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London’s rooftop bars: our end-of-summer picks

With autumn around the corner, here’s our pick of London’s rooftop bars to enjoy the last of the summer sun…

 

Madison Rooftop Terrace

With a glamorous, yet chilled ambience and great views of St Paul’s and the surrounding area, it’s no surprise that Madison was named the 2nd most Instagrammed spot in London. Its wide range of delicious cocktails will keep you sipping all night long, and if you get cold, there’s heaters or an inside space to keep you warm…

 

Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF

 

Radio Rooftop Bar

Situated on top of the ME London hotel, the Radio Rooftop Bar offers stunning 360 views of the River Thames and London’s iconic skyline. With a stylish modern décor and upbeat vibe, this one’s for the fashionistas amongst us. We could stay up there all week long…

336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1H

The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Terrace

This hugely popular drinking den in the heart of the East End reflects the chilled out, hip vibe of its Shoreditch postcode. The wood-decked rooftop is where it’s at, hosting all kinds of fantastical pop-up events as it gets redressed throughout the year, from ‘Moroccan Medina’ to ‘Lost Vegas’.

Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX

 

The Rooftop St. James

This cosy rooftop on top of the Trafalgar St James offers unrivalled views over the bustling Trafalgar Square. It’s the perfect perch to sit and enjoy an alfresco crafted cocktail while watching the world go by.

7th Floor, 2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS

 

Skylight London at Tobacco Dock

Larger group of friends? Skylight is the ideal hangout for a sunny evening. When you’re done taking in it’s incredible views, there’s plenty more to keep you entertained, from mouth-watering street food and cocktails to classic lawn games including croquet and pétanque.

Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

 

Tree Bar at SUSHISAMBA

Enjoy a drink under a striking copper-coloured tree at one of London’s highest and coolest rooftop bars, situated on the 38th floor of Heron Tower. Couple it with dinner at the Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian themed restaurant and you’ll have one impressed date.

110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

 

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