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Pergola on the Roof

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.

Pergola on the Roof

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 another to carry on its legacy.


Pergola Paddington

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 & BunREAD MORE

Details: 5 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY Open Thurs & Fri (4-11pm) and Sat (12-11pm)

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