Rooftop Bars In East London

With temperatures soaring to the 30s come summer, you should be out enjoying the sun as much as possible across the capital. Don't worry, we're not suggesting that you shouldn't spend your days drinking (that would be appalling), so how about the best of both worlds? Here's our list of the fabulous rooftop bars in East London with beautiful tipples and stunning views

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Last updated on 31st May 2024

Union Social at The Gantry

Out of rooftop bars in Stratford, Union Social is surely a front-runner. Here, there's a gorgeous sunny terrace to enjoy, as well as swish interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows. Topping it off? Late-night DJs, a beaut cocktail list and a range of international plates such as honey-glazed crispy paneer should you get peckish.

BOXPARK Shoreditch

An open-air paradise for those who dig a chilled, laid-back vibe, BOXPARK Shoreditch showcases carefully picked brands in fashion, arts, food, and drinks, perfect for lounging with pals or unwinding after a long day. A hub of live music, food fests, art shindigs and more, this East London haunt is a retail revolution crafted from shipping containers, blending a vibrant street food market with a pop-up shopping fiesta. At BOXPARK, it's not just about snagging goodies – it's a whole experience. You get a mashup of familiar and indie brands to shop, plus the joy of pausing for a delicious bite.

Dalston Roofpark

2-4-£10 House Drinks / 2-4-£14 Spritz or Slush (Weekdays only from 17:00 until 19:00)

Can't decide where to go this evening? Mosey on over to Dalston Roofpark for a night to remember. Enjoy sipping on delish drinks and getting stuck into food from Peng Kitchen such as K Pop Daddy burgers and Vex fries. Or you can attend their fab events, from sunrise yoga sessions to sumptuous bottomless brunches, they've got you covered.


Drawing inspiration from the diverse New York dining scene, Madison's menu is a playful fusion of artisan American classics. Ascend to the Penthouse of One New Change and step onto the award-winning rooftop terrace for jaw-dropping views of the London skyline, delish tapas, a lively atmosphere, and killer cocktails. Its sky-high space has been transformed this summer into a stunning oasis, featuring papas grass, olive branches and gypsophila woven together to create photo-worthy cloudscapes. The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean, with light bites such as ceviche and lobster tacos and drinks-wise, you can look forward to plenty of Aperol spritzes.

Rocket, Canary Wharf

A bar and restaurant experience that's out of this world, Rocket flaunts a killer menu paired with jaw-dropping aerial views of the O2 Arena and West India Quay docks. Ideal for bright summer days, their floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring a splash of sunshine into the swish space, with both floors opening up into an outdoor terrace, promising the perfect alfresco experience. Culinary excellence takes centre stage at this Churchill place haunt, featuring smokey bacon burgers, their signature steak and Guinness pie, as well as plenty of delish cocktails.


A rooftop retreat offering seriously stunning panoramic views of the city, Netil360 has all the drinks you could ever want, from fancy cocktails to local brews and even alcoholic lollies. It also offers local drinks like raw draft beer and cider from Trumans, as well as spirits from East London Liquor Company. If you're feeling peckish, head to the sushi rooftop restaurant for delicious small plates of Japanese salads, tataki and sushi rolls.