29 Rooftops In London You Need To Visit

As the weather warms and the days lengthen, it is all about rooftops bars and al fresco dining in London. There is no shortage of rooftop bars in the city, we have worked our way through London and bring you the best rooftop bars London has to offer. Admire the city’s skyline and soak in the sunshine at our top recommended rooftop bars in London


Related: Al Fresco Dining in London


1Wagtail Rooftop Bar

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Where: 68 King William St, London EC4N 7HR


The newest rooftop bar in London : Wigtail is located atop a stunning 1920’s building offering 360° degree views of city. Perched on the 10th floor of a King William street building in Monument, it is the ideal vantage point to soak in the city’s skyline. Spot iconic landmarks from this rooftop bar, including St Paul’s, London Bridge, The Shard, Monument and Tower Bridge. Along with the rooftop bar, on offer is a fine dining restaurant which offers a chance to sample food by a Michelin-starred chef, two private terraces and an exclusive private dining room in the cupola crowning the building that offers spectacular views of the Thames.



More info: www.wagtaillondon.com






Florattica best rooftops in london

Where: 11-15 Minories, London EC3N 1AX

Newest addition to London’s best rooftops is Florattica. Located on the 11th floor high above the city in the Minories, Florattica rooftop bar is inspired by the rich heritage of east London’s textile industry. The elegant and refined interiors feature ceilings adorned with floral installations inspired by the silk woven floral patterns created by local 17th century French Huguenots. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, with a heated and covered terrace. Enjoy London’s skyline in complete luxury, you can spot St Paul’s, Canary Wharf, and the Thames from this London rooftop.


More info: www.floratticalondon.co.uk



3Rooftop at the Standard

the standard rooftop

Where: 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG

Stretching over the 11th floor of the hotel, The Rooftop at the Standard hotel turns unparalleled views of the London skyline into the perfect backdrop for outdoor cocktails and bubbles on tap. Located in the heart of King’s Cross, next to Coal Drop’s Yard and minutes away from the St Pancras Station, it offers drinks and snacks atop cheery green AstroTurf with stunning panoramic city views.


More info: www.standardhotels.com





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london roofop pocketsquare

Where: 9th Floor, Hyatt Place London City East, 45 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DU

Located on the on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Place London City East, PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace is striking and an alluring oasis that boasts unrivalled views of the city. Each cocktail at this London rooftop is designed to be enjoyed with a paired bite-sized dish that has been forged to enhance the experience. This summer PocketSquare are  celebrating London’s art, design and music culture, with a new cocktail list inspired by the city’s creativity and a summer terrace design collaboration from London design graduate Ellen Russell.


More info: www.pocketsquare.london




5Laurel’s on the Roof

Laurel’s on the Roof

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT

Inspired by 1970s LA, and fabulous pool parties in the Hollywood Hills, Laurel’s On The Roof is a fun, high-spirited and glittering rooftop restaurant, bar and pool ( yes, that’s right rooftop with a pool in London) that brings a touch of retro glamour to East London. Shifting in mood throughout the day, as the atmosphere flows from daytime into the evening, expect a lounge intimate ambience with DJs setting the tone every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The drinks offering also mirrors the playful nostalgia of the food menu, incorporating bold flavours served in 70’s inspired glassware; choose from an eclectic menu including Frozen Spicy Margaritas, Japanese Garibaldis, Canyon Cobblers or the Wet Gibsons. They have limited spaces do reservations are required.


More info: www.thehoxton.com



6The Dorchester Rooftop

dorchester rooftop

Where:  53 Park Ln, London W1K 1PN
Let Hyde Park be the backdrop for your sunset cocktails. Let the city skyline set the scene for a night to remember. Enjoy the view from one of the most sought after rooftop in London. Step out to bask in the fresh spring sunshine on those warmer days and enjoy the summer cocktails, that are inspired by the picturesque towns dotted along the French and Italian Riviera, with an emphasis on their tempting range of herbs and fruits.



More info: www.dorchestercollection.com



7Sabine Rooftop Bar 

Where: 7, 10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ

Located on the seventh floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel in St. Pauls. Sabine rooftop bar is a secret garden is an oasis from The City, transport to a hidden space away from the busy London streets. This rooftop bar in London offers beautiful unobstructed views over St. Paul’s Cathedral.With an outside terrace and a glass domed roof, Sabine Rooftop bar also offers a retractable roof for those summer months. Offering a wide range of wine, cocktails and small plates to go with, Sabine Rooftop is an ideal rooftop for a great night out.


More info: www.sabinelondon.co.uk



8LSQ Rooftop, Leicester Square


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Where:1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA

Located at one of London’s most iconic address, 9 floors above the vibrant streets of the buzzing West End. Whether you decide to visit during the day or in the night LSQ offers  amazing views of the capital’s skyline.

One of the newest addition to the collection of best rooftops in London, LSQ is quite a versatile option. From casual lunch with the family, catch up weekend drinks with friends, post work cocktails with your work, pre and post-theatres bites with your loved ones, and if you’re searching for a venue to impress an important client, LSQ will do the trick.


More info: www.lsqrooftop.com



Where: Colechurch House, Bridge Walk, London SE1 2SX

London Bridge Rooftop is a large outdoor rooftop bar with heaters and covers. Located six stories up head to this rooftop in London to get some of the best view over the city especially during sunset but bear in mind there are no lifts so get ready to get your steps up.

Nestled behind a secret entrance near London Bridge station, look up and you’ll see the pergolas and fairy lights at night. London Bridge Rooftop has DJ’s on daily, pints, cocktails, hot drinks and banging authentic Spanish food by The Black Pig with White Pearls. It doesn’t end there, London Bridge Rooftop also offers weekend brunches with vegan option and house, disco, and garage with a few riddims thrown in for good measure.


More info: www.londonbridgerooftop.com



10Mercer Roof Terrace

mercer rooftop bar

Where: 20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU

In one sweep, the view from Mercer Roof Terrace takes in London’s skyline, from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass tip of The Shard. Here, guests can dine al fresco or enjoy a drink at the bar above the city lights. Inside, the atmosphere is warm and convivial, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening wide to bring the outdoors in.


More info: www.vintryandmercer.com



rooftops bars in london savage garden

savage gardens rooftop bars in london

Where: 12th floor, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N 4AF

Located just 3 minutes from the Tower Hill Tube Station, Savage Garden rooftop offers spectacular views from the 12th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton – Tower of London hotel.

This glamorous rooftop in London offers 360-degree views over the city, you can even spot some of London’s most iconic landmarks such as The Shard, Tower of London, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral from up here. There are 2 terraces, the north facing terrace that features a retractable roof making it suitable for al fresco dining in the warmer month to mulled wine on crisp autumn evenings. On the other side is the south facing terrace Gin terrace, both offering sweeping views over London.

Talented mixologists at Savage Garden mix up some unique cocktails using exotic spirits from all around the world. There’s also an extensive list of vintage wine list, champagnes to go along with the theatrically presented food, ranging from sharing plates through to substantial mains and feasting boards.

Wednesday to Saturdays resident DJs take to the decks.


More info: www.savagegarden.co.uk




seabird rooftop

Where: 14th Floor, South Bank, 40 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY

Located on the 14th floor of The Hoxton’s Southwark hotel, seabird offers some of the most spectacular views over London. Divided into 2 areas, the indoor restaurant and outdoor cocktail rooftop. Drink in the view and drinks on this rooftop in London and then head inside for some fresh flavours of Southern Europe.

Inside the high floor and ceiling windows means you still get the same view of the city from inside. This sky high rooftop restaurant is also know to have London’s longest oyster menu and an impressive marble raw bar. Featuring an array of sea-to-table offerings with Portuguese and Spanish influences.


More info: www.thehoxton.com



rooftop bars in london maya hoxton

rooftop bars in london maya shoreditch

Where: 1 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH

Tacos with a view, from Mexico to Shoreditch via Soho House. Maya is Shoreditch is the latest addition to the rooftops in London. Located above the existing Shoreditch hotel Maya is a Mexican-inspired rooftop restaurant, serving fresh flavours, locally sourced produce. There’s both indoor and outdoor dining at Maya, all to be enjoyed with views of London. Expect a coastal sexy vibe with plush furnishing. 


More info: www.thehoxton.com



madison rooftop bar in london

Where: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF

Arrive at the Penthouse of One New Change and step out onto the rooftop terrace for breathtaking views of the London skyline. Renowned for its atmosphere, with entertainment from our DJs and live musicians, and spectacular views, it is the ideal spot to catch up with friends and colleagues while enjoying great food and cocktails.

Head to Madison every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for rooftop DJ sessions with one of London’s best views. Check their website for up to date information here.


More info: www.madisonlondon.net





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Where: 19 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB

Located just a stones throw away from Hyde Park and Knightsbridge on Motcomb Street, West London is Pantechnicon. Head upstairs to the botanical-filled rooftop with an outside terrace and and glass-covered interior, ideal for any weather. This rooftop hideaway is the ideal place to eat, drink and hang out. At the bar, crafted cocktails and spritzes created by expert head mixologist are made with house infusions, botanicals and exclusive spirits. There’s also small plates and snack menu from the kitchen at Eldr with main dishes for lunch and dinner.


More info: www.madisonlondon.net




16Pergola, London

Pergola al fresco dining in london

Where: 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY

Based in Paddington London ( now also in Canary Wharf ) Pergola is a hidden yet huge alfresco rooftop. It is based over 2 floors and with DJs on the weekends, the buzzing energy is honestly contagious. The seating is picnic-style and there are also some delicious self-serving food stalls from the likes of Patty & Bun, Canard, MAM – Vietnamese BBQ and DF/ Mexico. Pergola Rooftop have you covered with a roof in case it rains – it is London after all. 

As Pergola is quite popular especially during the weekends, booking in advance is highly advisable. Make your booking here


More info: www.pergolapaddington.com



Where: 10th floor, 31 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0LS

Taking over the 10th floor of Assembly Hotel on Charing Cross Road, Garden Room Rooftop is offers panoramic views over the city. Situated in the heart of the West End with vast floor to ceiling glass windows will frame the room, offering every seat in Garden Rooftop spectacular views across central London.

Iconic landmarks, such as the London Eye, The Shard and Nelson’s Column, can be easily spotted providing an unmissable, stunning backdrop for dinner and drinks.


More info: www.gardenrooftop.uk



18Roof East 


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Where:  7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Rd, London E15 1XE

 Roof East is arguably one of the best rooftop bars in London during the summer months. You can literally spend the entire day at this rooftop, it is the perfect rooftop to gather your mates and soak up the vibes in the sunshine. It’s all about drinks, delicious street food, epic sunsets, electric atmosphere and games at Roof East.

There’s carpark karaoke, batting cages, crazy golf, bowls, bulls eye, ping pong and so much more. After you’ve worked up an appetite singing your heart out and hitting a bullseye, head over to one of Roof East’s unmissable food vendors to sample the delights on offer. Those feeling parched after all the fun and games can rock up to the bar and enjoy a whole range of drinks including wine, craft beers, soft drinks and mocktails alongside a specially crafted cocktail menu.


More info: www.roofeast.com



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Where: 14th floor, 9, Dorsett City, Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AH

Jin Bo Law is the newest addition to London’s collection of rooftops. Located on the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate this exciting new addition offers a breathtaking view, you don’t just get any view you are treated to The Gherkin, Tower Bridge, the Walkie Talkie, and The Shard all from one rooftop with a cocktail in hand – that’s what we call an impressive view.

On Saturdays, Jin Bo Law hosts various DJ’s and performers including fiery fire performers. This new rooftop is definitely worth a visit.


More info: www.jinbolaw.co.uk



20Allegra, Stratford

allegra al fresco dining london

Where:  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD

The intimate, outdoor dining space of Allegra’s terrace is at home in one of East London’s most striking buildings. Located on the 7th floor of The Stratford, the terrace overlooks Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park whilst offering stunning views of the London skyline. With cedar pathways, flowing water features and a meadow of wildflowers, the terrace offers the open-air pop-up of Happy Burger providing relaxed outdoor dining that complements a casual menu. The menu is compact whilst offering great variety with burgers that can be customised to suit individual tastes and flavour preferences.


More info: www.allegra-restaurant.com



21Boundary, Shoreditch

Rooftop bars in London Boundary Shoreditch

Boundary Rooftop

Where:  2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD (Entrance on Redchurch Street) 

Boundary Shoreditch is perfect for lazy lunches, afternoon cocktails and evenings. It overlooks the city and East London with great views, especially around sunset. The most amazing thing about this rooftop is that there’s a full-on lemon grove on the rooftop and with the added fairy lights it is simply perfect for those cosy evenings. Boundary is a Shoreditch hotspot so it tends to get very busy – be prepared to queue to get in.


More info: www.boundary.london



2212th Knot at Mondrian London


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Where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD

12th Knot formerly known as Rumpus Room Rooftop, located on the riverside arguably offers one of the best views of London. Although the view is spectacular all day, it is even better just before sunset as the city slowly starts to lit up and with the St. Pauls in the background, it makes the whole experience that tad bit special. British-American inspired cocktails are on offer at 12th Knot which is located on the 12th floor of the Mondrian Hotel and they also have DJ’s from Thursday to Saturday.


More info: www.seacontainerslondon.com



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Where: Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX

Located in Finsbury Square, Aviary rooftop bar on the 10th floor of Montcalm Royal is an iconic rooftop bar with breathtaking views of London’s impressive architecture. Expect botanical-themed retro furnishing, large outdoor space and a marble bar. The bar also features fire pits to keep you warm when the sun goes down.


More info: www.aviarylondon.com


Rooftop Bars in London Trafalgar st James

Where: 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS

The rooftop at Trafalgar St. James is London’s best kept secret rooftop. It offers unrivalled views down into Trafalgar square and one side offers a fantastic eye-level view of Admiral Nelson. With premium handcrafted cocktails on offer, it is a great option if you are looking for a secluded yet buzzing rooftop with views of London. Reservations are encouraged at Trafalgar St. James.


More info: www.trafalgarstjames.com




Haugen rooftop startford
Haugen rooftop


Where: 9 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN

For the ultimate rooftop party head to our rooftop terrace and bar within the alpine restaurant in Stratford and soak up the feeling of those Summer days on the slopes. Enjoy freshly baked alpine pizzas or a selection of snacks and nibbles as you sip on one of their  signature cocktails such as the Haugen Breeze and gaze across the Stratford scenery.

Spot the West Ham Stadium and ArcelorMittal Orbit, or ‘helter skelter’, in the Olympic Park and watch the sunset to the sounds of the live DJs. Open Thursday – Sunday, enjoy views across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford.


More info: www.haugen-restaurant.com



big chill kings cross rooftop bars in kingscross london

Where: 257-259 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NL

Big Chill House captures London’s buzz perfectly. The roof terrace at Big Chill House is perfect for those sunny London days. The venue is spread over 3 floors, while boasting a large roof terrace with private areas, a bar and retractable roof. By day Big Chill is a place to relax with delicious burgers and brunches from Chuck Burger, and by night the DJs get the party started every Thursdays to Saturdays. 


More info: www.bigchillbar.com



rooftop bars in london the culpeper

the culpeper best rooftops in London

Where40 Commercial St, London E1 6LP

Culpeper is definitely a must-visit rooftop in London. They are following ‘preservation’ as a theme and the rooftop is complete with a greenhouse – the most amazing thing about Culpeper is that they are actually using many of the plants that are grown on the rooftop in the cocktails that are served ( and in the pub downstairs). It is a green heaven in the middle of the city and offers a close-up view of the city’s impressive architecture.


More info: www.theculpeper.com


Coq dArgent best rooftop bar in london

Where: 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ

Coq D’argent is open all year round. It offers a relaxing atmosphere and undeniably one of the best views of the city. In case it rains, the rooftop is covered and heating is on standby for those chilly London nights. During the summer months, Coq D’argent has resident DJ on Fridays. With four terraces to choose from, ample seating around the ring for drinks only (no reservation needed) and with unrivalled views over the City of London, there is plenty of alfresco space to suit all tastes.


More info: www.coqdargent.co.uk



29Golden Bee, Shoreditch 

golden bee best rooftop in london

Where: Singer St, London EC1V 9DD

Golden Bee rooftop offers views over Shoreditch and a cracking cocktail menu. It has a fun vibe and a great place to start your night out, there are speakers all around the rooftop so you can hear the DJ playing downstairs in the Main Bar. Think wooden decking, plush sofas, palms trees and fairy lights in the evening – perfect pre drinks venue.


More info: www.goldenbee.co.uk