With no sign of that continental heatwave making its way to London, Dexters is reluctantly directing our attention away from city parks and lidos. As this round up of the best art-gallery restaurants shows, there are still numerous London attractions that will make the most of your summer holiday while keeping you dry. And what better way to spend a free day in London than browsing a gallery followed by a memorable meal?

Even if you're not on holiday, being out in the city after work feels more leisurely on summer evenings. So if you're in the E1 postcode on a Friday night, why not head to the Whitechapel Gallery's end-of-week wine bar for wine, beer, cheese and charcuterie? The perfect antidote to a busy week.

When you rent property in E1, the Whitechapel Gallery is just one of many go-to venues for a fix of culture, food and drink. A visit to nearby Spitalfields market, or Shoreditch's urban art galleries are all part of a colourful local scene. Read our area guide for more inspiration.

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