When the sun decides to make an appearance in the London sky, be sure you have a rooftop at the ready. Forget the mainstream options. Grab your pen and paper/open your note-taking app and write down this name: Pergola on the Roof. Returning after an amazing debut year at BBC's old Television Centre, POTR is here to stay. Apart from the alfresco summer vibes and views, what really stands out about Pergola is their top-of-the-charts food offerings. Legendary burger spot Patty&Bun; seasonally focused 8 Hoxton Square, from the team behind Soho's 10 Greek Street; the seafood-serving Salt 'n' Sauce, a Bonnie Gull spin-off; and Breddos Tacos conspire to create unforgettable sunny afternoons.


A rooftop bar with amazing food options returning for a second year.
We'll never be tired of rooftop bars.
Multi-Storey Car Park, Television Centre, Wood Ln., London W12 7RJ
Until 1 Oct. Weds.-Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-9:30 p.m.
Make a reservation online or walk in.


By Antonis Kazoulis

Wanderlust infected foodie with a passion for words, a soft spot for theatre, an infatuation for jazz bars and a healthy addiction for cocktails. On a steady relationship with London for the past 5 years despite having a fling with New York last Christmas. You'll probably find him in the backstreets of Soho trying out a new ramen restaurant or a cloak-and-dagger speakeasy.