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How to Make the Most of London Summers

Summer in the city… there’s nothing like it. Especially when there’s somewhere to escape to, out of the hustle and bustle and into a haven of lush greenery and relaxing water features. In London you ask? Yes! It’s all happening at Rathbone Square, where London outdoor seating comes in the shape of comfy deckchairs set amongst a vibrant hub of cafés, restaurants and shops, all ready to welcome you to enjoy one of the best London summers ever!

Rathbone Square in West London is a true haven of tranquillity. Just a short stroll from Tottenham Court Road, it’s a rare treat amidst the fast-paced London shopping scene and for sure the best place to experience London summers.

Tempted to visit? We’ve rounded up a selection of not-to-be-missed stop-offs for you. Make sure they’re on your list!

Refresh your palette at Joe and the Juice

If there’s one thing everyone could do with during one of our London summers, it has to be cool, refreshing healthy juices. And that’s precisely what you’ll find at Joe and the Juice, as well as hot weather friendly iced coffees and salads.

Making an early visit? Quench your morning thirst with the signature Energize Breakfast Bundle comprising a juice, coffee and shot.

If juices are your thing, there’s choice galore, including summer favourites such as Joe’s Green Mile, a tempting blend of apple, avocado, broccoli, ice, lemon and spinach. Need a pick-me-up? Try Herb Tonic, a fusion of apple, ginger, ice, pepper, pineapple, red bell pepper and turmeric.

There’s a whole menu of shakes too, including the Red Supreme, a mouth-watering mix of avocado, banana, beetroot powder, cashew coconut drink, date, ice and protein. And would London summers ever be complete without a refreshing iced coffee? Joe has plenty, including an Ice Latte and Ice Americano.

There’s also a host of sweet treats, from carrot cake to banana bread and blueberry muffins, and a selection of sandwiches, including the taste bud tingling spicy tuna, vegan avocado and Joe’s Club, packed with chicken, tomato, pesto and avocado.

White Pine, for a healthier summer

Over at White Pine, Rathbone Square’s very own sustainable, cruelty-free boutique coffee and juice bar, you’ll come across a tempting array of iced drinks, nourishing smoothies, speciality teas and organic coffees. There’s also a packed menu of fresh vegetarian and vegan food from local suppliers, and you’ll even find a range of gorgeous Nordic homeware.

London summers don’t come much healthier than at White Pine, where you get to choose from a variety of thirst-quenching fresh cold press juices and Icelandic style protein shakes brimming with natural ingredients, all available in vegan options. Now don’t they sound cool and refreshing? Or if you’re really looking to chill, try the Iced Chai Latte, Mocha Frappé or Peanut Butter Frappé for a true taste sensation.

Experience coffee like no other at Omotesando Koffee

Coffee connoisseur Omotesando Koffee is celebrated globally for its speciality Japanese coffee, brewed to order right while you wait by expert baristas in white lab coats.

This boutique-style café serves extraordinary coffee in a minimalistic setting with light wood detail, typical of Japanese interior design, offering that perfectly cooling feeling for London summers.

This is the place where you’re sure to get the exact coffee you want, brewed to scientific perfection. And there are plenty of appealing Japanese snacks too, so don’t leave till you’ve checked out the Kashi and Egg Sandos menu to complement your drink.

Omotesando is more an experience than a coffee shop, and definitely one not to be missed.

Get your sweet fix at Crosstown

Need to refuel? Then make a pit stop at Crosstown where you’ll find award-winning doughnuts, handcrafted cookies and small-batch ice cream. With everything made in-house, including jams, compotes, fillings, glazes and toppings, all using the very best seasonal ingredients, you’ll be sure to satisfy your taste buds here at Crosstown.

The doughnuts menu is really like no other. We’re talking about the likes of mango and blueberry, key lime pie, vegan bacon and whiskey, chocolate truffle and Tongan vanilla bean glaze here, so not your usual strawberry jam sugar fix.

Even the most seasoned doughnut aficionado will be in awe here at Crosstown, so make sure it’s on your London summers visit list!

Take advantage of the best London outdoor seating in the capital!

London is so fast-paced, so when you’re in town, why not change all that? Take a breather and relax a while in the peaceful garden nestled in the heart of Rathbone Square.

It’s so uncommon to find a planted landscape in the city centre, but Rathbone Square offers just that. Make use of its rare London outdoor seating to take stock and catch up; enjoy the shade of the trees and listen to the birds singing whilst you recharge yourself and prepare for a little more retail therapy.

For the best London summers, visit Rathbone Square

Rathbone Square is a three minute walk from Tottenham Court Road tube and seven minutes from Oxford Circus. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stop off when you’re next in town so you can make the most of our London summers, be sure to put Rathbone Square on your list!

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