Cocktails With A View in London

Expertly mixed, hand crafted and boasting some of the best views in the business? Now, that may seem like a big ask from any other city, but the noble bars of London have found the best rooftop and natural beauty spots in all of the capital. Whether it’s soaring above the city skyline or watching the Thames majestically flow on, we've whittled down some of the best places in London to drink cocktails with a view. 

Last updated on 10th January 2017

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Bird of Smithfield

7 user reviews

With a sleek interior hosted within an old Georgian town house and a stage for live bands, there’s already enough reason to visit the Bird of Smithfield. But once summer hits, their roof is transformed into an Aperol Spritz Terrazza! So while sipping on their extensive list of cocktails, you can look out at the city all while soaking up the summer sun.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

The Roof Gardens

204 user reviews

The Roof Garden offers exactly what the name implies: it’s rooftop bar is bursting with wildlife, and offers views all over London. It’s perfect for dining or drinking outside and their wonderful cocktail menu gives even more reason to visit, if you even needed it. Perfect for that VIP experience.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

Queen of Hoxton

22 user reviews

The Queen of Shoreditch serves both as a rooftop bar in London and a hub in one of the most interesting parts of the capital. Downstairs is decorated with window etchings, graffiti and ivy, but upstairs, the rooftop bar showcases the unique views of Hoxton. So grab a Che Guava, have a bite to eat in the BBQ and take in the sights.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Urban Coterie Sky Lounge

3 user reviews

Urban Coterie Sky Lounge offers less Al Fresco views of the London skyline. With piano bar vibes and the sights of East London, they offer a range of cocktails and other drinks for you to enjoy in the exclusive members’ club. Not a member? Luckily DesignMyNight customers can access the view, cocktails and more…

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

Overlooking Canada Square, Wahaca Terrace Bar provides stunning views in the heart of Canary Wharf perfect for your after work drink. Order up some delicious street food while sipping a freshly shaken margarita, and enjoy the colourful décor and atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

Northbank Restaurant

7 user reviews
Northbank Restaurant
2 Courses & Prosecco £22.50 and 1 other offer available.

There are many beauty spots on the Thames but few are so wonderful as the Northbank Restaurant. Look on at the millennium bridge as the river flows patiently below and sip some American and Cornish inspired cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Riverside

39 user reviews

Sit back and enjoy both the London skyline and the beauty of the River Thames at the Riverside Bar in Vauxhall. There are two outdoor terraces and both come equipped with heaters, but if that’s not your style, they also serve up a mean Old Fashioned to help ease things along.

Happily Affordable ££
Vauxhall
Pub

Proud Camden

26 user reviews

Proud Camden is a 19th century horse hospital converted into a fun nightclub hotspot in the middle of Camden. Their rooftop outdoor terrace gives an amazing view of the bustling heart of Camden, the market, while you sip on their list of affordable cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Aviary

2 user reviews

Located atop the Montcalm hotel in Finsbury Square, Aviary is a swanky and stylish cocktail bar and restaurant from the renowned ETM group. Head up for incredible views and sleek seating, perfect for a lazy summer's evening, or come winter, snuggling inside. The cocktail menu will have a range of classics and should you feel peckish, there's a delicious British menu to choose from.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

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