Finding somewhere amazing to dine in London can seem like an easy task, since there are so many excellent restaurants to choose from, but there-in lies the problem. With so much choice, it can be easy to get lost in the many options available to you. No matter what kind of meal you’re after though, you can guarantee that there’ll be something to cater to your tastes in the capital city.

London is jam-packed with amazing places to eat, and when it comes to the summertime you’ll be even more spoilt for choice than usual. However, you can enjoy al-fresco dining throughout the year, not just when the weather’s warm, as almost all restaurants with outdoor dining areas ensure there are awnings and heaters available throughout the year to keep you covered from the rain and warmed whatever the weather. So, to find some of the best al-fresco dining areas in London, take some of our suggestions by having a look at our visualisation below.

We’ve mapped out the best restaurants in London with outdoor seating areas, so you’ll be able to enjoy al-fresco dining at its best. From Notting Hill to Imperial Wharf, there are numerous locations around the city that feature great restaurants where you can dine outside to soak up the bustling atmosphere.

Take a look at it now:

Did you know that…

  • There are 51 Michelin starred restaurants in London, as of 2013.
  • The term ‘al-fresco’ is Italian in origin and is very European in nature. It roughly translates to ‘outside, at a fresh temperature’.
  • The oldest restaurant in London is the Rules Restaurant, which, unfortunately, doesn’t have an outdoor seating area!