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33 of the best rooftop bars in London that will blow you away

33 of the best rooftop bars in London that will blow you away

From hip hangouts in Shoreditch to buzzy spots in London Bridge, make sure to consult our list of London’s best rooftop bars for a drink in the capital with a view.

If there’s one thing Londoners can’t get enough of, it’s a meal (or a drink) with a view. Luckily, the capital is filled with classy and cool bars perched at the top of some of its tallest buildings. So, if you ever need somewhere to quench your thirst while gazing out over the city, you’re never too far from a high-rise bar. Our guide to the best rooftop bars in London proves that point perfectly, with well over 30 spectacular spots included in this list.

Whatever the occasion, there’s a rooftop bar in London to suit, from hip hangouts in Shoreditch to buzzy spots in London Bridge. If you’re looking for somewhere more central, you’ll also find rooftop bars everywhere from Mayfair to Covent Garden.

Best rooftop bars in central London

Many of these central spots offer 360-degree views of the capital – perfect for tourists looking for landmarks or office workers seeking an escape from their desks and a breath of fresh air.

The Terrace Bar at Madison, City of London

rooftop terrace at madison

What: Beloved by the capital’s pretty young things, The Terrace Bar at Madison is one of the most Instagrammed locations in the capital – no surprise considering the views of St Paul’s Cathedral and other landmarks. The terrace is also home to a raucous party atmosphere, thanks to live DJ sets and fun cocktails. If you’re feeling peckish, order from the menu of bar snacks, which features things likes kimchi mac and cheese, buttermilk fried chicken and artisan cheese and charuterie boards.
Where: One New Change, EC4M 9AF
Book now: The Terrace Bar at Madison

SUSHISAMBA, City of London

tree in bloom on the roof of sushisamba

What: Home to the world’s highest glowing orange tree (probably), the outdoor bar at SUSHISAMBA’s original City location has an undeniable buzz. Often packed with City types splashing the cash, plus boasting unbeatable views of the capital’s skyline, this is the place to come for cocktails with a view. Sip on a selection of Brazilian-Japanese fusion cocktails, before heading inside to feast on green bean tempura with black truffle aioli or sushi rolls topped with lobster and crab.
Where: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Book now: SUSHISAMBA

Wagtail, City of London

terrace at wagtail

What: If you’re looking for a side of London grandeur and history with your view, take yourself up to Wagtail in the City and gaze out upon some of the capital’s most famous landmarks – The Shard, St Paul’s and much more. The cocktail menu is cracking as well, with an imaginative selection of signature mixes to sip on as you take in one of London’s best skyline vistas.
Where: 68 King William Street, EC4N 7HR
Book now: Wagtail

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If there’s one thing Londoners can’t get enough of, it’s a meal (or a drink) with a view. Luckily, the capital is filled with classy and cool bars perched at the top of some of its tallest buildings. So, if you ever need somewhere to quench your thirst while gazing out over the city, you’re never too far from a high-rise bar. Our guide to the best rooftop bars in London proves that point perfectly, with well over 30 spectacular spots included in this list.

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