When spring comes out, the city gets vibrant. From west to east, let’s jump out of the bed and relax outdoors on some of the best terraces in London, and start enjoying a taste of summer.
Radio Rooftop Bar ME London
Bar, Tapas, none
Radio Rooftop Bar ME London
Located on the tenth floor of ME London Hotel, this exclusive terrace offers some of London’s most touching landscapes. The panoramic view includes the Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Southbank, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. It doesn’t matter if you are not a resident here, or a hotel guest, everyone is welcome to taste a selection of premium tapas and sip on a glass of wine. It’s possible to escape from the city for a while!
Monday to Wednesday 12PM – 1AM, Thursday to Saturday: 12PM – 2AM, Sunday 12PM – 12AM
ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London
Are you looking forward to enjoying the warmth alongside a chilly craft beer? Then Vintage Salt is the right place for you. Everybody knows that spring and happy hours are the perfect combination, but why not add some seafood as well? On the terrace you will have the chance to taste some of London’s best fish and chips, grilled day boat fish, or meats if you prefer.
Dashwood House,69 Old Broad St,London
From April onwards, it’s time to be captured by the splendour of the capital by paying visit to Trafalgar’s sky bar terrace. With its sophisticated style and panoramic view of Nelson statue and the square, you will unexpectedly escape from the hustle of the city centre and be captured by the tranquillity of a sunny day. Vista offers an exceptional selection of food and drinks. It’s the ideal place to relax, sip on champagne and quietly enjoy London.
Expected re-opening: April 2016
The Trafalgar Hotel. 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London
Vista Terrace | Courtesy of The Trafalgar Hotel
Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Citrus, mimosa, lemon and clementine trees are only some of the various plants that adorn East London’s most popular rooftop. The venue, which is in the form of a garden, provides a Mediterranean menu which includes fish, meat and fuits de mer, plus a selection of cocktails. If the weather is particularly good, the best time to head out onto this Shoreditch terrace is not only during the sunset, but also for a sunny breakfast to start the day in the best way.
Open daily, 10AM – 11.30PM
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London
Boundary Rooftop | Courtesy of P&C Events
Kensington Roof Gardens
Owned by Virgin, the Roof Garden in Kensington is one of the oldest rooftops in the capital. Up here you will have the chance to experience their restaurant, Babylon, alongside smelling the assortment of flowers. The breathtaking rooftop garden is open to the public and free of charge to visit. The view of London’s skyline from the terrace is one to remember as you watch the sun set.
Monday to Thursday 12PM – 12AM, Friday & Saturday 12PM – 3AM, Sunday 12PM – 6PM
99 Kensington High Street, London
The Golden Bee terrace is one of the most vibrant urban cocktail bars, placed between the City and Shoreditch. It’s the place where you can experience different vibes, such as listening to house or club classic music whilst sipping a chilled drink, or simply relaxing after a busy day. Further, from February onwards the East terrace hosts the Roof Top Cinema, giving you the chance to enjoy a cinematic experience whilst eating popcorn and sipping a good pint.
Monday 6PM – 11PM, Tuesday 5PM – 12AM, Wednesday 5PM – 1AM, Thursday 5PM – 2AM, Friday & Saturday 5PM – 3AM
Singer St, London
Golden Bee | Courtesy of Gosh Klimkiewicz