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 24th September 2018




Bird of Smithfield

12 user reviews 4

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.

Queen of Hoxton

29 user reviews 4

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 stool, have a bite to eat in the BBQ and take in the sights.

Northbank Restaurant

8 user reviews 4

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.

Aviary

88 user reviews 4

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.

Near & Far

44 user reviews 5

Near & Far doesn't just boast incredible kitsch, retro interiors and a wonderful array of bar snacks and cocktails created from locally-sourced ingredients. They also boast incredible panoramic views of the London skyline too.