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 1st August 2018




Sky Garden Bars

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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. 

Aviary

88 user reviews 4

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. 

Dalston Roof Park

2 user reviews 5

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. 

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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. 

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Netil 360

1 user review 4

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. 

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GONG

1 user review 5

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.