Where To Find London’s Best Rooftop Bars

From tipples atop towers to sips in the city sunshine, here’s The Wordrobe’s pick of London’s best rooftop bars


1 Aviary

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Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, Aviary’s roof terrace is the ultimate spot to stretch your wings and embrace the elements.

Stylish sofas, retro chairs and standard lamps – not to mention its feature marble outdoor bar – bring the feel of a fashionable living space out into the open with the City skyline as your wallpaper!

Plenty of heat lamps and fire pits will keep you warm and toasty when evening temperatures drop and as the mercury rises, the south facing spot is perfect for soaking up some sun with a cocktail, chilled glass of wine or frosty beer.

Where: Aviary, 10th Floor Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX
Bookings: To make a reservation, click here


2 Savage Garden


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Opening later this June, Savage Garden is a dramatic sky-high destination bar found in the heart of the City.  Enter a decadent and twisted world, 12 storeys above, and far removed from the corporate streets of the city below.

This all-day bar and cocktail lounge, located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London, boasts stunning 360-degree vistas that take in some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks – with a range of decadent drinks to enjoy beside them.

Where: Tower Hill, London EC3N 2AR
Bookings: To make a reservation, click here


3 Angler


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Angler’s rooftop terrace has been transformed into a picturesque summer bar in collaboration with artisanal spirits brand, the Cotswolds Distillery. As part of D&D London’s wider Blossom City Campaign, the terrace brings Cotswold country charm to the city, offering refreshing and floral cocktails alongside hanging baskets overflowing with summer flowers.

The six-strong cocktail list (all priced at £12) includes:
• The Cotswold G&T, Cotswolds gin, fig syrup, basil, lime, Mediterranean tonic
• The Hedgerow Martini, Costwolds gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, lemongrass syrup
• Beebrush Gimlet, Cotswolds gin, lime, lemon verbena syrup, cucumber.

Wash them down with a bespoke menu of Michelin-starred herbal bar snacks including:
• Grilled flatbread, lemon verbena pesto, garden herb cream (£10.50)
• Wild garlic, Ragstone arancini (£8.00)
• Crispy Cornish seafood, lovage and lemon mayonnaise (£12.50)

Where: South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Bookings: To make a reservation, click here


 4 Rumpus Room

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The Rumpus Room offers an elegant and classical experience. At this vibrant riverside rooftop bar, find lush greenery, plush sofas and comfortable lounge spaces. When it comes to the tipples, enjoy a wide selection of Champagnes, wine and spirits. There’s also a number of carefully curated American and British inspired cocktails to try.

As well as the views, this venue also plays host to live music on Wednesdays featuring some of London’s hottest bands, as well as DJ’s Thursday – Saturday. City skylines and cocktails – what more could you want?

Where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation


 5 Frank’s Café

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People flock in droves to Peckham for this shabby chic rooftop hotspot. Get your Italian fix with a range of Negronis, Spritzes and fellow Italian aperitiv. Don’t worry about going hungry, as the charcoal barbecue will be fired up for all-day feasting.

Enjoy red tarpaulin, wood structures and ecological-themed art commissioned by the multi-storey car park’s owner, Bold Tendencies and of course, a seriously impressive skyline.

Where: Bold Tendencies, 10th Floor, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST


6 Aqua Spirit


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Non-stop shopping for the day? Pull up a pew at Aqua Spirit, the sleek cocktail sanctuary found moments away from Oxford Circus. With sweeping views across Regent Street and beyond, the views are as delectable as the Japanese-themed menu. Don’t dawdle though – there’s no bookings taken for the terrace, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Where: Aqua Spirit, 5th floor, 240 Regent Street, W1B 3BR
Find out more: Click here for additional details


7 Coq d’Argent


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Another city find, Coq d’Argent is a surprisingly peaceful venue perched high above One Poultry. Enjoy faux foliage, excellent service and a beautifully designed terrace filled with city workers milling around, drink in hand.

The bar snacks are equally good – don’t miss out on the juicy  langoustines.

Where: Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation


8 Sushisamba


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Sushisamba offers more than just fusion food and suave sips. The highest rooftop bar in all of London, this beautifully decorated venue has a terrace worth making the trek for.  The best seats are around the fire pit for the ultimate ambient experience.

Where: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation


9 Radio Rooftop Bar


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Set atop the ME London hotel, Radio Bar (a name derived after its location on the site of the old Marconi House) this suave watering hole is a dynamic blend of fascinating design and panoramic views. On the menu, you’ll find everything from new creations to the old classics.

Where: Radio Rooftop Bar, 336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA

 

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