London’s Best Rooftop Bars; Welcome the New Season in Style.
As we exit Summer and enter the autumn months in the City what better way to flaunt your new season purchases than to wine and dine on one of these amazing rooftop bars? Enjoying the rest of the warm weather and do so in style.
The Aviary is one of London’s top rated rooftop bars, located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury square, it offers stunning panoramic visuals of the London Skyline that are second to none. Wether you’re seeking a hot new brunch spot, a delicious dinner or a night of cocktails and wine, this is the place to be.
You might think the Boundary is just an East London rooftop bar, but what you might not know is that it is also a heated orangery, filled with a variety of citrus trees from Clementine to Mimosa! Emitting garden vibes, here you can dine al fresco from the exquisite menu offering chargrilled steaks, baked vacherin and fondue savoyarde. Do not fear, although the cooler months are upon us, the Boundary offer a cozy selection of hot cocktails along with a crackling open pit fireplace.
Located at Tobacco Dock, Skylight’s winter season reopens for 2nd November. Write this one down in your diary and keep it clear of all social arrangements because this rooftop bar is being magically transformed for the winter season. This autumn/winter will feature London’s first ever rooftop ice rink complete with fancy fondue, seasonal cocktails and mulled wine. What’s better? It’s free entry, so you can skate to your heart’s content.
Names may be deceiving and that’s certainly the case with Pergola on the Roof, opening for the winter season on 25th October, Pergola Paddington are fully covered, enclosed, heated and weatherproof meaning you can indulge in great food and drinks despite the chaotic British weather changes. It is recommended that you book spaces for your party, however they do hold walk in tables on a first come first serve basis. Offering drinking and dining in a relaxed and affordable manner Pergola offer an award winning combination of great food and drink, views, atmosphere, music and overall good times under their iconic Pergola.
A magical hidden gem, the party does not stop at Queen of Hoxton, from Funk Soul and Disco nights to Hip Hop Karaoke, it is a party palace with cocktails to emulate the vibe. This winter will follow the theme of Moroccan Medina, where the rooftop terrace will be transformed into a hideaway inspired by mystical desert realms and the romantic grandeur or Marrakesh. However, if you are planning to visit at the weekend get down early to avoid queues.
If views of the Thames are what you’re after then head down up to the 10th floor of the ME London to the Radio Rooftop bar, the perfect place to sip champagne or indulge in the signature cocktails and listen to live DJ sets daily. You can check who’s performing on their Facebook page. The Radio Rooftop also offers an extensive food menu from 12:00 – 5pm as well as worldly inspired small delicacies until 11:00pm. If brunch is what your after, make it a regular occurrence, available every Saturday and Saturday from 11-5pm they offer delicious meals such as Scottish smoked salmon tartine and kilner jar poached eggs.
Located at the top of the Mondrian Hotel, Rumpus Room has been re-imagined as a light and verdant riverside rooftop bar. Fitted with lush greenery, lavish sofas and relaxing lounge spaces it is impossible not to enjoy the views. Sample the British-American inspired cocktails whilst listening to live music from some of London’s hottest bands and DJs from Thursday – Saturday. Mixing youth and energy with the glamour of modern London, dress smart casual and get ready to, as they say, ‘Make A Rumpus’