The Only 15 Rooftop Gardens You Need In 2015 To Soak Up The Sun In London
Get high on life atop of these amazing rooftop venues!
If there's something London does very well it's rooftop gardens. There's absolutely no disputing it. And with the stunning summer sun peeking its face out properly for the first time in 2015, we look at some of the city's (not so) hidden treasures. We've rounded up the best of the best on this list from uber posh terraces to super, slick hipster havens.
Meet with friends or colleagues, grab a chilled beer or a cocktail and head to any of these venues. You'll be sure to have an amazing experience while taking in one of the most recognisable skylines in the world...
The Vista Bar
Situated on the top floor of the Trafalgar Hotel, Vista supplies stunning views of the London Eye. Be sure to arrive here well heeled or in a suit jacket - it's not the type of place you come to in a tee. Service and drinks are amazing also! What more could you want?
The Roof Gardens
If you're looking for the wow factor, looking for a party and sociable all-round then come here. A little on the pricey side, but well worth every penny. There's nothing quite like it in the city.
The Radio Bar
Situated on top of the ME Hotel, The Radio Bar is the perfect place to bring clients or friends visiting London that you're looking to impress. Come here before or after a meal and soak up the atmosphere.
If you've come here to admire the views, you might as well turn on your heels cause most punters come here to booze and booze some more! With amazing atmosphere and drinks, the hours will pass you by and you won't want to leave to go anywhere.
Queen Of Hoxton
This rooftop bar is absolutely spectacular - there are no other words to describe it. Get here early on a warm, sunny day to guarantee a space as it's very, very on demand during the summer months. Some wild nights to be had up here.
Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café
Probably one of the most popular hangout spots in the city, the Queen Elizabeth never disappoints. Enjoy drinks, views of the city and a pleasant greenery in the centre of the madness.
If you're looking for somewhere a little more alternative and chilled then Franks is the perfect spot. The owners have gone with a very laid-back vibe and allow kids and dogs to hang out here too - making it a nice weekend spot to bring the family and enjoy great food and even better company.
The Rooftop Café
This is a hidden gem in the centre of the city. Located next to the Shard, you'll find this beautiful open kitchen and massive outdoor rooftop terrace. It's very versatile and you can come here for brekkie, lunch and dinner. Nice one!
There are very few places that can compete with these guys on the quality of service, food and overall surroundings of Coq d'Argent. Usually full to the brim with suits and executives, it's the perfect place to take a bunch of clients out to dine al fresco.
In nice weather the Boundary is a terrific spot to come and chill out. Head here after work with pals and watch the sun set with a few hot whiskeys... nothing better in our opinion.
Dalston Roof Park
As most would agree - it's pretty hard not to love this place. Mostly used as an events space throughout the year from film screenings to brand launches. But it's the DJ parties they host which leave everyone who comes with the amazing memories.
Quick words of advice - book in advance, it's always jammed and you'll be left pretty upset if you can't come here when the sun is blazing. Drinks are pricey, but an investment considering the great time you'll have here.
12 floors up, you'll get a pretty intimate view of London. You'll find yourself surrounded by suits and a charming, fresh summer cocktail menu. Perfect for entertaining.
Bird Of Smithfield
This restaurant has multiple levels including it's well-known rooftop terrace. It's tiny but cute and serves food and is the perfect place to go to with gal pals or the lads to catch up when the busy week is behind you.
Looking for somewhere to drink without breaking the bank... The Golden Bee is your ticket. This super-social place is always busy when the sun goes down. Book to avoid disappointment!