Three London venues planning to reopen on July 4th

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Many bars, hotels and restaurants are planning to reopen in the coming weeks. Here is some news about three venues that will welcome back visitors from July 4th 2020…

Skylight Rooftop, Wapping

Skylight Rooftop, known for its panoramic and uninterrupted views across London’s skyline, will be opening its doors for its belated and long-awaited summer season on Saturday 4th July 2020 at midday. After a long period of isolation, Londoners will finally be able to meet up with friends at one of the city’s favourite outdoor venues, soak up the sun and enjoy food, drink and good times in a safe, clean, open-air environment.

Skylight will be temporarily pausing bookings for its iconic rooftop lawn games. This allows further flexibility across its sun-drenched seating area for greater physical distancing. Tables will now all be bookable, with reservations from £10 per table, and guests will need to have secured a booking in advance in order to enter the venue, ensuring controlled numbers. Full table service for all guests will be a new feature while distancing measures are in place, with drinks collection points located at the end of each table with contactless payment throughout the venue. There will be a simple one-way system for guests throughout the venue as well as a controlled stairway, and Skylight’s cleaning staff will be working hard to maintain the necessary standards.

An exciting addition to the Summer 2020 offering will be the tropical beer terrace by Mexican pale lager brand Corona, situated on Skylight’s highest level and boasting some of the best views in the city. The new terrace has had a tropical makeover, featuring lush green foliage, cushioned seating areas and garden booths, an Instagram swing-set and a pop-up bar serving pints of ice cold, refreshing lager.

This summer will also welcome an all new in-house food offering, with Hikari offering fresh Asian dishes, and State Side serving up the very best in American inspired indulgence. Skylight’s three bars will be offering an array of beers, wines and spirits as well as an all-new seasonal cocktail menu, which will feature refreshing and fruity concoctions. All delivered to the table and perfect for sunshine sipping.

Table bookings are available here
Pennington St. Car Park Entrance Wapping, LondonE1W 2SF

The Duke Of Hamilton, Hampstead

Nestled in the heart of leafy Hampstead, The Duke of Hamilton has become a stalwart of the area’s eating and drinking scene since its 2018 relaunch. A favourite with the locals, it has been missed during the lockdown. Owners Ben and Ed Robson are proud to announce that they will be reopening their outside areas at The Duke on the 4th July.

The front garden plays host to 25 people and space will be on a first come first served basis whereas the larger back garden will see tables available to book, with a limit of 40 people. The outside areas have been spruced up ready for the summer, including all new furniture. The perfect spot for a catch-up over a large glass of something chilled.
The Duke Of Hamilton, just a two-minute walk towards the heath from the tube station, takes pride in its ever-changing drinks menu. The extensive wine list sits alongside a range of local and craft beers that The Duke has become known for, including the pubs very own brew – whilst smart G&T’s, classic cocktails and homemade sodas complete the perfect pub-garden experience.
Throughout the lockdown period, The Duke Of Hamilton has worked hard to maintain itself as a neighbourhood hub, having launched the Duke Community Shop as well as providing essential grocery boxes and serving the neighbourhood with their delicious dishes via Deliveroo. 23-25 New End, Hampstead, London NW3 1JD

The Clifton, St Johns Wood 

Also reopening on the 4th July is popular characterful pub The Clifton, located in St Johns Wood. There will be a new menu launching, consisting of sharing plates and also larger dishes. Their ever-popular sunday roasts will also be available. As well as an indulgent food menu, The Clifton also plays host to a diverse array of local and craft beers on tap and they also brew their own beer. 

Steeped in history, The Clifton has been a fixture of the local community for centuries and in May 2017 brothers Ben and Ed Robson reinstated this beloved pub, bringing a new look and a refreshed attitude to pub drinking and dining to St Johns Wood. Situated on a tree-lined residential street, the pub’s London brick Georgian façade belies a grand and fascinating history, it was even a regular for King Edward VII. The Clifton has a large inside space including a light-strewn and plant-filled conservatory as well as an outdoor patio. 

New menu announcement coming soon.
96 Clifton Hill, London NW8 0JT