The North London rooftop bars invite you to exciting and elevated happenings, above the bustling markets in Camden Town, and close to action in King's Cross.
Our list of the 5 best rooftop bars in North London.
1. The Rooftop at The Standard London
The Rooftop at The Standard London - Photo: https://www.beachhouselayan.com/
Welcome to a trendy rooftop bar in the heart of King’s Cross, stretching all over the 11th floor of The Standard.
The hotel itself has an incredible architecture with a red hill climber elevator built outside the building. And the retro-look rooftop terrace is equally impressive, bringing a large slice of NYC rooftop vibes to North London.
Up here you have front row views of the impressive St Pancras Clock Tower and the London skyline, and it's a great spot to sip sunset drinks with friends, watching the sky change color while listening to great tunes.
Open during the warmer months, The Rooftop at The Standard London comes with relaxed festival atmosphere, made for a summer above the city. During 'Sunday High', the ambience is extra vibrant, with live acts and incredible DJ collectives bringing the beats.
THE ROOFTOP AT THE STANDARD
2. The Lucky Club Camden
The Lucky Club Camden - Photo: https://theluckyclub.com/
Found in North London's iconic Camden Market, The Lucky Club Camden is a modern roof terrace cocktail & taco bar, open year round.
During the warmer season, the beautiful rooftop invites to an experience with inspiration from Mexico City, where Margaritas and Mezcal cocktails are served alongside contemporary tacos.
During winter, the terrace transforms from a tropical oasis to a completely enclosed Après Ski themed lodge, where the extensive Margarita menu will enjoy a yuletide makeover, and the kitchen will be serving a hearty range of dishes inspired by the Alps and all things Après Ski.
Filled with an inclusive atmosphere and great music, The Lucky Club rooftop is a club that’s open to everyone, all you need to bring are the good vibes.
THE LUCKY CLUB CAMDEN
The Terrace, Horse Hospital, North Stables Yard, London NW1 8AH
3. Big Chill King’s Cross
Big Chill King’s Cross - Photo: www.bigchillbar.com/
What could be better than a vibrant pub experience up in the sky? On the third floor of Big Chill King’s Cross you find a large rooftop bar with a lush terrace, private areas and retractable roof.
Big Chill King’s Cross is spread over three floors and invites you to drink, eat, work and play. Visit for laid-back afternoons, or buzzing nights filled with cocktails, conversations and weekend DJs.
The bar menu features London craft beers, premium cocktails and spirits. If you feel like having a real pub meal, you can order a burger with sides, and enjoy lunch deals every weekday. Saturday also means bottomless brunch, where you can fill up on Aperol Spritz, Campari G&T, Pornstar Fizz, Jubel Peach or Prosecco.
With excellent service and a fantastic atmosphere, Big Chill King’s Cross is a prime spot to enjoy the city from above.
BIG CHILL KING'S CROSS
257-259, Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NL
4. Near & Far
Near & Far - Photo: www.nearandfarlondon.com/
'A little slice of Americana' – this is what you are invited to when you join the Near & Far rooftop bar in Camden. Welcoming its guests (including dogs) with open arms, the rooftop has generous offers both for dining and drinking. And every weekend DJs play various tunes with house, disco, hip hop and afrobeat.
For drinks you find creative and classic cocktails together with a well-chosen list of beers, wine and ciders. And believe it or not, during the Sunday to Friday happy hour between 5-7pm, the bar offers 50% off on all cocktails, beers, house wines and spirits.
The food menu focuses on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and serves everything from healthy and colorful tacos and salads to smash burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese. The restaurant’s mission is to provide a full American dining experience with gluten free options and quality meat.
NEAR & FAR
48 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AJ
5. The Castle
The Castle - Photo: www.thecastleislington.co.uk/
Found a short walk from Upper Street, The Castle is the perfect retreat from bustling Islington.
Set over two floors, this light-filled pub comes with a beautiful rooftop terrace. Partially covered, here you can enjoy views over Islington whatever the weather.
Indulge in refreshing cocktails, local beers and carefully selected wines, as well as a hearty selection of pub classics.
If you really want to get into the British mood, visit The Castle for a proper Sunday roast.
Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.