There's no place quite like London in the summer, long walks along Southbank, barbeques in London Fields, sunbathing in Hyde Park and not to mention the endless amount of open air drinking space the capital has to offer.
So, on a hot summers day (fingers crossed we've had the last of all the rain) we've put together a list of our favourite rooftop bars that you can kick back and relax in with friends whilst sipping on a caipirinha in the sunshine.
Proof Rooftop Bar
Whatever the weather Proof offers the best of both worlds. Their adventurous selection of cocktails, selection of revolving street food vendors and dreamy views of London Fields Park – there’s no place you’d rather be this summer.
Thu-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm
Field Works, Martello Street, London Fields E8 3QW
Dalston Roof Park
Not just your ordinary roof terrace, Dalston Roof Park is a hidden gem surrounded by Hackney’s Victorian buildings. Framed by the City skyline, the English garden style creates the perfect summer atmosphere.
Mon -Fri 9am -3pm, Mon evening closed, Tue-Fri 5pm -11pm, Sat 3pm – Midnight, Sun 3pm-10pm
18 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
Arguably one of Shoreditch’s finer establishments, Boundary Rooftop’s heated orangery offers a panoramic view of East London whilst encompassing a suave European décor. Enjoy breakfast with a view, or cosy up with late evening cocktails in front of the fire pit. Whatever your needs, Boundary has you covered.
Open 10am-11pm daily. Lunch served 12pm-3.30pm, dinner served 4pm-9.45pm daily
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD
The Golden Bee
A go to haunt for those who love to party, The Golden Bees extensive cocktail menu ensures there’s something for everyone and with happy hour running Monday – Thursday it’s hard to argue against it.
Tue 5pm –12am , Wed 5pm –1am
Thu 5pm –2am , Fri & Sat 5pm –3am
Golden Bee, Singer St, London EC1V 9DD
Originally beginning as a BYOB venue, Netil360 is now a fully licensed bar, café and work space set in the heart of Hackney. The rooftop bar is based on a first come first serve basis and offers free entry. Netil360 even comes with a rooftop dog to match! Find her on Instagram #trestherooftopdog and you’re always welcome to bring along your own well behaved friends.
Open weds –sun each week
1 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 3RL
The Magic Roundabout
Located literally in the middle of Old Street Roundabout and accessed via a secret staircase in the tube station, The Magic Roundabout is London’s most unique and newest party space, offering award winning street food, artisan coffee, beautiful cocktails and craft beers!
Open Tues –Sat 12pm –11PM
16 St Agnes Well, London, EC1Y 1BE
The Queen of Hoxton
High above the busy streets of London, lies the Queen of Hoxtons’s infamous rooftop bar, a colourful kaleidoscopic waiting to transport dreamers, lovers and revellers back to the hazy summer of 1967. Expect an intoxicating utopia filled with flowers, trippy visuals, and interactive installations to satisfy your inner flower child.
Sun-Wed 12pm –12am
Thu-Sat 12pm –2am
Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3JX