PENSON's Pick | Garden Themed Bars

By Rosie Furlong

sushisamba covent garden bar

In amongst our deadlines, projects and general studio life, team PENSON have been out and about making the most of the heatwave (as and when it appears!) From the Golden Bee with Bene, to Coppa with Day2, we've been sampling the best outdoor bars London has to offer, washed down with a healthy dose of pimms, and aperol spritz! But for those of you lazy-summers-evening-on-the-common people, check out PENSON's Pick - City Gardens... two sides of the same hazy summer's night coin!

golden bee pub exterior
iconGolden Bee Shoreditch
golden bee roof garden bar
iconGolden Bee Shoreditch
team penson and bene in a bar
iconTeam PENSON x BENE x Perkins & Will
Coppa Igloos Tower Bridge
iconCoppa Igloos Tower Bridge
food and sharing plates at coppa on a wooden table
iconCoppa Igloos Tower Bridge

With our website relaunch hitting the ground running, we've finally been able to tear ourselves away, and focus on the finer things in our world... aka, PENSON's Pick! So back, without further ado, is this week's focus... GARDEN THEMED BARS!

Rooftop Garden Bars:


When you think of Garden Bars, you immediately picture one of London's many incredible roof top bars - plenty of greenery, wooden furniture and endless views. You can't go wrong spending balmy evenings up amongst London's skyline, so here are a few of PENSON's favourite haunts.

orange metal outside table with two chairs in front a brick wall and a view of london's skyline
iconDalston Roof Park
green grass and box hedges on a rooftop garden with a view of the shard
iconCoq D'Argent Roof Top Garden
rooftop garden bar and greenhouse
iconThe Culpeper Hotel Rooftop Bar

Food & Drink Pop-Up Spaces:


With their quirky, sprawling, slightly haphazard design, pop up festival style food and drink courts are a huge summer (and winter!) win! Think plenty of hanging lights, endless trestle tables, a good dose of neon - and of course, a whole load of greenery! The communal feel this spaces create with open plan food courts, and group seating is a huge win for the style minds at PENSON...

hanging flowers and trestle tables
iconThe Prince West Brompton
people drinking at pergola paddington roof bar
iconPergola Paddington

Green Space Gardens:


Rare, and often hard to find, London has a secret stash of actual gardens, complete with their very own miniature bars (or a bag of tins, depending on your preference!) A bit of a trek from the city centre, they're well worth a visit to get your green-fingered outdoor inspo going strong!

garden with domed ceiling
iconCrossrail Place Roof Garden Canary Wharf
people in a garden
iconDalston Eastern Curve Garden
sly garden looking out at the glass building front
iconSky Garden

Interior Garden Bars:


Equally impressive as their real couterparts, faux greenery has a whole lot going for it! Giant replica trees bring the outdoors inside, creating an illusion of space. Never ones to shy away from a whole lot of neon, team PENSON are loving the lighting used to add a spalsh of modern colour to the trees - who said greenery needs to be green?! 

neon pink cherry blossom trees
iconBahn Bao Brothers Waterloo
cherry blossom decor in a dining room
iconClos Maggiore
neon orange tree
iconSushiSamba London City