Our Top 5 Rooftop Bars in London
Imagined as a bright and verdant riverside rooftop bar, Rumpus Bar offers you everything you want and more. Lavish sofas, comfortable lounge spaces and inviting colours all combined gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the iconic view, while sipping on their British-American inspired cocktails.
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
A glass-sided lift takes you high up the Salesforce Tower to floors 38 or 39, where you are able to try a unique fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Being known for one of the highest outdoor terrace’s in Europe, you are also able to see 360’ views of the City, and there really isn’t much like sipping 5-star cocktails or champagne under the stars.
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Culpeper Roof Garden
This roof space, which is just a stone's throw from the City's skyscrapers, is used to grow veggies and herbs that feature on the gastro pub's menu. With the cocktail bar sitting under a glass atrium at the entrance, the atmosphere of the place has a unique charm about it. Try a lemon-thyme ambrosia which isn’t as easy-going as it sounds thanks to brandy, calvados and prosecco all in the mix…, although after trying it…. we certainly recommend it.
40 Commercial Street, E1 6LP
Radio Rooftop Bar
Situated on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel with striking views of the Thames River and London’s skyline, this bar is definitely one not to miss. Offering an extensive food and cocktail menu, this stunning bar is the perfect place to catchup with friends and family alike.
ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
Bar Elba can be seen as a tribute to Napolean, who was exiled to the Island of Elba in 1814 with 600 of his best friends and his favourite horse, Marengo – staying for 300 days in total, we can almost be sure that it turned out to be a party island.
With views over London, and following a tropically themed scheme, this rooftop bar allows you to enjoy a summer cocktail from their menu of firm favourites, like Aperol Spritz, Violet Femme and Love Potion No.10.
Happy hour is served every day between 5pm – 7pm.
Mercury House 109-117 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UL