If you want to enjoy a different perspective of London, why not head to one of its many rooftop bars?
From chic lounges to fun gardens, these are some of the best places to sip on cocktails, admire the skyline and have a memorable time. Here are seven rooftop bars in London that you should visit:
Radio Rooftop Bar
Located on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel on Strand, this stylish bar offers panoramic views of the city, from the London Eye to St. Paul's Cathedral. You can enjoy a range of drinks and snacks, live music and DJs on weekends. The nearest tube stations are Temple and Covent Garden. Adress: 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
This is not just a rooftop bar but a stunning public garden on Fenchurch Street's 35th floor of the Walkie-Talkie building. You can wander around the lush plants, admire the 360-degree views, and relax at one of the three bars or restaurants on site. The nearest tube station is Monument.
Address: 1, Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF
If you love sushi and cocktails, this is the place for you. Located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, this bar and restaurant serves a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine and creative drinks. The outdoor terrace has a striking orange tree sculpture and incredible views. The nearest tube station is Liverpool Street.
Address: Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
This is a fun and festive rooftop garden in Paddington Central, with four bars, two restaurants and plenty of seating. You can enjoy delicious food from local vendors, such as burgers, tacos, pizza, cocktails, and beers. There are also live DJs, games and events throughout the year. The nearest tube station is Paddington.
Address: 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY
This popular summer spot in Peckham is located on the 10th floor of a multi-storey car park on Rye Lane. You can enjoy stunning views of London's skyline, art installations, live music and performances. The bar serves refreshing drinks and snacks, such as spritzes, beers and hot dogs. The nearest train station is Peckham Rye.
Address: Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
The Rooftop St. James
This elegant rooftop bar in Trafalgar Square has views of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye. You can enjoy a sophisticated menu of cocktails, wines and champagnes, afternoon tea and light bites. The nearest tube station is Charing Cross.
Address: 7th Floor, 2 Spring Gardens, St. James's, London SW1A 2TS
Queen of Hoxton
This quirky and colourful rooftop bar in Shoreditch has a different theme every season. You can expect fun decor, games, events and entertainment, as well as tasty drinks and food. Whether it's a Moroccan riad or a Wizard of Oz wonderland, you'll always have a good time here. The nearest tube station is Liverpool Street.
Adddress: 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX