5 Top Rooftop Bar Experiences in London

Come summer, London is an incredible place to be in with its sprawling parks, al fresco dining and endless attractions. Then, best of all, there are the city’s rooftop bars, offering some of the top views of the city and an opportunity to drink in style. If you’re in London this summer, don’t miss a rooftop bar experience with our list of five great options below.

1 Rumpus Room, South bank

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On the 12th floor of the Mondrian Hotel, the Rumpus Room has killer views over St Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames. Based near the South Bank area, Rumpus Room is an ideal place to settle after a visit to the London Eye or a nearby museum. The lengthy cocktail list and plush seating will make it hard to leave this place!

2 The Tankard, Kennington

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If you’re looking for a more relaxed and stripped back rooftop experience, then The Tankard is a good option. Based within a Draft House pub, try a selection of great craft beers and indulge in some very fine pub grub out on the pub’s homely terrace.

3 Frank’s, Peckham

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Sat at the top of a multi-story car park, Frank’s in Peckham isn’t the most obvious of rooftop bars but it certainly works. Once you have navigated your way from Peckham Rye Station and to the top of the car park, you will be rewarded with panoramic views right over the city. The bar is only open during the summer (May-September) and can get busy so go early to grab a seat. Once you’re seated, choose from a wide selection of drinks including top-notch negronis from the Campari bar.

4 Radio Rooftop Bar, The Strand

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Known for its very glamorous rooftop experience, Radio Rooftop Bar is certainly a treat after a day of sightseeing in London. The bar serves delicious cocktails alongside tapas and has impressive 360-degree views of the city, with The Shard, Tower Bridge and Houses of Parliament all in plain sight. If you’re looking stay out later, the bar comes alive in the evenings when resident DJs play from the rooftop.

5 The Culpeper, Shoreditch

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The Piculpeper, the Culpeper’s top floor bar, is not only a drinking venue but also a herb and vegetable garden where regular workshops are given. With plants surrounding you, an impressive cocktail menu and views out over East London, this is a special little spot to hang out on a warm summer’s day.

 

Check out the latest hotel deals in London this summer and make a visit to one of the above bars part of your experience.

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