Best Rooftop Bars in London

LSQ Rooftop - Leicester Square Rooftop Bar

$$$$ 1 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA, Westminster, London
International European Fine dining
LSQ Rooftop is located at London’s most iconic address – 1 Leicester Square, 9 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, pre and post-theatres bites with your loved ones, and if you’re searching for a venue to impress an important client, look no further. SATURDAY BRUNCH Looking for a Brunch experience that’s above the rest? Look no further. Guests are invited to an exclusive location, where the Prosecco and Rosé are free-flowing and the view is like no other. It’s Saturday Brunch at LSQ rooftop!

Garden Rooftop - Rooftop Bars & Restaurant

$$$$ 10th floor, above Assembly Hotel, 31 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0LS, Westminster, London
International Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Garden Rooftop is a bar that prides itself with 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, signature cocktails to adorn your senses. Garden Rooftop is for your special dinner, easy weekend brunch, the quick pint after work, late afternoon coffee, or a lazy, refreshing cocktail all set to the picture-perfect backdrop of London’s skyline.

Aqua Shard - Panoramic View Restaurant

$$$$ Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY, London Bridge, London
English European Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Aqua shard serves contemporary British cuisine and innovative cocktails with a stylish cosmopolitan interior, located on level 31 of The Shard. The menus offer fine British produce from carefully sourced local suppliers which is beautifully prepared using innovative techniques. Guests can enjoy breakfast, weekday lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea, and dinner or drop in for cocktails in the bar with stunning panoramic views of the city below.

Tíng Restaurant

$$$$ 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9SG, London Bridge, London
English International European Asian Fine dining Elegant & Chic
TĪNG Restaurant is located in Shangri-la Hotel, At The Shard on Level 35, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and presents a modern British menu, whilst incorporating some of Shangri-La’s signature Asian dishes. The dishes are cooked using locally-sourced ingredients and served within a contemporary setting of Chinoiserie design. Served in theatrical elegance, the afternoon tea celebrates the best of British classics and features a fine selection of delicious finger sandwiches, handcrafted desserts, and freshly baked scones.

Radio Rooftop

$$$$ 336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA, Covent Garden, London
English International European Mediterranean Fine dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline. From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben in the west. Start the day with breakfast and a view to remember. The perfect setting for a casual lunch with family and friends or to impress business clients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Experience the seasonal, locally sourced menu especially of European and International cuisines curated by our Chef.

12th Knot

$$$$ 20 Upper Ground South Bank, SE1 9PD, Waterloo, London
American International European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
12th Knot is a rooftop bar situated on the 12th floor of Sea Containers London with striking views across the River Thames and London's skyline. A place where Vans meet Valentino and where city slickers meet Southbank creatives. This stunning bar is the perfect place to sip champagne cocktails, celebrate with friends over one of our signature punches, or just simply take in the view as you enjoy delicious European and American cuisines. The bar boasts an inspired music policy that fuses sounds of the 20's 'Jazz Age' with the 21st century's popular music.

Aqua Spirit

$$$$ 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street), W1B 3BR, Liverpool Street, London
English International European Mediterranean Fine dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of Soho, you find the stylish Aqua Spirit rooftop bar. Aqua Spirit serves a great selection of signature and classic cocktails, as well as a fine selection of champagne and wine. The bar menu combined with tastes from the restaurants makes this one of the best rooftop bars in London. Visit for a sunny lunch, a free-flowing weekend brunch, or after-work cocktails with a view. The terrace bars at Aqua Spirit mainly work on a first-come, first-served basis and is in full operation when the weather allows. But it is partially covered and heated, and covered seating is otherwise always close by. The dress code at Aqua Spirit is smart casual. Smart shorts are allowed on the warmer days, but leave the sportswear at home.

Aviary - Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar

$$$$ 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1DX, Liverpool Street, London
English International European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, London's hottest destination rooftop restaurant, bar, and terrace, Aviary Restaurant has come home to roost. Aviary is an ornithological paradise soaring above London's busy streets that will have cocktail connoisseurs, City launchers, and evening pleasure-seekers flocking serving delicious European cuisine.

The Rooftop - St.James

$$$$ 2 Spring Gardens, SW1 2TS, Trafalgar Square, London
Japanese International Asian Fine dining Casual Dining Ethnic
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 our mixologists have crafted a list of delightfully delicious signature cocktails served alongside breathtaking views. Visit this spot to celebrate an anniversary, wedding, or birthday party. Additionally, for premier occasions, the restaurant offers "ROOM" – a glass-enclosed private dining room with space for 14, offering spectacular views onto Trafalgar Square. The Room is available for private hire only.

Coq D’argent

$$$$ No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ, Bank, London
French European Mediterranean Fine dining Casual Dining Premium Casual
Coq d'Argent serves classic French food in its spectacular rooftop setting at No.1 Poultry in the City of London. In addition to the main restaurant, the brasserie offers a less formal menu at lunchtime, while the outdoor terraces and gardens provide a verdant oasis in the heart of the Square Mile. Located in the heart of the city, Coq d’Argent is within close proximity to major attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the Southbank. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday & Brunch and dinner on Saturday.

Jin Bo Law - Sky Bar

$$$$ 9 Aldgate High Street, EC3N 1AH, Aldgate, London
English International European Mediterranean Fine dining Casual Dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Jin Bo Law is the newest rooftop bar in the City of London located right on the the14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate and with the breathtaking views of London's most iconic skyline. Explore the rooftop terrace and cast your eyes upon the fantastic views of Tower Bridge, the Shard, the Walkie Talkie, the Gherkin, and more. The interior design offers a sleek and contemporary finish with small touches of yellow and a contrasting dark marble floor blending nicely with an Asian-inspired bar.


$$$$ Tobacco Dock, Pennington St Entrance, St Katharine's & Wapping, E1W 2SF, Shadwell, London
English International European Mediterranean Premium Casual
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. Tobacco Dock is located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, within striking distance of Central London and straightforward to reach by public transport. Tobacco Dock has a team as unique as the spaces, who strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience that inspires the world’s leading brands and organizations to create their most compelling, memorable events.

Roof East

$$$$ Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE, Stratford, London
English International European Mediterranean Casual Dining Fast Casual Premium Casual Family Style Pizzeria
Formerly an empty rooftop car park, Roof East is an open-air urban haven for those seeking great food, a classic film, or simply enjoy a Meantime Beer or ice-cold cocktail whilst watching the sunset over the city and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Located in the heart of Stratford, opposite Stratford International Station and Westfield Shopping Centre, the park will play host a wide variety of cultural events from plays to dance performances as well as family activities during the school holidays.

Bussey Rooftop Bar

$$$ Block B Rooftop Unit B3.1, The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4SL, Peckham, London
Italian International European Mediterranean Casual Dining Fast Casual Premium Casual Family Style Elegant & Chic
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 unrivaled 360-degree views of London’s dazzling skyline. Transforming into a colorful oasis, Bussey Rooftop Bar offers a unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of South London. We’re proud to be serving up pizzas with a purpose with Share A Slice, offering a full menu of simple yet delicious flavor combinations including vegan options and a very special Rooftop exclusive. Classic Margherita? Spicy ‘nduja? The choice is yours — all Share A Slice pizzas are made in a traditional fire-based oven with supplies sourced directly from Italy so you know you’re getting the real deal.

Frank's Cafe at Bold Tendencies

$$$$ Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4TG, Peckham, London
English International European Mediterranean Fast Food Premium Casual Family Style Elegant & Chic
In the Peckham area, you will find this simple but wonderful rooftop bar in London. 'Simple' could be translated into Frank's Cafe putting the urban in urban. Located on top of an old car park, the rooftop bar has since 2009 been providing drinks and vibes with a view every summer. It belongs to Bold Tendencies, a not-for-profit creative enterprise, and arts organization. Popular among the younger crowd, the queues at Frank's often winds long. Both into the bar and to get a table. And reservations are not possible, so to get a good spot you just have to be in good time. Open during the summer season, the atmosphere is lively, the view awesome, and the prices very human. Here you can enjoy classic cocktails, draught beers, and a range of wines, as well as brunch, lunch, and dinner, all made to order on-site with a focus on simplicity and seasonality. Frank's Cafe is open for all, including children and dogs. The best time to visit with these companions is probably for a rooftop brunch, served every weekend.

OXO Tower Restaurant

$$$$ Coin Street Community Builders, 108 Stamford Street, SE1 9NH, South Bank, London
English European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar, and Brasserie sit on the top floor of the iconic OXOTower. Offering guests the choice of three unique destinations, each with its own charm and beautiful outdoor terrace. The OXO Tower Restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience, showcasing a seasonally varied menu using great British produce. Combining their acclaimed wine list and views of the City of London, this is the perfect place for any occasion. The restaurant offers dishes for vegans and vegetarians and also gluten-free specialties for celiacs.


$$$ 33 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY, London Bridge, London
Chinese Fine dining Elegant & Chic
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.

Waterloo Sky Bar

$$ 284-302 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, SE1 8RQ, South Bank, London
European Premium Casual
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.

Nine Lounge

$$$$ 228 Tunnel Ave, SE10 0PL, London
Japanese Premium Casual
Discover Nine on the ninth floor of the Raddison Red, located a stone throw away from the financial heart of London. Day or night, we promise you one of the best panoramic views the east side of the city can offer. The kitchen is led by the most talented executive chef, Paul Greening, Whose desire lies in creating unique Japanese dishes and who has worked with the likes of Novikov and Aqua groups. We offer a curated selection of mocktails and the menu is as unique as the settings. Our bartenders craft every mocktail with an obsessive eye for detail to tantalize your taste buds. Our variety of seating choices complements the main dining area which overlooks the open-plan kitchen. The design is a combination of modern customs with contemporary culture, fitting for a relaxed ambiance. Nine is only truly appreciated once experienced.


$$$$ 14th Floor, South Bank, 40 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 8NY, London
European Mediterranean Elegant & Chic
Seabird is a rooftop seafood restaurant boasting London's longest 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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