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The Best Rooftop Bars In East London

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Updated: 9 February 2017
In a concrete jungle like London, sunny days have everyone desperately searching for a rooftop to soak up some Vitamin D. Thankfully, today there are more rooftops than ever, and all offer a variety of activities. Whether you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a sunny afternoon or a balmy summer evening, The Culture Trip London has discovered the best spots in the east of the city.


Boundary is a glamorous rooftop bar and restaurant that sits on top of a converted Victorian warehouse by Shoreditch High Street. Providing 360° views of the city, there are olive and bay trees that create a relaxed Mediterranean setting, taking you away from the bustling East London streets. Although on the pricier side, this is a sophisticated spot to enjoy delicious food and a few glasses of wine, day or night.

Boundary, 2-4 Boundary St, London, E2 7DD, +44 20 7729 1051

Boundary rooftop | Courtesy of Boundary

Boundary rooftop | Courtesy of Boundary

Old Fountain

Hidden by the side of Old Street, you may not even notice that this pub has a rooftop. Decked with flowers and picnic furniture, you feel as though you are in an elevated garden. A traditional pub, offering craft beer and a food menu ranging from salads to steak and burgers, this is a perfect location for a casual afternoon or evening with friends.

Old Fountain, 3 Baldwin St, London, EC1V 9NU, +44 20 7253 2970


Located just by London Fields, this is place is perfect for when the park gets a little too busy. More than just another rooftop bar, Netil360 offers free and bookable work desks, film showings, and food pop-ups as well as yoga sessions, brunch events, and talks in the evening. Combining fun things to do with stunning views makes this a must-visit for the summer.

Netil 360, 1 Westgate St, Hackney, London, E8 3RL, +44 20 3095 9718

Netil306 | Courtesy of Netil360

Netil360 | Courtesy of Netil360

Bird of Smithfield

Aperol has taken over this quaint rooftop bar this summer to create the Aperol Spritz Terrazza. Partnering with various lifestyle brands, they are also offering eight after-work events with Forza Win, Print Club London, Soho Radio, and The School of Life. Take a seat, sip on an Aperol Spritz and learn how to make your own aperitivo – the perfect Italian-inspired evening.


Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield St, London, EC1A 9LB, +44 20 7559 5100

Terraza | Courtesy of Bird of Smithfield

Terrazza | Courtesy of Bird of Smithfield

Culpeper Roof Garden

Not just another rooftop bar, The Culpeper uses this space to grow vegetables that are used in its kitchen. The cute greenhouse even doubles as a bar, offering delicious cocktails infused with herbs from the garden. As if cocktails and delicious food weren’t enough, they have launched an astronomy club this summer so you can stargaze from the rooftop.

The Culpeper, 40 Commercial St, London, E1 6LP +44 20 7247 5371

Culpeper Roof Garden | Courtesy of The Culpeper

Culpeper Roof Garden | Courtesy of The Culpeper