Best rooftop bars in London – A complete list
While the corona and covid-19 pandemic still holds the world in a firm grip, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. With new hopes on an effective vaccine life may just return to normal in some time soon. The best part is that it’s not a question of if, but when. And when the time comes, we will celebrate.
Besides visiting your local pub or some other waterhole of your preference, it may be a good time to broaden your views. Try something new and bring your friends along. Why not start off with a fresh start and even new experiences at new places. The Rooftop Guide has composed a complete list of 34 of the best rooftop bars in London to aid you in that quest. Here comes a mixed selection that may suit different crowds.
Vast views for miles – Sushisamba
With a view that’s nothing short of magical combined with splendid service and delicious food there is not more to wish for. Located in one of the tallest buildings in London, Sushisamba has become a modern favourite for many.
With top rankings, fantastic food, prices in the higher ranges and a trendy atmosphere they also attract a certain crowd. The clientele is well dressed and stylish.
Location: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Relaxation and craft beers – Netil 360
For the real beer enthusiasts. Why compromise with a great view when you want to enjoy a cold IPA or lambic beer. Netil 360 offers both. The atmosphere is very chill and relaxed. Which goes right in hand with the simple and laid back furnishing. Neither is there a need to make a reservation.
Location: 1 Westgate St, Hackney, London E8 3RL
A playground for adults – Skylight
A nice view on the London skyline combined with great fun. Skylight is truly a playground for all grown ups. Apart from drinks and street food you can also play a game of boule or watch the World Cup on large screens.
During daytime there is a strong atmosphere of relaxation present with both garden boots and daybeds for all. Whilst at hotter summer nights, you can look forward to great parties and live DJs. But it doesn’t stop there. When the temperature hits below freezing, Skylight turns into a rooftop ice rink.
Location: Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
For the younger clientele – Frank’s Cafe
A lively atmosphere, affordable prices and open to all. Included children and dogs. A perfect hangout during the day for the whole family. During evenings Frank’s Cafe, with its spacious and furnitured terrace, attracts a younger crowd that likes to have a good time. With ages ranging from approximately 18-30, a relaxed atmosphere and simpler drinks, this is a perfect place to meet up with your friends.
Location: Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST