For the second year running, John Lewis has created a public garden on the roof terrace of its flagship Oxford Street store. Last year there were lots of cottage garden plants – this year’s ‘Summer Retreat’ has a distinctly Caribbean feel.
The first thing you see as you walk out across the grass is a palm tree festooned with signs for Barbados, St Lucia, Jamaica and Tobago, and decorated with realistic-looking parrots.
There are plenty of chairs for relaxing when the sun comes out, and a little balcony provides an unusual view of some London landmarks. Rossopomodoro and Joe and the Juice serve ice cream, Italian food, sandwiches and juices and should you fancy some retail therapy, there are a couple of pop-up shops in beach huts. It’s a great place to escape to - a real treat for shoppers in the know.http://www.johnlewis.com/findyoursummer/news-and-events