Our pick of the best places to drink in London this June
FLAMINGO PIER, COUNTER CAFÉ, OLYMPIC PARK E3
One of the finest and most fun pop-up parties of last summer, Flamingo Pier is back for summer 2015, which is great news for anyone who likes their pop-ups with a big dose of tropical indulgence. The action takes place both inside Hackney Wick’s Counter Cafe and on the venue’s floating pontoon, as well as Counter’s moored canal side boat.
LITTLE NAN’S BAR, DEPTFORD SE8
Down a little side street in Deptford lies the opening to the impossibly charming, brilliant and quirky Little Nan’s Bar. It’s open Thursdays to Saturdays, from 5pm to 11pm, and in those hours some frankly remarkable things take place. The drinks are ably flanked by some foodie favourites: home made cheese straws, amazing Scotch eggs, Victoria sponge, and million dollar shortbread.
ROOFNIC, OXFORD STREET W1
Roofnic is a new rooftop pop-up located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below, perfect for after work drinks, sunny lunch breaks and picnics. There’s a secret entrance tucked away at the far end of Oxford Street near Marble Arch, visit it and you’ll be led up a staircase to discover a hidden rooftop oasis!
THE LUCKY PIG, FULHAM SW6
The Lucky Pig lends its origin to the 1920s Prohibition Era: “Lucky” based on the notorious American mobster “Lucky Luciano,” and “Pig” a nod towards the Blind Pig watering holes where people gathered during the ban for evenings of debauchery and illicit drinking.
BELLE & CO, HAMPSTEAD NW1
Shaker & Co has opened a bohemian drinking den in its basement… hello Belle & Co. After throwing pop ups down there with various themes, they’ve decided to introduce this new multifunctional bar, theatreperformance and private hire space.