Surprisingly difficult places to lilo.
But they’re also the best places to do a lot of other things, like sipping on frozen margaritas and Cuban rum cocktails, perusing street food stalls, being entertained by DJ sets and Latin American brass bands, dancers and cabaret performers, as well as attending open-air film screenings, early morning rave fitness classes and guest chef BBQs…
At least, if you’re at this particular rooftop beach.
Because the recurring seaside-inspired pop-up, Brixton Beach, is back for another summer – this year inspired by the coasts of Cuba, with pastel-coloured beach huts, leafy palms and copious dunes of sand decorating the roof of the Brixton car park. The drinks will be decidedly Cuban, with a plethora of beachside bars serving up tequilas, frozen margaritas and cocktails – as well as two dedicated bars serving Red Stripes and Chandon bubbles. The food offering meanwhile is just a touch more global, including Japanese comfort food from Nanban, ultimate cheesy delights from Mac to the Future, a lot of steak from STAKEhaus and Mexican dishes from Del 74, the laid-back taqueria that opened quietly (but to great acclaim) last year on Lower Clapton Road.
After which, you’ll be ready to salsa the night away to Cuban beats in the covered club area, inspired by the legendary Havana bar, El Floridita…
Because tacos always taste better with salsa.
NOTE: Brixton Beach is open daily from 6pm and 1pm at weekends, and you can reserve tables HERE.
Brixton Beach | Pope’s Road, SW9 8JH
Like being outdoors in the summer? Then check out our list to London’s best rooftops, you wild thing.