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 30th April 2018

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Bird of Smithfield

12 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 ££

Queen of Hoxton

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

Happily Affordable ££

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

8 user reviews

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

129 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 ££


61 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

aqua shard

4 user reviews

If you're looking for some of the best cocktails with a view in London, you'd be barmy to miss drinks at Aqua Shard. One of the best drinking spots in the city, indulge in everything that these high end mixes and views have to offer. 

Splash the Cash £££
London Bridge

Radio Rooftop Bar

24 user reviews

For cocktails with a view in London, there is no better spot than Radio Rooftop. Located on the top of one of the city's best boutique hotels, you can spot all the sights of London while sipping on some of their stunning cocktail creations.

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

Whether you're after afternoon tea, a British dinner or some bubbly cocktails, Scoff & Banter is a classic and swish restaurant that does it all to a beautiful backdrop of the O2 and river.

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

Jin Bo Law

23 user reviews

Open from early til late, Jin Bo Law is one of the coolest new drinking spots in the City of London. The spot keeps it cool with beautiful views over London, as well as sumptuous interiors, a refreshing cocktail list and delicious Asian nibbles.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Near & Far

32 user reviews
Near & Far
50% off First Round for groups of 4 or more | advance bookings only

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.

Happily Affordable ££

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