London's Top 8 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants
Some of London's best Rooftop Bars and Restaurants: we have a long list – but had to narrow it down to just eight for our dear viewers.
The Ned (City Of London)
The Ned has it all. On the 8th floor you’ll find two bars - Poultry Dome Bar & Terrace and Princes Street Dome Bar & Terrace. It’s members-only, but worth it for the heated pool and sweeping views of St Paul's.
Where: City of London - 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ
Drink this: Pick up a couple of Soho Negronis or, if you’re thinking about taking a dip, a House Press juice
The Bokan (Canary Wharf)
The Bokan is located at the Novotel Canary Wharf. This restaurant and bar spreads across three floors and features an open air mezzanine on the 39th floor. Guests can grab drinks, snacks and small plates from chef Aurelie Altemaire while enjoying a view of The Thames and Canary Wharf. Open 2am Thursday through Saturday.
Where: The Novotel Canary Wharf, E14 9TP
Drink this: Choose from of their range of 27 original cocktails. We like the look of The Red Seal – Japanese whisky, lemon, matcha and hibiscus.
The Roof Deck at Selfridge’s (oxford street)
The Roof Deck at Selfridges’ is a Californian-inspired Roof Deck by Des McDonald. The menu from Chef Steve Tonkin and extensive drinks list is enough to keep us happy and in a state of bliss for many hours, starting at 11 am each morning.
Where: Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Drink this: Cucumber and Chilli Margarita
Eat this: Prawns a la plancha, blistered corn & pomegranate or Tuna ceviche, kohlrabi, avocado, cilantro and bonito flakes.
The Lido Curtain (Hackney)
The LIDO Curtain features a rooftop brasserie and Moroccan-style pool, open to hotel guests and club members. Sunbeds and loungers will ensure guests can make the most of the summer months but there’s also a retractable roof for when things get chilly.
Where: 45 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT
Drink this: Wines by the glass or cocktails courtesy of Trash Tiki
Eat this: Seafood platters
Frank’s Campari Bar (Peckham)
No list of London rooftops would be complete without Frank's Campari Bar, which sits on top of Peckham’s Multi-Storey Car Park. Chef Joseph Ryan is heading up the kitchen this year so we’re looking forward to see how the menu will evolve.
Where: Peckham Multi Storey Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
Drink this: Campari soda, Americano, Aperol Spritz
Eat this: Ox Heart kebab, brown sugar hot wings, smoked aubergine
Giant Robot (Canary Wharf)
The latest venture from Street Feast, the space-age structure of Giant Robot. It features top street food traders and a roof garden, as well as a 360° island bar which is open every day of the week. Perfect for an after work drinks.
Where: Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR
Drink this: One of over 38 craft beers on tap
Eat this: Iberico Pork Sub from Little José or a Pork Belly bun from Yum Bun
PERGOLA ON THE ROOF (WHITE CITY)
Pergola on the Roof is one of West London’s largest alfresco dining spaces. The food comes courtesy of Breddos Tacos, Bonnie Gull, Patty & Bun and 8 Hoxton Square. The space features two bars, has room for 600 and also takes reservations.
Where: Television Centre Multi-storey Car Park, Wood Lane London W12 7RJ
Drink this: Le Gran Fizz – a Grey Goose cocktail or if you’re looking to go large – a Magnum or Jeroboam (4x bottles) of rosé
Eat this: Tuna toastada from Breddos Tacos or Salt n Peppa squid burger from Bonnie Gull
BRIXTON BEACH (BRIXTON)
Brixton Beach is a colorful space inspired by the sights, sounds and culture of Cuba. This multi-use space features a selection of street food traders. The space also allows for film screenings, fitness classes and weekend performances ranging from DJ’s to Latin American brass bands.
Where: Pope's Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8JH
Drink this: Frozen rum daiquiris
Eat this: Japanese fried chicken from Nanban or Fish tacos from Del 74