The Best Rooftop Bars in London

As the sun starts to shine and London gets warmer, make the most of the new summer buzz and spend time with friends at these stunning London rooftop bars....

 

Kensington Rooftop Gardens

A popular favourite, the beautiful Rooftop Gardens at Kensington also play host to a bar with live music that will lead you dancing long into the night. Make sure to fully explore the gardens whilst you are there, as secrets hide around many corners. Oozing beauty, class and elegance, this rooftop bar is perfect for a romantic date lasting well into the evening. 

99 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 5SA

 

Radio Rooftop Bar

Make sure you book ahead to be able to access the breathtaking 360-degree views that this rooftop bar has to offer. Situated on the ME hotel on The Strand, the vibe is cool and sleek, great for a chilled summer's evening, with an added feel of exclusivity having hosted the likes of Graham Norton and One Direction. Open until 2am on Friday and Saturday, this is a brilliant place to start your night this summer, so make sure you dress to impress.

ME London, 336-337 The Strand, WC2R 1HA 

 

Madison 

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Nowhere else in London will you find such exquisite views of St Paul's Cathedral than at Madison Rooftop Bar. Situated right alongside the popular tourist attraction, the bar even has its own viewing platform for customers to make the most of the view. A perfect location to rest tired feet after some retail therapy, an excellent cocktail list and comfy sofas will make you feel right at home. 

Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, EC4M 9AF

 

Aqua Spirit

Only a short walk around the corner from Oxford Street, this chic and chilled bar offers the perfect surroundings for relaxing in the late afternoon sun. A discrete entrance creates the feeling that this bar is only for those 'in the know', with lifts taking you up to the views. If you're feeling peckish, Japanese and Spanish inspired lunch menus are on offer to be enjoyed alongside The Emperor; Aqua Spirit's signature drink. 

5th Floor, 30 Argyll Street (entrance opposite The London Palladium), W1F 7EB

 

SUSHISAMBA

With the highest rooftop terrace in Europe, this has to be on your rooftop bucket-list for the summer. Not only a renowned sushi restaurant, SUSHISAMBA offers an opulent cocktail drinking experience for guests with a twist in its contemporary cocktail menu. Not only this, breathtaking views across the city can be enjoyed over the luxurious fusion menu combining Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisines. Just remember to hold on in the external glass lift as it shoots up to the 38th floor!

Floors 38 & 39, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

 

Bar Vista

With spectacular views overlooking Trafalgar Square, sit eye to eye with Nelson on top of his column. Reopening later this summer after a grand refurbishment, this is one of the best spots to catch a bit of sunshine. But don't fret, if English weather does decide to be unpredictable and typically rainy, heaters and blankets will keep you cosy to continue enjoying the view. 

The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS

 

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