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7 Best Rooftop Bars in London

20 Apr, 2018 | by Helena Nicklin. | 3 min read
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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)

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

Sushisamba Tree Bar. Photo credit: Sushisamba

Aqua Spirit, Soho (Thank you, Aidy Smith)

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)

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

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Aqua Spirit. Photo credit: Aqua Spirit

The Rumpus Room, South Bank (Thank you, Richard Scott)

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

The Berkeley. Photo credit: The Tastemaker

Franks Café, Peckham (Thank you, Gracie Harris)

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

The Rumpus Room. Photo credit: Rumpus Room.

Boundary, Shoreditch (Thank you, Brooke Lloyd)

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


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