For Sunny Days and Balmy Evenings: The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in London
Enjoy the capital’s skyline at its glorious best and elevate sightseeing to new levels of incredible at one of the best rooftop bars in London as you relax in the sun with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.
London loves a rooftop alfresco boozing joint and it can be hard to know which one to head to, so we’ve scoured the city and comprised a list of our ten favourites.
Aviary – Finsbury Square
Kicking off our rundown in lavish style is a luxurious cocktail joint located on the 10th floor of the rather upmarket Montcalm Royal London House. Soak up the sights of London’s spectacular skyline as you kick back with an expertly crafted cocktail and relax in the elegant ambience!
Royal London House, 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square
Bar Elba – Waterloo
Exuding a fabulous boho party vibe, Bar Elba in the heart of Waterloo is an unpretentious pick for people looking for an easygoing, welcoming and sociable atmosphere. From craft beers to creative cocktails, to deliciously dirty bites, it’s a little rooftop oasis in the centre of the capital!
Rooftop Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road
Big Chill – Kings Cross
Big Chill in Kings Cross is the spawn of a music festival and has still kept its soul, culminating in a wonderfully chilled yet voraciously vibrant vibe. The rooftop terrace is ideal for brunching, boozing or simply basking in the summer sun and having a catch up with your closest pals.
257-259 Pentonville Road
Bussey Rooftop Bar – Peckham
Love, peace and great views is their mantra… and love, peace and great views is exactly what they deliver. Lovingly crafted drinks, a fun and peaceful atmosphere, and simply stunning views. What more can you ask for?
Roof B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
FEST Camden – Camden
Possibly London’s coolest district, Camden is quirky, alternative and hive of activity, and FEST embodies everything good and great about it. Enjoy the down to earth atmosphere and kick back with a cocktail and a delicious slice of pizza.
Horse Hospital Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden
Frank’s Café – Peckham
Located on the rooftop of a multi-storey car park, Frank’s Café boasts some sensational views of the London skyline where you can grab an equally exquisite cocktail to enjoy as you watch the sun dip beyond the horizon.
Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi-Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Lane
Lost in Brixton
With a retractable roof to stave off the rain, this fabulous rooftop joint can be enjoyed in all weathers! Not only do they boast an expensive drinks menu, but you can also order food from some of Brixton’s best food traders direct to your table!
Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane
Radio Rooftop – Strand
With breathtaking views of some of London’s most iconic sights, including the Shard, St Paul’s, the Eye and Big Ben, this is the perfect place to come for a spot of sightseeing… because you can soak it all in with a cocktail in hand!
Roof East – Stratford
Roof East claim to be London’s best rooftop bar, and though it’s a big statement they’re certainly in the mix because they have it all: comfy deck chairs, film screenings, games (baseball batting cages, curling and crazy golf), plus a great food and drinks menu! See… Everything!
Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way
One of east London’s finest, Netil360 offers stunning panoramic views of the capital’s skyline from their fantastic rooftop garden. With chilled drinks and an even cooler atmosphere, it’s a great place to relax and unwind.
1 Westgate Street, Hackney, E8 3RL