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 rendezvous 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.