When the sun is out and the temperature is rising, the place to be is in one of the many rooftop bars in London. What more could you ask for on a hot summer's day, enjoying the views that London has to offer with your favourite drink in hand at one of our recommended rooftop bars in London.
Rooftop bars in London are increasing in popularity, so as more and more of these venues spring up across the capital - View London can help you find only the very best spots to perch yourself and soak in the city's amazing views.
More Rooftop Bars in London
333 Mother is a vibrant venue that is also home to Mother Live and The London Apprentice.
333 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LE
(020) 7739 1800
240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
Renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group aqua has launched in London on the former site of Dickens and Jones in Regent Street. aqua spirit is the venue's bar offering a range of drinks and lighter bites within stylish surroundings.
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.
Montcalm Royal London House, 10th Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square, City, London, EC2A 1DX
020 3873 4060
Bar Elba is a rooftop bar in Waterloo with a lively, party atmosphere and a wide selection of cocktails. Bar Elba also offers a food menu with a selection of sharing platters.
Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UL
Brought to you by the brains behind the popular Adventure Bar group - Bar Elba was inspired by Napoleon's exile to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
(020) 3892 8166
The Castle is a popular venue in Angel that boasts a wide range of drinks accompanied by modern dishes on the food menu. The Castle has an enviable roof terrace, perfect for soaking up the sun.
54 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9HF
(020) 7713 1858
Splendid skyline views from the terrace bar of this French city restaurant.
No 1 Poultry, The City, London, EC2R 8EJ
(020) 7395 5000
This Shoreditch night spot has fantastic views over Old Street and a decent cocktail list to pour over on its rooftop terrace. Lively in the summer months, patio heaters mean winter will be just as comfortable at the Golden Bee.
Singer Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9DD
(020) 7253 1110
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.
Empire Casino, 5-6 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
0203 504 8443
The Lock Tavern is a well known bar in Camden that has live music nights and DJ appearances. The intimate terrace is very popular during the summer months offering views across Camden Market.
35 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AJ
(020) 7482 7163
Lyric Bar and Grill is part of the Peyton and Byrne group located at Lyric Square.
Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0QL
(020) 3475 7720
Found at the top of One New Change, this St. Paul's bar offers some extraordinary views of the cathedral.
One New Change, 1 New Change, The City, London, EC4M 9AF
(020) 8305 3088
The OXO Tower Bar features stunning views across the River Thames and an extensive cocktail list comprising of both traditional and modern styles. The food menu offers bar snacks and quick and casual dining.
OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
(020) 7803 3888
Enjoy the decked roof area of this opulent bar and restaurant on Kilburn Lane.
19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE
(020) 8969 0098
The Prince of Wales is a gastro pub during the day serving classic gastro food and an extensive selection of drinks. Entrance towards the end of Coldharbour Lane.
467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8HH
(020) 7095 1978
The Queen provides a splendid location for throwing a roof party in Hoxton.
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
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
The Railway's roof top terrace may not be instantly obvious to the first-time visitor but it it well worth seeking out if you're in the area on a sunny day.
16 Blackheath Village, Blackheath, London, SE3 9LE
(020) 8852 2390
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
Sanctum Soho Roof Garden is a sleek and stylish bar found on the 5th floor of the hotel. A variety of drinks are served alongside a compact choice of meals and light bites.
Sanctum Soho, 20 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NF
(020) 7292 6100
With an LA-style pool thrown into the bargain, membership to Shoreditch House is a must.
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6AW
(020) 7739 5040
This unique rooftop bar features a bespoke, coin-operated cocktail tap that allows customers with tokens to dispense their own Negronis and Old Fashioneds!
535 Oxford Street, Mayfair, London, W1C 2QW
Sushisamba sees Head Chef Jeff Kipp create a menu of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian dishes. Highlights on the menu include roasted kabocha, wagyu gyozo and warm chocolate banana cake. Sushisamba also features a comprehensive international wine list overseen by Patrick Frawley.
38th-39th Floor, 110 Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
(020) 3640 7330