As the summer moves into full swing, we are on the hunt for the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends in the sun. To help avid drinks aficionado’s, we have pulled together a list of our favourite rooftop bars in Central London, from hidden sanctuaries to lively night spots…
BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN CENTRAL LONDON
HAMYARD HOTEL, SOHO
Amongst the favourite hidden spots in Soho, Ham Yard Hotel’s fourth floor leafy rooftop garden makes for a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below. Settle in amongst the olive, apple and pear trees and escape the city life below. Order a Black Margarita or Pineapple Pisco.
Located on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie building, the Sky Garden is one of London’s most notorious rooftop bars. With its panoramic views over London, foliage-filled atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this lush urban jungle provides an unparalleled rooftop experience.
MADISON ROOFTOP RETREAT
Madison is a Manhattan style restaurant with supreme views across the City and London skyline. The heated rooftop terrace is the place to be this summer.
Escape the busy streets of London and catch up with friends over a Shellfish Platter to Share or Crispy-fried Cod Tacos. As for cocktails, be sure to try the St Paul Sunset, a mix of Belvedere Vodka, Ratafia black cherry & red wine liquor, pineapple tepache, vanilla, lemon and egg white.
AQUA SPIRIT, SOHO
Aqua Spirit is a destination cocktail bar in the heart of the west end, with DJ’s every weekend and stunning outdoor terraces to relax and refresh. Situated in the hub of Soho by Oxford Circus Aqua Spirit is the rooftop bar in London to be at. There are two large rooftop terraces hidden away with great views of the buzzing streets below. The bar works on a first come, first served basis during the spring and summer. Best to get there early and get your order in quick!
THE NEST, TREEHOUSE LONDON
Take your perch at The Nest at Treehouse London in Oxford Circus. With indoor and outdoor space, this foliage designed rooftop bar gives spectacular 360-degree skyline views of Soho making it the perfect place to relax with a cocktail in hand and watch the sun go down.
AVIARY, FINSBURY SQUARE
Aviary is one of the most beloved rooftops bars in Central London. Located in Finsbury Square, it’s famous for its breathtaking view and opulent style. Whether it be cocktail sipping, dining on chorizo and sweetcorn croquettes with piquillo peppers and paprika aioli, or simply taking in the view, Aviary delivers quality with a touch of class. The perfect venue for a special celebration like a 30th birthday party.
12TH KNOT, SEA CONTAINERS
12th Knot at Sea Containers is an eclectic rooftop bar overlooking the River Thames and London’s skyline. With its stylish seating, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music, all set against a backdrop of the River Thames and London, it makes for the perfect night spot.
Expect bright, striking décor and an open-plan layout, which puts the panoramic views centre stage. So whether you’re curled up on a window seat, relaxing on the balcony, mingling at the bar or on the dance floor, London’s breathtaking skyline is the main attraction.
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