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Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

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Best rooftop bars to hit up this summer in London. Find bars for after work drinks, Catch up with friends or Date night all around London!

Let’s not lie, rooftop bars are where you want to be this summer. Summer is probably the only time of year being outside in London isn’t so bad. And what better way to enjoy the glorious British Summer Time than finding yourself in one of these rooftop bars. Whether you’re looking for a chilled vibe or a boujee Instagram-worthy location, there’s a rooftop bar here for you.

Franks Cafe 

Franks Cafe is a quirky, open-air rooftop bar on top of a multi-storey car park in Peckham. Weird, but it works, trust me. It is the perfect rooftop bar for a relaxed catch up with friends on a warm summers evening. Now in its 10th year, it welcomes thousands of visitors each summer (DOGS INCLUDED!!!).

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They offer classic drinks, including cocktails, beers and wines, as well as an extensive food menu. A must try is the bbq pork neck and slaw – absolutely divine.

Be sure to check out their events programme throughout the year. They host outdoor cinema evenings and even orchestra showcases.

  • Location: Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, SE15 4ST.
  • Opening hours: open Tues-Sun, until 11pm; from 5pm Tues-Wed, from 2pm Thu-Fri, from 11am Sat-Sun.
  • Price: Entry is free.

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

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Radio Rooftop Bar 

If you’re like me and love to live the high life, this is the place for you. Radio Rooftop Bar is one of London’s most iconic venues, with breathtaking views of the River Thames. Whilst it is on the pricer side, it is the perfect rooftop bar to wow family, friends or perhaps that special someone.

From sunrise to sunset, guests can indulge in a decadent afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of world-class champagne.

Or, if you prefer, take time to enjoy the contemporary European cuisine they have on offer.

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If you do find yourself down there, you must, must, must try one of their signature cocktails. The “Hummingbird” never disappoints.

  • Location: ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA 0207 395 3440
  • Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7am – 1am, Thu–Sat 7am – 2am, Sun 7am – Midnight
  • Price: Entry is free

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

Big Chill House 

Big Chill House. The name gives it away really. If you’re looking for a rooftop bar when you can really chill, look no further. With a lounge area, roof terrace and workspace, it fits any and all moods.

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By day, this rooftop bar serves up some seriously good burgers (Honourable Mention: Devil Bacon Burger ) and locally sourced beers. But by night, its an ultimate vibe with DJs every Thursday Friday and Saturday.

And if you’re feeling like a little treat, after a long week of work, you can enjoy the bottomless booze brunch on Saturday and Sundays.

After all; Work hard, play hard.

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Kings Cross:

  • Location: 257-259 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NL
  • Opening hours: Sun – Thurs 11AM – 12AM, Fri – Sat 11AM – 3AM

Brick Lane

  • Location: Dray Walk, London E1 6QL
  • Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 12PM – 12AM, Fri – Sat 12PM – 1AM
  • Price: Entry is free

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

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Pergola on the Roof 

Pergola on the Roof, is THE best pop up bar in London, without a doubt. Open from mid-May until late September this rooftop bar always attracts a seriously cool crowd. Their mission is to take unloved and unused spaces and turn them into unique, big and beautiful destinations.

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The bar is notourious for creating a great lively atmosphere with DJs,  tasty street food trucks, and quirky bars all under their iconic pergola.

Grab a great group of friends and head down as soon as you can – you wouldn’t want to miss it.

  • Location: Level Five Rooftop, Olympia Car Park, Olympia Way, Kensington, W14 8UX
  • Opening hours: Wed-Fri 4pm–11pm, SAT 12pm–11.30pm
  • Price: Entry is free

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

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Queen of Hoxton 

Queen of Hoxton is the heart and soul of East London. With weekly parties, DJs, live music, cultural events and a rooftop terrace, you’re bound to have a good time every time.

This rooftop bar is perfect for a fun girls night out, a quirky date night, or even just a drink with some friends. The versatile venue can suit any vibe you’re going for.

The cocktails are eccentric but affordable – it’s a win-win. Try a popcorn espresso martini or even pineapple and sage martini if you dare.

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But if you fancy a classic, ask and they will be pleased to make it for you!

  • Location: 1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
  • Opening hours:Mon-Wedd 4pm – 12am, Thur – Sat 4pm – 2am, Sun  2pm – 12am
  • Price: Entry is free

Best Rooftop Bars To Hit Up This Summer In London

If I was you, I would find myself at one of these rooftop bars ASAP. You do not want to miss out – drinks on me! Only joking.

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