We love London and sometimes there’s no better way to appreciate this great city than from above. We’re always visiting recommendations for London’s Best Rooftop Bars – here are a few of our favourite sky-high haunts.
BEST FOR…. CHILLED VIBES
Netil 360, Hackney E8
Netil 360 is quickly becoming a rooftop favourite among many Londoners. The Hackney based joint offers a wide variety of daytime activities, ranging from free workspaces, coffee huts and morning yoga sessions. With comedy nights and daytime parties also on the line up, expect lots of booze, foodie pop-ups and awesome London views.
BEST FOR… COCKTAILS
OXO Tower, South Bank SE1
On a sunny London day, there’s not many better things to do than sip on a cocktail while looking over the Thames and beyond. The Oxo bar has its own spritz cocktail menu, making a perfect arrangement for when you a fancy a drink in the afternoon (but don’t want to be snoozing by sunset). We’d recommend the Sipsmith Summer Fruit Cup and Pearfect Affair.
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BEST FOR… PARTYING
Prince of Wales, Brixton SW9
If you want to dance, POW salutes you. This Brixton spot is undeniably, the best rooftop to boogie. Over weekends DJ’s play into the early hours of the morning, and with three different bars to choose from, it makes for plenty of happy memories.
BEST FOR… VIEWS
Sushi Samba, Bishopsgate EC2
Prepare to shoot up 38 floors in a few stomach-flipping seconds. Sushi Samba’s bar offers an unrivalled view of London and a pretty nifty cocktail list – we’d recommend the Chucumber which blends Hendricks, plum wine, maraschino liqueur with cucumber water, lime and sugar.
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BEST FOR… ROOFTOP CINEMA
Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch EC2
The QOH is a London rooftop legend. The venue has built up a vivacious reputation for its seasonal themed makeovers. Their outside space this year has been re-imagined as A Tribute To Dr Strange, channelling San Francisco in 1967. The East London spot is also the birthplace of the Rooftop Film Club, where viewers during the week can watch classical flicks while sipping on funky cocktails.
BEST FOR … ULTIMATE COOLNESS
Proud, Camden NW1
To mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic, Proud have converted their rooftop into an Alice in Wonderland themed paradise. While it may not be suited for evening drinking, the rooftop holds a Mad Hatter tea party every Saturday, comprising of board games, lawn sports and music.
The #hens are here, #euro2016 about to start and the #donkeyshowldn has their first performance! Exciting times in #proudwonderland #proudcamden #camden #drinks #prosecco #cocktails #beers #musical #football #shakespeare #aliceinwonderland #camdentown #CamdenMarket
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BEST FOR… GREEN
The Culpepper, Shoreditch E1
Originally used for growing herbs and vegetables for The Culpeper, the restaurant has now built a wood fired grill, greenhouse dining room and bar. The rooftop makes for some pretty sweet views of London’s biggest landmarks, but head over early as access is strictly on a first come first serve basis.
A little bit of green and semi self sufficiency amongst the brick, concrete and glass. #London #EastLondon #Spitalfields #Shoreditch #hipster #Gherkin #vegetablePatch #UrbanGarden #UrbanJungle #RooftopFarm #RoofGarden #TheCulpeper #Culpeper #CulpeperRoofGarden @TheCulpeper
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BEST FOR… 360 DEGREE VIEWS
Franks Café, Peckham SE15
By far the biggest rooftop on our list, Franks is placed on top of a multi-storey carpark, providing a soothing 360 degree view of London. Rooftop events include BBQ’s, cocktails and a very, very chilled vibe.
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BEST FOR … COLDER EVENINGS
Boundary, Shoreditch E2
Boundary’s rooftop in Shoreditch offers a distinct panorama of East London. When the weather is good, the space is doubled to form a garden. However, for those chillier evenings, Boundary’s offers a warming selection of hot cocktails and blankets to get snug around their open-pit fireplace.
BEST FOR… MID-SHOP DRINK
The Gardening Society, John Lewis Oxford Street W1
For those wanting a mid-shop tipple, then The Gardening Society on Oxford Street is the perfect place. The rooftop of John Lewis has been transformed into an arena of blooms and fresh herbs, hosting pop-up restaurants, a coffee shop and activities such as yoga.
Guys mark your calendars ??August bank holiday weekend #gardeningsociety @etsyuk @johnlewisretail rooftop takeover at the Oxford Street store. Set to be a pretty sweet event – get some end of summer shopping with us #etsy sellers ?????? phew. Hashtag anyone? #nicolasellscards
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Are there are any other destinations we should add as one of London’s Best Rooftop Bars? Tweet us @Mask_Events with your recommendations!
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