Whether you're trying to pronounce one of the dozens of draught and bottled beers at your local pub or just confused about the difference between ales and lagers, you're not alone.
London has always been a great place to enjoy some expertly hand-mixed drinks, but it seems in the last few years the pace of quality new openings has really stepped up a gear. It’s no longer enough just to throw a couple of ingredients together; the top bars now infuse their own vodka, steep their own sloe gin and craft their own bespoke garnishes
Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but on paper at least, summer has arrived in London, and with it the few short weeks in the year when outside drinking isn’t just for smokers. And better than being able to enjoy a pint in the sun is being able to do so with a view – London’s rooftop bars are few and far between, but what they lack in number they make up for in quality. Here are the five very best places to head if the weather’s nice: