Oh you’re looking for a rooftop bar in London? Then you’ve come to the right city! There’s plenty to be found and we’ve picked out seven of our favourites. Read on to find out what they are …
Where?1 Westgate St, E8 3RL
Come here: To discover the favourite rooftop of East Londoners in-the-know
East London’s rooftop scene shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. Firm favourite is Netil 360, just around the corner from London Fields and Broadway Market. With laid back vibes, craft beers and, of course, incredible views, Netil 360 is ticking all the boxes for us. Plus, they’ve got a rooftop dog (find her at #trestherooftopdog on insta) so they’ve gotta be a good bunch!
Where? Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, Peckham,SE15 4ST
Come here: For banging views across the city with an aperol spritz firmly in hand
Frank’s is back with a bang this summer 2018 with a brand new look. As temperatures soar in London, crowds flock to trendy this trendy art space, rooftop bar and cafe, atop a multi-story car park in Peckham. Get down early and you should be able to skip inside with minimal fuss – and if you’re hungry, make a ditch to beat the queues for their tasty offering of kebabs, grilled fish and small dishes. It gets busy here, that’s for sure, but the buzzy feel of Frank’s with its top notch views across the city, is worth the effort.
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Where? Roof B Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
Come here: For South East London’s more refined roof top offering
Frank’s may be the more well known of the two, but another Peckham stalwart, The Bussey Building, has a stellar sky-grazing space to offer too. Probably best known for its regular club nights, this multi-purpose arts venue is also host to a trendy roof terrace. Apparently, this is the ‘highest drinking spot in Peckham’ so the views are pretty good. The vibe is a bit more grown-up here than at Frank’s so if you’re feeling that way inclined, the Bussey Rooftop Bar is your best bet in South East London.
Where? Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1BB, UK
Come here: For the most all-singing-all-dancing rooftop offering!
One of the newer kids on the block, Roof East is a proper rooftop playground. With crazy golf, a swing, a hip-hop bowl, a cinema and plenty of street food to choose from, the guys at Roof East have taken roof-toppin’ to the next level. This year, the space has been kitted out with a circus themed makeover, so throw your cards into the ring and get involved!
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Queen of Hoxton
Where? 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX
Come here: For a creative take on rooftop revelry
A true stalwart of the shoreditch skyline, The Queen of Hoxton has been bringing rooftop joy to East Londoners for what feels like a pretty long time now. Not to rest on their laurels, the venue is transformed twice yearly with an innovative new theme. We’ve seen a Moroccan Medina, a Neverland and, this year, they’re taking rooftop revellers to ‘Lost Vegas’ where you can meet Elvis in the Little Vegas Wedding Chapel, have a tipple in the abandoned yellow school bus bar or chow down on a loaded vegan hot dog. It’s stateside hospitality in the reformed city of sin, by way of Shoreditch. What more could you want?
Dalston Roof Park
Where? The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, E8 3DL
Come here: To have some fun for a good cause
A roof top with a conscious, all money at Dalston Roof Park goes towards supporting The Bootstrap Company, a Hackney charity which works to alleviate poverty and further education in the local community. Surrounded by Hackney’s Victorian buildings, and with a cracking view of London’s skyscrapers, we reckon the £3 entry is a pretty good deal. With regular DJs, parties and other pop up events – including Sunrise Yoga! – there’s always plenty going on at DRP.
Big Chill King’s Cross
Where? 257-259 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL
Come here: If you’re staying at Clink and looking for a place nearby to chill out in the sunshine!
Big Chill’s Rooftop is a great shout if you’re staying at Clink – it’s literally just down the road! Grab a bunch of mates, a sharing platter and a few beers and while away the day!