The Best Rooftop Bars in London

by Calum Donoghue

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Allegra

Perched on the 7th floor of The Stratford (by the team behind Chiltern Firehouse and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel), Allegra is a restaurant, bar and terrace made for long, lazy lunches and late-night dinners overlooking East London. 

Head Chef Patrick Powell uses ingredients from a local, organic farm, bringing an exceptional dining experience to east London. Allegra’s interiors fuse cutting-edge style with cosy, old-world opulence which flows onto the Allegra terrace.

Visit Allegra Restaurant at The Stafford

 

Upper 5th at Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

Made infamous for holding the Kray twins at the height of their notoriety and high above the former Old Street Magistrates Court, now the legendary five-star Courthouse Hotel, Upper 5th is once again set to stand as one of London’s chicest rooftops, complete with an artisan cocktail menu; perfect for warm afternoons and long summer evenings.

Visit Upper 5th

 

The Dorchester Rooftop

In its 90th year, The Dorchester has launched its first ever rooftop restaurant and bar: 'The Dorchester Rooftop'.

The new space is host to a series of al fresco culinary pop-ups led by executive chef Mario Perera, featuring a British summertime menu by Tom Booton, followed by modern and informal French dining by Jean-Philippe Blondet of Alain Ducasse. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a lounge area to relax with a cocktail, glass of Champagne or a cigar, whilst enjoying a live band and DJ.

Visit The Dorchester Rooftop

 

Harvey Nichols

Made infamous for holding the Kray twins at the height of their notoriety and high above the former Old Street Magistrates Court, now the legendary five-star Courthouse Hotel, Upper 5th is once again set to stand as one of London’s chicest rooftops, complete with an artisan cocktail menu; perfect for warm afternoons and long summer evenings.

Visit Upper 5th

 

The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St James

Taking inspirations from Japan, Korea and more, our dishes are hand-curated for those looking to explore new sensations, across the palate.

Visit The Rooftop

 

The Nest 

Take your perch in The Nest, our rooftop bar with unparalleled 360-degree views of London.  wraparound terrace decked with loungers. The menu features playful, market-driven cocktails and bar bites that draw inspiration from the tree and showcase local ingredients, as well as a curated selection of wine and beer. The Nest is where happy memories are evoked and new ones take flight.

Visit The Nest