The Rooftop St James

Rooftop Bar in Charing Cross

St James rooftop bar in Charing Cross is situated on the seventh floor of the Trafalgar Hotel. We recommend that you book in advance as it’s very popular and there is limited seating in some areas especially if there is a private hire.

rooftop bar in charing cross

This lovely rooftop is split into two areas. You can opt for The Gallery with high stools giving you beautiful views over London including the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s. Alternatively you can have a drink at The Deck, their sundrenched conservatory that has open and covered seating.

rooftop bar in charing cross

The Cocktails

We can’t resist having a cocktail when the sun is shining. We had an Aviation: Plymouth gin, Luxardo maraschino, violet liquer, lemon juice (£15). This was presented in a coupe glass and was floral and refreshing.

We also tried a French 75: Plymouth gin, champagne, lemon, sugar syrup (£16). It was crisp, very refreshing and so easy to drink! Lastly we had a Not From Around Here (£16) with Italicus, Bergamont, Campari, Prosecco Franklin and Sons soda water. It was served in what I like to call a large Gin Balloon glass and, similar to the others, was a perfect summery drink.

rooftop bar in charing cross

They also have Mocktail options priced at £10 and £11 and a selection of Prosecco, champagne and rose, white and red wines. We had a Savingnon Blanc French 2016 for £30 a bottle. It was the cheapest on the menu and others were priced nearer the mid £40 – £50 mark.

rooftop bar in charing cross

They also offer a few food options with the drinks including charcuterie, salmon flatbread and bao buns. You also receive nuts with your drinks which they are happy to keep filling up!


The Rooftop St James bar in Charing Cross is a gorgeous place to relax in the sun with friends, family and work colleagues. Naturally it is more expensive (service is also added) so consider it for impressing a client or a date or just go up for a couple! The staff were friendly and attentive, the cocktails were fantastic and the whole atmosphere was relaxed.

rooftop bar in charing cross

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