If the sun's out, the sky is blue and you're starting to think about drinks in the evening The Gun in Blackwall has something for you.

This year its outdoor terrace, open now, has a refreshing bitter orange flavour thanks to a partnership with Aperol.

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The Spritz Shack will be open until the end of September to the general public, offering views across the Thames to Greenwich Peninsula.

If the weather's not so hot there are plentiful heaters, a stretched marquee roof and blankets provided.

In addition to fizzy orange cocktails, there's special food available including picnic baskets from £17 per person.

Go for the market stall menu though (£26pp) and you'll get to try the pub's superb scotch eggs.

The Spritz Shack can also be booked for parties or exclusive events for 30-250 people.

For more information or to book an event, please contact Madlen at The Gun on 020 7515 5222 or email madlen@thegundocklands.com

Top tip: When walking from the Wharf go via South Quay bridge as there's no cut-through over Wood Wharf any more.