Taking the idea of a riverside rooftop bar to new heights, Barge East will have you feasting on its light bites and sublime sips while surrounded by an edible garden. That's not all though, as this Hackney haunt features amazing views and a heated terrace area.
Rooftop Bars In East London
London is known to be quite dreary, but with temperatures soaring to the 30s this summer, you should be out enjoying the sun as much as possible. Don't worry, we're not suggesting that you shouldn't spend your days drinking (that would be appalling)... but with some of the most gorgeous alfresco picks to keep the heat at bay, here's our list of fabulous rooftop bars in East London with beautiful drinks and stunning views.
14 Hills is a foliage-adorned restaurant, bar and terrace in the heart of the Square Mile. Affectionately referred to as a forest in the sky, its luscious greenery, boozy brunches, stunning cocktails and colourful plates make it one bold and beautiful East London bar.
Boasting a cool rooftop and terrace area to eat and drink with friends, Lord Napier & Star is definitely a great haunt in Hackney. Not only do they have a great range of food from burgers to small plates but they also have a crackin' cocktail menu to match.
Aviary offers a premium drinking and dining experience with its opulent bar lounge and cozy seating. Expect a heated terrace for breathtaking views of the city and famous buildings, as well as deliciously crafted cocktails and rooftop elegance overlooking Finsbury Square.
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 should you get peckish.
A must-visit if you like rooftop bars in London, Golden Bee is an excellent Shoreditch watering hole offering fabulous cocktails. Plus, their top floor features DJs playing tunes until 3am as well as comfy seating areas if you wanna chill out with mates.
Did you know that TT Liquor is home to a secret roof terrace? Well, the cat's out of the bag, because we're here to let you in on the hidden East London gem. If that's not enough, then the top-notch cocktails, craft beer selection and private cinema should do it.
A cosy outdoor snug to enjoy with your number ones, The Crown's rooftop terrace boasts views of Victoria Park as well as knockout food. Whether you're here for the craft booze, real ales or Sunday lunch, you can be sure that it's bound to be a good'un.
The Gate is one of the most sought-after rooftop bars in East London. A jack of all trades, this spot will have you swooning over its date night dinners, topping up your tan with lunch and hosting private parties to remember, thanks to its sleek interiors and amazing views.
This panoramic skyscraper is situated 155 metres above the city, and boasts three floors of lush gardens. Head to Sky Garden and you'll find endless views of London, an open-air terrace, observation decks, a bar and two restaurants with luxury a la carte menus.
This contemporary Asian-inspired sky bar in East London sports dark wood fixtures with bright yellow furniture that's aesthetically pleasing for your cocktail endeavors. Jin Bo Law's rooftop terrace also offers fantastic views of Tower Bridge, the Walkie Talkie, Gherkin and more.
Artsy and delicious, that's what this East London rooftop bar is. Queen of Hoxton makes the most of its Shoreditch location by hosting live music acts, art shows, and a rooftop cinema club in its ever-changing upstairs garden (this year Cherry Blossom themed), complete with a kitchen and BBQs that are always summer-ready.
A quirky rooftop bar in East London, Dalston Roof Park is a must-see for its film screenings, music events and street food stalls. With its friendly feel and relaxed ambiance, this place is one unique spot for sipping beers as the sun goes down.
This fantastic East London rooftop venue is open year-round, but is especially beautiful in the summer. Soak up the sun, sip on boozy beverages and appreciate amazing views of landmarks such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Mansion House from the pretty garden space.