Rooftop Bars London
45 best rooftop bars in London
With a much more social life finally arriving, it is time to elevate life. A great place to start: London rooftop bars!
Europe’s biggest city comes packed with a large variety of rooftop bars. From Shoreditch to Trafalgar Square, here you find everything from swanky rooftop lounges to fun-filled rooftop gardens. But which are the best rooftop bars London?
This complete guide will help you find out, packed with all info you need about the best London rooftops: opening hours, dress code, spectacular photos, maps and much more. Expect fun events, live music and the classic, British hospitality, along with amazing views over the iconic London skyline. Just scroll down and find the London rooftop bar best suited for you.
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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.
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Sea Containers London
A lifestyle riverside hotel in London, reminiscent of a 1920s transatlantic cruise liner and located on the banks of the River Thames. Here you find both a a riverside restaurant, and the stylish rooftop cocktail bar 12th Knot.
ME London by Melia
Bringing modernity and sophistication to central London, ME London is found in the heart of the West End. The hotel combines art, music and avant-garde with the most exquisite design. As does the Radio Rooftop on the top floor.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Mondrian offers a modern, urban and luxurious place to stay. Up top, the retro glamour Laurel's On The Roof serves Californian inspired dishes, and hotel guests can enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop pool.
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Which are the best rooftops in London? London, being such a large city, do still not have that many skyscrapers, resulting in mostly "lower" rooftop bars. The views from the terraces here are still quite magical with the River Thames and the city as scenery.
Despite its rainy and pretty cold climate, London has a lot of rooftop bars and many of them are of really high quality. Geographically, they are quite scattered, although most are located in the central parts of London. But both the business district and Shoreditch also boasts of alot of cool rooftops for those who live or move about in these areas.
If you want a little quieter atmosphere, or more events like rooftop cinema and games, you should visit the sky lounges located in the outskirts of the city and for more party you should go to the more central roof terraces. Here's also some tips of free things to do in London.
Britain and England's capital, EU's largest city. London holds a very large influence over finance, culture, commerce and politics - both at national and international level. The climate of the city is known as a maritime climate, which means low temperature differences between the seasons. Summer is around 25 degrees celsius and winter down to 5 degrees. As a tourist, there are plenty of attractions to visit. London Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden etc. If you like sports, and especially football (soccer), there is a wide choice of teams and venues to see.
Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in London
England's not really known for their native cuisine. London, however, is a city that has lots of great restaurants with food from all over the world. It also applies to restaurants that are located on the rooftop bars in London. Here you can eat amazing food to the views of London's skyline and rooftops. In the glas you can get most things; beer, wine, cocktails and champagne. If you like to party, there are a couple of good terraces in London which can offer it. Here, the party starts already in the afternoon and continues well into the night. Despite the climate London still has good rooftop bars in terms of both party, drinks and food. This is an amazing page for the best table and guestlist booking service in London.
Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in London
Despite the fact that London over all is pretty low-built and most rooftop bars in London are at a relatively low altitude, Europe's highest rooftop bar is located in London. SushiSamba, with its 160 meters on the 38th floor, is the highest rooftop bar in the whole of Europe. The view you get from here is absolutely fantastic. Many other of the rooftop bars in London are located in the more central parts of London, which provides a lovely view of the rooftops, but not quite with the same magnificent view as SushiSamba.
Other attractions in London
London is a city with tons of famous attractions. Here's a great guide to alternative things to do in London. The city has historic buildings, cool monuments, awesome shopping, great bars and restaurants, shows, parks and much more. Or what about Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Harold, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and so on. For those who like sports and football in particular, London is a dream city. Many tourists from Europe come here every year to watch football and enjoy the beer in one of London's pubs or roof terraces. London truly has something for everyone. And here you can find more things to do in London
Flights and hotels in London
London has 3 airports. The most famous and largest is Heathrow. Heathrow is quite close to the city center and here you can get to the city by subway or taxi. Very smooth. London is one of the world's most visited cities, which means that there are lots of attractions here every day. And for the same reason, there is an endless number of hotels in London, too. Many very luxurious and some of them equipped with comfortable and fine rooftop bars. For those who do not want to spend so much money, there are a lot of good options too. Book your hotel through us directly on our website and take advantage of the best prices and discounts.