This week, London enjoyed a scorching #HeatWave which included the hottest first day of July since records began and soaring temperatures of up to 37.C. However, with seriously sticky underground commutes and fiercely frizzy hair, we’ve been craving something a little cooler. We’ve gathered a few foodie suggestions of how best to cool off with the perfect beverages in the coolest shady hide-outs.
Habanera Taco and Tequila Bar
First up is this revitalising watermelon and pink peppercorn margarita from Habanera – the ultimate post-work pick-me-up.
Sip on a chilled pure virgin coconut water from MightyBee to truly chill out. We suggest topping it off with some fruit to add an extra element of refreshment.
This popular hot-spot in Chelsea is one of our favourites for grabbing a drink with friends after work or at the weekend. Indulge in some champagne or Pimm’s on ice on their iconic lawn terrace. Reservations here!
Remeo Gelato is the only one available in the UK which is made in Italy and also from 100% natural ingredients. This gluten free treat hinges on authenticity and guaranteed freshness and this year was named a finalist in the Best Ice Cream category in the World Dairy Innovation Awards. Choose from Caffe Espresso, Madagascan Vanilla Bourbon, Dark Chocolate and Pistacchio Siciliano – the perfect frozen snack without the guilt!
If you’re still craving that caffeine fix but can’t face a hot beverage, try out a healthy coffee smoothieusing Cru Kafe’s ethical and pure coffee blend. Check out Jaime Oliver’s recipe with coconut water and almonds!
Head down to Camino’s newest location in Bankside to make the most of their extensive Spanish bar and why not enjoy some tapas with your ice cold cava. Alternatively, make your way down to their three other locations at Blackfriar’s, Monument and King’s Cross for their 2 for 1 offer on cocktails, beers and wines.
If beer is your beverage of choice, make sure it’s a craft beer from Harviestoun Brewery. There’s nothing quite like a pint of this speciality beer straight from the fridge.
The Trading House
With 16 Gin and Tonics and a truly extensive cocktail menu including an impressive selection of non-alcoholic options, The Trading House’s skilled mixologists are sure to create a drink eager to satisfy your parched appetite. Ice cold mojitos after work? Yes please!