Last Updated: 24th July 2020
Drinking on rooftops (as we’ve established) is just better than drinking on not-rooftops.
Maybe it’s the altitude going to your head.
But when the original Pergola On The Roof popped up atop a multi-storey carpark by the BBC Television Centre in White City, 100 feet above the West London skyline, it immediately confirmed the theory by becoming hugely, overwhelmingly popular.
Now that the BBC Television Centre’s been revamped into a hotel/apartment/Soho House micro-village, this Pergola’s had to move on to that great Pergola in the sky. But the good news is, it’s left two others to carry on its legacy. Here’s what you can expect…
A secluded, leafy spot tucked unexpectedly amongst the mass of highways and train tracks in Paddington, Pergola Paddington is a little floral oasis, boasting sun-trapped private booths; a street food canteen under a flower-laden, retractable roof; cocktails; daybeds; and street food from the likes of Mam, Canard and Patty & Bun… READ MORE
Details: 5 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY | Open Thurs & Fri (4-11pm) and Sat (12-11pm)
The first fully permanent spot from the team, Pergola Olympia is perched on the top of the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Sporting its trademark combo of foliage, street food and cocktails, it’s fully indoors – but has a glass ceiling and walls to give you the best view in West London. And on Wednesday evenings, they serve bottomless G&Ts for four hours… READ MORE
Details: Level Five Rooftop, Olympia Car Park, Olympia Way, W14 8UX | Open Wed-Fri (4-11pm), Sat (12-11.30pm)
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