The burning ball of hot gas that has dramatically appeared in the sky in recent days suggest that we might be inching towards summer and, naturally enough, as the prospect of al fresco drinking becomes reality, thoughts turn to a rooftop in Peckham.
Now entering its fourth year, Frank’s Cafe and Campari Bar is a summer pop-up on the roof of Peckham’s multi-storey car park, made out of timber and bright red stretched PVC, and assembled each time by a volunteer workforce. Accompanied by the hit-or-miss Bold Tendencies sculpture show, the cafe’s word-of-mouth appeal pulls in trend-chasers, art school claques and food fetishists from across the capital. It also offers some of the best views of London you’re likely to get south of the river, decent nibbles and a cocktail menu largely based around, yep, Campari.
Frank’s Cafe opens 30 June, and can be found on the 10th floor of Peckham multi-storey car park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST.