In hopes of getting rid of this rain and bringing through some extensive sunlight, we thought we'd get ourselves in the mood and start planning some days and nights out at some of the best rooftop bars in London, broken down into 3 locations, East, West, and Central.
In the heart of Shoreditch, this rooftop bar sits at the very top of the Boundary Project, which contains a hotel, restaurant, café and deli – all designed by Terence Conran. With a garden, heated orangery, inventive cocktails and views right across East London, Boundary Rooftop does alfresco dining and drinking in style. For more information, go to the Boundary website.
Kensingtons Roof Gardens
These elaborate roof gardens are some of the oldest in London, dating back to 1936. On the sixth floor of the former Derry & Toms department store on Kensington High Street, the now-Richard-Branson-owned space includes a Spanish garden, Tudor-style garden and quintessentially English area, and serves up inventive cocktails. Visit the Roof Gardens’ website to see more.
Aqua Spirit is right next to Oxford Circus, making it the best rooftop bar in central London. On top of the former Dickins & Jones department store, it has views right across the city and offers classic and Japanese-inspired cocktails, with a menu of Japanese bar snacks to go with them. Go to the Aqua Spirit website to see more.