… A must visit for great views and great drinks. Go whilst we have some (ahem) Summer left!
In our opinion, the swankiest of the lot! Be prepared to pay £14 for a cocktail and if you want to make a table reservation they charge £70 minimum spend per person for 2 hours. Although prices are high, the views and atmosphere are worth it. With DJ’s on rotation, this venue has a lively atmosphere and it a big player on the London scene. You can find Radio Rooftop Bar in Strand within the Melia hotel.
Technically not a bar, or a rooftop but it ‘s earned a place on our list because A. There are plenty of terrace areas and B. There is so much choice at this venue. With 15 different food stands and 10 bars to choose from ranging from craft beers to, cocktails, to lobster, to tacos you will not be disappointed! The atmosphere here is very relaxed, feel free to wander in if you’re ever in the Shoreditch area.
Located on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, opposite Liverpool Street Station. Sushisamba boasts the highest outdoor dining terrace in Europe. On sunny days be prepared for the crowds, and the camera happy fighting for the perfect picture spot, but don’t let that deter you from the experience and the great menu.
This is a great all year round-er! Located in St Paul’s with a Mediterranean feel during the summer you would forget you were in London until you see the beauty of St Paul’s Cathedral in the near background. During the colder months, which is, let’s face it 10 months out of 12 Madison is equipped with heaters, umbrellas and evening lighting so you can enjoy the views all year round.
If you ever find yourself south of the river, make sure you check out Peckham’s cult pop up Franks Cafe, which opens each Summer on top of Peckham’s multi-storey carpark. Be prepared for long bar queues and a one in one out policy if you arrive after 7pm on a hot sunny day! With an Italian infused bar menu expect Aperol Spritz and bruschetta as the main choices. This venue closes late September.