye-popping views over London. Go forth and savour the last of the summer spritzes.  

Go before: Saturday October 1

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