Rooftop Bars In London 2024

Picture the scene: it’s just you, your closest friends, a round of ice-cold drinks and some of the best views in the business. A pretty sweet set-up all round; but where exactly can these top alfresco spots be found? Our guide to London rooftop bars reveals all, whether that's for lounging back in Shoreditch, dinner under the stars in Covent Garden, or somewhere special near London Bridge.

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Last updated on 22nd May 2024




London Bridge Rooftop

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Looking for the very best rooftop bars in Central London? This is up there with the finest. Head over to London Bridge Rooftop to enjoy everything from after-work drinks and gourmet burgers to bottomless brunches feauturing handcrafted cocktails and disco tunes, all with amazing views of the City. The Shard? You can bet you'll be sipping a drink under its impressive architectural gaze. Book a table before it fills up in the sunshine if you don't want to miss out. 

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Bōkan

Situated at the top of the Novotel Hotel in Canary Wharf is Bōkan, a stunning restaurant and bar spanning three floors. Head out onto its vibrant roof terrace to enjoy bespoke cocktails, plus seasonal European cuisine with a twist, all while taking in the glowing city sights around you.

Sabine Rooftop Bar

Sabine is one of London's most-loved rooftop bars, pairing views of St Paul's with an outdoor terrace, sensational cocktails and stunning small plates. Head up to this swish spot to take in the skyline while sipping on signature cocktails like the Foggy Solution which blends Whistle Pig 10-year-old burnt butter fat wash with Campari and sweet vermouth. 

Tequila Mockingbird Wimbledon

Feel yourself be transported to a tropical paradise from the heart of South London, when you step onto the rooftop terrace at Tequila Mockingbird in Wimbledon. Think colourful murals on the walls and beach-style decking, lined with wooden benches to relax on. This late-night cocktail bar is known for great tunes and even better drinks, with exotic concoctions like the Blue Parrot Punch or a strawberry and watermelon martini up for grabs. And if you visit during their happy hour, which runs until 10pm Sunday to Friday and up 8pm on Saturdays, you can even enjoy two for one cocktails and bottled beers for £3.50.

Jin Bo Law

In the heart of Aldgate, this rooftop party bar is as pretty as a picture both inside and out. Jin Bo Law has views over the iconic London skyline from its roof terrace 14 floors up, while inside, the interiors are bright and fun, with a showstopping geometric bar circled by a row of rich, yellow high-top chairs. The walls are adorned with Asian-inspired art and to drink? Expect a fruity cocktail menu, featuring Blooming Fire made with chilli-infused syrup.

Netil360

Looking for a cool rooftop bar in Hackney with a view? Head over to Netil360. Decorated with astroturf and wood, this rooftop oasis offers magical panoramic views of London's skyline. Sip on refreshing cocktails and local drinks, and enjoy some delicious sushi at their rooftop restaurant. Free entry, live DJs, and an unpretentious atmosphere make it a must-visit spot among locals.

Skylark Roof Garden

Skylark Rooftop Garden can be found in the heart of Paddington, boasting stunning views across the city including peaks at the lush greenery of Hyde Park and pretty buildings of Notting Hill. Wander up to its modern terrace, equipped with blue and white parasols and relaxing deck chairs, to enjoy some delicious eats, such as unlimited tacos on Sundays plus thirst-quenching margaritas. Every the party place, you can expect to find live DJs and saxophonists here come the weekend, too. 

Midnight Apothecary

If you're on the hunt for rooftop bars in London, Midnight Apothecary is bringing the literal heat with campfires and firepits in the garden. While tipping back botanical and summer cocktails, you can cosy up with your sweetie munching on a toasted s'more.

Wagtail

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When someone asks you to recommend one the prettiest rooftops in London you don't struggle, because you've heard of Wagtail. Sitting atop a 1920s building in the heart of the City of London, this stunning venue isn't just serving up looks, their restaurant offers delicious, fresh British cuisine, alongside classic cocktails too.

Circe's

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Named after the God of Sun's daughter, Greek-inspired Circe's has taken over the space of the former Bar Elba in Waterloo - bringing you the same, stunning views of the area but with an even sunnier twist. Think a gorgeous pink, yellow and rattan look with the Mediterranean small plates to match, alongside Olympians-themed cocktails, frozen pina coladas and more for drinks.

Dalston Roofpark

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One of the best rooftops on our list, Dalston Roofpark is a great place for afternoon drinks and weekend meetups. Enjoy sipping on cocktails and chowing down on food from Peng Kitchen (famed for its buttermilk fried chicken) while getting stuck into their events - we mean bottomless brunches and DJ sets.

cloudM

When you need rooftop bars near the Thames, check out cloudM. With views across the Tower of London, the river and The Shard, it's got pretty vistas sorted. Plus, the cocktail list is heavily gin-based thanks to its partner Bombay Saphire, and the tipples pair perfectly with tea time treats while overlooking the sunset. 

Aqua Nueva

For seriously sky-high views of London, head up to Aqua Nueva's gorgeous rooftop terrace. Whether you fancy soaking up the vistas with a cocktail in hand or want to be tucking into a delicious Spanish feast, you couldn't have a better backdrop on Regent Street. At the weekend? Try the brunch, where you'll get free-flowing drinks, pinxtos and juicy mains, including steak and more.

The Culpeper

The Culpeper may be famous for its pub and hotel alike, but it's the rooftop bar that has got us talking. From rustic greenhouses to growing their own herbs, this bar doesn't just have foliage, it has views unlike anywhere else spanning over Shoreditch. Come for a cracking Sunday roast or a few tipples. 

Joia

Situated in Battersea, Joia can be found 14 floors up - complete with gorgeous views of the city. The pretty venue is filled with pastel furniture, quirky light fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a spacious rooftop terrace for alfresco drinks. Expect creative cocktails like the basil and matcha-infused Esmerelda or sharing pitchers of sangria, alongside tasty tapas plates such as octopus salad, Iberico ham and grilled leeks.