Whether it’s date venues you’re looking for or you simply just want to spice up your social life, here are five of our favourite venues to soak up the British sunshine and enjoy captivating skyline views from London’s hidden gem rooftop bars.
If you love alfresco dining, bottomless brunches and the British sunshine, then Pergola Paddington is for you. Elegantly draped in flowers, Pergola Paddington is highly Instagrammable, the perfect spot to catch up with friends and relish the British summertime. A selection of bars and food stalls fill Pergola’s floors, along with sun-trapped booths, daybeds, weekend DJ’s and most importantly, POPS to cool you down when you need it.
Shoreditch, famous for street food, it’s Brick Lane bars and also the ‘Queen of Hoxton’. This quirky bar changes its décor every season to all things whacky and wonderful. With fantastic views over Shoreditch and it’s fascinating street art, the Queen of Hoxton’s roof terrace serves up copious cocktails alongside an assortment of fun events, such a hip hop karaoke and salsa dancing, all advertised on their website. This summer, you can expect to be transported to San Cristóbal in sunny Mexico for a fun filled fiesta of tacos, tequila and giant frozen margaritas.
Traditionally you would only find yourself at a multi-storey car park with the purpose of parking your car. The same cannot be said for hidden gem, Frank’s Café. On the 10th story of a multi-storey car park in Peckham, you can find this charming rooftop bar. Recognised for it’s completely pink staircase, you can unwind and admire the views of The Gherkin and The Shard whilst sipping your favourite cocktail.
This summer, London’s rooftop decorated with vibrant backdrops and filled with entertainment, begins earlier this season. Bring out your competitive side with rooftop games such as crazy golf, batting cages, shuffleboard, curling and more. It’s the ultimate playground for adults and we can promise that you won’t get bored; you can even participate in rooftop yoga for when you’re feeling less competitive. Roof East features not just one, but three bars and multiple food stalls serving up a storm of epic street food from different cultures around the world. Are you sold yet?
Located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel in Finsbury Square, The Aviary, is one of London’s premium rooftop bars with the most outstanding views across London’s skyline. Extremely popular for post work drinks, however, make sure you reserve (in advance), a table on the terrace if you are a group of eight or more. The Aviary bar even has an indoor rooftop restaurant for when you’re feeling peckish and fancy a POPS. Our entire popsicle range is stocked here, thank goodness they are frozen, so you have time to decide which one you’d like…PIMMS popsicle anyone?