Bars in London With a View

People flock from all across the world to see what London is toting, so why not find out what they're here for? With one of the most prominent skylines in the world, it's no wonder that everyone wants a cheeky gander. Some like a rooftop bar, some prefer gazing out upon the River Thames and some are most excited about a bar with a completely surprising view. Whatever the occasion here are some of the best bars and pubs in London with a great view to lock your peepers on.

Last updated on 20th July 2018




The quality of the food and drink on offer at Gillray's is quite something, but peer outside for views that really raise the 'steaks' for this South Bank eatery. The venue offers the kind of views that would be the envy of restaurants across the globe; with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye just outside.

Bird of Smithfield

12 user reviews 4

Bird of Smithfield's suntrap roof terrace looks out over the market, and it's a huge hit come the warmer months. The venue itself is a stunning, a 5-storey Georgian townhouse offering a cracking a la carte menu and some tasty signature cocktails, but it's the roof terrace that's probably the biggest draw. Come after work, soak up some rays and let your stresses melt away at one our favourite rooftop bars in London.

Aviary

77 user reviews 4

ETM are no strangers to producing incredible bars and restaurants and their latest opening on the 10th floor of the Montcalm hotel is no exception. Head to Finsbury Square to watch the sun set over the City, perch on a stylish chair on the spacious roof terrace or order a plate of their exceptional British fare in the restaurant.

Gun

67 user reviews 4

You'll find this historical restaurant and bar at the very heart of the Docklands. Step outside on to the venue's riverside terrace and you'll see stunning views of the Thames and the O2 in all its glory - perfect to enjoy a cheeky tipple before dinner with London at your fingertips.

Gaze out at the Shard and Tower of London from this cracking riverside watering hole on Angel Lane. Guests marvel at the Thames as convoys of boats serenely drift by, and there's a fresh range of food, fine glasses of wine and a delish choice of craft beers to get to grips with too.

Looking out over the river and Millennium Stadium, Scoff and Banter Canary Wharf is a gorgeous British restaurant and bar with a view. Stop by for an after-work drink, or date-night with a difference as the venue brings traditional interiors and snap-worthy views.

Bar&Co

6 user reviews 5

Take a stroll across Waterloo Bridge and you can't fail to miss Bar&Co, the River Thames party boat. Naturally, the views from their outside deck are a privilege to a tourist or Londoner alike - with sights of the London Eye, Oxo Tower and Big Ben, all from the confines of this cracking party mobile. Well okay, it doesn't actually go anywhere, but you're partying on a boat dang nabbit.

The Riverfront

110 user reviews 3

The South Bank has got to be one of our favourite spots in London and now we have even more reason to visit as The Riverfront can be found in the BFI building. Grab a cocktail and watch the world go by, or come summer, blag yourself a table outside for a brilliant view of the river.

Radio Rooftop Bar

23 user reviews 3

Sitting pretty above one of the finest boutique hotels in the city, this cool and quirky rooftop bar offers one of the best views in London. Come rain or shine, winter or summer, Radio Rooftop never fails to serve stunning cocktails and other delicious drinks to make sure your experience is one of the best there is.

Northbank Restaurant

8 user reviews 4

Northbank Restaurant offers a wonderful place to dine and drink while enjoying amazing riverside views of Southbank and the Millennium bridge. With a large terrace right on the river there is no better space to enjoy a nice view in London, especially when the sun is out.

Some views can't be replicated, and at Crowne Plaza Hotel Battersea, you'll get the amazing views of the Thames away from the busy city centre. Not only that, but you can treat yourself to some time in their spa, or settle in for drinks and light bites in the ground floor bar. Either way, just sit back and admire the river flow by.

Iris Bar By Searcys

115 user reviews 4

Occupying the top three floors of the iconic Gherkin skyscraper, you can't really find a better view of London than at Searcy's; it just doesn't exist. Head 180m into the sky to London's highest private member's club for stunning and sweeping views of the city.