Cocktails with a View in the Capital

Cocktails shouldn’t taste better at altitude, but somehow they do – especially when that extra height guarantees that you’re also drinking in sensational views of London. So whether it's a special occasion or you're just wanting to get high in the capital, here are our top London bars with a view – from famed rooftop bars to hangouts with a particularly gorgeous backdrop.

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  • 12th Knot

    20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD
    12th Knot

    Welcome to 12th Knot. Formerly under the guise of Rumpus Room, this is our rooftop bar and lounge. Stylish seating, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music - all set against an unrivalled backdrop of the River Thames and London.

  • Aqua Shard

    Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
    Aqua Shard

    Although you can point out the gems studding the capital’s skyline from wherever you’re sitting, arrive early for the best seats alongside the sloping windows if you want unfettered views of St Paul’s, the City, the Thames, Canary Wharf and beyond.

  • Duck and Waffle

    110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY
    Duck and Waffle

    Breakfast, brunch, late night, desserts: “all day” dining is redefined at Duck & Waffle. We serve from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again -- and every hour in between.

  • Jin Bo Law

    14th Floor, 9 Dorsett City, Aldgate High Street, London, EC2N 4AY
    Jin Bo Law

    Elevate to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate and experience the breathtaking views of London's most iconic skyline.

  • Madison

    Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul's, London, EC4M 9AF

    Overlooking the iconic dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Madison Restaurant, Tapas & Cocktail Bar offers sensational panoramic views from one of Europe's largest public open air roof terraces.

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  • Netil 360

    1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL
    Netil 360

    Serving up spectacular views of the city, in an atmosphere that’s toned-down and relaxed, but pretty damn special all the same.

  • Phoenix Arts Club

    1 Phoenix Street, Camden, London, WC2H 8BU
    Phoenix Arts Club

    The Phoenix Arts Club is one of London's last remaining independently owned and operated venues, based in the heart of the west end and located in the original rehearsal rooms of the Phoenix Theatre.

  • Radio Rooftop

    336-337 Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 1HA
    Radio Rooftop

    Summer starts now at Radio Rooftop with Botanical Garden and Mexican Hacienda pop-up at Radio Rooftop, in partnership with Bombay Sapphire and Patrón Tequila.

  • Rooftop St James

    7th Floor, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London, SW1A 2TS
    Rooftop St James

    The Rooftop is a space for sipping individually crafted cocktails and drinking in the inimitable city view. Complete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, the sky-high space lends itself as a year-round experience.

  • Sky Garden

    20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 8AF
    Sky Garden

    Enjoy spectacular views across the capital, any day of the week. Book your free ticket to visit.

  • Vertigo

    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

    Vertigo 42 is London’s finest destination Champagne Bar. Located at the top of Tower 42, one of the city’s highest buildings, the stylish bar offers spectacular panoramic views overlooking London’s most iconic landmarks.

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