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Rooftop Bars London

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London Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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.

The list

48 best rooftop bars in London

Rooftop bar London LSQ Rooftop in London

LSQ Rooftop

$$$$ | 9th floor | Leicester Square
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Iconic location
  • Day-to-night

Found at one of London’s most iconic address, the LSQ Rooftop is a day-to-night venue perfect to enjoy everything from a casual lunch to post-theatre drinks. All served with a view. Perched on the 9th floor of Hotel Indigo, high above the vibrant streets of the buzzing West End, the rooftop offers some amazing panoramic views over the city skyline. Modern and trendy in setting, the LSQ Rooftop Bar has generous opening hours and an equally generous menu, from an á la carte to fine signature and classic cocktails, champagne, wine and beers.

Rooftop bar London The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch in London

The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch

$$$$ | 8th floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic East London views
  • California-inspired
  • Modern

Perched on top of the One Hundred Shoreditch, The Rooftop is a sparkling new addition to the London rooftop scene, inviting Shoreditch locals and out of town visitors to a playful and vibrant hangout. Taking inspiration from Palm Springs, The Rooftop feels like a beautiful Californian escape, where a pink marble and terrazzo interior is combined with an outdoor terrace and panoramic views over East London. Indulge in a menu filled with signature margaritas and modern Californian plates with a retro American twist, served to a backdrop of Latin dance music.

The Rooftop in London

The Rooftop St. James

$$$$ | 7th floor | Trafalgar Square
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Year round
  • Fantastic views

The Rooftop London can boost with one of the city’s finest when speaking of drinking and dining with a view of the fantastic London skyline. Perfect place for enjoying an alfresco crafted cocktail from the long drink list, or nibble on some pan-Asian small plates. Open all year round, complete with blankets and heaters, along with a retractable roof providing a year round experience.

Rooftop bar London 8 at The Londoner in London

8 at The Londoner

$$$$$ | 8th floor | Leicester Square
  • Highlights
  • Japanese
  • Skyline views
  • Elegant

On the 8th floor of The Londoner, an urban resort on the south west corner of Leicester Square, you find an elegant rooftop bar that reimagines the traditions and informal style of Japanese drinking establishments. Called 8 at The Londoner, the rooftop serves innovative signature cocktails, fine Japanese spirits, as well as simple yet elegant modern Japanese dishes. Settle down in the low seating lounges on the outdoor terrace for drinks with panoramic London views, or enjoy a cosy evening in the chic, sleek and minimalist Shima Garden.

Rooftop bar London The Lucky Club Camden in London

The Lucky Club Camden

$$$ | 2nd floor | Camden
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail & taco bar
  • Inclusive
  • Year-round

Found in North London's iconic Camden Market, The Lucky Club Camden is a brand new destination roof terrace, filled with an inclusive atmosphere, great music, good food and amazing cocktails. Here you can enjoy a menu taking inspiration from Mexico City, with signature dishes like Cheeseburger Quesadilla, Beer Battered Prawn Tacos and Seared Steak Tacos, complemented with no less than 7 Margarita serves. Equipped with a retractable roof and state of the art gas heaters, the Lucky Club is open for alfresco drinking and dining year round.

Rooftop bar 12th Knot in London

12th Knot

$$$$ | 12th floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Newly re-furbished

12th Knot is located at the South Bank of river Thames, close to Blackfriars Bridge. Situated 12 floors up on the Sea Containers London you get a lovely view of the river and the city skyline. Quite a small terrace, but this is made up for with, as mentioned, an iconic view, plus great American and British cocktails and a lovely atmosphere. The 12th Knot rooftop is great for just a chill cocktail or a night out with friends. Live music every Wednesday, and live DJs Thursday – Saturday.

Rooftop bar Roof Garden at Pantechnicon in London

Roof Garden at Pantechnicon

$$$$ | 6th floor | Belgravia
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop bar & restaurant
  • Botanical oasis
  • Seasonal menu

Found a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, Pantechnicona is a six-storey eating and drinking destination in the heart of West London. With several levels of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, the true gem is the top floor Roof Garden. With a botanical-filled, heated outside terrace and glass-covered interior, the Roof Garden is a beautiful space to kick back anytime, whatever the weather. Open from morning to late night, here you can enjoy a seasonal menu led by head chef Jenny Warner, as well as crafted cocktails and spritzes prepared by the masterful mixologists, and a carefully sourced international wine list.

Rooftop bar Savage Garden in London

Savage Garden

$$$$ | 12th floor | Tower Hill
  • Highlights
  • Creative cocktails
  • 360-view
  • New & modern

Opened in 2018, Savage Garden is one of London's hottest rooftop bars, and a great addition to the ever growing London rooftop scene. Located on the 12th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton London at Tower Hill, here you find a really cool and modern indoor coctail lounge, and also two separate terraces, offering amazing 360-views over the London skyline. The rooftop bar menu is as creative and exciting as the views and the decor, with well made and innovative signature cocktails, an extensive wine & champagne list along with food presented as 'Bar food, but not as you know it'.

Rooftop bar London Netil 360 in London

Netil 360

$$ | 5th floor | Hackney
  • Highlights
  • Spacious terrace
  • Amazing views
  • Local food & drinks

Netil 360 is is one of London’s original rooftop bars, found in Hackney in the eastern part of the city. The spacious terrace is charmingly 'home-crafted', and comes surrounded with a lovely view across London and the image of a magical and iconic skyline in the horizon. The rooftop bar offers refreshingand affordable cocktails and wine from all over the world, as well as a lot more local options. Ever evolving, a new addition to Netil360 is the Sushi rooftop restaurant, where you can enjoy dishes inspired by the Japanese dining culture of izakaya.

Rooftop bar Golden Bee in London

Golden Bee

$$$ | 3rd floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Weekend party
  • Good happy hour
  • Shoreditch

Newly refurbished Golden Bee is a stylish cocktail lounge and rooftop bar, located in Shoredtich. Perfect for after work and more relaxed lounge vibes during weekdays, and during weekends the rooftop party is full on with live DJs and lots of people on the dancefloor. The bar serves a range of delicious cocktails and drinks, and it is quipped with a retractable canopy, making it weatherproof in the summer and warm and cosy during winter.

Rooftop bar London Bridge Rooftop in London

London Bridge Rooftop

$$$ | 6th floor | London Bridge
  • Highlights
  • Urban
  • Authentic Spanish cuisine
  • DJ sessions

Perched on top of the Colechurch House on London Bridge Walk, the London Bridge Rooftop was supposed to be 'Here for a good time, not a long time'. But happily enough, the good times seems to continue! Casual urban in setting, surrounded with panoramic views over the London skyline, the rooftop bar serves a menu packed with pints, delicious house cocktails, champagne & fizz and a nice selection of Gins, as well as authentic Spanish food by The Black Pig with White Pearls. Expect daily DJs on rotation and a great atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Garden Rooftop in London

Garden Rooftop

$$$$ | 10th floor | Leicester Square
  • Highlights
  • Botanical inspired
  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Weekend brunch

Floating high above the heart of central London, on top of the Assembly Hotel, Garden Rooftop offers a lush escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Bright, stylish and filled with greenery, the rooftop comes framed with retractable floor to ceiling glass windows, showcasing panoramic views over the London skyline. Open daily, this is a top spot for everything from a special dinner, a bottomless weekend brunch, a quick pint after work, or just a lazy, refreshing cocktail.

Rooftop bar Jin Bo Law Skybar in London

Jin Bo Law Skybar

$$$$ | 14th floor | Aldgate
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Amazing skyline views
  • Unique cocktails

On the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel you find one of the most elevated London 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. The interior of the rooftop is really posh, with a balcony-like terrace and a bar serving carefully curated, unique and well prepared cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant in London

Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

$$$$ | 9-10th floor | City Of London
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • 360° views
  • Dual-level

Perched atop a stunning 1920's building, Wagtail brings a luxurious and elevated dining and drinking experience to the heart of London. The dual-level venue holds three different areas: a 9th floor fine dining restaurant with two private terraces, an exclusive private dining room in the cupola, and a 10th floor rooftop terrace and bar. With fantastic views all around, it is at the top floor terrace that the the 360° views of the central London landmarks are most spectacular. Elegant and sophisticated, Wagtail London is a stylish venue made for special days and nights high above the city.

Rooftop bar London Radio Rooftop Bar in London

Radio Rooftop London

$$$$ | 10th floor | Covent Garden
  • Highlights
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Brunch
  • Great views
  • Atmosphere

This trendy London rooftop bar is located on the roof of ME Hotel. Here you have a panoramic view of a big bunch of the most iconic London sights. Other than views, live DJs, fine small plates and tasty drinks are some of the experiences you get at Radio Rooftop Bar London. Usually the terrace is surrounded by a fantastic atmosphere and luxurious feeling, but for a bit calmer experience it is also open for breakfast and lunch every weekday, and for rooftop brunch every weekend.

Rooftop bar London Sushisamba in London


$$$$ | 38-39th floor | Liverpool Street
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • 360-view
  • Fantastic food

Situated in one of the city's tallest buildings you find this amazing London rooftop bar and restaurant. Magical views over virtually all of the city, delicious Asian / Peruvian / Brazilian food and a wide selection of creative cocktails and sake are some of the highlights at Sushisamba. Trendy venue where people are well-dressed and the prices quite high, but also offering an experience really out of the ordinary.

Rooftop bar London Forza Wine in London

Forza Wine

$$$ | 5th floor | Peckham
  • Highlights
  • Laid-back
  • Skyline views
  • Italian flavours

Perched on the top floor of the Market Peckham, Forza Wine is a laid-back rooftop bar and restaurant, offering plenty of Italian flavours. The stylish 5th floor rooftop comes with an interior cube-shaped restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a spacious and sleek outdoor terrace. So, the panoramic views over the London skyline are available year-round. Indulge in an ever-changing selection of snacks and small plates, as well as an impressive array of natural wines, house and classic coktails.

Rooftop bar London PocketSquare in London


$$$$ | 9th floor | Whitechapel
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Weekend DJs

Floating on top of the Hyatt Place London City East, PocketSquare is a new and trendy destination for elevated drinks. The stylish decorated indoor-outdoor rooftop comes surrounded with some amazing panoramics over London. Up here, the main focus is on a truly crafted and exclusive cocktail menu, inspired by stories from the city. Every cocktail is also designed to be enjoyed with a paired bite-sized dish. A great spot for intimate hangouts, top-class after work business drinks, or weekend nights with resident DJs and music artists.

Rooftop bar Aviary London in London

Aviary London

$$$$ | 10th floo | Finsbury Square
  • Highlights
  • Elegant & chic
  • Skyline views
  • Sunday brunch

On top of Montcalm Hotel at Finsbury Square you find Aviary, an open air and quite spacious rooftop bar, with elegant and chic décor and grand views of the London skyline. Really popular after work spot wher you find the regular stuff like beer, wine and sparkling, or choose between a wide selection of botanical cocktails. Alos serving a a great Sunday rooftop brunch, and open during winter with lovely rooftop igloos.

Rooftop bar Skylight Tobacco Dock in London

Skylight Tobacco Dock

$$$ | 9th floor | Wapping
  • Highlights
  • 3 levels
  • Croquet & petanque
  • Rooftop ice rink

Skylight London rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock is an adult playground with great views of the London skyline. This old carpark now holds a three level rooftop bar where you during summer can play a game of croquet or petanque or watch major sport events on large screens. And during winter, Skylight turns in to a comfy winter garden, with rooftop igloos and a rooftop ice rink, one of few in Europe. Along with all the fun there is also great streetfood and a wide range of cocktails, beers and wines.

Rooftop bar Madison in London


$$$$ | 6th floor | St Paul's
  • Highlights
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral-view
  • Manhattan cocktails
  • Relaxed & friendly

On top of the One New Change building you find Madison, which holds both a restaurant and a rooftop bar. The top floor area is really big, and has both restaurant seating inside, along with several different terraces with great views over the London skyline and a really cool close up view of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Menus range from grills from the wood fired Josper oven, slow cooked classics, Sunday brunch to a Manhattan inspired cocktail menu consisting of both timeless classics and contemporary twists.

Rooftop bar Seabird in London


$$$$ | 14th floor | Southwark
  • Highlights
  • Coastal vibes
  • Amazing views
  • Weekend brunch

Perched 14 floors up at The Hoxton in Southwark, Seabird is a rooftop seafood restaurant and bar, taking you on a trip to southern Europe without leaving the city. This coastal inspired London rooftop is beautiful inside out, and also offers some magical views over the city skyline. Boasting London’s longest oyster list, a large selection of other Mediterranean flavours, crafted house cocktails and a wide selection of biodynamic wines, you can visit for weekday lunch, all week dinner and drinks, or a weekends roftop brunch.

Rooftop bar London Aqua Spirit in London

Aqua Spirit

$$$$ | 5th floor | Soho
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • Two indoor restaurants
  • SoHo

Just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of Soho, you find the stylish Aqua Spirit rooftop bar. Or Aqua Nueva and Aqua Kyoto rooftop bars, depending on how you look at it. Here you find two top class restaurants inside, but the terraces at Aqua Spirit are more made for a drink in the sun and some lighter snacks. The menu consist of classic cocktails along with a selection of signature Japanese and Spanish ones, taking inspiration from the flavours of the restaurants.

Rooftop bar London Sabine Rooftop Bar in London

Sabine Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 7th floor | St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Highlights
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral views
  • Botanical
  • Conservatory & sun terraces

Perched on the 7th floor at the Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s, this very lush and tropical rooftop comes with both a weather-safe conservatory with retractable roof, as well as two al fresco sun terraces, where you get amazing close-up views of the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, along with panoramics over the London skyline. The Sabine Rooftop menu includes seasonal small & big bites, as well as botanical signature cocktails, and a fine selection of beers and wine.

Rooftop bar London The Rooftop at The Standard London in London

The Rooftop at The Standard London

$$$ | 11th floor | King's Cross
  • Highlights
  • NYC-inspired
  • Panoramic views
  • Retro-look

Located in the heart of King’s Cross, The Rooftop at The Standard brings a large slice of NYC rooftop vibes to the capital of England. Stretching over the 11th floor of the hotel, the charming retro-look AstroTurf outdoor terrace offers panoramic views of the London skyline, as well as close-ups of the famous St. Pancras Clock Tower. Up here you can enjoy a menu filled with exquisite cocktails, bubbles on tap and street food surprises.

Rooftop bar Bar Elba in London

Bar Elba

$$$ | 4th floor | Waterloo
  • Highlights
  • Waterloo-views
  • Rooftop cinema
  • Bottomless Rooftop Brunch

A rooftop in Waterloo with the motto 'liberté, egalité, rosé', decorated with a large wooden deck and lots of community tables. Bottomless Rooftop Brunch every weekend and Rooftop Cinema pretty much daily, and always great views over Waterloo with the skyline as backdrop. The rooftop bar offers beer, Frosé, Aperol Spritz and other refreshing drinks, as well as jugs of jugs of Snagria and a Happy Patty food menu.

Rooftop bar London Willows On The Roof in London

Willows On The Roof

$$$ | 5th floor | Oxford Circus
  • Highlights
  • Green oasis
  • Year-round
  • Shopping center

The rooftop of the retail store John Lewis on Oxford Street has hosted happening pop-ups during several years. Since 2021, the venue is home to Willows On The Roof, which looks like it's around to stay. A fantastic green oasis above the shopping frenzy, perfect for relaxing drinks in the sun, but also equipped with winter pods and heated chalet inspired cabins for the colder months. Surrounded by panoramic views across central London, Willows On The Roof serves a seasonal drink menu and healthy soul food presented by RAPS.

Rooftop bar London Boundary Rooftop in London

Boundary Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Bar + Grill
  • Shoreditch
  • Rooftop garden + orangery

A roof terrace in London located in the heart of Shoreditch, with an impressive panoramic view of London. Here you can eat grilled meat & fish in the restaurant, or chill in the lounge furniture on the garden-like terrace with some beer, cocktails, sangria or wine from the bar. Open year-round regardless of the weather, welcoming people to the heated rooftop orangery.

Rooftop bar Queen of Hoxton in London

Queen of Hoxton

$$$ | 2nd floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Popular
  • Rooftop cinema
  • Summer & winter

An eventful and ever changing London rooftop bar, every summer dressed in a new theme, from Mexican Mania to Las Vegas glamour. Add returning evenings of rooftop cinema, and you sense that Queen of Hoxton is really a place where boredom is rare. You might almost forget to enjoy the nice skyline view. Indulge in street food and cocktails on tap or in cans. Open both summer and winter and a highly popular place, so try to be in good time to catch a seat.

Rooftop bar London The AMANO Rooftop in London

The AMANO Rooftop

$$$$ | 7th floor | Covent Garden
  • Highlights
  • Trendy
  • Panoramic views
  • House DJ

The Hotel AMANO Covent Garden is the first international hotel by German hospitality brand The AMANO Group, and just as with several of the AMANO venues in Berlin, the new and modern property on Russell Street houses a swanky rooftop bar, that opened in May 2022. Perched on the 7th floor of the hotel, The AMANO Rooftop mixes a stylish indoor lounge with an equally sleek outdoor rooftop terrace, surrounded with spectacular panoramic views over London. A great spot to end the day with a drink in hand, while the house DJ spins tunes.

Rooftop bar Laurel's On The Roof in London

Laurel's On The Roof

$$$ | 7th floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop restaurant & bar
  • Retro glamour
  • California inspired

Perched on top of the Mondrian Shoreditch, Laurel's On The Roof is one of London’s newest and hottest rooftop restaurant and bar, bringing a touch of retro glamour and 1970s LA to East London. Mixing a bright and stylish interior with a semi-covered and charming outdoor terrace, here you can indulge in a food menu that draws upon Californian classics, complemented with an equally playful selection of drinks, served in 70’s inspired glassware. Visit for a stylish and relaxing breakfast or lunch, or enjoy the lounge intimate ambience with DJs setting the tone every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Rooftop bar London OXO Tower Bar in London

OXO Tower Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant, Bar & Brasseire
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • Weekend brunch

Up on 8th floor of Oxo Tower Wharf you find Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasseire. With magical views over River Thames and the London skyline, this is a perfect place for a lunch in the sun, an after work or a late night cocktail. Or a weekend rooftop brunch! Quite hefty prices, but with mixologists making cocktails to perfection and the view on display, it is reasonable to say that you get what you pay for.

Rooftop bar London TT Liquor in London

TT Liquor

$$$ | 4th floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Panoramic views
  • Year-round

Located in Shoreditch, TT Liquor is a multi-faceted venue, including an intimate cellar bar, a specialist liquor store, a cinema and, best of all, a sunny rooftop terrace. The highly charming, secluded and wooden-decked rooftop features panoramic views of east London any time of the year, and the seasonal rooftop menu includes everything from crafted signature cocktails and a fine range of wine, to Neapolitan style pizzas and a selection of antipasti boards.

Rooftop bar Bokan in London


$$$$ | 37-39th floor | Canary Wharf
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Year round
  • Amazing views

Covering the 37th to the 39th floor of Novotel London Canary Wharf, Bokan is an easy-going and sophisticated hideaway, transporting you far from the city buzz of the busy streets below. Enjoy award-winning European cuisine at the Bokan 37 Restaurant, or head upstairs to find a stylish indoor bar and the top floor open-air terrace. Apart from grand views over London, the rooftop bar serves a wide range of cocktails made by a talented team of London’s top mixologists, an extensive list of wines and Sunday jazz sessions.

Rooftop bar Pergola Paddington Central in London

Pergola Paddington

$$$ | 2nd floor | Paddington
  • Highlights
  • Large & vibrant
  • Food market
  • Live DJ weekends

Large and vibrant alfresco garden and rooftop, with 4 restaurants, 2 bars and capacity for 850 guests. Spread over two levels, with restaurants and picninc style benches along with giant daybeds with capacity for up to 15 people. The service is kind of market style, order BBQ, burgers, Japanese or chicken wings & tenders from one of the vendors, and your choice of beer, wine, sparkles or classic cocktails at one of the two bars. The atmosphere is lively and tuned in for good times.

Rooftop bar Upper 5th Shoreditch in London

Upper 5th Shoreditch

$$$$ | 5th floor | Shoreditch
  • Highlights
  • Calm & chic
  • Panoramic views
  • BBQ kitchen

A somewhat hidden gem with absolutely stunning panoramic views over the London skyline. The roof terrace is quite large and chic decorated. On weekdays the atmosphere is what you would expect from a classic hotel bar, with a calmer feel and more private feel. On weekends, some of London’s biggest DJs raise the atmosphere up a couple of notches. The bar menu offers well-made signature cocktails along with bar bites from the BBQ kitchen.

Rooftop bar London Roof East in London

Roof East

$$$ | 7 & 8th floor | Stratford
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop park
  • 360-view
  • Cinema

A rooftop bar in Stratford London with a pretty unique concept. It is like a playground for grown ups, under the open sky and with a great view of the London skyline. Up at this two level rooftop park you can play mini-golf, hit away in the batting cage, challenge your friends in a game of lawn bowl or catch a rooftop movie. Or you just hang out, sipping refreshing cocktails from the bar or order street food from all over the world from one of the food stalls.

Rooftop bar Bussey Rooftop Bar in London

Bussey Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 5th floor | Peckham
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop cinema
  • 360-views
  • Peckham area

Newly refurbished Bussey Rooftop Bar is a really great rooftop in Peckham, situated on the 5th floor of an old industrial building. Offering a fantastic 360-view of the London skyline, along with a lot of beers and other summerish cocktails, tasty pizzas, rooftop comedy and rooftop cinema. Open and cosy terrace with lanterns giving that extra summer night feel as the sun starts to set.

Rooftop bar Skylight Peckham in London

Skylight Peckham

$$$ | 4th floor | Peckham
  • Highlights
  • DJ sunset sessions
  • Skyline views
  • Bottomless runch

As of 2021, the popular Skylight Tobacco Dock has a hip and elevated sister venue, with the opening of Skylight Peckham in South London. The spacious rooftop mixes a bright and modern interior lounge with a chic, lush and comfy outside terrace, where you are surrounded with panoramic views over the London skyline. Offering a creative cocktail menu, as well as an all-day dining menu with locally-sourced small plates and generous platters, this is a great London rooftop to gather with friends for a sunny lunch, a post-work drink, or dinner and cocktails to a twinkling skyline.

Rooftop bar Mercer Roof Terrace in London

Mercer Roof Terrace

$$$$ | 6th floor | City of London
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Stylish
  • Fantastic views

Set on top of the Vintry & Mercer Hotel in the heart of the City, the Mercer Roof Terrace is a stylish and beautiful London rooftop restaurant and bar. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend Afternoon Tea, the rooftop menu includes the best of modern British cooking, along with creative cocktails made from house-infused spirits and an impressive wine list. Elegant and sophisticated in setting and vibe, the terrace is also blessed with some amazing views over the London skyline.

Rooftop bar The Culpeper Rooftop in London

The Culpeper Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Aldgate
  • Highlights
  • Garden & growing
  • Easy going
  • Workshops

The charming and rustic rooftop at the Culpeper usually comes with a yearly concept, often focusing on growth and crops. Feeling more like a rooftop greenhouse, but with a bar and some cosy seatings among all the plants and an easy going atmosphere. Both the cocktail menu and the food menu up top is inspired by crops grown at the terrace, along with different workshops and cocktail masterclasses.

Rooftop bar London Selfridge Roof Terrace in London

Alto at Selfridge Roof Terrace

$$$ | 6th floor | Bond Street
  • Highlights
  • Shopping center
  • "Speakeasy" restaurants
  • Great views

On the roof of Selfridge Store you'll find this amazing rooftop terrace. Changing concept from time to time, it has been a chic Italian rooftop restaurant the last couple of years, called Alto by San Carlo. Set up as a lovely Italian garden, the rooftop restaurant offers a day-to-night menu of seasonal Italian dishes, from the finest seafood and pasta to grilled specialties. Perfect to make a brake in the shopping and take the elevator up here to enjoy a meal or a glass or two, along with great and extensive views over the London rooftops.

Rooftop bar Skylark Roof Garden in London

Skylark Roof Garden

$$$$ | 10th floor | Paddington
  • Highlights
  • Weekend hot-spot
  • Amazing views
  • Summer garden

Found in Paddington Central business district, Skylark Roof Garden is a dreamy weekend destination to enjoy sunny daytime cocktails and night time vibes, sprinkled with a touch of amazing views over West London, including Notting Hill, Little Venice and Hyde Park. Exclusive to 4 Kingdom Street companies during the week, the rooftop bar is available to the general public at weekends, with events ranging from 'Skylark Drinks' to 'Cocktails Of The World Brunch' and 'Bubbles in the Sky Experience' (cost from £10-70).

Rooftop bar London H10 Waterloo Sky Bar in London

H10 Waterloo Sky Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | Waterloo
  • Highlights
  • Waterloo
  • Lovely view
  • Relaxed

This London sky lounge is located on the 8th floor of the hotel H10 London Waterloo. From the terrace you get a superb view of the London skyline and many of the famous landmarks, with London Eye as the main background. Quite small and cozy terrace, a bit away from the most hectic parts of the city, so all in all a perfect set up for some real relaxing drinks. Table service and you can order great cocktails of highest quality and some light snacks.

Rooftop bar Coq d’Argent in London

Coq d’Argent

$$$$ | 7th floor | Bank
  • Highlights
  • French restaurant
  • Green & lush
  • Rooftop garden

Coq d’Argent is an elegant French restaurant with a terrace and garden, right in the heart of the Square Mile. The bar menu offers a wide selection of cocktails, wine, spirits, cigars and bar bites. Perfect if you wanna feel a bit posh, rooftop garden style. Very green, lush and stylish decorated terrace, complete with its own lawn and offering a lovely panoramic view of the London skyline. Heaters and plaits of wool also make for a cosy winter experience at the rooftop.

Rooftop bar Dalston Roof Park in London

Dalston Roof Park

$$$ | 5th floor | Dalston
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Fun & creative
  • Live DJs

A vibrant, creative and spacious London rooftop bar, offering spectacular views over the London skyline. Found in Dalston, north-east of central London, this rooftop has grown from a pop-up cocktail bar to one of the city’s most versatile and leading music and event spaces. Enjoy summerish cocktails and pop-up food traders, and just relax, eat, drink and dance, most likely to the tunes of a live DJ.

Rooftop bar London Frank's Cafe in London

Frank's Cafe

$$$ | 10th floor | Peckham
  • Highlights
  • Large roof deck
  • 360° view
  • Peckham

In the Peckham area you find Frank's Cafe, a wonderful and urban roof terrace located on top of an old car park. The clientele here is quite young (between 18-30) and the queues often winds long to take part of the lively atmosphere, the awesome views and the very human prices. Open for all (children and dogs included), and perfect for a weekend rooftop brunch with the whole family.

Rooftop bar London Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café in London

Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café

$$$ | 2nd floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • River views
  • Roof garden

Overlooking the River Thames and the London Eye you will find this rooftop bar & café in the middle of London. The terrace is like a large garden, with fruit trees and flowers along with garden furniture, and park benches. Or you just sit in the middle of the grass and enjoy food and drinks from the café, and the spectacular vistas over London.

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Rooftop bar London

Rooftop-grade: 10/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 13 millions

Climate: maritime

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.

About 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.