The Culpeper building has deep roots in East London. It has a history dating all the way back to 1850 (when it was a pub called The Princess Alice), complete with a part in the macabre story of Jack the Ripper. Passing from one owner to another, The Culpeper has always been home to a proper English pub – even now. In 2014, The Culpeper was reborn and reopened to feature a little bit of everything. A pub on the ground floor, a formal dining space on the first floor, a hotel on the third floor, and – best of all – Piculpeper, rooftop bar, on the top floor. Piculpeper is hard to miss. Sitting atop the building is a giant lighted sculpture of a gherkin. This should give you an idea of what they are all about. Guests sit amongst the Garden where they grow herbs and produce (including cucumbers!) for their kitchen. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar (because where better to enjoy a Hendricks martini than at a bar that immortalizes the cucumbers in art?) and order off of their fresh-from-the-grill menu. Decorated in a trendy urban style, Piculpeper is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The Culpeper has created the perfect summer space in their historic East London digs.