Bars With a View

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London's best bars with a view make for soul enhancing drinking. Whether you are drinking at night, during the day, alone or with a date - the best bars with a view can be found across the capital. Breathtaking views of the city's skyline, relaxing views of the river, drinking on a roof terrace in central London and much more.

Don't forget to check out our recommended lists for rooftop bars in London and restaurants with a view in London too.
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104-108 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AH
(020) 3409 3636

Hoxton Pony takes the East London tradition of buying fresh food from local markets and updates it for the environmentally aware 21st century. Their expert bartenders use UK-sourced organic and sustainable ingredients to create a cocktail menu that reflects the seasons - expect to sip drinks infused with tart rhubarb in April, loganberries in July and pears and quince in October.

Hoxton Pony's house nights cater to all tastes, from cutting edge acts slinking in for a session on Fridays, to internationally renowned DJs tearing the place apart on a Saturday.

  • Award winning cocktail bar and mixology team
  • Seasonal cocktail menu throughout the year
  • Headlining DJs/acts every week
  • Beautiful, stylish and chic surroundings
  • Popular Hoxton/Shoreditch destination

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5th View


The 5th View's swooping views of London towards the Palace of Westminster are mightily impressive.

Waterstones, 203-205 Piccadilly, St James, London, W1J 9HA
(020) 7851 2433

All Bar One


This All Bar One at Butler's Wharf provides classic, Shad Thames views.

Butlers Wharf, 34 Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YG
(020) 7940 9771
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Montcalm Royal London House, 10th Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square, City, London, EC2A 1DX
020 3873 4060

Aviary is a luxurious rooftop restaurant and terrace bar located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. Aviary offers a modern British menu and fantastic views of the City's skyline.

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The Bar at aqua shard

The Bar at aqua shard

The Shard, 31st Floor, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9RY
(020) 3011 1256

You can look out over London's skyline with a gin- or tea-inspired cocktail in your hand, all from Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard.

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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf


Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
(020) 7715 5818

The best seat in the house is table 75, slap bang in the middle of the semicircle overlooking Cabot Square.

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Clipper Bar

Clipper Bar

Intercontinental London at The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich, London, SE10 0TW
(020) 8463 6868

Clipper Bar is a unique space in London with 270 Degree Vista windows, which truly capture the amazing views of River Thames and Canary Wharf.

Dickens Inn


On a pleasant day, the outdoor terraces and garden of the Dickens Inn heave with drinkers enjoying the beauty of St Katherine’s Docks.

Marble Quay, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1UH
(020) 7488 2208

Docklands Bar and Grill


Set overlooking the serene Royal Victoria Docks, the bar makes you forget that you’re in a big, crowded city. Outside seating is perfect for unwinding as you watch the swans go by in the distance.

Crowne Plaza London Docklands, Royal Victoria Docks, Docklands, London, E16 1AL
(020) 7055 2119

The Dove


Modest yet beautiful views of the river from Hammersmith in this delightful pub on Upper Mall.

19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TA
(020) 8748 9474
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Eighteen Sky Bar

Eighteen Sky Bar

Intercontinental London at The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich, London, SE10 0TW
(020) 8463 6868

Eighteen Sky Bar, located within the Intercontinental London at The O2 hotel, is an iconic, luxurious cocktail bar offering guests unrivalled views over The O2, Canary Wharf, Thames Barrier and Docklands.

Eighteen Sky Bar delivers a glamorous and sophisticated experience with an extensive Champagne selection, cutting edge cocktail list and expert mixologists on-hand.

Golden Bee


Golden Bee is a popular cocktail bar and roof terrace ideally situated nearby Old Street tube station. During the week, Golden Bee is a relaxing lounge bar and a perfect venue to wind down and enjoy some post-work drinks with colleagues and friends before at weekends the venue transforms into a club with a fantastic atmosphere.

Singer Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD
(020) 7253 1110
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The Icon Bar

The Icon Bar


Empire Casino, 5-6 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
0203 504 8443

The Icon Bar is a deliciously attractive bar, located within the stunning Empire Casino. This French-boudoir style cocktail bar is the ideal post-work or evening chill out venue. With a terrace overlooking bustling Leicester Square, this stunning venue is a must-see.

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75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, Camden, London, NW1 8AF
(020) 7284 0007

Plenty of delightful views of Camden Lock from this popular lounge at West Yard.

Oxo Tower Bar


With its stunning views of the Thames, all the way from St Paul’s to the London Eye, Oxo Tower Bar is a must-visit.

OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
(020) 7803 3888
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The Palace Lounge

The Palace Lounge


Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600

The Palace Lounge is located in the Ruben Hotel in Victoria. The area is a bright and open space that serves traditional British afternoon tea, with panoramic views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the Queen's stables.



A visit to Plateau is like a trip to a future Jetsons-inspired world. One where Rosie the Robot has learned to make really, really good cocktails.

4th Floor Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER
(020) 7715 7100

Primo Bar


Primo Bar is located within the stylish Park Plaza Hotel. This contemporary bar offers an extensive drinks list including cocktails prepared by world class bartender Aristotle Papadopoulas. Floor-to-ceiling windows give you the most impressive views of London, including Big Ben.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7UT
(020) 7620 7282

Radio Rooftop Bar


Radio Rooftop Bar is a destination bar on the 10th floor of ME London. Boasting stunning views and stylish surroundings, Radio Rooftop Bar also hosts a monthly cocktail party with DJs, cocktails and finger food.

ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3440
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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens


99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
(020) 7937 7994

The Roof Gardens is one of London's best kept secrets. The stylish venue, 100ft above Kensington High Street, offers great views of the stunning themed gardens and across the rooftops of Kensington.

For more information about the restaurant at The Roof Gardens, please visit Babylon.

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RS Hispaniola

RS Hispaniola


Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5DJ
(020) 7839 3011

Permanently moored on the Victoria Embankment, R.S Hispaniola serves a selection of Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings. The R.S Hispaniola also has a comprehensive selection of drinks.

Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is a relaxed bar and lounge within the Mondrian London at Sea Containers hotel. With impressive views of London, you can expect expertly created cocktails, Champagnes and decadent grazers, small plates and boards.

Mondrian London at Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD
(020) 3747 1063
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Shanghai Bar

Shanghai Bar

Hutong Shard, 33rd Floor, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9RY
(020) 3011 1257

This Chinese drinking den is nested all the way up on floor 33 of The Shard and holds spectacular view out across Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

Sun Inn


With views across the duck-filled Barnes' pond, the Sun Inn is a little taste of the countryside in London.

7 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HE
(020) 8876 5256

Tamesis Dock


Tamesis Dock is a boat with views of the River Thames including the London Eye and Parliament.

Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London, SE1 7TP
(020) 7582 1066
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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle


Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HR
(020) 7839 6548

The Tattershall Castle is a pub on a boat on the River Thames. The food menu offers classic British dishes such as bangers and mash, steaks or grilled salmon. At weekends they also have the nightclub area open which plays the latest commercial tracks.

Vertigo 42


Staggering views of the city to be had from Vertigo 42 - but don't go at the weekend otherwise the only view you'll see will be a security guard on the ground floor shaking his head at you.

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ
(020) 7877 7842

White Hart


An unparalleled location and charming atmosphere amount to a riverside winner at the White Hart in Barnes.

The Terrace, Riverside, Barnes, London, SW13 0NR
(020) 8876 5177