Summer in the UK: London’s Rooftop Bars
6th September 2019
As much as we love the busy streets and dark pubs of London. Sometimes you need to get above all of that and change scenery, right? So why not elevate your evenings and visit the many rooftop bars of London. Enjoying the summer sun or a starry skyline, shaken or stirred, bites or meals, London rooftops provides the perfect stage for a night full of fun.
Jin Bo Law
In the heart of Aldgate on the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel, you can find one of London’s newest and finest rooftop bars. Jin Bo Law Skybar is one spectacular looking cocktail lounge, with an even more spectacular view over the skyline and a lot of the famous landmarks. With interiors that satisfy the interior designer within everyone, it is a tough place to enjoy Asian inspired art and a full and fruity cocktail menu accompanied by views across London’s rooftops.
Bar Elba is a tropical based bar with views across Waterloo with the infamous London skyline looming. With fairy lights, communal benches, wooden decking and a frozen cocktail list, this rooftop bar is party central. Offering beer, Frosé, Aperol Spritz and other summerish drinks, as well as jugs of Sex on the Elban beach and burgers for the hungry ones.
Not only does Roof East provide a roster of street food stalls and pop-up bars, it allows to be amerced in always entertaining summer activities. This two-level rooftop park in Stratford provides a playground for adults in the London skyline. Hosting mini-golf, batting cages, lawn bowl and enjoy the warm weather with a rooftop movie. Roof East will provide the perfect destination to sip refreshing cocktails and indulge in food truck wonder.
Skylark Roof Garden
Paddington is much more than a railway station. Skylark Roof Garden provides views of the London skyline as well as the opportunity to gaze across London’s own Little Venice. Providing a full menu with an array of classic cocktails accompanied by frozen cocktails just to help with a nap in the day beds, setting you up perfectly for the evenings with music from the DJ. This 10th-floor spot provides everything you need to relax while taking in everything aerial London has to offer.
The Rooftop St James
Boasting a great selection of worldwide wines and cuisine to contend with London’s finest The Rooftop at Trafalgar Square provides views of some of London’s biggest landmarks. Positioned on the 7th floor, The Rooftop oozes elegance and creates a menu of alfresco crafted cocktails. With such prestige, this jewel in the heart of London allows for breathtaking views and sun-drenched days with pan-Asian small plates made to share. Be sure to bring your friends along, reservation aren’t required but with such a desirable facade it is always best to check.
Queen of Hoxton
Spanning three floors the Queen of Hoxton is a lively bar, nightclub and roof terrace in the heart of Shoreditch. With an ever-changing scene, the Queen of Hoxton brings the different themes of the London rooftop life. Bring Las Mexicanas and all the tacos, tequila and giant frozen margaritas to the summer of 2019. This highly popular and buzzing destination in London’s skyline hosts 200 people, making this an East London favourite for rooftop fun.
The Aviary has nested 10 floors up in the centre of London. Resting on top of the Montcalm Royal London House, the Aviary gifts astonishing views to those who visit. With the impressive London Skyline comes a suave décor and tasteful desire crafted and botanical cocktails. The Aviary attracts a crowd to suit its own elegance and presenting a panoramic view for your after-work drinks. Making London that much more breathtaking.
Radio Rooftop Bar
This London rooftop bar is situated on the 10th floor of the ME London by Melia. with views dazzling all, this elegant and stylish London rooftop is a great place to perch. Enjoy bubbles by the glass and all fifteen variations of the British favourite G&T. This London rooftop will provide the stylish floppy hats and precise tailored suits of London’s after work hours contingent. Expect to see the usual rooftop prices, after all, you are paying for a view of some of the greatest sights London rooftops have to offer.
Franks in Peckham
This creative twist to the London Rooftop bar scene brings an urban and creative yey simple contribution to your summer fun. With plenty of drinks and vibes this bar, on the top level of a multi-story car park, is one to add to the list. Whether you prefer Italian style cocktails or a cold print this indie favourite is popular when the sun shines or sets. Head over to Franks and cross it off your list.
Bird of Smithfield
The final addition to the London Rooftop Bars scene is a hidden gem. The Word of Smithfield provides a laid back destination with membership club vibe without the membership. The Georgian townhouse-style building in Farringdon hosts a basement cocktail bar. The remaining levels brag a full menu with great food with plenty to wash the food down with. Enjoy cocktails petite London rooftop is a quirky addition to the many bars enjoying the infamous London Skyline.
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