Best Rooftop Bars And Restaurants In Shoreditch

As one of London's coolest neighbourhoods, it comes as no surprise that Shoreditch boasts many a sky-high watering hole. And while the area may be small, its offerings are mighty with a selection of glam cocktail venues, secluded garden spots, luxurious outdoor lidos and hidden beer terraces all up for grabs. See for yourself with our pick of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Shoreditch.

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Last updated on 16th July 2024

The Gate

Sitting pretty 21 floors up, The Gate is a pretty rooftop garden surrounded by greenery and exposed brick walls. You'll find this place just a two-minute walk from Aldgate station, serving up killer cocktails and a great selection of beer or wine. What's more, you can also get your hands on all kinds of canapes and bowl food - we're talking truffled mushroom risotto, Vietnamese braised lamb with coconut naan, teriyaki salmon skewers and so much more.

Pineapple Xpress

Bringing the taste of the tropics to Shoreditch, Pineapple Xpress is a vibrant paradise experience that will take your breath away. Boasting stunning views of the city skyline as the sun sets, their top floor transforms into a lively social joint, perfect for chilling out with friends or simply unwinding after a long day. Sip on delish cocktails and let their signature rum punch take you on a wild journey to the Caribbean islands.

The Culpeper

A 10-minute walk from Brick Lane, The Culpeper offers a truly original rooftop space. Venture up to the top of the Spitalfields watering hole and you'll find a lush garden full of herbs and veg, alongside canopy cover and fire pits to curl up next to when the temperature drops.


You'll find SUSHISAMBA across the top three floors of Heron Tower in Bishopsgate, flaunting a stunning rooftop terrace decked out in vibrant orange furniture and lots of greenery, looking out over the city from above. There's a huge number of international spirits to choose from, alongside a mouthwatering menu of Japanese and Peruvian fusion fare - think crispy lobster taquitos, aubergine tempura, wagyu gyozas and even omakase selections.

The Old Fountain

A cosy family-run pub near Old Street station, The Old Fountain is a hidden gem that's been up and running since 1964. Boasting a lush roof terrace filled with greenery and modern wooden picnic tables, it's the perfect spot to grab a pint (from their award-winning beer selection, no less) when the sun is shining.