Secret London: Taking Beer Garden to a Whole New Level

We’ve all heard of Pergola on the Roof, right? Even if you haven’t had a chance to actually go there, you probably have a pretty decent idea what it looks like. If not, here’s a quick snapshot: it’s pretty and there’s flowers and stuff.

But hey, you can never have enough places to eat or drink in this city — especially if the sun’s out and they’re outside. This summer, they’re bringing more alfresco fun to Paddington and introducing a brand new canal-side venue for us to binge and booze in. Set across 2 floors, the new Pergola Paddington Central will be a delightful combo of modern design and green leafy landscaping. As well as its pretty neat Paddington Basin location, it’ll also boast some striking views of the London skyline.

Set to be West London’s biggest alfresco dining destination, Pergola Paddington Central will have space for up to 850 keen revellers. The food game is very strong, with residencies from Patty & BunMamalanDF/MexicoDecatur and Raw Press. Each restaurant will design its own Pergola-specific menu for the summer, and we can’t wait to scoff our faces. As well as lashings of great food, there’ll also be DJs at the weekends and regular live music. So, if you missed out on tickets to Glasto, this is basically the next best thing. Kinda, sorta… ish. 

Pergola Paddington Central will open from 24th May until 1st October. And, of course, London’s beloved Pergola on the Roof will also be returning for the summer (3rd May – 1st October)! We’re ready for some serious sibling rivalry…

paul ross