Now that lockdown has come to an end and we’re legally allowed to socialize once again, it might still be a good idea to have a bit of fresh air on offer for your next imbibing session so we’ve compiled a list of 8 of the best rooftop bars in London for your drinking pleasure. Check out our picks of the best below:
Jin Bo Law Skybar
On the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel, you discover one of the most elevated London rooftop bars out there and a great place to enjoy a tipple or three. Jin Bo Law Skybar is one mesmerizing-looking cocktail lounge, with an even more incredible view out over the skyline of London and a lot of the famous landmarks that surround you at this central spot.
The Rooftop at the Standard
The Rooftop at The Standard, London is now open for business and it has unbeatable panoramic London views, cocktails on tap, and street food surprises aplenty. It stretches across the entire 11th floor of the hotel, The Rooftop turns unparalleled views of the London skyline into the ideal setting for outdoor cocktails and bubbles on tap. It can be found located in the heart of King’s Cross, next to Coal Drop’s Yard, and minutes away from the St Pancras Station, it offers drinks and snacks atop a cheery green AstroTurf with stunning panoramic city views.
Sabine Rooftop Bar
The secret garden is an oasis from The City, allowing guests to transport to a hidden space away from the busy London streets, where you can enjoy beautiful views of St Paul’s along with a cocktail or two. With an outside terrace and a glass-domed roof, Sabine Rooftop bar is the place to be for a great night out this autumn.
During lockdown, the guys at rooftop pub, Bar Elba, have been making sure that when you visit it’s going to be like nothing you’ve experienced before. With brand-new boozy packages, banging-themed brunches, and a block-buster movie schedule, all with the backdrop of London’s most epic views – what’s not to like? Morning, noon, and night they’re delivering the goods, so whether you’re an early bird who catches the worm or a sucker for a sunset, Elba is the ONLY place to be.
Queen of Hoxton
The guys at Queen of Hoxton are keeping it open and airy this year, with bright colors and beer tables – not forgetting ice cold drinks and juicy burgers. As we’re heading into autumn, we recommend you bring some layers in case our English weather gets its way. The rooftop is currently partially covered so please make sure to opt for covered or uncovered if you’re booking a table.
Huge space and vibrant alfresco garden and rooftop sums up Pergola Paddington. With 4 restaurants, 2 bars and a capacity for 850 guests, this is one of London’s biggest rooftop bars. Spread over two levels, with restaurants and picnic-style benches along with giant daybeds with a capacity for up to 15 people, it’s the ultimate in alfresco drinking. The service is kind of market-style, order BBQ, burgers, Japanese or chicken wings & tenders from one of the vendors, and your choice of beer, wine, sparkles or classic cocktails at one of the two bars.
Skylark Roof Garden
Skylark Roof Garden is London’s premier rooftop cocktail and brunch bar and a great spot for relaxing and unwinding with your favorite tipple or two. Featuring a stunning South facing vista across West London’s skyline. Located sky-high and 10 floors up, perfectly perched overlooking Hyde Park, Notting Hill, and on the banks of Little Venice.
A rooftop bar in Stratford London with an entirely unique idea that we’re loving at The Status Life. It is essentially like a playground for grown-ups, under the open sky and with a great view of the London skyline. Up at this two-level rooftop park, you can play mini-golf, hit away in the batting cage, challenge your friends in a game of lawn bowls or catch a rooftop film. Or, if you’d rather, you can just hang out, sipping refreshing cocktails from the bar or order street food from all over the world from one of the food stalls.
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