Gaze out over St Paul's Cathedral and the city on Madison's swanky rooftop bar. The slick spot is perfect for a glass of chilled Champagne or, come evening, watching the sunset with some of their delicious seafood.
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.
One of the coolest rooftop spaces in London this summer, not only is Roof East killing it in the views department, you can also head to the top of the building for pop-up cinema screenings, a roller disco, batting cages, street food and plenty more.
Skylark Roof Garden is proudly placed on the banks of Little Venice with unparalleled views of the city surrounding. An essential venture for after work drinks, date nights and hangouts, it's the quintessential summer spot complete with frozen cocktails and fine wines.
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.
Grab some 360-degree views of the city at this gorgeous London bar. Located on the 28th floor of the Millbank tower, you can also treat yourself to a tasty brunch or some very snazzy cocktails.
With plenty of beautiful things to see and do in Greenwich, it's no wonder that a trip to Craft London tops the list. Not only can you enjoy some of the most artistic food and creative cocktails in the business, there's a whole host of views to take in.
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.
The Queen of Hoxton is a hot to trot East London rooftop bar with amazing views of London, comfortable seating and a grass carpet! Noted for their rooftop pop-ups, this summer sees the Queen of Hoxton top floor transform into a weird and wonderful space of sea tales and Neverland adventure.
Founders Arms is a traditional pub which overlooks the River Thames from the Southbank. Expect typical pub decor, with a warm and welcoming feel. It's popular for all ages and at all times, lovely at a riverside table on a sunny day and equally breathtaking at night.
What's better than seeing stunning panoramic views of London from Canary Wharf? Doing so while drinking hand-blended cocktails made from the finest liquors and eating delicious Italian canapes.
With a menu featuring Bourne & Hollingsworth's signature cocktail selection alongside seasonal dishes, this West End hangout is about to be all over your feed. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, it's ideal for everything from after-work drinks to brunch at the weekend.
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.
Looking for a pub in London with the perfect spring/summer view? Another hot venue perched alongside the East London canals, join Narrow Boat not only for the finest in English pub grub, their views and summer balcony make for the perfect retreat.
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.
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.
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.
Casual, relaxed and cool is just what you're set to get from this top pub in Putney. A London pub with a view of the Thames, not only is The Boathouse coming up trumps in the sights department, their London beers and casual pub dining are sure to impress.
Boasting some of the most enviable views in London, no-one does panoramic London quite like Aqua Shard do. Join them not only for some of the best food in the business, there's plenty of cocktails and global wines along the way.
Tucked away in Vauxhall's St. George Wharf complex, The Riverside offers stunning, year-round views beside the river. It's a stylish hang out which quickly fills up after work during the summer, where up to 200 guests can grab a chilled drink and check out the vantage point from one of two outside terraces.
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.
Head over to the City to find this gem of a bar; located on the 14th floor of a hotel, this hot spot keeps it cool with amazing views, beautiful interiors and a dreamy cocktail menu.
KuPP is an utterly gorgeous, Scandinavian-inspired restaurant that boasts more than just a mouth-watering menu. This elegant, canal-side eatery provides diners with an awesome view of of Paddington basin. Stare out at these breathtaking sights as you eat and drink the day away with friends - you'll find plenty of tasty dishes and delectable cocktails to be had here!
Sitting atop the quirky bar Tonight Josephine, this rooftop bar has a great view of the Waterloo area. But that's not all: it's also a bit of a tropical paradise (and is named after one), complete with sunny colours, block lettering and over twenty delicious cocktails.