25 May Best rooftops of London
London has a lot of bars, but the best way to enjoy this beautiful weather is by spending the day or the night on a rooftop. London has now a lot of rooftops and it is hard to find the one that will suit you perfectly, here are the best rooftops of London for you to choose the perfect one!
1- The Roof Garden : the Kensington’s paradise
Located in Kensington, the Roof Garden could be a piece of Yves Saint Laurent’s garden in Marrakech. It is London’s first rooftop bar, opened in 1933 (it became a bar in the 1980s but it was used as a shop in the 1930s). It is very selective and glamorous, offer yourself a VIP access, or just come to have a drink in this sort of nightclub. The place is huge and unique, there is the garden and then a lot of different and original rooms. The best rooftop to make a proper party.
99 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA
2-The Berkeley : The Luxurious Spa
The Berkeley has a pool on its rooftop, and it is the only one in London. Actually, it’s a spa. You have some different offers going from 125£ to 555£ (find it here). It is absolutely stunning and you will feel miles away from the city (it is in the heart of Knightsbridge). There are only 9 places around the pool so you will be on your own, relaxing, with a cocktail, a massage and a bit of sunshine.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL
3- Golden Bee : Shoreditch’s best secret
The Golden Bee is located in Shoreditch, you won’t see the Tower Bridge or the Shard but it is the perfect place to drink a glass of wine when London turns sunny. It’s casual, you won’t need a dress or a tie. You can’t eat in this rooftop but they can order a plate of sushi for you. The cocktails are original, the list of wine is long and the decoration is soft but luxurious.
Singer St, London EC1V 9DD
4- Skylounge : the most beautiful view!
The Skylounge bar is a rooftop located near of the City, at the 12th floor. It is modern, they are cocktail’s specialist. You can stare at the Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral in a cosy atmosphere. You can come during the day or at night, it will always be a nice place to seat with friends, we advise you to come for the sunset, you won’t regret it!
7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF
5- Sushisamba: on the top of the city
The Sushisamba first opened in New York (a scene of Sex and the City was filmed here). In 2013, they opened a new Sushisamba in London, in the Heron Tower located in the heart of the City. There is a restaurant and you can have a drink on the rooftop with colleagues or friends after a long hard day working or during the weekend. It is stunning, original and the food and cocktails are delicious.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
6- Radio Rooftop : the VIP rooftop
With a 360-degree view, the Radio Rooftop is the famous one in London. It is known for its hard selection of their clients, dress code is obliged, if you are a same-sex group than you better not be more than five or you will be barred. The cocktails are delicious, the place is stunning, so is the view, but you better put on your best slicky dress.
336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
7- Skygarden : the most impressive Rooftops!
The Skygarden is one of the last building built in London, you can go to the 35th floor to have a drink and a snack in front of the Shard. You will have a full view of the city, the Tower Bridge and the river Thames. It is huge, and often overcrowded but it is a unique place in the City, it’s a must-see and it is one of the cheapest rooftop bar of London. You need to reserved at least two weeks before coming.
1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF
8- Rumpus Room : Gatsby’s favourite bar
You will feel in the 1920s. It feels like the decoration is taken from Gatsby. The cocktail at the Rumpus Room are quite expensive but they are wonderful and original. It isn’t a real rooftop because it is inside but you have a fully view of London thanks to the glass-walls. But you can still go on the terrasse to admire the sunset. Tips: it is always full the weekend so you better make a reservation or come during the week.
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
9- Aqua Spirit : the after-work rooftop!
The Aqua Spirit is a stunning rooftop in Soho where you can see all Mayfair. It’s the best place to have a cocktail before dinner since they are not that expensive and the ambiance is way more casual than all the others rooftops of London. A lots of Soho’s workers come to have a drink after work or after dinner. Finally, London has a casual rooftop where you can wear pants without being barred.
10- Ham Yard : the essential one !
Ham Yard rooftop is one of those cosy bar. It is full of vegetation, warm and comfortable cushion, delicious tea or cocktail, it is the perfect bar to go after a long day at work with some friends to relax and stare at Piccadilly.
1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT
Tell us if you tried one of these rooftops and if you liked it, hope that we had helped you in your choice! With FG Properties we can find you a stunning apartment near your favourite rooftops to enjoy your vacation in the city!