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14 Bradbury Street, Dalston, N16 8JN
13263708_1016057881798282_4476181010899563207_n-2 2. Brixton Beach Boulevard - Brixton Let's go to Miami baby! Or at least Brixton's Miami 80's-themed Summer pop up. Think cool retro 80's film screenings, surprise killer DJ sets, live sport screenings, loads of food, and loads of booze. Book a ticket, buy some neon sweatbands, gather your gang and head out for good times. On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm - 11pm, Friday: 6pm - 11pm, Saturday: 1pm - Midnight, Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Pope's Road, Brixton, London SW9 8JH - can be tricky to find, if you're facing Pop Brixton, turn right along Pope's road, and BINGO. 3. Proud Wonderland - Camden Think Lewis Carroll brought to life in all its bat sh*t imaginings. Alice in Wonderland has followed the white rabbit all the way to an awesome terrace in Camden where cocktails are served in teapots, the Mad Hatter's hosting tea parties and the playing cards talk to you.  Drink Bloody Alices or Tweedle Dees and get trippy 'cos this is one of summer's ultimate fun hangouts. At Proud Camden: 1pm till 1am Proud.Camden.Wonderland.2016.WEB 4. The House of Peroni - Haggerston Can't get out to Italy? Whatever 'cos you've got canals, Negronis and fresh pizza in Haggerston so get ready for suntanning by the canal while you soak up the Italian vibe at House of Peroni. Every pop-up they've done to date has been epic, with killer food and drink, plus trippy immersive-style rooms you can book in to visit - wanna find cocktails hidden inside flowers in a giant greenhouse bar? Obviously yes. There are mega cocktails from Simone Caporale and food god Francesco Mazzei from Sartoria is sorting the food. Opens: 19th May - 1st July. Proud East in Haggerston, East London house of peroni - food 5. Frank's cafe  - Peckham  An epically cool pop up bar on top of multi-storey carpark in Peckham. This place used to be kinda hipster and now it pulls in all kinds; it's worth the trip to see the look on city slicker's faces as they step up that p*ss smelling staircase. Once you're up there you've got the best sunset view in London, killer cocktails on the cheap and mega bbq'd grub. It's one of London's best summer hangouts. Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST 6. Dalston Rooftop - Dalston Green lawns and cool views of East London, it's the place to hang this Summer. Grab a bottle of something from the bar and fill up at Le Bao, who do a cool Western twist on classic bao buns, think melted goat's cheese and pickle relish in a soft asian-style bun, hello. Burn it off at rooftop yoga sessions. Open: Monday – Friday 9am-11pm, Saturdays 3pm-12am, Sundays 3pm-10pm 18 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL   7. The Magic Roundabout - Old Street  A party on the Old Street roundabout We're talking mega burger action and cool cocktails on a sun trap in the middle of a roundabout. Woah yeah. See it's a project dreamt up by the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a 'disco paradise'. SOLD. It's open every day, so pop in early doors at 7am and grab an espresso and then drop by after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. 7am-11pm // Free entry Old Street Roundabout (head inside the tube and hunt around for the entrance) ThomasBowles.3184 (1) 8. Notch - Oxford Street Oxford Street on a hot summer's day - Get. Me. Out. So head to Notch, where you can escape to a rooftop bar and smile smugly at the sweaty shoppers while you dig into cool cocktails in jam jars. There's a row of swings to frolick on and cool green areas to hang out too. Loving life. Rooftop opens: 5th May 535 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QW 9. Model Market - Lewisham  The Street Feast dudes have brought their epic street market to Lewisham. Think festival vibe, with cool peeps, bangin' DJs and loads of food and drink stalls. Fill up at Mother Flipper and Mama's Jerk Station and get tipsy at Rum Shack and Lewisham High Line. Way-o. Friday-Saturday: 5pm-1am. Free before 7pm, £3 after. 196 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LS 10. Queen of Hoxton's Psychedelic Summer of Love - Shoreditch The Queen of Hoxton rooftop has gone all flower power this summer with ‘a psychadelic Summer of Love theme’. Groovy baby! You'll find BarChick up there scoffing retro boozy ice cream floats and psychedelic rainbow ice cream sandwiches. Then go be kind to yourself with rooftop yoga classes and tie dye workshops. Yes! 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX queen.of.hoxton (1)   Want more? You'll dig... 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Of course it's all about learning more about wine with insane wine flights at participating bars for £5 (with a wristband), but it's also about bagging loads of glasses of bargain wine at the best bars.  Hurry yo, 'cos it finishes on Sunday. Rule one of Wine Week - buy yourself a wristband for a tenner. It'll get you all the killer deals, free masterclass sessions and you're part of some kinda cool elite wine club. Snap one up here. 1. Get three glasses of wine for a fiver - seriously Usually a glass of wine in London costs about half your day's earnings. Well, during wine week you can get a flight of three different wines for a fiver - in some of BarChick's favourite bars all over the city. Find out who's serving up the magic wine flights here and get out there. You'll find BarChick sipping on the terrace of Sager + Wilde Restaurant, down 'n dirty in our favourite secret den, Cork and Bottle, in our favourite Soho wine hangout 68 and Boston or getting in on the new school at the City's hot new bar Humble Grape. Come play. Or even better ask us to get you booked in. BarChick's your new best mate slash boozing PA and we can get your night out sorted. Say hi.  2. Become a wine snob in one hour If you're bored of not knowing what grape is what, head to this masterclass and come out a wine know-all. Learn how to decode fancy wine language and actually shop 'cos of the label and not according to Tesco's latest offer. 26th May // 7pm-8pm // £25 Book tickets here 3. There's an Nyetimber pop up (and £5 glasses of fizz) Thought Liverpool Street was just all about suits and smart shoes? it is. but this week it;s also all about wine so go get fizzicle at the London Wine Week hub in Devonshire Square.  If you haven't tried England's very own Nyetimber wines get down there, they're award winning and from West Sussex and Hampshire. Head to the covered terrace at Devonshire Square where you can grab a flight of their top notch English sparkling wine (a steal at £5 if you've got the magic wristband). The Nyetimber Hub Western Courtyard, Devonshire Square, London , EC2M 4AE On 'til 29th May // Mon-Sat Midday-9pm // Sun Midday-5pm via GIPHY 4. Get clued up on the best Aldi wine  You might not admit it, but you love a bit of Aldi - thing is, there's never one anywhere near your house. Well this weekend you can head to Boxpark for free samples of those Aldi wines that everyone's always raving about. They'll also be a free wine tasting masterclasses and a chance to stock up on your new fave bottles - just in time for your epic house party - boom.
Friday 26th May, 2pm - Wine and Cheese Matching Saturday 27th May 2pm - New World Classics Saturday 27th May, 5pm - Sparkling Wine Styles
Unit 26, BOXPARK, 2 – 10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY 5. There's a wine rave at Ruby's How about working your way through an epic wine list, while you dance to some absolute R&B bangers? We're talking Craaaaig David. This wine fuelled party be going on 'til the break of dawn (well, 1am). 27th May // 8pm-1am
Ruby's Lounge, 76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
6. Discover a new summer tipple We're lovin' our Aperol Spritz's, but there's always room for another summer tipple. Meet wine's slightly less boozy and even more sophisticated sister, Vermouth, at a pop up bar in Devonshire Square. We drink it as an aperitif neat over ice. Test out the rich Italian sweet vermouth made from red wine and alsothe drier crisp white wines from France. You know it by now - £5 with that band of gold.
Devonshire Square, London, EC On 'til 29th May // 5pm-10pm daily // £5 flight of vermouth for LWW wristband wearers!
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Let us sort your weekend, message BarChick Concierge on 07481 341284 for free and we'll do the rest. 1. Go for a classy nautical soirée - oh hello sailor Go retro at the SS Atlantica Party. Hop on this Silver Sturgeon boat on the Thames this Saturday where everyone's acting like it's the 1930s. Rock up like hot stuff in all your finery, then get ready for dancing,  30s-style hijinks and loads of Champagne. WIN TICKETS  We're giving away 10 tickets to this awesome boat party - message BarChick Concierge to find out more. Entry: £35, £40 for admission + dance class // 8-2am, boat leaves at 9pm //  SS Atlantica, The Savoy Pier, The Embankment, SW15 1LB 2. Or go wild on a party boat... Vestal Voyages takes the party to the water with the world’s first floating distillery and bar. Get onboard the Vestal Voyage canal boat and let it take you and your mates on a tour of London’s waterways while watering you with Vestal Vodka cocktails. Get Captain Willy behind the wheel and you’re in for one helluva good time. The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB EVENT.Vestal 3. Hit it up Italian style at House of Peroni House of Peroni has just opened its doors for a six week stint of Italian fun and frolicks. Floating Negroni bar, epic indoor botanical garden, Aperol sorbet spritzs and loads of hot East Londoners - this is a party you can't miss. Get involved. Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET 19th May-1st July Entry: FREE (but you pay for special events and masterclasses that you can check out on their site.) Opening times: Monday- Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-11pm. Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-10pm. 4. Go to the biggest daytime party in the city… Secretsundaze is the infamous, ridiculous, big, BIG daytime club event - be prepared for sh*t loads of amazing house, disco and techno beats. It all kicks off at Oval space, where you can get boozy on the two sun terraces. Then, when the sun goes down, head round the corner to The Laundry basement for more banging sounds. Wear trainers. secretsundaze 5. Get stuffed at a proper street feast... Head to one of these Street Feast parties and find loads of bars and and street food traders working on rotation, cooking up flavours from all over the world. Take cash. Arrive before 7pm to get in free. Dalston: Hartwell Street, Dalston, London E8 3DU // 5pm-12am Dinerama: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ // 12pm- late Hawker House:  Canada Street, SE16 7PJ // 5pm-12am Model Market: 196 Lewisham High Street, (Entrance on Molesworth Street), SE13 6LS // 5pm-1am street.feast 6. Pretend you’re actually on holiday... Brixton's Valencia Place has been turned into a pop up neon beach town at Brixton Beach Boulevard. Pow! Set in the 80's, expect cheesy tunes, palm trees and lots of glitter. If you've got a spare £250 you can rent out 'The Motel' room for 15 of your crew. Don't forget your sweatbands. On every Thursday-Sunday From 26th May-August 28th // Opening times: Thursday: 6pm - 11pm, Friday: 6pm - 11pm, Saturday: 1pm - Midnight, Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Valentia Place, Brixton, SW9 8JH 7. And there's more pretend beach action at Soho's new 'sand bar' Who needs to spank hundreds jetting off to a hot sandy beach there's one right in the very heart of Soho baby! Archer Street has teamed up with the dudes at Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar. At Myki Sand Bar you can dip your feet into golden sand while you sip on awesome summer cocktails. 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP 8. Chill out at Rooftop Film Club... Got a hot date? This is where you need to be. Go see The Big Lebowski on the Bussey Building, or Room at the Roof Gardens, all courtesy of the Rooftop Film Club - amazing views of the city and street food from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims included. If you need shelter, X-Men is on at The Curzon, or Alice Through The Looking Glass looks kinda trippy, plus Johnny Depp's in it. Where the party at? Peckham – Bussey Building: 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST Shoreditch – Queen of Hoxton: 1 – 5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX Kensington – Roof Gardens: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA Stratford – Roof East: Level 8, Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15 1XE POP.UP.Rooftop 9. Go play urban golf Boozy golf is officially THE drunk activity for 2016. Swingers goes permanent from the 27th May, then there's Plonk Golf who's setting up shop at The People's Park Tavern in Viccy Park. Then there's Birdies on a rooftop and - the latest course to pop up in the city - Junkyard Golf. It's all a bit quirky, with three nine hole courses - navigate jacuzzis, slides, speed boats, wendy houses, cows and treadmills. Play one of three courses 'FRANK' (Putt Up Or Shut Up), 'PEDRO' (Polluted Paradise), or HELGA (In Da Club). Oh and you won't go thirsty - there's four bars serving up cocktails, and street food stalls too. Swingers: 8 Brown’s Buildings, (Between Bury Street and St Mary Axe), EC3A 8AL Plonk: The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT  Birdies: Level 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE Junkyard Golf: The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 10. Bottomless brunch in Brixton

Head to Pop Brixton for a homemade nutritional brunch, which will almost counteract the sh*tloads of prosecco's you'll be guzzling. Or if you can't be a*sed to go south, check out these other bangin' boozy brunches. 

49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

Homegrown Bottomless Brunch Club // Cost: £28.50 all in // Two sittings available, 11am & 1pm

Get BarChick Concierge to sort this one, message us on 07481 341284 and we'll book you right in.

11. Get sunburnt and merry at your first Beer and Cider Festival of the year... There’ll be 50 different kinds of beer and it’s £2 entry. If your parents are visiting, here’s your silver lining. SE London is cool now too don’t ya know? While you’re down there it’d be rude not to visit Craft London, the awesome rooftop bar in Greenwich. 60A Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NB 26th-28th May // £2 entry baby beer.festival7 12. Hit up the city’s coolest new bars... Be one of the first to check out these hot new London bars 13. Enjoy a jazz sesh at Cahoots On Sunday, head to Soho’s awesome underground bar Cahoots and party the night away in its vintage train carriage. As a Bank Hol treat there'll also be live jazz going on late into the night. Go the whole hog and come in your best 1940's style clobber and sip cocktails out of old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins. Sunday, 29th May // 9pm 'til late  P.S - send BarChick Concierge a text on 07481 341284 and we'll book you in. 14. ...and, finish it all off with a 4am brunch at Duck and Waffle The 24 hour bar that you really should have been to. The lift itself is an experience (who needs Thorpe Park anyway?) and when you’re up here the views are epic. It’s open 24/7 so the party never stops! Midnight munchies? This is your place. The cocktails are killer too and they’re doing silly good things with Negronis. Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY duck.and.waffle 15. Don’t forget about the football... Here’s our favourite north, south, east, west and central bars to catch a game. Various Locations football 16. Sip boozy shakes and let the games begin... Getting dragged to a game you’re not interested in is sh*t, but if it’s on Sunday go to Brooklyn Bowl and sink all of their mega boozy shakes, plus there’s all the usual fun you can have playing with balls (bowling). There's also a Bank Holiday weekend deal for y'all - during Bowl-o-rama you can get one hour of  bowling (for up to 6 people), shoe hire, pizza, cupcakes and brownies for £45, although you gotta book in advance to bag this. That's where BarChick Concierge can book you in - just text us on 07481 341284. The O2, London, SE10 0DX brooklyn.bowl 17. Eat all the roast dinners... Fancy getting roasted? Bank Holiday weekends are the time to have one too many glasses (bottles) of red with your roast. Whether you’re craving crackling in east London or getting the crew together in Chelsea, here are London’s Best Roasts. Various Locations roast (1) 18. Go to a boozy rooftop bar What's a sunny bank hol without a bit of rooftop booziness? Pergola On The Roof launches on top of the Old BBC buildings, just in time for the Bank Holiday hijinks. Think sexy Med-style terrace with lots of wall climbing evergreens and cheeky summer fun... Then there's the epic Frank's in Peckham, which is now open for business baby. Or head to Queen of Hoxton rooftop in east where you can embrace your inner hippie in its psychedelic sky-high multi-colour drinking den. Find loads more rooftops here. Or you can always text us for free on 07481 341284 and we'll tell ya where it's at. 19. Finally, on Monday, OWN happy hour...

Because this time no one has to rush from the office to get the order in - go to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, London Cocktail Club or (...and...) Bar Story. No matter where in town you’re boozing, BarChick’s got the happy hours you need.

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20. Carry on 'til daylight

Because you got a whole extra day to shake off the Red Bull jitters... Find out all the places to keep you boozed up well post midnight.

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London's best roof terraces

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Luckily for you it's set to be a smokin’ hot summer in London, so there's tons of cool outdoorsy things you can do to impress them. Mostly involving booze of course... If you fancy any of these or need suggestions you can message BarChick Concierge anytime on 07481 341284 for the best bar recommendations. We'll even get you booked in. And it's free, yo! 1. A Negroni bar that's floating on a canal? YES. This summer get to The House of Peroni - an Italian pop up where there's all sorts of fun going down from pasta making classes to cocktails hidden in flowers in a secret greenhouse bar, message BarChick Concierge and we'll even hook you up with a mega surprise.  2. Rooftop Film Club - ultimate date night material: great drinks, phat pizzas, a stellar movie line up and getting close under blankets at a cinema on a rooftop. Oh hello.. house of peroni floating negroni bar 3. Head to a new part of town. Peckham gets our vote - it's f*cking cool, the Rye is huge and pretty plus we have the ultimate guide to Peckham with all the coffee, cocktails, pubs, wine and late-night partying you need. While you're there defo Check out the no-frills rooftop bar on a car park that everyone's banging on about - Frank’s. Epic city skyline, amazing sunsets and loads of cheap booze, what can go wrong? 4.Steal your mate's dog and head to Hampstead Heath for a boozy picnic and finish it all up The Spaniards Inn, one of the oldest pubs in London. 5. Sushi Samba - if you're a baller or hooking up with a high flier this is where summer drinking's at. Two of the highest outside terraces in Europe, and there's fire, ridiculously beautiful views, fancy cocktails and some of the best sushi in town.   UK.Sushisamba 6. When you realise a walk along the South Bank was actually a pretty sh*t idea, message BarChick and we'll book you into one of the best bars in town, Dandelyan. Have a Negroni BC3 'cos cocktails don't get much better.  7. A psychedelic rooftop in Shoreditch? Nice one. The Queen of Hoxton rooftop has turned into an awesome psychedelic paradise this year, with crazy coloured cocktails, multi-coloured ice cream sandwiches and chilled hippy vibes.  8. No matter how long you've been a Londoner it's never not cool to have it large on a barge on The Thames. Tamesis Dock is a failsafe for a rocky date on the river. tamesis 9. Fancy swinging? Easy tiger. Head to Birdies for crazy golf on a rooftop. If you're sh*t that's cool too 'cos you can just get involved with all the great booze that's up there.  10. Your date care as much about their Insta feed as they do your face? They'll love a Sunday stroll around Columbia Road Flower Market. Plus there are some killer places nearby for roast lunches and silly Sunday sessions.  11. Two words: beer garden.  There are the sh*t one table in the sun ones and then there are the ping-pong tables, burger bar, BBQs, treehouse kind. We're about the latter. Check this awesome lot out or just message us and we'll hook you up with a wicked one.  12. Grab a Boris bike and cycle along the canals, just don’t fall in ‘cos that's not a cool look. Cruise along and stop off at the wicked bars along the route between Angel and Haggerston and finish it all up in Hackney Wick and grab a pizza and ice cold beer at CRATE brewery. Probably don't try and cycle home. 13. Head to The Roebuck pub in Richmond - grab a beer and go sit on a bench across the road. Doesn’t sound very classy but trust us it’s one of the best views in London, overlooking the vast green park.  14. While you’re there, hire a boat down by the riverside and show off your muscle. Get all the boat-rental low-down here.   rowing in richmond 15. Avoid the madness Borough and spend a morning at BarChick's fave Maltby Street Market – one of the more undiscovered ones. It's home to Little Bird Gin too so you can slip down a few G&Ts before snacking on all the samples. 16. Make your Kew Gardens visit a boozy one with hip flask in hand (BarChick sips bourbon if you’re asking). 17. One of London's best wine bars Sager + Wild Restaurant in Bethnal Green has just opened a mega terrace for alfresco eating and badass bottled. BarChick Concierge will it book you in too. Easy.  18. Head to Lido Cafe, pitched up on the poolside of Brockwell’s Lido - so head in for a dip if you're keen to strip, or just lounge about by the waterside. There's a killer cocktail list and a seasonal British food menu.  The Lido Cafe evening 19. You can't go wrong with an all-you-can-drink brunch. 10 Mimosas in and some smashed avo and you're golden. Here are London's Best Boozy Bottomless Brunches. 20. Feeling cultural? Book seats at The Globe for a Shakespeare session (if you’re tight, standing seats are only a fiver). Grab a drink upstairs at The Swan next door for cool views of the river. 21. Head to Sky Garden for an awesome view of London and it’s completely free baby! (Book here) No need to tear yourself away from the romantic views - you can grab dinner up here too. Find delish seafood at Fenchurch or head to Darwin Brasserie for British oysters (wink, wink). 22.  Mr Fogg’s has a new botanical gin terrace and it's nestled in the centre of Mayfair. Boom. Here you’ll find quirky sh*t and crazy blooms, along with killer gin cocktails. Plus if you're short on chat this theatrical place will give you loads to talk about. 23. Pet the pigs at Hackney City Farm, oink. 24. Sign up to Hidden City and they’ll send you on a crazy treasure hunt around the city. The questions are a good balance between difficult, but not impossible. There’s also loads of bars along the way and you can pause your time if you’re in need of  a ‘hydration’ stop. You can message BarChick and we'll point you towards your nearest bar. Pow.  25. Get Lost in Hampton Court Palace maze 26. Book a canoe session along the Thames - but you know the rule, if they go in, you go in. Book a canoe here. 27. If you're more into metphorically pushing the boat out, head to Kensington Roof Gardens for lush gardens, waterfalls and motherf*cking flamingos. 28. Check out the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace. Let your inner Ross shine through. Then head for mega sourdough pizza and drink £3 Negronis (£3!!!) at Four Hundred Rabbits 29. Grab a swing and tuck into cocktails in jam jars at rooftop bar Notch. If you need something strong, the Old Fashioned in a tuna can will do the job, plus it’s a sure talking point. 30. Head to the Oxo Tower Brasserie for dinner or Oxo Tower Bar for a killer view of The Thames. 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Peckham's the new London cool kid. Anyone who’s anyone in the food & drink world is getting involved with the scene down here bringing killer cocktails, street food markets, gastropubs, raves and plenty of Flat Whites with them. Never been before? Message BarChick Concierge, it's free, we know all the best places AND can get you booked in.  When you hear about gentrification don’t go expecting shiny Shoreditch, this place is still gritty but that’s why we love it. Go wild.

CAFFEINE

The best days start with good coffee. Fact. And there’s no shortage of places to get your caffeine fix in SE15. Hit Lerryns on Rye Lane for laid-back Peckham vibes; sit up front by the glass to watch the bizarre buzzing world of Rye Lane, or kick back al fresco in the garden and catch some morning rays. By the station? Hit Queen of the independents Small White Elephant for a Vietnamese coffee. And if you manage to leave without a slice of their secret recipe toasted coconut bread you're super human. Lerryns 200 Rye Lane SE15 4UR // Small White Elephant, 28 Choumert Road SE15 4SE 

BRUNCH

Brunch is everyone’s favourite meal of the day; London’s all over it and Peckham’s got it on lockdown. Pass the Afro-Caribbean hair salons and fish stalls and turn in to the haven that is Bellenden Village. More Primrose Hill than Peckham, this street is all village grocers, florists and cafes - one being Anderson & Co aka. the place that knew Peckham was cool before you did. Head through to the greenhouse yard for brunch with a side of botanicals; think eggy classics, Turkish yoghurt with granola and French toast. Rosie's is a new kid and does juicy sausage rolls that fix any hangover. Or sashay into the South London Gallery for brunch at its cafe No.67. It’s an all glass beauty serving up the infamous ‘Full Spanglish’ (chorizo hash). Anderson & Co, 139 Bellenden Road SE15 4DH // Rosie's, 28 Peckham Rye, SE15 JLR // No. 67, 67 Peckham Road SE5 8UH no67

LIQUID LUNCH

By now you’re in need of some serious booze and there’s nowhere better than Pedler. It’s the chicest spot on the strip (gold pineapples style). Owned by the legends behind Little Bird Gin, this gin cocktail bar/restaurant/all day hangout is what liquid lunches are about; small sharing plates like confit duck rosti and lobster rolls, homemade donuts and an epic wine and cocktail list. If you're on a date, ask us to book you in here. On a less fussy flex? Head to the top of Rye Lane and to Peckham Pelican where bagels and freshly topped pizzas are served up with local brews (Meantime and Brick Brewery) and £5 cocktails. Don't leave without knocking back a Mexican Smokebomb (mezcal shot chased with orange and cinnamon). Pedler, 58 Peckham Rye SE154JR // Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road SE15 5PY PECKHAM.PEDLER

AFTERNOON PUB SESSION

Afternoons are for laid back liquidation in local boozers, and south London sure ain’t short on those. Time for a pub crawl, Peckham style. Back in Bellenden is your best bet with an influx of independents like The Gowlett, The Montpellier and The Victoria Inn, all classic and all give just as much as they get with hidden independent cinemas, rooms upstairs (for that kinda afternoon session) and serious snacks. Looking to booze with a view? The terrace out front of The Clockhouse overlooks Peckham Rye park (tip - hot boys playing football) or The Rye on the other side of the park has a mega garden and outdoor table tennis for all you outdoorsy types. The Gowlett, 62 Gowlett Road SE15 4HY // The Montpellier, 43 Choumert Road SE15 4AR // The Victoria Inn, 77-79 Choumert Road SE15 4AR // The Clockhouse, 196A Peckham Rye SE22 9QA // The Rye, 31 Peckham Rye SE15 3NX PECKHAM.CLOCK.HOUSE

HAPPY HOUR

Post-6pm is when Peckham’s in its prime. To the station - and no, you’re not going home. The party starts under the arches where old-timer Bar Story shows us how no-frills drinking is done. Hit it between 6 and 7pm to get hold of 2 cocktails for £7, and they’re the real deal; scribbled up on the chalkboard you’ll find an extensive menu from no nonsense Negronis to Tommy’s Margaritas and Long Islands (guilty).  Opposite you’ll find Peckham Springs, similar vibe to Bar Story but long benches inside mean you might have a shot at a seat. Cocktails from Slush Puppy machines are the deal here and The ES named these sippers the best value cocktails in London. Bar Story, 213 Blenheim Grove SE15 4QL // Peckham Springs, 22a Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QN  PECKHAM.SPRINGS

ROOFTOP VIBES

Yep, it's all about that bar on the roof of a carpark. Despite the hype, Frank's is actually awesome. The views across the city are some of the best around and if you're here at sunset you defo won't be needing a filter. Cheap cocktails, grilled food, hot crowd... get ready to queue.  Over it? The Bussey Building has a rooftop too and it's fun. Get up there and turn left not right or you're gonna end up midway through a movie 'cos Rooftop Cinema's up there doing its thing this summer too.

HOT DINNER DATE

Like most things, it all started with food. Peckham first got on the map because of its foodie vibe when London’s creative chefs bagged some cheap space down here and the rest is history. Whatever you’re after, you’ll find it here. Award-winning, impossible to get into but worth the wait your thing? Everyone’s raving about Artusi so you should probably go. We'll book your table. Want new? Mr Bao is doing the bun thing and it's awesome. Small Spanish plates and a sh*t load of epic sherry? Join the queue outside Miss Tapas. If Middle Eastern fare, rabbits roasted over a firepit and rare European wines get you going then Peckham Bazaar is for you, and yes they take bookings so ask us and we'll get it sorted.  If you're a planner (or use BarChick Concierge) you'll have already booked Forza Win for a stellar sit down affair of some of the best Italian food in London. If like BarChick you want cocktails with your cuisine then there’s only one place for you: Peckham Refreshment Rooms. Classic cocktails and sharer plates like fried parmesan dipped in honey. Pow. Sip an Espresso Martini 'cos it’s time get stuck in to Peckham’s late night scene. Artusi, 161 Bellenden Road SE15 4DH // Mr Bao, 293 Rye Lane, SE15 4UA // Miss Tapas, 46 Choumert Rd, London SE15 // Peckham Bazaar, 119 Consort Road SE15 3RU // Peckham Refreshment Rooms, Unit 4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove SE15 4QL PECKHAM.REFRESH

LATE NIGHT

Keeping it civilised? Take the party back to Pedler where the gin is flowing and cocktails are still being shaken.  Ask us to point you towards an underground kinda gothy late-night dive bar where boilermakers are waiting.  Ready to rave? The Bussey Building is calling, and yes you’re going to have to stand in that long queue that’s running down Rye Lane. The Bussey is a Peckham institution; by day it’s all yoga classes and art studios, come evening Rooftop Cinema and Kerb get involved and by night anything from Hawian Bop Disco to South London Soul Train take over its many floors pumping out good vibes, old school RnB and Motown until sunrise. Peckham, you’ve got this nailed. Pedler, 58 Peckham Rye SE154JR // Confession Box, The Basement of Four Quarters, 187 Rye Lane, SE15 4TP // The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane SE15 4ST  PECKHAM.BUSSEY" ["post_title"]=> string(29) "The Ultimate Guide To Peckham" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(27) "neighbourhood-guide-peckham" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-05-20 18:51:39" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-05-20 17:51:39" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55910" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(5) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#402 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(58810) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-05-25 11:59:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-05-25 10:59:22" ["post_content"]=> string(9252) "This is the most fun you can have with your clothes on, or maybe even off if you head to no. 2 or no. 4 and the canal's calling.  Giant disco balls, cocktails served in pineapples, Miami skating, talking playing cards and following white rabbits, London's pop ups look EPIC this summer. There's something cool, wherever you live in the city. Wanna be told about the best places to have fun this summer plus get booked in and get sweet surprises when you get there? Hell to the YEAH. You need to sign up to BarChick Concierge, it's free and it's kinda like WhatsApp but for bars. 1.Palm Club - Dalston Get shakin' your grass skirts because there's a new Tiki paradise in Dalston and it's serving up Kona beer, tropical cocktails and beats till late every Thurs, Fri & Sat 'til July.  Got a Birthday coming up? Ask us to book you in here 'cos you'll get THIS and there's really not much better in life that a cocktail served in a pineapple. Opens: May 13th - 2nd July Thursday - Saturday: 6.30pm 'til late
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Proud East in Haggerston, East London house of peroni - food 5. Frank's cafe  - Peckham  An epically cool pop up bar on top of multi-storey carpark in Peckham. This place used to be kinda hipster and now it pulls in all kinds; it's worth the trip to see the look on city slicker's faces as they step up that p*ss smelling staircase. Once you're up there you've got the best sunset view in London, killer cocktails on the cheap and mega bbq'd grub. It's one of London's best summer hangouts. Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST 6. Dalston Rooftop - Dalston Green lawns and cool views of East London, it's the place to hang this Summer. Grab a bottle of something from the bar and fill up at Le Bao, who do a cool Western twist on classic bao buns, think melted goat's cheese and pickle relish in a soft asian-style bun, hello. Burn it off at rooftop yoga sessions. Open: Monday – Friday 9am-11pm, Saturdays 3pm-12am, Sundays 3pm-10pm 18 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL   7. The Magic Roundabout - Old Street  A party on the Old Street roundabout We're talking mega burger action and cool cocktails on a sun trap in the middle of a roundabout. Woah yeah. See it's a project dreamt up by the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a 'disco paradise'. SOLD. It's open every day, so pop in early doors at 7am and grab an espresso and then drop by after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. 7am-11pm // Free entry Old Street Roundabout (head inside the tube and hunt around for the entrance) ThomasBowles.3184 (1) 8. Notch - Oxford Street Oxford Street on a hot summer's day - Get. Me. Out. So head to Notch, where you can escape to a rooftop bar and smile smugly at the sweaty shoppers while you dig into cool cocktails in jam jars. 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Find a Bar

FIND A BAR
WHERE
WHAT
WHO
WHEN

Pig's Ears Craft Beer Cellar

2$$

5 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1SX

Tel: +44 20 8332 0055

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 11pm,
Fri & Sat: 12pm - 1:30am,
Sun: 12pm - midnight

Check out their site

What to Order

Go for the Brewdog Honey infused Ale. Got a sweet tooth? Try their Chocolate Stout.

Barchick Says

Date Updated: 21/02/2013

If you’re looking for somewhere with a serious selection of beer, then you’ve come to the right place. Unassuming and hidden in the basement of an old Georgian building, you’d be forgiven for walking right past the Pig’s Ears. The interior is cave-like, mashed with classic pub décor. Think dark wooden finishes, ad hoc upholstery and vintage beer poster-ads adorning the walls. Walk through the bar and under dimly lit archways that lead down into the dining room, you’ll be surprised just how spacious this seemingly tiny cellar is.

Behind the bar is where it’s really at, stocked with over 110 types of craft beers, from Pilsners and Witte beers to stouts and ales – they’ve got ‘em all. Looking for something a little more special? Hit up their cask bar where they’ve got a monthly selection of cask beers served straight from the barrel. We went straight for their special bottle blends and tried the Steenbrugge Belgian Blonde, at almost 9% it packed a punch and we weren’t disappointed.

Eventually you’re gonna need something to soak up all that beer and you are in luck. These guys have the ultimate pub grub menu with a Belgian/American twist, charcuterie boards, gamey plates and a whole lotta mussels. Plus they’ve got weeknight deals to suit almost every taste – rack of ribs and pint for £12, anyone? Unsurprisingly this place gets rammed most nights of the week, so make sure you book in advance to secure yourself a table – you’ll be in here a while.


Good For

Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mum, Beers, Big groups, Food, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late