Best Bars to See the Sunset in London
The Big Smoke goes all blushhh. In this mess of a metropolis finding places to get the best of that big blue sky is a hard feat. If you're looking for some sunset moments to feast your eyes on then our crafty list of City perching spots will have you booze in hand and face to face with some of the best views in London. From skyscrapers to terraces, gardens and riverside hangouts, these rooftop bars in London are the beacons to watching the sun go down this Summer.
Last updated on 24th May 2017
Serving up quite the spectacle when it comes to London's skyline views, The Sky Garden is the city's plushest slice of high rise paradise where you can ponder over three floors of panoramic views across the Thames and London's most iconic landmarks. Whether you're looking for just dinner or drinks, you'll be served something exquisitely classic to take in the sun set.
Found yourself in Farringdon and hoping to catch the last of the summer sun? Join Bird of Smithfield on their rooftop terrace as you settle into a roster of stunning cocktails, all before catching the London sunset right before your eyes.
Found in the heart of St Pauls with the historical views to match, when it comes to catching the London sunset, Madison have nailed it. Perfect for those after work drinks or a special occasion, summers spent up here certainly aren't summers spent wasted.
One of the plushest places the city to catch the London sunset, it's Aviary's rooftop space that keeps summer punters coming back for more. The perfect place to indulge in cocktails and fine, gastro cuisine, head on out to get a glimpse of those rays along the skyline.
The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop is something of a Shoreditch institution when it comes to lapping up that fresh sunny air with some skyline boozing. Their Summer residency journeys to Neverland, complete with a Lost Boys' bar, mermaids, pirate-themed fun and all the never-growing-up-attitude you can handle.
Arguably biggest and lushest botanical rooftop bar in London, The Roof Gardens is a party palace when it comes to soaking up sun drenched skies and views across Kensington. Meander through the gardens among flamingos and exotic plants whilst BBQ foods are cooked up on the regs and day parties see DJs take you dancing into the night.
Taking residence atop of a multi-storey car park, Franks Cafe & Campari Bar is your classic city-scape space of gritty, industrial style but a view that more than makes up for it. Far from your typical cocktail bar in London, minimalist and mostly made of concrete materials, Franks is all about kicking back, enjoying live music, great drinks and colourful skies.
This self professed park on the roof in Dalston is a playground for relaxed activities with everything from drinks, screenings, silent discos and general sky-high mooching. Nestled out East, elevate yourself from the street level hustle and watch the clouds pass by as the light turns dark at this lush little rooftop spot.
A haven for stunning views that extend from the somewhat leafy suburb of Hackney right across London, Netil 360 is a gem when it comes to alfresco drinks and sunset watching. Home to hot tubs, a croquet lawn, cinema screenings, foodie events, pop-ups and a well stocked bar, this rooftop pad is a prime destination for transitioning from day to night skies.
Take the lift up to floor 52 of The Shard and take in the stunning decor of Gong, designed to beckon the history and decadence of Chinese Imperial Palaces. Beautiful interiors fuse Asian aesthetics with Contemporary style where you can drink or dine and take in the phenomenal views across London. Watch the sun set from the highest point in the City.
Taking you to one of East London's best blend of canal side chillin' and home brewed beer, Hackney's Crate Brewery can't be missed when searching for those sun soaked skies. Home to fresh pizzas, booze and picturesque scenes down the canal, go alfresco at Crate and chug a cold one as the sun goes down.