Rooftop Bars Worth Booking in London

Lifestyle

The allure of London’s skyline is irresistible. As the days lengthen and summer approaches, our favourite rooftop bars are the perfect destination for a refreshing daytime beverage or a sophisticated evening cocktail.

Radio Rooftop Bar

From the 10th floor of the ME Boutique Hotel, visitors can sip on cocktails in style, whilst enjoying iconic views of the Tower of London, the Shard and St, Paul’s Cathedral. The Mile High Margarita is our personal favourite. If you seek out this bar on the last Thursday of the month, you’ll discover one of London’s premium cocktail parties – Frequency. On this stylish rooftop you’ll enjoy a live DJ, a selection of premium finger food, and an array of new cocktails, exclusively for you to taste.

Radio Rooftop Bar, ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA. Photo by @radiorooftoplondon

Rumpus Room

Lush greenery, plush sofas and comfortable lounge spaces. As the warmer weather arrives, sample the beautiful ambience and British-American inspired tipples of Mondrian Hotel’s Rumpus Room.  Visit on Wednesdays to enjoy live music, and a Thursday, Friday or Saturday for a live DJ. To book, and receive a 20% discount between 3pm and 6pm, just email rumpusroom@sbe.com.

Rumpus Room, Mondrian Hotel, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Photo by @rumpusroomldn

AQUA

Hidden above the former Dickens and Jones department store, Aqua is the perfect destination for after-dinner drinks. The bar serves-up Japanese-inspired cocktails, beautifully presented as pieces of art. We recommend trying the pear-infused Japanese Velvet whilst admiring the sunset over Regent Street

Aqua, 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London W1B 3BR. Photo by @aquanueva

The Roof Gardens

Enjoy beautiful panoramic views from Sir Richard Branson’s Roof Gardens. With three mini-gardens, decorative flamingos, and an exquisite cocktail list, this rooftop treasure regularly attracts celebrities and high-flying Londoners. Branson’s favourite cocktail, the Lady Marmalade, made with Mozart dark chocolate liqueur, is the highly recommended.

The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA. Photo by @megatron1387