Rooftop bars are the place to be during the summer so use our list, make your way through some of the hottest rooftop destinations in London, and thank us later.
State of the art wireless headphones, iconic London backdrops, comfy adjustable deckchairs and a hand-picked programme of amazing cinema? Sign us up. Screenings include a mix of hits such as Casablanca, The Lego Batman Movie, Reservoir Dogs and, erm, a Frozen sing-a-long. There’s bound to be something for everyone! Get yourself a ticket to this unique cinematic experience over at Fever:
In true Brixton style, the Prince of Wales pub is known for its legendary house, disco, reggae and hip-hop nights, with previous guests including renowned DJs such as Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson. Just moments away from Brixton tube station, their two-tiered roof terrace is the place to be this summer. Oh and, if soul music’s your thing, get yourself a ticket for the Brixton Rooftop Soul Club this Thursday 15th. They’re only a fiver.
467-469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH
If there’s one West London spot you need to visit this summer, it’s Pergola on the Roof. This stunning food court is located on top of the Television Centre set 170 feet high in the air. It’s free to attend and to book advanced tables for groups. Plus, you can all eat whatever you fancy from one of the amazing street food vendors and reconvene under the gorgeous canopy of flowers with breathtaking views over London. Find out more and book a table on the website.
Multi Story Car Park, Television Centre, Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 7RJ
The Queen of Hoxton’s mystical new summer rooftop bar is a very magical place to wind down with friends. Take yourself over to The Lost Boy’s hideout bar where you can sip gin out of Oyster shells with pearls made of jelly, and Green Eyed Fairy cocktails, which are finished with a spritz of absinthe mist, sure to take you on an enchanted flight.
1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
So it turns out Londoners don’t have to travel as far as they thought to get to the beach (although you do have to battle the sweaty Victoria line, and that’s not an easy feat). Brixton Rooftop is back and this time it’s bringing Cuban vibes to south London. Think golden sands, drinks in hands and paradise lands. With a jam-packed summer of events, we’re pretty sure Brixton Beach is the place to be.
Pope’s End, Brixton, SW9 6JH.
Nothing beats a BBQ in summer, but pair it with a rooftop bar and you’ve got a winning combination. This double floor eatery will house a walk-up BBQ Bar, showcasing gourmet dishes straight from the grill. Think smoked and slow-roasted lamb shoulder and other BBQ delights, all for under a tenner.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
This Nordic-inspired rooftop comes complete with an alfresco nature reserve, a greenhouse dining space and a bespoke cocktail tap. Yes, you heard us correctly — all you need is a token and the choice between Negronis or Old Fashioneds is yours.
535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW
This London rooftop bar literally has everything you could want to help you have a fun and jam-packed summer evening. From a roller disco and Birdies crazy golf, to hip-hop inspired lawn bowls and much more, this is certainly a summer destination not to be missed.
Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
East London’s Tobacco Dock has been transformed into a 3-storey British urban lawn, otherwise known as a glorified carpark. Upon this lawn you’ll find all sorts of fun and revelry, including croquet lawns, pétanque courts (don’t worry, we Googled it — it’s a French version of boules), a raised ‘Blue Moon’ bar for staring at sunsets, and a sky terrace with stunning, unobstructed views of the city. Grab yourself a cocktail and feast on amazing street food from We Serve Humans, Yiro or Kapow! It has everything a Londoner could ask for: drinks, views and an epic number of stairs. The only thing it can’t promise is sunshine, but it’ll do it’s best. Although the croquet and pétanque games will come at a price, entry to Skylight will be totally free. The venue is open Thursday to Sunday until 11pm.
Pennington St. Car Park Entrance, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF
Expect all those idyllic countryside vibes but on top of Camden’s busy Stables Market. You may be sceptical but this rooftop oasis has been completely renovated with £300k worth of snazzy additions. Think decking, landscaping and water features to make this the perfect little getaway during those warmer months.
Camden Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
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