11 Best Rooftops in London

11 Best Rooftops in London

Now if there is one thing I love in London, it’s a good rooftop bar or restaurant! I just love being up high and taking in the views of our wonderful city. Here are my 10 best rooftops in London:


The Aviary is an absolutely stunning rooftop restaurant in the City on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square. When you enter, you are greeted by a beautiful open air rooftop area with comfortable chairs and sofas and fantastic views over the City. Great in the summer and winter (they have blankets) it is one of the biggest rooftop restaurants in London. Cocktails from £13.50.

Full review is here

rooftop restaurant in London

Roof East

Stratford Mall (e.g. not Westfield) has transformed the multi storey car park rooftop into a vibrant bar and playground! We loved how much seating there was in the venue (both covered and open) with deckchairs and benches galore. They also have fun activities from SFG club:

  • Birdies Crazy Golf
  • Sluggers rooftop batting cages
  • Curling
  • Shuffleboard
  • House of Foos, a VR-heavy football/table foosball hybrid!

It is a super fun and vibrant rooftop in East London. Cocktails from £8.

Full review is here

rooftop bar in stratford

Bar Elba

This rooftop bar in Waterloo is a hidden gem located just moments away from Waterloo station. It has much more outdoor space then its competitors, a relaxed atmosphere and food and drink at reasonable prices. It is partially covered in some places and further down near the bar area is an open space. Cocktails from £9.50 and 2-for-1 on all cocktails from 4 pm until 6 pm Sunday to Wednesday.

Full review is here

10 best rooftops in london

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba is a rooftop bar in the City situated on the 38th and 39th floor of the Heron Tower with a gorgeous outdoor terrace area. Totally recommned the Cherry Blossom Negroni! Cocktails from £13.

Full review is here

10 best rooftops in london

12th Knot

12th Knot is a gorgeous rooftop bar on South Bank located on the 12th floor of Sea Containers Hotel. It has a small outside area that boasts beautiful views of London, in particular the River Thames and St Paul’s. It also hosts Tuesday Takeovers with some great food vendors! Cocktails from £14.

Full review is here

Rooftop bar on South Bank

Social 24 Bar

Situated on the 24th floor of Tower 42 is Social 24, a beautiful rooftop bar in the City. The panoramic views of the City are absolutely gorgeous – spot the Gherkin, Shard, Tower Bridge and more! The service has always been great when we have visited. If you love pretty cocktails, order the One More with a gorgeous sparkly baby pink colour. Cocktails from £12.

Full review is here

10 best rooftops in london

Queen of Hoxton

Queen of Hoxton is a fun rooftop in Shoreditch situated five floors up (no lift!). In the winter the rooftop is designed as a wig wam with wood fires and blankets, and in the summer it is open air with different themes. There is always a chilled out, buzzing atmosphere. Cocktails from £5 (including mulled wines and ciders!).

Full review is here

rooftop bar in Shoreditch

Vintry and Mercer

The Mercer Rooftop Terrace has bright and floral decor inside and outside. So even if the weather isn’t great, the area is still perfect for a drink or two. However, if the sun is out then make sure you dine on the terrace! With views of St Paul’s and the Shard, it is a gorgeous area to have a tipple. Cocktails from £12.

Full review is here

rooftop restaurant in the city

Iris Bar

Since it opened to the public (no membership needed) in 2018, Iris Bar has been one of my best rooftops in London. The Gherkin has always been an icon to me with its unique shape and thousands of metres of glass. It tends to catch everyone’s eye! Situated on the 39th floor of the Gherkin, Iris Bar has 360 degree panoramic views of London. The staff are so friendly and the drinks are very reasonably priced for such an amazing venue. Cocktails from £12.50.

Full review is here

the gherkin

14 Hills

14 Hills is an absolutely stunning rooftop bar in London which offers all day dining. From the popular D&D London the venue has floor to ceiling glass windows and is a ‘forest in the sky’ with more than 250 plants! Cocktails from £10.50 

Full review is here

rooftop bar in london

NT’s Bar / Netil 360

NT’s bar / Netil 360 (yes I am being cheeky including two) are both situated in London Fields in the heart of Netil House. Both have a a relaxed warehouse style vibe with an expansive terrace area with booths for smaller and larger group. Cocktails from £8.

Full review is here

bar in London Fields

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