ADDRESSPergola Paddington, 4 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY
Paddington is on the up, gang. What used to be a sad corner of Central London only good for trains to the West Country and a rendez vous with a lady of the night has become a slick food and drink destination for chilled after-work socialising, and the leafy alfresco vibes of Pergola Paddington, tucked away near the canal, are what we dig the most.
With a mix of perspex roof covered areas and open-air spots, they've got you covered. Literally. Kick back to the weekend DJ sets on one of the bookable daybeds with your group, or if you're celebrating en masse, commandeer one of the long tables for some feast-style dining from any of the four self-service restaurants and two plentifully stocked bars, and get the party started.
Strike up the Oom-Pah band, dust off ya dirndl and get ready to leap into your lederhosen, lads - Pergola Paddington is bringing you ‘Wunderbar’; a horn-blaring, stein-sloshing Bavarian knees-up that's gonna be the next best thing to being in Munich this September.
This colourful Oktoberfest transformation is gonna see this rooftop canteen made-over into a majestic communal beer hall, festooned with rich reds and greens, bursting with flower-laden barrels and filled with happy people (that'll have something to do with the real German beers, delicious Bavarian food and a hearty helping of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ AKA that sense of comfort, warmth and wellbeing you can only get belting out Sweet Caroline amongst friends.)
Over the 6 weeks of festivities, expect parades, bottomless brunches, Gingerbread House building, a ‘Pink’ Oktoberfest party and even the chance to be crowned Beer King & Queen of Wunderbar. Ist gut ja?