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10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in London

Who doesn’t love a rooftop bar! We are going to be taking a look at 10 rooftop bars in London, where you can get a fabulous cocktail with a spectacular view. Perfect for any time of day, from sitting in the sun during the day or watching the sunset during the evening. These rooftop bars are the ideal getaway from the city’s busyness.

1. Bussey Rooftop Bar

The Bussey rooftop bar located in South London in the iconic Bussey building offers fantastic cocktails over a fantastic view! Alongside a great view and drinks, this rooftop bar also offers a bite to eat plus has numerous vegan and vegetarian options.

Just when you think this bar cannot get any better, it does! The Bussey building also features a rooftop film club which shows many movie classics, what a perfect day out!

2. Skylight

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This quirky rooftop bar is found at the Tobacco Docks in East London. And lets you have some fun whilst sipping on a cocktail thanks to the bars various games and activities!

Skylight offers a range of different activities for customers if sitting back and relaxing is not your thing. Play some croquet or ping pong, or how about a game of Pétanque? This bar has it all!

Celebrating a special occasion?

Then how about you hire a premium booth or a day bed at the bar where you will arrive to 6 welcome drinks! If the premium seating doesn’t appeal to you, no problem.

There is also a regular seating area, however, it is recommended to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.

3.  Jin Bo Law

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Jin Bo Law sits on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City Hotel.

Sit back and relax whilst enjoying views of London iconic skylines including views of The Shard, Tower Bridge, The Gherkin and much more. Jin Bo Law also provides incredible and exciting entertainment such as fire eating!

Select from one of their signature cocktails or one of their premium gins whilst looking over breathtaking views of London’s iconic skyline.

4.  Roof East

Roof East, another spectacular rooftop bar this time in Stratford. This bar also has lots of entertainment and games for you and your friends to play whilst drinking your favourite drink!

On this rooftop you can play games such as curling or crazy golf; all whilst you get to enjoy the view!

This rooftop also features a film club where you can also watch some movie classics! So if the rooftop games aren’t something you fancy, then how about a movie with a view. Be sure to keep up to date with the events this venue holds. One popular event is rooftop yoga!

5. Skylark Roof Garden

Located in Paddington is a cocktail bar and pizza restaurant with a view. This fantastic bar is 10 floors up with a view overlooking Notting Hill. With its reasonable priced drinks list and brilliant handmade pizzas, you cannot go wrong with this stunning rooftop bar!

Have a birthday coming up? The Skylark roof garden allows parties for up to 150 guests, for you and your friends to watch the sunset with fine cocktails followed by a live DJ! Sounds good right?

6. Madison Rooftop

Did you know there is a rooftop bar with the perfect location and view of the wonderful St Paul's Cathedral That’s right! You can even have a cocktail with a picture of the Cathedral on the top!

On this rooftop, there is also a restaurant which offers many different deals on set courses for a great price. No need to worry if you plan on staying till late evening, the rooftop provides heaters and umbrellas, making it enjoyable all year round!

7. Alto

The Alto rooftop bar and restaurant is located at the very top of the department store, Selfridges. This restaurant is brought to us by the famous San Carlo and serves up the finest Italian dishes from morning to night.

Fancy some breakfast? At Alto you can an exceptional breakfast from Thursday to Sunday.

Alto has the finest interior, providing that true Italian feeling. Dine beneath a canopy of beautiful florals or enjoy a cocktail out on the terrace whilst relaxing on a cabana. This Italian cuisine is designed to be shared with others.

Pick from fresh fish to different styles of pasta, this restaurant has something for everyone.

8. Upper 5th

This rooftop bar is set at the top of the Courthouse hotel located in Shoreditch. The Upper 5th provides table service allowing you to sit back and enjoy the music.

During the summer months, a BBQ kitchen is available (weather permitting). Again, this bar also has a truly incredible view overlooking the London skyline.

This rooftop bar is the perfect location for a wedding or party! With a capacity of up to 150 guests, this rooftop venue allows you to have the most perfect event with grand views and food.

9. The Rooftop St James

Sit back and take a look at the cities most iconic landmarks whilst enjoying superior food and drink at the Rooftop St James. This bar does have an age policy allowing only 21’s and over from 7pm with proof of identity.

At The Rooftop, you can hire and dine in your own private room which has space for 14 guests. This glass-enclosed dining area is the perfect room for any special event!

10. Sky Garden

Lastly, we have the Sky Garden located in the Walkie Talkie building down Fenchurch Street.

The Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden, rated no.14 of things to do whilst in London. At the Garden, you can enjoy the greenery, watch the sunset with a beautiful view and experience the open-air terrace.

We recommend to book in advance for this rooftop bar; with the access being free of charge, this venue sells out extremely quick!

Dine in the gardens at one of the restaurants located at the top level of the room. Choose from the Darwin Brasserie or the Fenchurch restaurant. The Sky Garden offers a choice of three bars; the Sky Pod Bar, the City Garden Bar and the Fenchurch Terrace to enjoy the views with a drink.

DJ nights are held every Friday and Saturday playing the best tunes whilst you take in the striking views.

Plastic Glassware

Being at the top of a building and in most cases being outdoors too, means that health and safety precautions come into hand.

To allow the safest measures to go ahead, over at Drinkstuff, we can a wide variety of plastic glassware that looks identical to glass! With Strahl glassware, customers will not even be able to tell that it is plastic due to its high-quality polycarbonate finish.

Furthermore, these glasses feature an unbreakable strength, perfect for outdoor venues.

Another fantastic plastic glassware range for rooftop bars is BB plastics. BB Plastics are products such as polycarbonate pint glasses, stylish and safe for the outdoors.

And there we have it! There are 10 of the best rooftop bars to visit in London. Have fun visiting these trendy bars and stay safe.