5 of London's Best Rooftop Bars

The London skyline is stunning, and almost magical at times. When the weather is warmer and the nights are brighter there's no better place to have a drink than at one of the city's rooftop bars. Take in a birds' eye view of the streets bustling below and enjoy these mini oases. Whether you're brunching, having an early evening bite or looking to party with a view, we've handpicked five of the best rooftop bars in London for you.

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Sanctum Soho HotelTop Pick

20 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NF

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Ham Yard Hotel

1 Ham Yard, Soho, London, W1D 7DT

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Aqua Spirit

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance at 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB), Soho, London, W1B 3BR

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Radio Rooftop Bar

336-337 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1HA

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Courthouse Doubletree Hotel

19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HL

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Aqua Spirit

High above busy Regent Street you'll find Aqua Spirit, a cocktail bar with live DJ's, beautiful interior décor and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with it's own bar. Perfect for afternoon drinks or evening meet ups, the chilled-out atmosphere is the perfect place to meet. The cocktail list is an eclectic mix of stunningly presented oriental and Spanish themed specialities, inspired by Aqua Kyoto and Aqua Nueva restaurants, as well as classics mixed by the award winning mixology team.

Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London

Atop the ME hotel on London's famous Strand is the Radio rooftop bar. Striking views of London's skyline, including the Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie buildings, are the backdrop of this chilled and contemporary bar, which serves a popular brunch menu at weekends, as well as a signature cocktail menu and late night opening for it's glamourous clientele.

Soho Sky Terrace at Courthouse Hotel

Hundreds of people walk Carnaby Street daily, without any knowledge of this hidden gem above them. Situated on the roof of the Courthouse Hotel on Great Marlborough Street (site of the former Marlborough Magistrates Court) Is this intimate bar, with excellent views over Soho. Sip champagne, or, if you prefer, a hot toddy and have a bite to eat at this iconic location, high over Soho.

Roof Terrace at Ham Yard Hotel

An oasis in the city, the rooftop garden on the fourth floor of the Ham Yard Hotel will make you think you've stepped through the looking glass. Exclusive to hotel guests, this sanctuary is home to two bee hives and a magnificent kitchen garden. Serving seasonally inspired cocktails you'll wonder if you're really in London, so chilled and relaxed is the atmosphere. A must visit.

Roof Terrace at Sanctum Soho

If you're looking for a party you will find it here. With a 24 hour bar and featuring it's very own hot tub, the roof terrace at Sanctum Soho is the place to see and be seen. With an indoor bar as well as outdoor areas, the drinks list is good and there is also a food menu for those that would like a bite. The interconnecting areas flow well and you'll find it hard to believe you're just minutes from Regent Street and the busy west end.

Last updated on 17/09/2018, 18:41

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