The Best Rooftop Bars In The UK

On those rare days that the sun decides to shine from dawn 'til dusk, the people of Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland spring into action. With SPF hastily slapped on, summer dresses dragged from wardrobes and a spring on our step, us Brits will do anything to soak up those precious few rays. Luckily for you? We've created a guide to the UK's best rooftop bars, designed with your sunny day sesh and gorgeous sunset cocktails in mind.

Last updated on 20th May 2022

Bristol: Mall Clifton

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If you're wondering about rooftop bars in Bristol, Mall Clifton should be on your radar. The cosy boozer is a hugely popular place among locals and students alike. The real draw here is the gorgeous secret garden, which is spread across three levels and regularly plays host to summer BBQs.

Undoubtedly some of the best rooftop bars in London, Skylight is a sprawling offering at Tobacco Dock or Peckham. With brunches, cutesy lawn games and even alfresco cinema nights, it's perfect for birthday blowouts or group nights out alike.

Part of the OH ME OH MY café, Goodness Gracious is a watering hole with some serious wow-factor. A guaranteed winner if you're looking to impress, the sky-high gem is home to views of the majestic Royal Liver Building and River Mersey beyond.

While Leeds is home to a great selection of sky-high haunts, Issho is our favourite. The elegant Japanese restaurant features one of the UK's prettiest rooftop terraces, decorated by full-sized trees, elegant wood panelling and comfy sofas; perfect for sinking into with a glass of sake in hand.