The Best Rooftop Gardens In London

Sometimes you just need an escape from the hustle and bustle, but you needn't travel far to find a gorgeous hideout; we Londoners are innovative folk, placing luscious retreats sky-high above the city. From pretty floral havens to quirky botanical terraces, unique herb nurseries to living bars, delve into our list of best roof gardens in London.

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Last updated on 5th July 2024

Skylark Roof Garden

For panoramic views as far as the eye can see, it has to be Skylark Roof Garden. Located in Paddington and boasting scenes of Hyde Park and Notting Hill from its beach-like surrounds, it offers serious beachy vibes, with royal blue daybeds, verdant shrubbery and fairy lights for when the sun starts to set. This really is the place for indulging in luxe cocktails and seasonal dishes. Plus, if you like the sound of bottomless tacos and Miami beats, swing by on a Sunday to indulge in its weekend shenanigans from £35 per person. 

Midnight Apothecary

This candlelit roof garden sits atop the Brunel Museum. Themed cocktails are in store, alongside carefully chosen local beers and the chance to get an optional underground tour of the venue's Grand Entrance Hall to the Thames Tunnel.

1864 Rooftop Bar

Adorned with wildflowers and featuring private wooden booths lined with red and white pinstriped quilting, 1864 Rooftop Bar is a picturesque getaway located on the 6th floor of John Lewis Oxford Street. It welcomes revellers into its plush, green garden and invites them to get their lips around one of its signature cocktails, like the Calamansi Margarita, made with muscovado syrup and finished off by an ancho chilli rim. If you're hungry, then you'll love its selection of small plates too. Our favourite? The chorizo croquetas topped with shaved Manchego. 

Kraft Dalston Bar & Restaurant

Taco Tuesday + Pint for £10 and 3 other offers

KRAFT could be considered the best rooftop beer garden, thanks to its views, fusion menu, overgrown plants and the fact they stock German Kraft Beer. Pints come fresh from the on-site brewery, and the Latin American-Japanese menu boasts unique small plates from squid ink croquettes to salmon tostadas and pork belly tacos. 

Sky Garden London

This one features an indoor oasis of vegetation that's just begging to be explored. Making the experience even more special, the cityscape provides a perfect contrast between nature and civilization. Bag your Sky Garden tickets to enjoy live music and drinks while mingling with the clouds. The resident Sky Garden restaurant Darwin Brasserie is the place to be for feasting on British grub with a view. 

Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Crossrail Place is a rooftop garden in Canary Wharf making visitors feel like they've stepped into a forest, thanks to its impressive selection of exotic plants, towering trees and hidden pathways. You can also pop along to this verdant space for live music and festivals throughout the summer.