Written by Tom Clarke • Published 25th June 2018 • 2 minute read

London is fortunate enough to have a wealth of bars located around the capital. Whether you are looking for a gin bar, a brewery or a cocktail specialist, you’ll be certain to find it in London.

As much as the British public love our dark and dingy pubs as soon as summer hits there’s only one place we Brits want to be – outside with a refreshing cold drink. With that in mind, we’ve listed seven of our favourite roof top bars London has to offer this summer.

Frank’s Café, Peckham

Now in its 10th year, Frank’s combines classy drinks with unique views of the city skyline. It’s known as Peckham’s most popular summer bar, located on the top of a multi-storey car park. Its reputation precedes itself with it’s opening each year often signalling the beginning of summer.

summer’s here… for real this time

Bar Elba, Waterloo

Its name comes from the Mediterranean island that Napoleon found himself exiled to after his quest to achieve world domination failed. Bar Elba located in Waterloo is known for its frozen cocktail list and communal benches, this bar is great when you want to party after a long week at work.

Radio Rooftop Bar, Temple

One of London’s most popular rooftop bars situated on the 10th floor of the ME hotel. With 360-degree views of London’s skyline, Radio allows you to see London’s historic landmarks, making it a perfect location for your next date night.

Did someone say #cocktails at sunset? #TheMEScene

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Skylight, Wapping

Offering a prime location for rooftop drinking with unrivalled views. Much more of an emphasis on activities than other bars, with the opportunity for a game of croquet or viewing the World Cup on multiple projector screens. In the winter months, Skylight transforms itself into an ice bar with an inbuilt ice rink and ice hockey available.

Escapologist, Covent Garden

Ok so this isn’t a roof top bar, but we had to include it. Based in the riotous headquarters of the secret society that ran London in the Victorian age. The Escapologist, a Covent Garden joint that boasts a 20 strong cocktail menu divided into ‘premium’ and ‘party time’, accompanied by a selection of pizzas and a daily happy hour. What’s not to enjoy?

 Netil360, South Hackney

A hub for creative start-ups that just so happens to incorporate a kick-ass rooftop bar with thrilling street-food stalls, exciting cocktails and communal benches. Netil360 often hosts rooftop yoga sessions, workshops and even communal hot tub sessions!

Aqua, Soho

Aqua hosts some of the best views in London, overlooking Regent Street. Open all year with a great drinks menu, so whether you fancy a rich and warm glass of red, or an exotic cocktail, Aqua Spirit has you covered.

 

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