Unlike most British summers, this one looks like its hanging around for quite a while. Make the most of the fine days and balmy (not barmy) evenings by taking your drinks outside.
Where to go? Take your pick from the al fresco offerings below:
From Tuesday 22nd July to 29th August: Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace at Rosewood London, WC1 (pictured)
Nothing beats a refreshing gin and tonic at the end of the day. Choose from six specially created twists on the classic including tastes of Africa, the Med, Indonesia and China all served in the drinking and dining terrace in the courtyard at Rosewood London. Book a table on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for informal interactive sessions with Bombay Sapphire UK Ambassador Sean Ware.
Until 26 July: Fever-Tree Ultimate Gin & Tonic Pop-Up Bar, Hoxton Square, N1
Choose from 160 different gins from around the world, each given extra zing with Fever-Tree tonic, alternatively, go for a G&Tree flight where you can choose from four gins to sample for £15 with £2 from each flight going to Malaria No More UK.
Until 31 September, Pont Plage at Le Pont de la Tour, Shad Thames, SE1
If you can’t make it to the seaside, the seaside will come to you at this 1920s beach-inspired retreat overlooking Tower Bridge. Take your selfies in one of the 1920s life-size cut-outs, chill out on a deck chair and enjoy Tanqueray cocktails.
Throughout summer: Citrus Garden at Vista at The Trafalgar, SW1
Cocktails and masterclasses with Tanqueray No. TEN gin.
Throughout summer: The Gilbert Scott’s Moët Ice Impérial Garden, NW1
All day al fresco dining, drinking and partying in the courtyard at The Gilbert Scott.
Throughout summer: Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, SE1
For the duration of the festival the Department of Good Cheer will be serving up a selection of bespoke cocktails and hosting weekly events including food pairings, whisky and gin tastings and cocktail masterclasses. Check website for details.