What’s On: London Street Food Festivals, Rooftop Bar & Afternoon Tea!

From outdoor cinema screenings to rooftop cocktail bars and afternoon tea hangouts, we have a jam-packed rundown of quirky pop ups and elegant eateries for you to indulge in this week. Check out Peroni’s summer residency at Skylounge – perched 12 floors above ground – and dance the night away to the sound of resident DJs and the sight of the city skyline.

1. Peroni Bar at Skylounge  Book Skylounge Tower Hill

Trafalgar Square


With its newly-refurbished terrace, Skylounge’s just-opened Peroni bar is the place to enjoy a cocktail or two this summer. Offering 360 degree views of the city, the terrace boasts innovative décor that includes an underlit bar and a slick, modern seating area. Serving up Peroni beers and cocktails alongside Italian platter dishes, book yourself a table and soak up the city skyline underneath the twinkle of the fairy lights.

2. Bettys York  Book Bettys York


Bettys York

Bettys Yorkshire is renowned for its ability to brew a good pot of tea, and there is no finer Northern institution to partake in a spot of classic afternoon tea than at Bettys tearoom in York. Dating back to 1919, the tearoom stays true to its original ethos of providing delectable Swiss confectionary and warm, Northern friendliness. Finger sandwiches, freshly-made scones and delicate macarons are served up with an extensive selection of tea, while a pianist adds a little atmosphere to the elegant ambience.

3. Boyd’s  Book Boyd’s Brasserie & Bar

Charing Cross

Boyd’s Brasserie and Bar

Boyd’s Brasserie and Bar in London’s Charing Cross offers all the elegance of a bygone era without a whiff of pretention. With opulent, marbled dining rooms and a focus on fine dining, the refreshingly-contemporary menu brings this venue bang up to date. Afternoon tea includes salt beef and pickled gherkin sandwiches, and the British tapas menu is a must-have indulgence.

4. Street Feast  


Spit & Roast

London’s cinema scene has reached its peak with Street Feast’s The Power of Summer events, kicking off a 6 week stint this Friday. Located in Battersea Power Station, Everyman Outdoor Cinema will be providing the flicks, while street vendors including B.O.B’s Lobster and Spit & Roast will be serving up a selection of indulgent treats such as lobster mac and cheese and buttermilk chicken baps with Korean hot sauce guaranteed to get your taste buds going. Who needs popcorn when cinema food tastes this good?

5. Camden Lock Live  


Ala Turko

Get into the festival spirit this weekend with Camden Lock Live: an annual street party showcasing the best Camden has to offer. And it’s free, yes free. With live music from young and emerging musicians, street food comes from Camden Market residents and more, including Honest Burgers and Ala Turko, serving up treats such as succulent beef burgers, tender grilled kebabs and delicious halloumi plates. Beer aficionados Brewdog offer chilled canal-side beers, while Wray & Nephew will be serving up refreshing Jamaican rum cocktails in the Reggae tent.

About Grace Elisabeth Cook

Grace is a freelance writer currently based in Newcastle. Her main loves in life are food, fashion and the Queen. She is a keen baker and mean cupcake maker. As a child with a long list of food allergies, until the age of 14 Grace lived on a diet of sausage and chips and chocolate biscuits. Since then, she has branched out and discovered her love of authentic Italian and Indian cuisine. She is also something of an afternoon tea connoisseur, and as a result is a self-confessed jam snob. Her favourite London eateries are The Tea Rooms and The Hummingbird Bakery.

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