London Rooftop Bar, Roofnic

The best rooftop bars in London

The rare moments we get some sunshine in London we all want to enjoy it in style. Here’s Earth Uncovered’s guide to the best rooftop bars in London for a happy summer.

Radio Rooftop Bar

London rooftop bar, the Radio Rooftop Bar at the ME London hotel

Opened just a few years back, the Radio Rooftop Bar at the ME hotel boasts one of Central London’s prime rooftop drinking destinations. The bar features stunning views of London’s famous landmarks including The Shard, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. Tapas and cocktails are served starting from £10.  Dress smart/smart casual.

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SkyLounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London

Rooftop bar in London - Skybar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower Hill

The SkyLounge at the the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London is a favourite with city goers. Located on the top floor of the hotel, the terrace provides views of the City of London and Tower of London. This summer the SkyLounge features a New England-themed summertime pop-up, with a beach menu and signature cocktails.

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Roofnic

Rooftop Bar London, Roofnic

A brand new pop-up rooftop bar open until September 2015. Located on top of the Marriott Park Lane Hotel, Roofnic came about as the staff at the hotel won an internal competition to transform a grey space at any Marriott hotel. With cocktails at £7, what better way to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford Street?

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Sushisamba bar

London rooftop bar, Sushisamba

London’s highest rooftop terrace located in the heart of the City of London, on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower. With spectacular 360 degree views of all of London, its no wonder the bar at Sushisamba is packed all year round. The focal point of the terrace is a orange tree which lights up at night time. Be sure to check out the restaurant at Sushisamba or the Duck and Waffle (just upstairs) for some great food.

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Netil 360

Rooftop Bar London, Netil 360

The rooftop bar at Dalston’s Netil House received a full license this year, meaning summer long of fun (rather than random events) for the first time at this hipster favourite. The space at Netil 360 is used for a variety of activities throughout the summer from yoga to an outdoor cinema, so be sure to check out the website for what’s on.

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Golden Bee

London rooftop bar, Golden Bee, Shoreditch

Just next to Old Street station, the Golden Bee is perfectly located to avoid the Shoreditch hustle and bustle. With killer cocktails and a happy hour between 5pm – 8pm, Monday – Thursday (until 7pm on Friday), there’s no excuse not to go. The Golden Bee also has a rooftop cinema throughout summer.

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Queen of Hoxton 

Queen of Hoxton rooftop bar

Open year round, the Queen of Hoxton is well known with the Shoreditch locals as one of the more creative rooftop spaces in London. This summer, Cuba is the theme withtypical drinks (think mojitos), cuisine from the island and Cuban-inspired events.

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Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street

Sky Garden Rooftop Bar Walkie Talkie

Spanning three floors the newly opened Sky Bar at London’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper features London’s highest landscaped gardens. The three floors feature an open air terrace, bar, brasserie and seafood grill all with stunning views of London.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

A hidden gem right in the heart of London. Head up the yellow staircase along the Southbank to this beautiful roof terrace. Featuring a garden designed by volunteers from St Mungo’s charity, the roof garden provides a welcome getaway from the concrete facade of the Southbank Centre. Drinks are a mixture of summery concoctions and the classics, all accompanied by glorious views of the River Thames.

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Lyric Bar, Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith, London Rooftop bar

One of London’s more secluded spots. The Lyric has just had a complete renovation. With a BBQ to keep you going throughout summer, a great selection of cocktails and craft beer the Lyric is definitely worth a visit. Head downstairs and check out one of the theatre shows.

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