Look closely and you will discover lots of pockets of greenery and urban spaces in Bankside, perfect for enjoying alfresco lunches when the sun is shining.
The Copperfield Street Community Garden could easily be mistaken for an English village green. A beautiful garden surrounded by red brick cottages, the space is the site of a former church which was bombed in the war. Now maintained and loved by the local community, all are welcome to enjoy its beauty and tranquillity.
Red Cross Gardens is a landscaped space with wild flowers, and a pond with a fountain where you may spot wildlife including local ducks!
Mint Street Park is the largest green space in Bankside and is home to an adventure playground and outdoor gym equipment.
Look out for the Better Bankside pink tables and chairs in Flat Iron Square. The Island Café has a green roof canopy.
Pick up a picnic from Albion Neo Bankside. Bespoke hampers are filled with your favourites from the shop, choose from a delicious selection of homemade sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, English wines, juices and many more goodies. Prices are from £25.
There are many restaurants with great outdoor dining areas in Bankside. Independent restaurant The Table has an apple tree lined terrace, The Real Greek has stunning river views or relax in a deck chair at The Refinery.