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A Guide to Keeping Your Cool in London this Summer

Summer’s here, the mercury is rising, and we’re all looking for ways to keep cool. But it’s also important to keep our energy levels up too, because the summer heat really can be draining. The answer when you’re in London? A visit to Rathbone Square of course! The welcoming haven amidst the bustle of the city, where you can rest a while in a comfy deckchair, listen to the birds singing, let your stresses dissolve amongst the breezy swish of the trees… and enjoy an array of restaurants and cafés just waiting to serve you a delicious menu of cool drinks for summer.

Rathbone Square in Fitzrovia is a sanctuary of calm. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Tottenham Court Road, it’s an unusual find amid the bustling West End retail scene.

Looking for somewhere to settle down for a breather and enjoy some refreshing juices, shakes and smoothies? London’s Rathbone Square awaits!

Re-energise at Joe and the Juice

The heat of the summer sun can put a strain on your energy reserves. So why not re-energise the healthy way with a stop-off at Joe and the Juice?

Here’s where you get to choose from tasty menu of juices, shakes and iced smoothies, all designed to energise or refuel, as well as bring a touch of heatwave relief to your day.

The juice menu offers a tempting collection of cool drinks for summer. There’s Energizer, a blend of apple, red grapefruit, ginger and ice, or Pick Me Up, ideal for when your reserves are really lagging thanks to its formidable combo of apple, strawberries and banana. Need something to refresh your palette? Then it’s got to be Prince of Green, a mix of cucumber, pineapple, lemon and ice.

In the Shakes corner, there’s even more to entice your taste buds. Feel amazing from head to toe with an Avo Shake, a blend of vanilla milk, banana and avocado. Or if you really need a boost, try the Power Shake, a similar mix to the Avo, but swapping the avocado for strawberry, and adding a touch of ice.

Into your smoothies? London’s favourite juice bar won’t let you down, and you’ll be suitably impressed when you see what’s on offer, from Joe’s Green Mile with apple, spinach, avocado, broccoli, lemon and ice, to Green Shield bringing together apple, broccoli, cucumber and kale with spinach and ice. And there are lots more choices besides.

Also at Joe’s, you’ll find a host of breakfast bowls, salads, paninis and sweet treats too. So, all bases covered!

Craving cool drinks and smoothies? London has all you could ever dream of, courtesy of White Pine.

White Pine is Rathbone Square’s resident sustainable, vegan-friendly boutique coffee and juice bar.

Pay a visit whilst in West London and you’ll come across an array of iced drinks, nourishing smoothies, speciality teas and organic coffees. There’s also an enticing menu of fresh vegetarian and vegan food from local suppliers, and if you’ve got some time to spare, you could even do a spot of shopping for your abode amongst its range of stunning Nordic homeware. So cool drinks for summer, and a treat to take home with you. Happy days!

At White Pine, there’s a wide variety of fresh cold pressed juices, as well as Icelandic style protein shakes, all with vegan options available.

Got a thirst to slake but fancy trying something different? Give the Iced Chai Latte, Mocha Frappé, Matcha Vanilla Frappé or Peanut Butter Vanilla Frappé a go, and your taste buds will shout a great big thank you for sure.

There’s also a popular range of bottled organic Kombucha packed with living probiotics, as well as bottled organic iced tea, and immunity shots. Signature protein shakes such as Green Power, Boost and Blueberry Protein are equally alluring, as are the fresh cold pressed juices, from Glow and Detox to Repair, Vision and Recover. Something to suit every need, and every taste!

For the best cool drinks for summer, visit Rathbone Square

If you’re seeking out the ideal place to stop off for shakes, juices or smoothies, London’s Rathbone Square is less than a five minute walk from Tottenham Court Road tube and not much more from Oxford Circus. Relax a while in the tranquil gardens and get your temperature down before choosing which of the many cool drinks for summer will be best to wet your whistle. Enjoy!

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