Live closer to the sky to enjoy every inch of sun in the summer or the beautiful London skyline at night or in the winter. Experience the world-renowned skyline view of London at its best, dining al fresco to revel in the warm weather, sipp a glass of Spritz under the sun on a sky-high terrace or swim under the shadow of lemon trees above the capital’s busy streets.
We’ve selected for you ten of London’s best rooftop bars and restaurants to fully live your summer life, as well as indoor skyline bars or restaurants to shelter yourself from the elements in Winter.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Tower Hill, opens its doors to an exclusive pop-up rooftop bar, The Residence, situated on the terrace of one of its luxury private residences. Overlooking some of the city’s most impressive sights, from the Tower of London to the Shard, and near Borough Market and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the bar is open Thursday to Saturday evenings until September.
Summer starts now at Radio Rooftop: the rooftop terrace of Me Hotel (part of Melia International Hotels) in Covent Garden has turned its terrace into 2 different atmospheres: Bombay Sapphire, a Botanical Garden Terrace inspired by an English country garden and the Patron Mexicana Hacienda pop-up which features a terracotta cabana serving delicious summer tequila cocktails. These two different atmospheres offer their own unique view over the city, it’s your choice now!
Located on the 38th and 39th floors Sushi Samba City, Heron Tower, near Liverpool Street features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360 degree views of the City. Find in the middle of the sushi restaurant a big orange tree sculpture to reinforce the earth-to-sky atmosphere. Their two terraces allow their exclusive guests to dine al fresco under the sun or the stars.
Mercer Roof Terrace, near Cannon Street station, in Covent Garden, is set on the roof of the Vintry & Mercer Hotel. The view from the roof takes in London’s skyline, from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass tip of The Shard. Here, guests can dine al fresco or enjoy a drink at the bar above the city lights.
San Carlo has brought its world-renowned, chic Italian style to Selfridges London’s roof, in Marylebone. Open Thursday to Sunday, set high above the busy Oxford Street, this restaurant allows its guests to escape the city and enjoy drinks at the bar on the alfresco sun terrace, in a stunning Italian garden setting, or dinner in the restaurant, whatever the weather.
Stylish seating, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music – all set against an unrivalled backdrop of the River Thames and London.
Bright, striking décor and a panoramic view from Bank Side. So whether you’re curled up on a window seat, relaxing on the balcony, mingling at the bar or on the dance floor, London’s breath-taking skyline is yours.
This stunning gate-away set on Novotel Canary Wharf’s roof (part of Accor Hotels group), takes you closer to the sky in an intimate and chill ambiance : the bar and roof terrace at Bokan 39 features a specialist gin bar, rooftop daybeds, Sunday jazz sessions whilst admiring striking views of London.
The 5-star luxury hotel, Berkeley Hotel’s rooftop is transformed into an Italian paradise, a Riviera style with loungers shaded by lemon trees, summer salads and most important, a swimming pool. As this heaven is set on the hotel’s roof, you can admire London’s beauty while enjoying a Limoncello… This venue is located in the beautiful area of Knightsbridge, next to Belgravia, Hyde Park and its famous Speakers’ corner and Kensington’s Garden, in London’s French neighbourhood, South Kensington.
Sky Garden – 20 Fenchurch Street
An incredible glass dome at the top of the so-called “Walkie-Talkie”, 20 Fenchruch Street, near Monument station, in the heart of the City. This venue features a luxurious sky-high garden and many chic bars to revel in London’s skyline view. At night, the city turns into a glittery place thanks to its enlighten buildings. Sipp in a glass of prosecco at the many different bars or dine at the Darwin Brasserie with a 360 degree view over the fairy capital.
London in The Sky – The O2
London in the Sky (part of Dinner in the Sky group) is an experience like no other, higher than a rooftop: a 22-seat Sky Table suspended 100ft in the air, where you’ll enjoy fantastic food and drink accompanied by truly unique views of the capital’s skyline. London in the Sky will be the highlight of your summer for a dinner with a view overlooking the O2, Canary Wharf, The City and more, like nowhere else!
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