LONDON'S BEST ROOFTOP BARS
As the weather warms and the days lengthen, it is all about rooftops bars and al fresco dining in London. There is no shortage of rooftop bars in the city. Take your pick from hip Shoreditch or buzzing Soho and Covent Garden, it’s time to soak up those sunsets.
Named one of “the best rooftop bars in London” by Evening Standard and one of “London’s 10 best summer terraces” by FT How To Spend It, Allegra’s dining terrace is set amongst an elevated meadow of wildflowers, water features and cedar pathways and is sheltered under a spectacular, cedar-cantilevered roof. Walk-ins are welcome.
Location - Manhattan Loft Gardens,, 20 International Way, London, E20 1FD [entrance via The Stratford hotel]
The AMANO Rooftop Bar is located on the 7th floor and is the highlight of the AMANO Covent Garden. A rooftop bar with adjoining roof terrace is the perfect spot to finish the day with a drink, while the house DJ spins tunes as you soak up the spectacular panoramic views of London.
Location - Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA
Take your perch in The Nest, Treehouse Hotel London’s rooftop bar with unparalleled 360-degree views of London. Settle into the indoor lounge filled with green foliage and natural materials—where DJs spin the decks from their very own treehouse ‘fort’—or cosy up on the outdoor wraparound terrace decked with loungers.
Location - 9th Floor, Hotel Indigo, 1 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA - website
THE NEST ROOFTOP BAR at THE TREEHOUSE HOTEL
Take your perch in The Nest, Treehouse Hotel London’s rooftop bar with unparalleled 360-degree views of London. Settle into the indoor lounge filled with green foliage and natural materials—where DJs spin the decks from their very own treehouse ‘fort’—or cosy up on the outdoor wraparound terrace decked with loungers
Location - Treehouse Hotel 14-15 Langham Place, London W1B 2QS - website
THE LUCKY CLUB, CAMDEN
Found in North London's iconic Camden Market, The Lucky Club Camden is a brand new destination roof terrace, filled with an inclusive atmosphere, great music, good food and amazing cocktails. Here you can enjoy a menu taking inspiration from Mexico City, with signature dishes like Cheeseburger Quesadilla, Beer Battered Prawn Tacos and Seared Steak Tacos, complemented with no less than 7 Margarita serves. Equipped with a retractable roof and state of the art gas heaters, the Lucky Club is open for alfresco drinking and dining year round.
Location - The Lucky Club Camden, North Stables Yard, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH - website
Named after 17th-century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, this Spitalfields pub and restaurant is a favourite east London hangout, popular for its Sunday roasts and rustic charm. The seasonal food menu is inspired by the ingredients grown on the rooftop, from pea shoots to micro herbs
Location - The Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LP - website
GOLDEN BEE IN SHOREDITCH
Newly refurbished Golden Bee is a stylish cocktail lounge and rooftop bar, located in Shoredtich. Perfect for after work and more relaxed lounge vibes during weekdays, and during weekends the rooftop party is full on with live DJs and lots of people on the dancefloor. The bar serves a range of delicious cocktails and drinks, and it is quipped with a retractable canopy, making it weatherproof in the summer and warm and cosy during winter.
Location - Golden Bee, Singer Street, Shoreditch – EC1V 9DD - website
THE SEABIRD ROOFTOP BAR
From the Houses of Parliament to the Shard, witness some of London’s most dramatic sights from the Seabird on the 14th floor of the The Hoxton. The raw bar here is as much of a selling point as the cocktails. Order a range of bivalves from its dedicated oyster menu, or try the Afternoon Sea, the ultimate seafood platter.
Location - The Rooftop, The Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blavkfriars Rd, London SE18NY - website
The secret garden is an oasis from The City, allowing guests to transport to a hidden space away from the busy London streets, where you can enjoy beautiful views of St Paul’s.
With an outside terrace and a glass domed roof, Sabine Rooftop bar is the place to be for a great night out.
Location - SABINE 10 Godliman Street, London EC4V 5AJ - website
12th KNOT at THE SEA CONTAINERS HOTEL
Towering over the Thames, 12th Knot in the Sea Containers Hotel enjoys unparalleled views of the London skyline. With a menu that champions seasonal ingredients, whether you’re enjoying jerk chicken sliders or pulled jackfruit gua bao, its curated wine list is rivalled only by the current collaboration with Grey Goose on the summer terrace – a fruity cocktail list to start your summer off right.
Location - Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD - website
Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline. From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben
Location - RADIO ROOFTOP BAR, ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA - website
A stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus, the stunning candlelit rooftop of Aqua Nueva lets you dine al fresco overlooking the hypnotic city lights – a view that rivals the opulent interiors the restaurant is known for. Enjoy contemporary Spanish tapas and digestifs – but, as the twin terrace is linked to the Aqua Kyoto restaurant, you could switch to Japanese dining between courses.
Location - AQUA NUEVA, 5TH FLOOR, 240 REGENT STREET, LONDON W1B 3BR - website
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