London is well-known for its numerous tourist attractions and historic landmarks, but the city is also home to many World-class rooftop bars with a view. Whether you are searching for a hidden terrace that offers an intimate atmosphere and spectacular views of the city or a classy rooftop bar with plush lounges and an impressive cocktail list, London has got you covered. With that in mind, we have rounded up a list of the best rooftop bars in London.
Radio Rooftop Bar
Radio Rooftop Bar is located on the 10th floor of the famous ME hotel and features a lovely terrace cocktail bar with amazing views of the River Thames. Sipping cocktails at this elegant rooftop bar with a million dollar view of the Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral is an experience unlike any other. In case you get hungry, Radio Rooftop Bar offers a wonderful tapas menu and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Located within walking distance from the Old Street Tube station on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Hotel, Aviary is one of the best rooftop bars in London and boasts a spacious roof terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Guests can chill on the terrace under a blanket or visit the stylish indoor restaurant that offers a steak-heavy menu.
Rumpus Room is an elegant rooftop bar situated on the 12th floor of the Mondrian Hotel. This amazing rooftop bar not only offers spectacular views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard, it also boasts a stylish interior with an extensive selection of American/British cocktails on the menu.
Situated on the thirty-eighth floor of the City’s Heron Tower, Sushisamba Bar has the highest outdoor terrace in all of Europe. This destination bar offers an extensive cocktail list and an amazing fusion menu including Peruvian, Brazilian, and Japanese-inspired dishes. Besides amazing views from the rooftop terrace, Sushisamba Bar also includes two indoor bars where you can order luxury cocktails and other refreshing drinks.
A stylish rooftop garden on the roof of No.1 Poultry, Coq D’Argent boasts a trimmed lawn, an extensive grill menu, and spectacular sunset views. On the drink menu, expect to find a variety of classic cocktails, fine wines, and champagne. The good news is that that you can visit Coq D’Argent even in winter, as the terrace gets covered and heated during this time of year.
Frank’s Café (Summer only)
In case you are wondering where to take a date out in London, Frank’s Café in Peckham is definitely one of the most romantic rooftop bars in the city with killer sunset views over south east London. Order a Campari-based cocktail and enjoy views of the London’s skyline from a multi-storey car park. Keep in mind that this rooftop bar and restaurant is only open to visitors during the summer season.