The Handbook
The Handbook

One of the most talked about events in London last year (besides politics)? Those winter igloos that sprung up at the side of the Thames, quickly going viral on social media and selling out within a week. Well they’ve gone now, igloos in summer, not quite the same… instead there will be seven standalone cabanas and a huge hexagonal bar outside the Coppa Club’s riverside terrace.

The pergola structures will be furnished with sofas, wicker armchairs, festoon lighting, space heaters and individual Sonos speakers. Wisteria and roses will creep up the sides of the timber frames and of course you’re going to get those iconic views of the Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and The Shard. You’ll be able to reserve five of the cabanas with space for 2-6 guests in two of them and 8-10 people in the other three, whilst two are designed as riverside lounges and will be for walk-ins only.

To drink will be pale rosé, classic Aperol Spritz and Britz Spritz made from Kamm & Sons British aperitif, elderflower, Prosecco and soda. There’ll also be a new brunch menu with Bendedict waffles on the menu – with crispy sliced Coppa ham, eggs and hollandaise or kiln smoked salmon, spinach, eggs and hollandaise.

You can book now, so be quick, they serve rosé and it’s outside – it’s going to be popular.

Photographer: Allan Stone