London is the centre of Europe, the city that attracts tourists from all over the world and releases energy that distinguishes it from all other capitals. A city rich in history and art, but also modern, young, always in step with the times, has a lot to offer, and is the favourite destination of young people, both for holidays and work. London has many restaurants with views scattered everywhere. To fully enjoy the food and the city, you must visit the best rooftop bars that guarantee a breathtaking view.
Below you will find a list of the 12 best rooftops bars in London
- LSQ Rooftop – Leicester Square Rooftop Bar – Westminster, London
LSQ Rooftop is located at London’s most iconic address – 1 Leicester Square, nine floors above the vibrant streets of the buzzing West End. Promising you one of the best views the city has to offer of the capital skyline with the perfect setting for delicious International and European cuisines, catch-up weekend drinks with friends, post-work cocktails with your workmates, and pre and post-theatres bites with your loved ones.
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2. Garden Rooftop – Westminster, London
Garden Rooftop is a bar that prides itself on panoramic views of London and is situated in the heart of the West End. Taking over the 10th floor of Assembly Hotel on Charing Cross Road, Garden Rooftop features pared-back, classic interiors offering every seat in Garden Rooftop spectacular views across central London, with seasonal food, and signature cocktails to adorn your senses.
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3. The Rooftop – St.James – Trafalgar Square, London
The Rooftop is located in St. James, London and it’s the perfect spot to take in the city’s finest view and enjoy alfresco drinking and dining against the backdrop of London’s iconic skyline. With a heavy Asian influence, our tapas-style menu of small plates is perfect for sharing, whilst the mixologists have crafted a list of delightfully delicious signature cocktails served alongside breathtaking views.
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4. Skylight – Shadwell, London
Tobacco Dock delivers an exceptional customer experience that inspires the world’s leading brands and organizations and their agencies to create their most compelling, memorable, and effective events. The venue offers the convenience of flexible, high-specification spaces within a historically rich atmosphere. It offers fast, simple cuisine with sandwiches, and meat-based pasta, accompanied by very fresh cocktails.
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5. Bussey Rooftop Bar – Peckham, London
Perched atop the iconic Bussey Building, Bussey Rooftop Bar literally stands above the rest as the highest drinking hot spot in Peckham, offering delicious cocktails, tasty pizza, and unrivalled 360-degree views of London’s dazzling skyline. Transforming into a colourful oasis, Bussey Rooftop Bar offers a unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of South London.
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6. Hutong – London Bridge, London
Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong serves the fascinating and diverse cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. Hutong’s cuisine takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. Based on the ‘Lu school’ cuisine of Shandong Province, the menu artfully captures the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking.
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7. Waterloo Sky Bar – South Bank, London
Located on the 8th floor of the hotel, this bar includes a terrace with impressive views of the London skyline. It is the ideal place for enjoying a pleasant evening in a cosmopolitan atmosphere; it features trendy and classic international cocktails, as well as an interesting tapas menu.
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8. Seabird – Southwark, London
Seabird is a rooftop seafood restaurant boasting London’s most extended oyster list, an impressive marble raw bar, and sprawling city views. Featuring an array of sea-to-table offerings with Spanish & Portuguese influences.
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9. Madison – St. Paul, London
Madison Restaurant & Bar is situated on the top floor of One New Change. Overlooking the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the panoramic views of historic London from Europe’s largest public roof terrace are simply breathtaking. From an early morning breakfast meeting to an informal lunch, Madison offers an elevated atmosphere for those who like a generous side order of history and culture with their daily paper, friends, or colleagues.
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10. Sky Pod – Sky Garden – Monument, London
Located at the top 20 Fenchurch Street, the highest public garden with restaurants and bars exclusively operated by rhubarb. Situated amongst the gardens, offering the best views from Sky Garden. Sky Pod Rooftop Bar is an all-day drinking and dining rooftop space, live music venue, and evening destination.
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11. Wagtail Rooftop Bar & Restaurant – London Bridge, London
London’s newest luxury dining and drinking experience, atop a stunning 1920s building. A fine dining restaurant with two private terraces, a rooftop terrace and bar with 360° degree views of London, and an exclusive private dining room in the cupola crowning the building.
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12. Darwin Brasserie – Monument, London
London’s highest rooftop brasserie, overlooking the Thames, on level 36 of Skygarden. Darwin is a lively all-day dining restaurant inspired by the best of British cuisine. The Brasserie offers international cuisine, from English breakfast to Italian first course.
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To discover many other rooftop bars around London, visit our best rooftop in London guide. If you’re in England and want to try some great new restaurants, check out our guide to the best restaurants in the UK.
On the other hand, if you are travelling around the world and want to discover new places, eat on a terrace with a breathtaking view and enjoy the beauties of a city, visit our guide on the best rooftops in the world.