Top 10 London Rooftop Bars

Summer is upon us meaning the best way to enjoy a good drink is out in the fresh air. Make the sunny weather count and check out some of these places around London. There is a guarantee for an exquisite cocktail, savory food and a great atmosphere underneath the summer sky.

The Culpeper- Spitalfield

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No garden would be complete without some mint patches and tomato vines. This pub has that and more with the promise of a good barbecue on hot summer days. On sunny days this pub’s rooftop is packed and offers great views of the city. Come enjoy a multitude of beers on tap and good pub food. To learn more go to http://www.theculpeper.com

Dalston’s Roof Park- East London

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For more of a casual night with friends this rooftop is for you. First, though, you have to become a ‘friend’ of the bar to gain access to the rooftop. This entails paying a small fee. Once you’re in expect fun nights of different events including films and live concerts. Patrons can quench their thirst by grabbing a drink from the pop-up bar on top. to learn more go to http://www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk/community-event-spaces/dalston-roof-park/about-dalston-roof-park/

Queen of Hoxton- Shoreditch

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Never expect for this rooftop to look the same for long. There are constant changes between seasons to give patrons a new look when they come back for more. This summer has been transformed into A Tribute to Dr. Strange, with the looks of San Francisco back in 1967. Expect the menu to have a lot of psychedelic food and flower power. To learn more go to http://queenofhoxton.com/rooftop/

Frank’s Cafe- Peckham

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Parking is no problem when coming to this location. The cafe is located on top of a car park, providing an interesting environment to enjoy some drinks and food. The completely uncovered area is only open in the summer, offering amazing views of London as well as great drink and food choices. To learn more go to http://frankscafe.org.uk

Notch- Oxford Street

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Hang out for the day or night underneath the new-aged white canopy. Patrons have the opportunity to sip on delicious cocktails while watching Oxford Street shoppers pass by them below. This bar offers a great menu including delicious street food to satisfy anyone. To learn more go to http://www.notchldn.com

Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens Bar- South Bank

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Most people on the street ignore the bright yellow stairs that lead up to this roof terrace. Don’t let that fool you though, this terrace packs up quick during warm weather. Grab some friends and get ready to split jugs of Pimms and other drinks. The views won’t disappoint. To learn more go to  http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/Queen-Elizabeth-Hall-Roof-Garden

Boundary- Shoreditch

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Come with a reservation in hand because this rooftop is guarenteed to fill up quick. There is a new summer menu including items like chorizo and octopus skewers. The outdoor garden and heated orangery with multiple types of trees makes for the perfect location for any night. To learn more and make a reservation go to http://boundary.london/rooftop/

Radio Rooftop Bar- The Strand

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Consider yourself lucky if you can get into this place without a reservation. The popular rooftop bar that overlooks the London skyline is constantly busy. With top-notch cocktails and delicious food, the night is bound to be a good one when you spend it here. Also do be sure to check them out for a savory brunch option on weekends. To learn more and make a reservation go to http://radiorooftop.com/?page_id=2

Sushisamba- Bishopsgate

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Climb to the 38th and 39th floor to enjoy this view. The popular restaurant and bar serves a combination of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. With floor to ceiling glass on three walls, patrons get the opportunity to view London from multiple angles. To learn more go to https://sushisamba.com/location/london

Coq d’Argent- Bank

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The rooftop terrace is an ideal place for after work or a special celebration. With an extensive grill menu and exquisite cocktails. Right in the heart of the city, the views are amazing, especially if experienced right at sunset. Take time to wander the garden in-between courses. To learn more go to http://www.coqdargent.co.uk