After months and months of freakily cold weather in the UK, the sun is out and we are loving it! There's nothing quite like summer in the city, so once you've chosen your style of rosé from this list to sip in the sunshine, head out to one of these rooftop places. Here are the best rooftop places to eat and drink in London as voted by YOU this week on Twitter. Where will you go tonight?
Tree Bar at SUSHISAMBA, City of London (Thank you, Daisy Scalchi)
PHOTO CREDIT: Sushisamba
SushiSamba London boasts the highest outdoor dining terrace not just in London, but in Europe, with stunning, 360 degree views. Getting up there is fun too as panoramic glass lifts shoot you quickly up the side of the building. Look out for the iconic tree sculpture, which aims to bring the earth and sky together. Oh, and try the sushi. It’s some of the best in London!
Address: HERON TOWER, 110 BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, EC2N 4AY
Aqua Spirit, Soho (Thank you, Aidy Smith)
PHOTO CREDIT: Aqua Spirit
One of the most popular rooftop bars in London, Aqua Spirit doesn’t take bookings, so you’ll need to get there early! Come here for pre-show drinks in the heart of London’s theatreland and pop in afterwards for a nightcap. The drinks are good - not the best in London, but the vibe more than makes up for it.
Address: 240 REGENT ST, SOHO, LONDON, W1B 3BR
The Berkeley, Knightsbridge (Thank you, Amal Nahzar)
PHOTO CREDIT: The Berkeley
If sipping a cool glass of wine by the pool in a more relaxed way is what you’re after, then the Berkeley rooftop pool is the place to go. Think spa rather than bustling, club-style bar, with its calming views over the treetops of Hyde Park. Heavenly!
Address: THE BERKELEY, WILTON PLACE, BELGRAVIA, LONDON, SW1X 7RL
The Rumpus Room, South Bank (Thank you, Richard Scott)
PHOTO CREDIT: The Rumpus Room
The Rumpus room is the perfect marriage of lush and plush. Lush because of all the gorgeous greenery and plush due to the opulent soft furnishings. The view is to die for, as are the British-American style food and cocktails. There are also frequent DJ nights and bands playing. This is your modern, elegant choice.
Address: 20 UPPER GROUND, LONDON, SE1 9PD
Franks Café, Peckham (Thank you, Gracie Harris)
PHOTO CREDIT: Franks Café
There are A LOT of great places opening up in Peckham at the moment and Franks Café was perhaps the catalyst for much of this. Located, slightly bizarrely, on the top floor of a multi-story car park, the treck up the stairs is… interesting, but the view is worth it and the food is tasty. Check the website for details of warm-weather opening before rocking up.
Address: 10TH FLOOR, PECKHAM MULTI-STORY CAR PARK, 95A RYE LANE, LONDON SE15 4ST
Boundary, Shoreditch (Thank you, Brooke Lloyd)
PHOTO CREDIT: Boundary
Shoreditch is arguably the hippest place to hang out in London at the moment and Boundary’s rooftop bar manages to channel that nonchalant cool vibe oh so well. It's small enough to feel exclusive, but just about big enough to feel part of something. There is also a small restaurant just by the side of it. For cooler nights, there are blankets, heaters and even an outdoor fire.
Address: 2-4 REDCHURCH ST, LONDON E2 7DD
Shoreditch House (Thank you, Sally Plant)
PHOTO CREDIT: Shoreditch House
Ok, so you have to be a member to get into Shoreditch House or at least know one, so text all your media pals and ask for an invitation! At the very top of this extraordinary urban paradise are bars and restaurants with tonnes of space but most importantly, there’s pool for sipping your Sauvignon next to. It's great for people watching too!
Address: 1 EBOR ST, LONDON, E1 6AW
Cheers to you! And long may this heatwave last!