5 Ravishing Rooftops for Summer

From swanky 360 views and botanical bars, to DJ sets and relaxed hangouts, nowhere does a rooftop quite like London. And with summer so close we can almost taste the Pimms (once the rain disappears), we’re ready to take brunch from indoors to outdoors - the rooftops, to be precise. There’s an entire world of unlimited cocktails and mocktails, boujee a la carte menus, and avocado toast galore - all served with a side of city skylines. To save you from searching the skies, and the internet, we’ve rounded up 5 of the very best...

1. Wagtail

If you’re looking for sweeping views...

Fancy a scenic view of St Pauls, London Bridge, The Shard and Tower Bridge with a free-flowing tipple of prosecco? Look no further than Wagtail, a luxurious rooftop bar and restaurant with 360 views of London's spectacular landmarks. To complement the city skyline, the venue offers a Whisering Angel themed bottomless brunch in their beautiful ninth floor dining room, along with live entertainment and an after-party on their rooftop terrace - so you can boogie under the sun and stars until late. Dress to impress, the art-deco theme is seriously instagrammable. 

Location:  68 King William St, London EC4N 7HR

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2. Studio48 (formerly Near & Far)

If you’re looking for gluten-free…

Getting a plane to California isn't the most practical choice on a Friday night but, luckily, a tropical paradise exists in the form of a Camden bar. Studio48 (formerly Near & Far) rides the wave of Palm Springs, bringing these beachy vibes to Londoners. In particular, their roof terrace is filled with friendly flamingos, palm trees and a desert-themed colour scheme. Also, if food is needed, guests can order from a 100% gluten-free menu offering burgers, tacos and mouth-watering sharers.

Location:  48 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AJ

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3. Pergola on the Wharf 

If you’re looking for a feel-good escape…

ONestled between the gorgeous greenery of Crossrail Place Roof Garden is Pergola on the Wharf, a botanical-themed bar with an incredible, panoramic view of Canary Wharf. Inside, this bright and airy bar is decorated with hanging plants on the ceiling, and features a busy bar serving up classic cocktails and tangy G&Ts. Additionally, Friday nights are dedicated to the Pergola Lates, where live DJ's spin disco, funk and soul tracks until late.

Location: Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR

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4.The Corin  

If you’re looking for something a little more chilled… 

Located smack bang in the middle of the Tooting Broadway interchange, The Corin is South West London’s hidden secret (isn’t that ironic). This little rooftop gem is home to an incredible Pan Asian menu with vibes oozing elegance and charm. With a background of soft piano music to accompany brunch dishes such as sweet buttermilk pancakes or seasoned scrambled eggs, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let the good times flow. 

Location:  54a Tooting High St, London SW17 0RN

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5. JOIA 

If you’re looking for a something swanky..

Battersea has been graced with award-winning chef Henrique Sá Pessoa's first London restaurant. Inspired by his culinary heritage and travel experience across the Portuguese Iberian Peninsula, this stylish restaurant and bar is named Joia, meaning 'jewel' in Portuguese. Diners will be wowed by the lavish venue's 15-floor views of the city as well as a vibrant menu of delectable tapas dishes, cocktails, and wines.

Location: 1 Electric Boulevard, London SW11 8BJ

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If rooftops aren’t your scene, then have a browse through our Best Beer Gardens guide for plenty of sun-soaked locations to enjoy a refreshing pint or two, free to download on Bindy Street.

In the mood for bottomless dinner instead of brunch? Tuck into a hearty feed while sipping on unlimited booze with our best bottomless dinners in London.

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