There’s nothing quite like enjoying a drink with a view, especially when you have the chance to look out over a city as dazzling as London after dark. The city has some incredible rooftop bars and terraces where you can relax and style and take in the scenic cityscape around you. With plenty of locations all across the capital, you’re never too far from a great view.
Winter terraces meanwhile provide a cosy and scenic spot to indulge in the festive atmosphere in London, with beautiful lights, soft furnishings, and a touch of sparkle in the air. Paired with a delicious cocktail, fondue pot or glass of mulled wine, they can feel sumptuous and heavenly.
So if you’re planning a trip to the Montcalm Shoreditch soon, read on for some of the best rooftop bars and terraces around London and start looking forward to some great nights out.
Queen of Hoxton
A local favourite and a must-visit place if you’re staying in hotels near Old Street, the Queen of Hoxton has a fantastic rooftop bar all year round. The busy bar always has a great range of entertainment on offer, from themed karaoke nights and a delicious selection of drinks and food, while the rooftop itself is cosy and relaxing.
Enjoy the fire pit which provides cosiness and warmth, sparkling lights, and chilled out atmosphere. This winter, the Queen of Hoxton has transformed its rooftop with a Wizard of Oz theme, so expect plenty of emerald jewels glittering around you, as well as some special treats on the cocktail menu.
One of the most stunning Shoreditch Bars and Restaurants, the Aviary is a great place to take in the views over the city, as you relax in style with its tenth-floor views unfolding below.
The bar itself is impressive and elegant, with touches of opulence in the stunning décor. Whatever the weather, you can relax in complete comfort at the heated terrace, while tucking into some of the delicious treats served up inside.
Dalloway Terrace is renowned for being one of the most picturesque and creatively decorated terrace spaces in London, with a whimsical new theme to delight visitors each season. This winter, they bring plenty of magic and frosty sparkle to the place, with frost-tipped greenery and warming lights that glitter around you. Inspired by the winter Alps, it’s a perfect winter wonderland.
If it’s a little cold outside, don’t worry. Their warming cocktails and delicious nibbles will soon have you feeling relaxed and comfortable.
One of the best places to head to for a drink with a view if you’re staying at the Montcalm Shoreditch, Boundary is a stylish rooftop bar, that is perfect to enjoy all year round.
With a perfect balance of sophistication and laidback ease, the rooftop bar is a great place to relax both day and night. Enjoy a lazy brunch from the cosy seats, or celebrate the festive season with sparkling cocktails, while enjoying the colourful view of the city by night. The Boundary doesn’t take reservations for their rooftop, so make sure you get there in good time to snap up a prime spot.
The great advantage of choosing to stay in hotels near Old Street is the easy convenience to get around the city to enjoy some of the best spots in the capital. Located in St Katherine’s and Wapping, Skylight is a fantastic London favourite, with a dazzling rooftop bar.
Skylight always goes the extra mile to make sure that customers enjoy a truly memorable experience whilst enjoying a drink there, and this year, the rooftop bar delivers more than stunning views over London. As well as cocktails, you’ll also be able to relax in stylish glass igloos when you want a little more cosy intimacy, or even get your skates on, in the bar’s exclusive rooftop skate rink.
Radio Rooftop Bar
Radio Rooftop is one of the city’s most iconic rooftop bars, giving you an incredible view over the city’s impressive skyline and the Thames river. It’s a great place to take in the capital’s many famous buildings, from the Shard to St Paul’s Cathedral, and Big Ben further on. Head there to catch the sunset, to see the glittering glass skyscrapers sparkle with the beautiful light, or party through the small hours to catch the sunrise coming over the capital.
With a covered balcony, you can still stay cosy and warm, regardless of the chill outside, and the excellent menu provides plenty of tempting drinks and food to indulge in.
Madison Rooftop Bar
With a prime view of St Paul’s and its captivating dome, as well as sweeping panoramics across the rest of London, the Madison bar is an essential visit. Soak up the delightfully buzzing atmosphere and catch up with friends with the spectacular scenery around you.
Live DJs provide a great soundtrack to a good night out here, and the delicious cocktails, including some special themed ones taking their inspiration from the famous sights nearby, are well worth sampling.
Located in Bank, the Coq d’Argent is a stylish and sumptuous terrace, providing something a little different in the city. As well as great views and a relaxing atmosphere, you’ll also be able to take in a little touch of greenery, with their immaculate lawn and perfectly manicured hedges providing a pretty contrast to the city skyline.
The bar and restaurant has plenty to enjoy and snack on. Enjoy an excellent selection of award-winning wines and champagnes, modern and classic cocktails and delightfully tasty bar nibbles if you’re in the mood for a snack. The 1920s inspired cocktail menu is a delight in itself, while a selection of French food and cheeseboards provide a tempting accompaniment. If you’re planning a bigger meal, check out their delicious grill, where you can enjoy a fine selection of grilled seafood and meat, served sizzling hot straight off the grill, for a mouth watering feast to remember.