Swimming In The City: 7 Best Rooftop Pools In London

Is there anything better than having a cool, refreshing dip on a hot summer's day? We don't think so. And if you don't fancy taking the hour-long train down to Brighton, or can't bring yourself to bomb in the ponds at Hampstead Heath - where are you supposed to go? You're in luck. London has an array of chic rooftop pools for you to enjoy a dip while admiring the city's views. Whether you're looking for an iconic members' club or hotel to spend a sunny afternoon, or wish to have a cheeky spa treatment before a splash around, we've got you covered. Here are the best rooftop swimming pools in London.



Make your way up to the 16th floor of art'otel in Battersea to find a stunning infinity pool overlooking the iconic power station chimneys. It's the perfect relaxation spot whether you want a dip while taking in the 360-degree views or fancy lounging with a cocktail in hand by the bar (a good book is also a necessity). The pool is available all year round too, if you fancy taking a slightly quieter dip out of season. And though you need to be a guest at the hotel to visit the pool, this one's worth splashing out on a room for. For those wanting some tasty eats? Stylish restaurant and bar JOIA is the perfect spot. 

art'otel Battersea Power Station rooftop infinity pool London | DesignMyNight

If you're looking for a rooftop pool day, this Battersea hotspot is just the ticket. 

The Berkley Hotel 

If you want a London getaway or just a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, then The Berkely is the place to be. This boujee hotel boasts a luxurious rooftop pool where guests can look out onto Knightsbridge. Take to the bar for a seasonal spritz or tropical smoothie after a well-deserved dip. This pool is usually reserved for hotel guests, but this summer they are opening it up to the public - so be sure to book your sun lounger ASAP. 

The Berkley London | DesignMyNight

A rooftop swimming pool London is obsessed with. 

Mondrian Shoreditch

Another stylish little number is the Mondrian in Shoreditch. If you're staying here, you can head up to Marlin's on the Roof, which has everything from a gorgeous sky lounge to a quaint rooftop pool. Take in the city skyline views while sipping on margaritas or book in for dinner after a dip - the grilled seabass and charred octopus are firm favourites.

Mondrian Shoreditch | DesignMyNight

This London hotel's rooftop pool should be on your list. 

Peak Health Club

Finding London rooftop pools open to the public can be challenging, especially when many are situated on top of hotels. Well, the Peak Health Club in Jumeirah Hotel at Carlton Tower is an exception. Travel up to the ninth floor to make the most of their relaxing 20m pool, and maybe even take a cheeky dip in their jacuzzi. There's also a steam room and sauna available to use, and all you have to do is book a spa treatment to gain access. A massage and pool day sounds like the ultimate dream. 

Peak Health Club | DesignMyNight

Looking for a London rooftop pool day pass? This place might be exactly what you're after. 

The Ned 

This exclusive members' club by Bank station is a bucket list London destination. The Ned not only has a luxurious heated pool but there's also a restaurant to wine and dine in, as well as a roomy outdoor terrace. And you can experience all of this while looking out onto St Paul's Cathedral - wow. These guys are also known for their cocktails, so it's the perfect excuse to relax with a paloma in hand. 

The Ned | DesignMyNight

This members' club boasts views of St Paul's and serves some of the best cocktails in the city.

Soho House 

This legendary members club has multiple sites across the capital with rooftop pools. If you're lucky enough to bag yourself a membership or have a friend who does, then these Soho House venues are a must-visit this summer. There's Shoreditch House in East London, which has a 16-metre heated open-air pool to enjoy while admiring the views of The Gherkin. You can also visit White City House in the west, which is perfect for lovers of 1960s decor and delicious cocktails. And finally, there's the Holborn outpost, 180 House. Decorated in 1970s chic, with two bars, a gorgeous restaurant and an idyllic rooftop pool to choose from, you can't go wrong here.

Soho House | DesignMyNight

This well-known members club has rooftop pools across the city.

Sky Pool

Even a Soho House membership won't get you through the doors to this one-of-a-kind rooftop pool, but it definitely deserves an honourary mention. Situated 35 metres above ground, the Sky Pool in Nine Elms is the first of its kind. Branded as the 'world's first floating pool', this incredible structure can only be admired from below, as only members of the residents club at Embassy Gardens are allowed to use it. So you better get saving if you want to get a slice of this aqua action. 

London rooftop pool between buildings - Sky Pool | DesignMyNight

You can look but you can't touch

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