If you’re going have a ridiculous, ostentatious drink in a shimmering citadel of steel and glass, you might as well go to the top of the mountain and head to the tallest building in town. Aqua Shard is ridiculous - super high ceilings, super expensive drinks, and the bogs will have the more sensitive among us trembling with vertigo (upside - the best toilet selfies anywhere in London). You’ll also need to book ahead to be on the safe side - the views are worth it, though.
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Gourmet Goat at Borough Market is just the place for a kid goat pita and some serious tzatziki.
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Top Cuvée is a wine bar and restaurant in Highbury that gets busy on match days but is an otherwise great spot for a drink or a low key date night.
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Sager + Wilde’s Bethnal Green outpost brings good wine and Italian eats, and mixes it with railway arch vibes and plenty of outdoor seats for summer.
Cocktails, tasty small plates, and views across London are what to expect at this Peckham rooftop restaurant-cum-bar.
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The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
The Borough branch of the upmarket Hawksmoor steak palaces is every bit as accomplished as its siblings.
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