London's Best Rooftop Bars

Nov 19th 2015 | london | Written by Will Jamieson

Grab a front-row seat to the capital's stunning skyline and get a taste of the highlife with a cocktail in the clouds with our definitive list of London's best rooftop bars:

Boundary Rooftop

Above the Terence Conran-designed Boundary Project lies the ever-popular Shoreditch haunt, Boundary Rooftop. The wicker seats, canopy of grape vines, pergola, mouth-watering food and jugs of sangria will take you back to those summer evenings. 

Redchurch Street, 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD

Radio Rooftop Bar

Situated on the tenth floor of the ME Hotel, Radio has arresting views of London’s iconic landmarks, accompanied by an alfresco, metropolitan feel with loungey, Ibiza-style sofas, romantic candles and an array of cocktails.

ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA

Vista at the Trafalgar

Vista is a haven in the heart of the capital, sitting almost eye to eye with Admiral Nelson atop his column, you can sit back an relax overlooking the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square.

Vista, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS

 

Sushisamba

Perched on the 39th floor of The Heron, the Brazilian-Japanese inspired Sushisamba is one of London’s most stylish bars, with sweeping views across St. Pauls and the Thames. 

Sushisamba, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopgate, London EC2N 4AY


Coq D’Argent

Boasting grand views of London, this central French restaurant is well-known for its spectacular roof landscaped garden, designed  by Arabella Lennox-Boyd, who has won numerous awards and gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Coq d'Argent, 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ

Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café 

Few know of this calm Thames-side retreat. This hidden gem is on top of the bulky Queen Elizabeth Hall, with the wild flowers, fruit trees and lawns are a welcome break from the city below.

Address: Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte