Champagne is the perfect summer thirst-quencher: cool, crisp and brimming with soothingly satisfying bubbles, it is unquestionably an aristocrat among alfresco tipples. With this in mind, Square Meal has rounded up 10 of the best oases in London, places with great outside space and a decent Champagne offering, where you can indulge in the spirit of summer to the full.
Champagne is made in a range of styles, so you’ll always find one to suit your taste. Julie Sheppard explains the basics to help you find the perfect fit.
Celebrate, commemorate, speculate, congratulate… and do it with Champagne. Jane Parkinson comes up with ten fantastic fizzes, and occasions to match.
Square Meal’s guide to the top Champagne houses, compiled by Giles Fallowfield
It's a thing of beauty and simplicity, the Champagne cocktail. From London to Hong Kong, via New York and Sydney, Alice Lascelles leaves no stone unturned in her quest to find the best bars for this classic drink. Sample this elegant libation, in all its variations, at the top of a skyscraper, in a luxury hotel bar, at the base of Table Mountain, or in an intimate Tokyo speakeasy. There's no better way to travel.