Our Five Favourite Rooftop Bars in London
It is officially al fresco drinking season, and as London basks under record-breaking temperatures, you can’t beat a rooftop bar for riding out the heatwave with a cocktail in hand. Luckily this city is bursting at the seams with high altitude watering holes, and we’ve picked out five of our favourites to help you decide which to head to!
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1. Frank’s Café, Peckham
Located at the top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Franks Café is one of South London’s most established and best-loved rooftop bars, offering unrivalled panoramic views out over the city. Open until late September and with a brand new look for summer 2018, people continue to make the pilgrimage from all over London to enjoy the highly instagrammable views over an Aperol spritz or three. Definitely one worth ticking off the bucket list!
2. Netil360, London Fields
Netil360 at Netil House in East London draws a trendy crowd, serving up draught beers, chilled vibes and phenomenal views across London. On a warm summer weekend, queues can sometimes extend down several flights of stairs, so it’s advisable to get there early. It is also worth noting that it’s the only rooftop bar in London with a resident rooftop dog – Tres the dog – and that canine friends for Tres are also welcome.
3. Jin Bo Law, Aldgate
For an impeccably curated cocktail menu (incorporating flavours ranging from chocolate and pear to kaffir lime and rose liquor) head directly to Jin Bo Law, nestled on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate. Here you can take in views of the Gherkin, Tower Bridge, the Walkie Talkie and many more of London’s iconic sights and buildings as you enjoy the varied flavours that the menu has to offer.
4. Aviary, Old Street
Those seeking a more opulent rooftop experience should head to Aviary in Finsbury Square. Located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Hotel, the Aviary encompasses an elegant restaurant, serving food from a modern Brasserie menu throughout the day, and a drinks menu with a refined selection of botanical cocktails, lagers, international wines and craft ales.
5. Neverland, Fulham
A beach club paradise on the banks of the River Thames, Neverland in Fulham is an oasis of coastal escapism in urban surroundings. With pre-bookable beach huts, bowling, live DJ’s and two different bars to choose from, Neverland is the perfect spot for those wishing to settle in as a lazy summer afternoon turns into a lively evening.