It’s no surprise that as one of the capital’s coolest neighbourhoods, East London boasts many a sky-high watering hole. From Hackney to Aldgate, we’ve done the leg work to help you find you the best rooftop bars in Shoreditch. Whether you’re looking for a signature cocktail or a roof garden to enjoy the London skyline, we’ve got you.
The Queen Of Hoxton Rooftop Bar in Shoreditch
This roof terrace is an east London institution. So much so, it made it into our complete guide to London’s Best Rooftop bars. This go-to rooftop terrace transforms each summer from May-Oct into a new playground for drinkers to enjoy. Escape the office early and watch the sun set with tequila and tacos in hand.
The Aviary Rooftop Restaurant & Bar near Finsbury Square
After visiting the Aviary for their rooftop fitness popup in 2018, we can’t stay away from this sophisticated rooftop bar. Located between the City and Shoreditch, Aviary is on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square. Boasting striking panoramic views of London and a menu including coal oven cooked dishes, this is a great spot for drinks with a client, a date or a birthday to remember.
The Boundary Rooftop Bar in Shoreditch
Another east London rooftop bar that is perfect for everything from after work drinks to special birthdays, is the elegant Boundary rooftop located on Redchurch St. Open come rain or shine, all year round, the rooftop is the perfect destination for lazy lunches or wine-fuelled evenings.
The Culpeper Rooftop bar near Spitalfields
If boujie hotel rooftop bars aren’t what you’re looking for, consider the Culpeper on Commercial Street. Moments away from Spitalfields market, the building – named after East-End local Nicholas Culpeper – hosts workshops and events in honour of its namesake. Each floor has its own specific offering and price point and aims to cater for everyone in the surrounding area, with the rooftop hosting the lowest priced menu so all can enjoy the impressive view of the city from above.
Netil 360 London Fields Rooftop
Nestled in London Fields, Netil360 offers a low-key but fully catered bar. Once you’ve ascended the nine floors to reach the top, expect – as the name suggests – 360 degree views of East London.
We hope our roundup of the best rooftop bars in Shoreditch inspires you for the next heatwave. For more reading about London rooftop bars, checkout our experience of Treehouse London or follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on all the latest things to fire up your happy hormones.
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After graduating from Sussex University, Emily leapt into the world of travel PR furthering her inspiration to discover the globe’s hidden wonders. Next on her bucket list is experiencing the cherry blossom season in Japan and her all time favourite destination is Menorca. She loves reading and quirky art exhibitions, is obsessed with hats and rom-coms, and one day hopes to live back in Brighton by the seaside.