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Rooftop raving is the dizziest way to soak up the heady heights of London’s skyline. Come rain or shine there ain’t nobody who doesn’t love a penthouse style p*ss up.  If you want the BEST and personalised recommendations, as well as us sorting you out and getting you booked in, message our new free concierge service.

You can text us for FREE on 07481-341-284. Just think of us as your boozing PA. 

EAST

Aperol Spritz Bar at Bird of Smithfield A roof terrace dedicated to Aperol Spritz - YEAH baby! That's our kind of summer. Inspired by the epic Terrazza Aperol in Milan - up here it's all about the orange stuff. Spritz Socials also sees some of London's top influencers giving talks and teaching you cool things, we're well psyched for the marbling work shop on the 9th August - groovy baby. Open until: 31st August 2016 (closed on Sundays) Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield EC1A 9LB Queen of Hoxton  The one with all the pop ups The Queen of Hoxton rooftop transforms itself twice a year with a new awesome theme each time. This summer it’s going all flower power with ‘a psychadelic Summer of Love theme’. Yeah baby! BarChick looks forward to soaking up some rays whilst scoffing retro boozy ice cream floats and psychedelic rainbow ice cream sandwiches. Booze slushies, BBQs and WIFI; we know where our meetings will be! Then we’ll let out our inner hippy at yoga workshops and tie dye workshops. Immense. Rooftop opens: 28th April 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX  QoH Sushisamba The one that's got it all A high glamour affair smack bang in the centre of the business district. You’d be silly to expect anything other than chinos, spray tans and Ralph - no judgement from us, any friend of the bartenders at Sushisamba are a friend of ours. Situated on the 39th floor an uplit tree marks the spot. Eat Sushi, schmooze and try not to puke in the lift on the way down. Rooftop open: Year-round Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY Sushisamba  Coq D’Argent Credit cards at the ready This is the perfect place to drag out a lunch meeting. Expect awesome views and be warned, it’s easy to do some damage to your credit card and your liver here. Get into the spirit of it and drink The Millionaire;  Plantation original dark rum, apricot brandy, Lillet Rouge, lime juice and touch of grenadine. If you go midweek you’ll be mingling with cigar drinking business people on Dom P - but everyone’s in a good mood on a roof terrace, so just enjoy. Rooftop open: Year-round 16 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS  coq Shoreditch House Rooftop pool baby Pack your trunks and kiss a member to get in. This is converted East London warehouse is the ultimate daytime party place, but if you’re not a member you’ll need to play it cool (if in doubt, wear your sunglasses and keep them on). We drink the Dillionaire, because we like saying it, and like to eat at the outdoor BBQ. See you by the heated pool. Rooftop open: Year-round Ebor Street, London, E1 6AY shoreditch.house_2 Santa Monica at SkyLounge Sexy Cali-themed bar  There's a summer pop-up at the Hilton's Sky Lounge and it's all Santa Monica vibes and bangin' frozen margaritas. 7 Pepys Street EC3N 4AF Gancia Summer Terrace at Boisdale Canary Wharf Top notch fizz, top notch views Gancia of Italy produce some of Italy's finest sparkling wines, and they've headed up this hot rooftop bar, aaaall summer long. Cabot Place, Canary Wharf E14 4QT The Boundary Start drinking at breakfast  Now this place is really, really cool. Bag yourself a sofa beneath the fairy lights and take in the ridiculous 360 degree views of London. Eat if you wanna, or just get hammered on Martini’s. The only, and we mean only, thing wrong with this place is that it shuts early (11pm) but the roof terrace is open all year round so it only serves as an excuse to start drinking at breakfast - that’s when you’ll find BarChick here. Spend the day getting your tan on and saunter off to another bar in Shoreditch come nightfall. Rooftop open: Year-round Redchurch Street 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD  Boundary rooftop - Long Table The Fox Craft beer pub on a roof An easy spot to pass by, The Fox has had a bit of a touch up and is worth a drop-in on your way up to the trendier lights of Dalston-Kingsland. Red checkered table cloths, fairy lights, picnic tables, decking and a well worked bunch of pot plants makes this place a bright and breezy hangout. They open at 4pm, perfect for an after work sunbathing sesh. Rooftop open: By May Bank Holiday 2016. 372 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA Dalston Roof Park The one that always has something going on BarChick went to a kick ass rave up here once...there’s always something going on at Dalston Roof Park, whether it’s a party, free film night or a pop-up restaurant. It's a £3 walk-in fee, but if you come back four times you can swap it for a 'Bootstrap Friendship Card' (gets you in free to un-ticketed events 'til the end of the year. Winning!) Rooftop open: 30th April 2016 at 3pm. Print House, 8 Ashwin St, E8 3DL dalston.roof.park Netil 360 This roof knows how to throw a party This rooftop is all about banging events and parties, so fill up your diary in advance and remember to buy a ticket first. It’s open from 10am, too, and in true East  London style the building also has ‘office and social space’, which translates to us as an opportunity to work our way through a pile of magazines, spritzer in hand. Now the venue’s got a permanent licence, so let’s celebrate. Rooftop opens: 1st April Netil House, London, E8 3RL  Netil-360 (1)   South Place Hotel – Angler Rooftop Terrace Chic City sun trap Hidden away in Moorgate’s South Place Hotel is the city’s secret sun trap. Order a No.69 cocktail - tequila, lime, agave and avocado straight up, then grab some terrace food bar snacks like the devilled whitebait and calamari. It’s attached to the Michelin star Angler restaurant but no worries, everyone’s welcome here. Rooftop opens: Year-round 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF  southplace-hotel-terrace   Golden Bee Smack bang in Shoreditch The bar itself ain't our really style but you can't argue with a rooftop in the middle of Shoreditch that has a fire pit. Rooftop open: Year-round The Gun The Gun has teamed up with Sol beer for a Brazilian-style party on a rooftop. There's a BBQ buffet (£25 per person) and hot cocktails from the private bar. Kick back on a deckchair, grab a bev and check out that Thames view (it's not quite the white sandy beaches of Rio, but it'll do). Open: 26th May-30th September 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS Rio De Gun-Eiro, The Gun London

CENTRAL

Vermouth on the Roof at One Ham Yard Hotel Ham Yard are hosting a summer pop up on their rooftop, and it's all about the Vermouth cocktails. There's also some awesome masterclasses going on where you can swot up on the Italian wine, whilst scoffing on tasty antipastis, all for £15, yes please. Book yours here [email protected] One Ham Yard, Soho W1D 7DT Le Meridien, Piccadilly The one with all the gin It isn’t exactly blessed with space, but The Terrace Bar & Grill at Meridien Hotel is the perfect spot to grab something to eat before chilling with a cocktail. It’s smack-bang in the middle of Piccadilly, so the view at this place  is like a tourist’s wet dream. This summer there's a French Riviera-inspired pop up where they've gone to town on the whole Frenchie thing - there's a promenade lined with parasols, palm trees and deck chairs and even a village square with petanque. P.S Don’t leave without venturing to the gin bar upstairs. Rooftop opens: Year-round 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH Notch The one where you can escape Oxford Street Last year it was Roofnic, this year it's an 'industrial playground'. And that's not just a jazzy term for slick uber trendy decor. There's literally going to be reclaimed school science tables, scaffolding and rooftop swings overlooking the street below. Fudo Shack will provide Japanese street food all day from 10am to 10pm for lil' bites. Booze on cocktails and sharing bowls. Rooftop opens: 5th May 535 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QW

WEST

Pergola On The Roof at Television Centre

Sexy Med-style terrace

Like you've been airdropped into the Mediterranean - it's an evergreen terrace of sexy summer fun. Think of it like an outdoor food court with style - there's four restaurants (Patty & Bun, Salt Yard, Rabbit and Le Coq) but you can sit wherever, so no worries if you and your mate disagree over who has the best buns. There's also two bars and 400 seats - so you won't struggle to nab a seat. Plus there's a roaming booze trolly to ensure you're well watered.

Rooftop opens: Thursday 26 May – Sunday 29 August 2016.

Wednesday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm. Saturday:12pm – 11pm. Sunday:12pm – 9.30pm

Multi-Storey Car Park,Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ

Aqua Killer cocktails and two terraces Ok, so the entrance to the Aqua building is shiny, but if Picklebacks taught us anything it’s that we should never judge a book by its cover. Keep your eye on the prize and catch the lift straight up to the fifth floor, where you’ll find the only roof terrace in the West End. Marios Schwab (fashion babes) has added some of his S/S15 inspiration to the one at kyoto... So if you’re looking for seats head through to doors and turn left past the black bull statue. Order a Pina Colada (can you taste the green tea?) and chill in the heaven above the hectic buzz of Regent Street. Rooftop opens: Year-round (weather permitting) 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, Entrance on 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR aqua The Roof Gardens The one with the flamingos This place is genuinely ah-may-zing. The dress code here is ‘no effort, no entry’, so fix up if you want a shot at getting in (it’s a private members club, but you know we’ve never let a silly thing like guestlists hold us back). It’s located 100 feet above Kensington High Street, where even the Cafe Nero plays classical music, and if you want to up the fancy factor even more book yourself a table at the restaurant Babylon. Rooftop open: Year-round 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA Vista at the Trafalgar Date spot  This terrace is open all year round (British weather permitting) which makes it perfect for a date, because everyone knows two tipsy people plus a blanket equals a good time. Order a bunch of cocktails from the rooftop bar, watch tourists fail to climb on the lions (actually hilarious) and remember, this place is a suntrap so wear as little as possible on sunny days. Best of all? It’s rarely as busy as it should be. Rooftop opens: Year-round 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS vista.view.new Radio Glam vibes and a 180 degree view Make sure you wear something sparkly here - not only will you fit in with the glam crowd, but it’ll distract from the uncontrollable “OMFG!” reaction you’ll involuntarily experience when you see the 180 degree view. Be warned; there is a laser show most evenings (some light artist from Barcelona is in charge) but fingers crossed you’ll be too busy getting chatted up on the plush white sofas to care. Rooftop opens: Year-round 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ  ME.London.Radio.View.v2.low Lyric The enchanted garden This place is covered in greenery, so it feels like you’re getting fresh air in an enchanted garden when infact you’re above a theatre in Hammersmith. Get lost between trees and find a hidden table in a romantically lit corner. It’s all very charming until you find the pizzeria, then there’s no going back. Rooftop opens: Year-round Kings Mall, Lyric Square (just off King Street), London W6 0QL   el.cantara.roof Broadway House Cocktails on a cigar terrace This place has two roof terraces, a rooftop bar, cocktail bar, outdoor cinema, BBQ, restaurant AND cigar terrace. Get obsessed with Toffee Champagne, work your way down the cigar menu and find a member to give you a guided tour of the place - seriously, if they let us live here we would. Rooftop opens: Year-round - a cosy cover is put on during the winter months. 474 – 476 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY  broadway_house_bar_roof_terrace_fulham_london_01.485x272

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Frank’s Cafe  The really f*cking cool one We’re yet to hear what’s in store for this unique multi-storey carpark bar, but judging by our experience last year it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about heading back to Frank’s this summer. See ya’ll there. Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST Franks-Campari-Bar Rumpus Room Where the sexy people hang A rooftop bar with a terrace and a kick-ass view of the river? You had us at hello. OK the terrace is teeny but it’s ON The Thames so well worth squeezing on to.  This sky high joint at The Mondrian is giving us another reason to hit Southbank for a drink (Dandelyan had already stolen our hearts) - expect London’s sexiest crowd and drinking 1920s style. Rooftop opens: March 2016 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD  Rumpus.Rooms.View The Bussey Building  The one with the cinema Didn't get in to Frank's? Don't sweat it, this place is just round the corner. You'll have to climb what feels like a thousand flights of stairs but it's worth it for the view. When you get in grab a table to your left - that's where the sights north of the river are at, and the skyline's beautiful. Sink some wine and try all the Forza Win food and Rockadollar dogs while eyeing up the fit musicians they've got playing that night. Rooftop opens: May 2016 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST   No32 The Old Town The daytime hangout  They love a long table on the terrace at this place, so take your time and make sure you squeeze in next to a hottie. It’s in Clapham, so your cocktails will probably arrive with a side of toddler screams, but the staff have put effort into their drinks menu which features house syrups, sherberts and craft beer. Try everything and the daycare vibe won’t bother you. Rooftop opens: 32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE The Prince of Wales The party on a roof The POW is a local Brixton classic - you’ll get great tunes (Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay DJ here at the weekends), good people and you won’t have to queue long for a drink because this place has all the bars - the terrace alone has three.  This one’s also special because it’s a two storey situ, so you can have fun running up and down the place like it’s a playground for p*ssheads. There are different rooms blasting the bass - get lost all night and dress casual, you won’t stop dancing from the minute you get there. Get your tickets early, people. Rooftop open: keep an eye out for their parties! 469 Brixton Rd, London,  SW9 8HH  POW Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens The riverside one It’s easy to miss this gem of a terrace among the street performers and crowds of tourists that congregate along the Southbank, but once it’s on your radar you’re guna feel really smug. This place is mainly about grabbing a few bottles of wine at the outdoor bar and arranging chairs in a semicircle with your mates so you can enjoy that riverside view, but they’ve got Pimms if you’re feeling patriotic. Expect to see couples snogging behind fruit trees and big groups of people taking to the floor when the chairs run out in the evenings. Rooftop open: Year-round Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX Terrazza on the Thames A sexy riverside pop-up, for bangin' Canary Wharf views, a bar and a kitchen. Date night happens here. Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5HW Oxo Tower Brasserie The one you can take your Mum to The South Bank is having its moment. Hit the Oxo Tower early to bag a seat on the terrace - we’re talking all the epic food served in the restaurant, killer cocktails and views straight out at that river. Come at night - we all know London’s at its best when lit up. Rooftop open: Year-round OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London, SE1 9PH  OXO Tower

NORTH

Vivo The secret Italian one Drink award winning Italian cocktails and eat super fresh pastries, lasagne and mega salads galore while sitting on a hidden roof terrace just off the high street in Angel. Expect a vibrant, italian atmosphere with super stylish people. Pep up on some fresh coffee if the sun gets a bit much. Rooftop open: Year-round 57/58 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY Alfie's Rooftop Kitchen The tapas terrace  This hidden roof terrace lurks above London’s largest indoor market. Get spendy downstairs before heading up the Art Deco building for a bottle of wine in the sun. Foodwise, expect everything at this contemporary cafe from a full English to a selection of tapas. A seriously cool daytime hangout. Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT Alfies.Rooftop.Kitchen.400x300 The Driver All day hanging out on top of a pub This huge 5-storey pub is a great place to take a bunch of mates, although the terrace itself is a little on the cosy side. Cocktails at the boutique bar will make you feel classy and if you’re getting peckish you can head downstairs to the basement’s gastro kitchen, or stay upstairs and get fed by the resident BBQ chef. You can smoke on the roof, too, so everyone’s guna be happy. Rooftop open: Year-round 2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY  the-driver_london_13802 The Red Lion Roof The pub garden on a roof If you thought this was just a pokey corner pub you were wrong. Take it all up to the third floor rooftop and hope to high heaven that the rest of Hoxton haven’t discovered the same staircase as you. It’s little on the small side but look, we’re in London, and if you can handle the tube during summer then this’ll be a breeze (literally, the air’s great up there). Rooftop open: Year-round 41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NH red lion roof The Big Chill House The one with beers, burgers and beats You don’t have to dress up for The Big Chill because, as far as terraces go, it’s kind of a dive, but hey who cares when all you’re after is some beers, a burger and chilled out times? Sit back on the brightly coloured garden furniture and enjoy the beats. There’s a cool crowd up here, and you could easily stay all afternoon. Rooftop open: Year-round weather permitting 257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL big chill house" ["post_title"]=> string(27) "London's Best Roof Terraces" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "londons-best-roof-terraces" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(119) "http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 12:44:01" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 11:44:01" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=468" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "1" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(468) ["request"]=> string(203) "SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts.post_name = 'londons-best-roof-terraces' AND post_modified > FROM_UNIXTIME(0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC " ["posts"]=> &array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#1011 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(468) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-07-15 11:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-15 10:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(28126) "

Rooftop raving is the dizziest way to soak up the heady heights of London’s skyline. Come rain or shine there ain’t nobody who doesn’t love a penthouse style p*ss up.  If you want the BEST and personalised recommendations, as well as us sorting you out and getting you booked in, message our new free concierge service.

You can text us for FREE on 07481-341-284. Just think of us as your boozing PA. 

EAST

Aperol Spritz Bar at Bird of Smithfield A roof terrace dedicated to Aperol Spritz - YEAH baby! That's our kind of summer. Inspired by the epic Terrazza Aperol in Milan - up here it's all about the orange stuff. Spritz Socials also sees some of London's top influencers giving talks and teaching you cool things, we're well psyched for the marbling work shop on the 9th August - groovy baby. Open until: 31st August 2016 (closed on Sundays) Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield EC1A 9LB Queen of Hoxton  The one with all the pop ups The Queen of Hoxton rooftop transforms itself twice a year with a new awesome theme each time. This summer it’s going all flower power with ‘a psychadelic Summer of Love theme’. Yeah baby! BarChick looks forward to soaking up some rays whilst scoffing retro boozy ice cream floats and psychedelic rainbow ice cream sandwiches. Booze slushies, BBQs and WIFI; we know where our meetings will be! Then we’ll let out our inner hippy at yoga workshops and tie dye workshops. Immense. Rooftop opens: 28th April 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX  QoH Sushisamba The one that's got it all A high glamour affair smack bang in the centre of the business district. You’d be silly to expect anything other than chinos, spray tans and Ralph - no judgement from us, any friend of the bartenders at Sushisamba are a friend of ours. Situated on the 39th floor an uplit tree marks the spot. Eat Sushi, schmooze and try not to puke in the lift on the way down. Rooftop open: Year-round Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY Sushisamba  Coq D’Argent Credit cards at the ready This is the perfect place to drag out a lunch meeting. Expect awesome views and be warned, it’s easy to do some damage to your credit card and your liver here. Get into the spirit of it and drink The Millionaire;  Plantation original dark rum, apricot brandy, Lillet Rouge, lime juice and touch of grenadine. If you go midweek you’ll be mingling with cigar drinking business people on Dom P - but everyone’s in a good mood on a roof terrace, so just enjoy. Rooftop open: Year-round 16 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS  coq Shoreditch House Rooftop pool baby Pack your trunks and kiss a member to get in. This is converted East London warehouse is the ultimate daytime party place, but if you’re not a member you’ll need to play it cool (if in doubt, wear your sunglasses and keep them on). We drink the Dillionaire, because we like saying it, and like to eat at the outdoor BBQ. See you by the heated pool. Rooftop open: Year-round Ebor Street, London, E1 6AY shoreditch.house_2 Santa Monica at SkyLounge Sexy Cali-themed bar  There's a summer pop-up at the Hilton's Sky Lounge and it's all Santa Monica vibes and bangin' frozen margaritas. 7 Pepys Street EC3N 4AF Gancia Summer Terrace at Boisdale Canary Wharf Top notch fizz, top notch views Gancia of Italy produce some of Italy's finest sparkling wines, and they've headed up this hot rooftop bar, aaaall summer long. Cabot Place, Canary Wharf E14 4QT The Boundary Start drinking at breakfast  Now this place is really, really cool. Bag yourself a sofa beneath the fairy lights and take in the ridiculous 360 degree views of London. Eat if you wanna, or just get hammered on Martini’s. The only, and we mean only, thing wrong with this place is that it shuts early (11pm) but the roof terrace is open all year round so it only serves as an excuse to start drinking at breakfast - that’s when you’ll find BarChick here. Spend the day getting your tan on and saunter off to another bar in Shoreditch come nightfall. Rooftop open: Year-round Redchurch Street 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD  Boundary rooftop - Long Table The Fox Craft beer pub on a roof An easy spot to pass by, The Fox has had a bit of a touch up and is worth a drop-in on your way up to the trendier lights of Dalston-Kingsland. Red checkered table cloths, fairy lights, picnic tables, decking and a well worked bunch of pot plants makes this place a bright and breezy hangout. They open at 4pm, perfect for an after work sunbathing sesh. Rooftop open: By May Bank Holiday 2016. 372 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA Dalston Roof Park The one that always has something going on BarChick went to a kick ass rave up here once...there’s always something going on at Dalston Roof Park, whether it’s a party, free film night or a pop-up restaurant. It's a £3 walk-in fee, but if you come back four times you can swap it for a 'Bootstrap Friendship Card' (gets you in free to un-ticketed events 'til the end of the year. Winning!) Rooftop open: 30th April 2016 at 3pm. Print House, 8 Ashwin St, E8 3DL dalston.roof.park Netil 360 This roof knows how to throw a party This rooftop is all about banging events and parties, so fill up your diary in advance and remember to buy a ticket first. It’s open from 10am, too, and in true East  London style the building also has ‘office and social space’, which translates to us as an opportunity to work our way through a pile of magazines, spritzer in hand. Now the venue’s got a permanent licence, so let’s celebrate. Rooftop opens: 1st April Netil House, London, E8 3RL  Netil-360 (1)   South Place Hotel – Angler Rooftop Terrace Chic City sun trap Hidden away in Moorgate’s South Place Hotel is the city’s secret sun trap. Order a No.69 cocktail - tequila, lime, agave and avocado straight up, then grab some terrace food bar snacks like the devilled whitebait and calamari. It’s attached to the Michelin star Angler restaurant but no worries, everyone’s welcome here. Rooftop opens: Year-round 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF  southplace-hotel-terrace   Golden Bee Smack bang in Shoreditch The bar itself ain't our really style but you can't argue with a rooftop in the middle of Shoreditch that has a fire pit. Rooftop open: Year-round The Gun The Gun has teamed up with Sol beer for a Brazilian-style party on a rooftop. There's a BBQ buffet (£25 per person) and hot cocktails from the private bar. Kick back on a deckchair, grab a bev and check out that Thames view (it's not quite the white sandy beaches of Rio, but it'll do). Open: 26th May-30th September 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS Rio De Gun-Eiro, The Gun London

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Vermouth on the Roof at One Ham Yard Hotel Ham Yard are hosting a summer pop up on their rooftop, and it's all about the Vermouth cocktails. There's also some awesome masterclasses going on where you can swot up on the Italian wine, whilst scoffing on tasty antipastis, all for £15, yes please. Book yours here [email protected] One Ham Yard, Soho W1D 7DT Le Meridien, Piccadilly The one with all the gin It isn’t exactly blessed with space, but The Terrace Bar & Grill at Meridien Hotel is the perfect spot to grab something to eat before chilling with a cocktail. It’s smack-bang in the middle of Piccadilly, so the view at this place  is like a tourist’s wet dream. This summer there's a French Riviera-inspired pop up where they've gone to town on the whole Frenchie thing - there's a promenade lined with parasols, palm trees and deck chairs and even a village square with petanque. P.S Don’t leave without venturing to the gin bar upstairs. Rooftop opens: Year-round 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH Notch The one where you can escape Oxford Street Last year it was Roofnic, this year it's an 'industrial playground'. And that's not just a jazzy term for slick uber trendy decor. There's literally going to be reclaimed school science tables, scaffolding and rooftop swings overlooking the street below. Fudo Shack will provide Japanese street food all day from 10am to 10pm for lil' bites. Booze on cocktails and sharing bowls. Rooftop opens: 5th May 535 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QW

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Pergola On The Roof at Television Centre

Sexy Med-style terrace

Like you've been airdropped into the Mediterranean - it's an evergreen terrace of sexy summer fun. Think of it like an outdoor food court with style - there's four restaurants (Patty & Bun, Salt Yard, Rabbit and Le Coq) but you can sit wherever, so no worries if you and your mate disagree over who has the best buns. There's also two bars and 400 seats - so you won't struggle to nab a seat. Plus there's a roaming booze trolly to ensure you're well watered.

Rooftop opens: Thursday 26 May – Sunday 29 August 2016.

Wednesday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm. Saturday:12pm – 11pm. Sunday:12pm – 9.30pm

Multi-Storey Car Park,Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ

Aqua Killer cocktails and two terraces Ok, so the entrance to the Aqua building is shiny, but if Picklebacks taught us anything it’s that we should never judge a book by its cover. Keep your eye on the prize and catch the lift straight up to the fifth floor, where you’ll find the only roof terrace in the West End. Marios Schwab (fashion babes) has added some of his S/S15 inspiration to the one at kyoto... So if you’re looking for seats head through to doors and turn left past the black bull statue. Order a Pina Colada (can you taste the green tea?) and chill in the heaven above the hectic buzz of Regent Street. Rooftop opens: Year-round (weather permitting) 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, Entrance on 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR aqua The Roof Gardens The one with the flamingos This place is genuinely ah-may-zing. The dress code here is ‘no effort, no entry’, so fix up if you want a shot at getting in (it’s a private members club, but you know we’ve never let a silly thing like guestlists hold us back). It’s located 100 feet above Kensington High Street, where even the Cafe Nero plays classical music, and if you want to up the fancy factor even more book yourself a table at the restaurant Babylon. Rooftop open: Year-round 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA Vista at the Trafalgar Date spot  This terrace is open all year round (British weather permitting) which makes it perfect for a date, because everyone knows two tipsy people plus a blanket equals a good time. Order a bunch of cocktails from the rooftop bar, watch tourists fail to climb on the lions (actually hilarious) and remember, this place is a suntrap so wear as little as possible on sunny days. Best of all? It’s rarely as busy as it should be. Rooftop opens: Year-round 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS vista.view.new Radio Glam vibes and a 180 degree view Make sure you wear something sparkly here - not only will you fit in with the glam crowd, but it’ll distract from the uncontrollable “OMFG!” reaction you’ll involuntarily experience when you see the 180 degree view. Be warned; there is a laser show most evenings (some light artist from Barcelona is in charge) but fingers crossed you’ll be too busy getting chatted up on the plush white sofas to care. Rooftop opens: Year-round 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ  ME.London.Radio.View.v2.low Lyric The enchanted garden This place is covered in greenery, so it feels like you’re getting fresh air in an enchanted garden when infact you’re above a theatre in Hammersmith. Get lost between trees and find a hidden table in a romantically lit corner. It’s all very charming until you find the pizzeria, then there’s no going back. Rooftop opens: Year-round Kings Mall, Lyric Square (just off King Street), London W6 0QL   el.cantara.roof Broadway House Cocktails on a cigar terrace This place has two roof terraces, a rooftop bar, cocktail bar, outdoor cinema, BBQ, restaurant AND cigar terrace. Get obsessed with Toffee Champagne, work your way down the cigar menu and find a member to give you a guided tour of the place - seriously, if they let us live here we would. Rooftop opens: Year-round - a cosy cover is put on during the winter months. 474 – 476 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY  broadway_house_bar_roof_terrace_fulham_london_01.485x272

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Frank’s Cafe  The really f*cking cool one We’re yet to hear what’s in store for this unique multi-storey carpark bar, but judging by our experience last year it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about heading back to Frank’s this summer. See ya’ll there. Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST Franks-Campari-Bar Rumpus Room Where the sexy people hang A rooftop bar with a terrace and a kick-ass view of the river? You had us at hello. OK the terrace is teeny but it’s ON The Thames so well worth squeezing on to.  This sky high joint at The Mondrian is giving us another reason to hit Southbank for a drink (Dandelyan had already stolen our hearts) - expect London’s sexiest crowd and drinking 1920s style. Rooftop opens: March 2016 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD  Rumpus.Rooms.View The Bussey Building  The one with the cinema Didn't get in to Frank's? Don't sweat it, this place is just round the corner. You'll have to climb what feels like a thousand flights of stairs but it's worth it for the view. When you get in grab a table to your left - that's where the sights north of the river are at, and the skyline's beautiful. Sink some wine and try all the Forza Win food and Rockadollar dogs while eyeing up the fit musicians they've got playing that night. Rooftop opens: May 2016 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST   No32 The Old Town The daytime hangout  They love a long table on the terrace at this place, so take your time and make sure you squeeze in next to a hottie. It’s in Clapham, so your cocktails will probably arrive with a side of toddler screams, but the staff have put effort into their drinks menu which features house syrups, sherberts and craft beer. Try everything and the daycare vibe won’t bother you. Rooftop opens: 32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE The Prince of Wales The party on a roof The POW is a local Brixton classic - you’ll get great tunes (Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay DJ here at the weekends), good people and you won’t have to queue long for a drink because this place has all the bars - the terrace alone has three.  This one’s also special because it’s a two storey situ, so you can have fun running up and down the place like it’s a playground for p*ssheads. There are different rooms blasting the bass - get lost all night and dress casual, you won’t stop dancing from the minute you get there. Get your tickets early, people. Rooftop open: keep an eye out for their parties! 469 Brixton Rd, London,  SW9 8HH  POW Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens The riverside one It’s easy to miss this gem of a terrace among the street performers and crowds of tourists that congregate along the Southbank, but once it’s on your radar you’re guna feel really smug. This place is mainly about grabbing a few bottles of wine at the outdoor bar and arranging chairs in a semicircle with your mates so you can enjoy that riverside view, but they’ve got Pimms if you’re feeling patriotic. Expect to see couples snogging behind fruit trees and big groups of people taking to the floor when the chairs run out in the evenings. Rooftop open: Year-round Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX Terrazza on the Thames A sexy riverside pop-up, for bangin' Canary Wharf views, a bar and a kitchen. Date night happens here. Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5HW Oxo Tower Brasserie The one you can take your Mum to The South Bank is having its moment. Hit the Oxo Tower early to bag a seat on the terrace - we’re talking all the epic food served in the restaurant, killer cocktails and views straight out at that river. Come at night - we all know London’s at its best when lit up. Rooftop open: Year-round OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London, SE1 9PH  OXO Tower

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Vivo The secret Italian one Drink award winning Italian cocktails and eat super fresh pastries, lasagne and mega salads galore while sitting on a hidden roof terrace just off the high street in Angel. Expect a vibrant, italian atmosphere with super stylish people. Pep up on some fresh coffee if the sun gets a bit much. Rooftop open: Year-round 57/58 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY Alfie's Rooftop Kitchen The tapas terrace  This hidden roof terrace lurks above London’s largest indoor market. Get spendy downstairs before heading up the Art Deco building for a bottle of wine in the sun. Foodwise, expect everything at this contemporary cafe from a full English to a selection of tapas. A seriously cool daytime hangout. Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT Alfies.Rooftop.Kitchen.400x300 The Driver All day hanging out on top of a pub This huge 5-storey pub is a great place to take a bunch of mates, although the terrace itself is a little on the cosy side. Cocktails at the boutique bar will make you feel classy and if you’re getting peckish you can head downstairs to the basement’s gastro kitchen, or stay upstairs and get fed by the resident BBQ chef. You can smoke on the roof, too, so everyone’s guna be happy. Rooftop open: Year-round 2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY  the-driver_london_13802 The Red Lion Roof The pub garden on a roof If you thought this was just a pokey corner pub you were wrong. Take it all up to the third floor rooftop and hope to high heaven that the rest of Hoxton haven’t discovered the same staircase as you. It’s little on the small side but look, we’re in London, and if you can handle the tube during summer then this’ll be a breeze (literally, the air’s great up there). Rooftop open: Year-round 41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NH red lion roof The Big Chill House The one with beers, burgers and beats You don’t have to dress up for The Big Chill because, as far as terraces go, it’s kind of a dive, but hey who cares when all you’re after is some beers, a burger and chilled out times? Sit back on the brightly coloured garden furniture and enjoy the beats. There’s a cool crowd up here, and you could easily stay all afternoon. Rooftop open: Year-round weather permitting 257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL big chill house" ["post_title"]=> string(27) "London's Best Roof Terraces" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "londons-best-roof-terraces" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(119) "http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 12:44:01" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 11:44:01" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=468" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "1" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(1) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#1011 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(468) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-07-15 11:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-15 10:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(28126) "

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Aperol Spritz Bar at Bird of Smithfield A roof terrace dedicated to Aperol Spritz - YEAH baby! That's our kind of summer. Inspired by the epic Terrazza Aperol in Milan - up here it's all about the orange stuff. Spritz Socials also sees some of London's top influencers giving talks and teaching you cool things, we're well psyched for the marbling work shop on the 9th August - groovy baby. Open until: 31st August 2016 (closed on Sundays) Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield EC1A 9LB Queen of Hoxton  The one with all the pop ups The Queen of Hoxton rooftop transforms itself twice a year with a new awesome theme each time. This summer it’s going all flower power with ‘a psychadelic Summer of Love theme’. Yeah baby! BarChick looks forward to soaking up some rays whilst scoffing retro boozy ice cream floats and psychedelic rainbow ice cream sandwiches. Booze slushies, BBQs and WIFI; we know where our meetings will be! Then we’ll let out our inner hippy at yoga workshops and tie dye workshops. Immense. Rooftop opens: 28th April 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX  QoH Sushisamba The one that's got it all A high glamour affair smack bang in the centre of the business district. You’d be silly to expect anything other than chinos, spray tans and Ralph - no judgement from us, any friend of the bartenders at Sushisamba are a friend of ours. Situated on the 39th floor an uplit tree marks the spot. Eat Sushi, schmooze and try not to puke in the lift on the way down. Rooftop open: Year-round Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY Sushisamba  Coq D’Argent Credit cards at the ready This is the perfect place to drag out a lunch meeting. Expect awesome views and be warned, it’s easy to do some damage to your credit card and your liver here. Get into the spirit of it and drink The Millionaire;  Plantation original dark rum, apricot brandy, Lillet Rouge, lime juice and touch of grenadine. If you go midweek you’ll be mingling with cigar drinking business people on Dom P - but everyone’s in a good mood on a roof terrace, so just enjoy. Rooftop open: Year-round 16 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS  coq Shoreditch House Rooftop pool baby Pack your trunks and kiss a member to get in. This is converted East London warehouse is the ultimate daytime party place, but if you’re not a member you’ll need to play it cool (if in doubt, wear your sunglasses and keep them on). We drink the Dillionaire, because we like saying it, and like to eat at the outdoor BBQ. See you by the heated pool. Rooftop open: Year-round Ebor Street, London, E1 6AY shoreditch.house_2 Santa Monica at SkyLounge Sexy Cali-themed bar  There's a summer pop-up at the Hilton's Sky Lounge and it's all Santa Monica vibes and bangin' frozen margaritas. 7 Pepys Street EC3N 4AF Gancia Summer Terrace at Boisdale Canary Wharf Top notch fizz, top notch views Gancia of Italy produce some of Italy's finest sparkling wines, and they've headed up this hot rooftop bar, aaaall summer long. Cabot Place, Canary Wharf E14 4QT The Boundary Start drinking at breakfast  Now this place is really, really cool. Bag yourself a sofa beneath the fairy lights and take in the ridiculous 360 degree views of London. Eat if you wanna, or just get hammered on Martini’s. The only, and we mean only, thing wrong with this place is that it shuts early (11pm) but the roof terrace is open all year round so it only serves as an excuse to start drinking at breakfast - that’s when you’ll find BarChick here. Spend the day getting your tan on and saunter off to another bar in Shoreditch come nightfall. Rooftop open: Year-round Redchurch Street 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD  Boundary rooftop - Long Table The Fox Craft beer pub on a roof An easy spot to pass by, The Fox has had a bit of a touch up and is worth a drop-in on your way up to the trendier lights of Dalston-Kingsland. Red checkered table cloths, fairy lights, picnic tables, decking and a well worked bunch of pot plants makes this place a bright and breezy hangout. They open at 4pm, perfect for an after work sunbathing sesh. Rooftop open: By May Bank Holiday 2016. 372 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA Dalston Roof Park The one that always has something going on BarChick went to a kick ass rave up here once...there’s always something going on at Dalston Roof Park, whether it’s a party, free film night or a pop-up restaurant. It's a £3 walk-in fee, but if you come back four times you can swap it for a 'Bootstrap Friendship Card' (gets you in free to un-ticketed events 'til the end of the year. Winning!) Rooftop open: 30th April 2016 at 3pm. Print House, 8 Ashwin St, E8 3DL dalston.roof.park Netil 360 This roof knows how to throw a party This rooftop is all about banging events and parties, so fill up your diary in advance and remember to buy a ticket first. It’s open from 10am, too, and in true East  London style the building also has ‘office and social space’, which translates to us as an opportunity to work our way through a pile of magazines, spritzer in hand. Now the venue’s got a permanent licence, so let’s celebrate. Rooftop opens: 1st April Netil House, London, E8 3RL  Netil-360 (1)   South Place Hotel – Angler Rooftop Terrace Chic City sun trap Hidden away in Moorgate’s South Place Hotel is the city’s secret sun trap. Order a No.69 cocktail - tequila, lime, agave and avocado straight up, then grab some terrace food bar snacks like the devilled whitebait and calamari. It’s attached to the Michelin star Angler restaurant but no worries, everyone’s welcome here. Rooftop opens: Year-round 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF  southplace-hotel-terrace   Golden Bee Smack bang in Shoreditch The bar itself ain't our really style but you can't argue with a rooftop in the middle of Shoreditch that has a fire pit. Rooftop open: Year-round The Gun The Gun has teamed up with Sol beer for a Brazilian-style party on a rooftop. There's a BBQ buffet (£25 per person) and hot cocktails from the private bar. Kick back on a deckchair, grab a bev and check out that Thames view (it's not quite the white sandy beaches of Rio, but it'll do). Open: 26th May-30th September 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS Rio De Gun-Eiro, The Gun London

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Vermouth on the Roof at One Ham Yard Hotel Ham Yard are hosting a summer pop up on their rooftop, and it's all about the Vermouth cocktails. There's also some awesome masterclasses going on where you can swot up on the Italian wine, whilst scoffing on tasty antipastis, all for £15, yes please. Book yours here [email protected] One Ham Yard, Soho W1D 7DT Le Meridien, Piccadilly The one with all the gin It isn’t exactly blessed with space, but The Terrace Bar & Grill at Meridien Hotel is the perfect spot to grab something to eat before chilling with a cocktail. It’s smack-bang in the middle of Piccadilly, so the view at this place  is like a tourist’s wet dream. This summer there's a French Riviera-inspired pop up where they've gone to town on the whole Frenchie thing - there's a promenade lined with parasols, palm trees and deck chairs and even a village square with petanque. P.S Don’t leave without venturing to the gin bar upstairs. Rooftop opens: Year-round 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH Notch The one where you can escape Oxford Street Last year it was Roofnic, this year it's an 'industrial playground'. And that's not just a jazzy term for slick uber trendy decor. There's literally going to be reclaimed school science tables, scaffolding and rooftop swings overlooking the street below. Fudo Shack will provide Japanese street food all day from 10am to 10pm for lil' bites. Booze on cocktails and sharing bowls. Rooftop opens: 5th May 535 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QW

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Pergola On The Roof at Television Centre

Sexy Med-style terrace

Like you've been airdropped into the Mediterranean - it's an evergreen terrace of sexy summer fun. Think of it like an outdoor food court with style - there's four restaurants (Patty & Bun, Salt Yard, Rabbit and Le Coq) but you can sit wherever, so no worries if you and your mate disagree over who has the best buns. There's also two bars and 400 seats - so you won't struggle to nab a seat. Plus there's a roaming booze trolly to ensure you're well watered.

Rooftop opens: Thursday 26 May – Sunday 29 August 2016.

Wednesday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm. Saturday:12pm – 11pm. Sunday:12pm – 9.30pm

Multi-Storey Car Park,Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ

Aqua Killer cocktails and two terraces Ok, so the entrance to the Aqua building is shiny, but if Picklebacks taught us anything it’s that we should never judge a book by its cover. Keep your eye on the prize and catch the lift straight up to the fifth floor, where you’ll find the only roof terrace in the West End. Marios Schwab (fashion babes) has added some of his S/S15 inspiration to the one at kyoto... So if you’re looking for seats head through to doors and turn left past the black bull statue. Order a Pina Colada (can you taste the green tea?) and chill in the heaven above the hectic buzz of Regent Street. Rooftop opens: Year-round (weather permitting) 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, Entrance on 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR aqua The Roof Gardens The one with the flamingos This place is genuinely ah-may-zing. The dress code here is ‘no effort, no entry’, so fix up if you want a shot at getting in (it’s a private members club, but you know we’ve never let a silly thing like guestlists hold us back). It’s located 100 feet above Kensington High Street, where even the Cafe Nero plays classical music, and if you want to up the fancy factor even more book yourself a table at the restaurant Babylon. Rooftop open: Year-round 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA Vista at the Trafalgar Date spot  This terrace is open all year round (British weather permitting) which makes it perfect for a date, because everyone knows two tipsy people plus a blanket equals a good time. Order a bunch of cocktails from the rooftop bar, watch tourists fail to climb on the lions (actually hilarious) and remember, this place is a suntrap so wear as little as possible on sunny days. Best of all? It’s rarely as busy as it should be. Rooftop opens: Year-round 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS vista.view.new Radio Glam vibes and a 180 degree view Make sure you wear something sparkly here - not only will you fit in with the glam crowd, but it’ll distract from the uncontrollable “OMFG!” reaction you’ll involuntarily experience when you see the 180 degree view. Be warned; there is a laser show most evenings (some light artist from Barcelona is in charge) but fingers crossed you’ll be too busy getting chatted up on the plush white sofas to care. Rooftop opens: Year-round 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ  ME.London.Radio.View.v2.low Lyric The enchanted garden This place is covered in greenery, so it feels like you’re getting fresh air in an enchanted garden when infact you’re above a theatre in Hammersmith. Get lost between trees and find a hidden table in a romantically lit corner. It’s all very charming until you find the pizzeria, then there’s no going back. Rooftop opens: Year-round Kings Mall, Lyric Square (just off King Street), London W6 0QL   el.cantara.roof Broadway House Cocktails on a cigar terrace This place has two roof terraces, a rooftop bar, cocktail bar, outdoor cinema, BBQ, restaurant AND cigar terrace. Get obsessed with Toffee Champagne, work your way down the cigar menu and find a member to give you a guided tour of the place - seriously, if they let us live here we would. Rooftop opens: Year-round - a cosy cover is put on during the winter months. 474 – 476 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY  broadway_house_bar_roof_terrace_fulham_london_01.485x272

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Frank’s Cafe  The really f*cking cool one We’re yet to hear what’s in store for this unique multi-storey carpark bar, but judging by our experience last year it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about heading back to Frank’s this summer. See ya’ll there. Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST Franks-Campari-Bar Rumpus Room Where the sexy people hang A rooftop bar with a terrace and a kick-ass view of the river? You had us at hello. OK the terrace is teeny but it’s ON The Thames so well worth squeezing on to.  This sky high joint at The Mondrian is giving us another reason to hit Southbank for a drink (Dandelyan had already stolen our hearts) - expect London’s sexiest crowd and drinking 1920s style. Rooftop opens: March 2016 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD  Rumpus.Rooms.View The Bussey Building  The one with the cinema Didn't get in to Frank's? Don't sweat it, this place is just round the corner. You'll have to climb what feels like a thousand flights of stairs but it's worth it for the view. When you get in grab a table to your left - that's where the sights north of the river are at, and the skyline's beautiful. Sink some wine and try all the Forza Win food and Rockadollar dogs while eyeing up the fit musicians they've got playing that night. Rooftop opens: May 2016 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST   No32 The Old Town The daytime hangout  They love a long table on the terrace at this place, so take your time and make sure you squeeze in next to a hottie. It’s in Clapham, so your cocktails will probably arrive with a side of toddler screams, but the staff have put effort into their drinks menu which features house syrups, sherberts and craft beer. Try everything and the daycare vibe won’t bother you. Rooftop opens: 32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE The Prince of Wales The party on a roof The POW is a local Brixton classic - you’ll get great tunes (Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay DJ here at the weekends), good people and you won’t have to queue long for a drink because this place has all the bars - the terrace alone has three.  This one’s also special because it’s a two storey situ, so you can have fun running up and down the place like it’s a playground for p*ssheads. There are different rooms blasting the bass - get lost all night and dress casual, you won’t stop dancing from the minute you get there. Get your tickets early, people. Rooftop open: keep an eye out for their parties! 469 Brixton Rd, London,  SW9 8HH  POW Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens The riverside one It’s easy to miss this gem of a terrace among the street performers and crowds of tourists that congregate along the Southbank, but once it’s on your radar you’re guna feel really smug. This place is mainly about grabbing a few bottles of wine at the outdoor bar and arranging chairs in a semicircle with your mates so you can enjoy that riverside view, but they’ve got Pimms if you’re feeling patriotic. Expect to see couples snogging behind fruit trees and big groups of people taking to the floor when the chairs run out in the evenings. Rooftop open: Year-round Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX Terrazza on the Thames A sexy riverside pop-up, for bangin' Canary Wharf views, a bar and a kitchen. Date night happens here. Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5HW Oxo Tower Brasserie The one you can take your Mum to The South Bank is having its moment. Hit the Oxo Tower early to bag a seat on the terrace - we’re talking all the epic food served in the restaurant, killer cocktails and views straight out at that river. Come at night - we all know London’s at its best when lit up. Rooftop open: Year-round OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London, SE1 9PH  OXO Tower

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Vivo The secret Italian one Drink award winning Italian cocktails and eat super fresh pastries, lasagne and mega salads galore while sitting on a hidden roof terrace just off the high street in Angel. Expect a vibrant, italian atmosphere with super stylish people. Pep up on some fresh coffee if the sun gets a bit much. Rooftop open: Year-round 57/58 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY Alfie's Rooftop Kitchen The tapas terrace  This hidden roof terrace lurks above London’s largest indoor market. Get spendy downstairs before heading up the Art Deco building for a bottle of wine in the sun. Foodwise, expect everything at this contemporary cafe from a full English to a selection of tapas. A seriously cool daytime hangout. Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT Alfies.Rooftop.Kitchen.400x300 The Driver All day hanging out on top of a pub This huge 5-storey pub is a great place to take a bunch of mates, although the terrace itself is a little on the cosy side. Cocktails at the boutique bar will make you feel classy and if you’re getting peckish you can head downstairs to the basement’s gastro kitchen, or stay upstairs and get fed by the resident BBQ chef. You can smoke on the roof, too, so everyone’s guna be happy. Rooftop open: Year-round 2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY  the-driver_london_13802 The Red Lion Roof The pub garden on a roof If you thought this was just a pokey corner pub you were wrong. Take it all up to the third floor rooftop and hope to high heaven that the rest of Hoxton haven’t discovered the same staircase as you. It’s little on the small side but look, we’re in London, and if you can handle the tube during summer then this’ll be a breeze (literally, the air’s great up there). Rooftop open: Year-round 41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NH red lion roof The Big Chill House The one with beers, burgers and beats You don’t have to dress up for The Big Chill because, as far as terraces go, it’s kind of a dive, but hey who cares when all you’re after is some beers, a burger and chilled out times? Sit back on the brightly coloured garden furniture and enjoy the beats. There’s a cool crowd up here, and you could easily stay all afternoon. Rooftop open: Year-round weather permitting 257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL big chill house" ["post_title"]=> string(27) "London's Best Roof Terraces" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "londons-best-roof-terraces" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(119) "http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 12:44:01" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-26 11:44:01" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=468" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "1" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(1) ["max_num_pages"]=> int(0) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(true) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_embed"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(true) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "250b6e988aae2aa3a43003dea2edbe9c" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL ["compat_fields":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(15) "query_vars_hash" [1]=> string(18) "query_vars_changed" } ["compat_methods":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(16) "init_query_flags" [1]=> string(15) "parse_tax_query" } }

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Rooftop raving is the dizziest way to soak up the heady heights of London’s skyline. Come rain or shine there ain’t nobody who doesn’t love a penthouse style p*ss up.  If you want the BEST and personalised recommendations, as well as us sorting you out and getting you booked in, message our new free concierge service.

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Aperol Spritz Bar at Bird of Smithfield

A roof terrace dedicated to Aperol Spritz – YEAH baby! That’s our kind of summer. Inspired by the epic Terrazza Aperol in Milan – up here it’s all about the orange stuff. Spritz Socials also sees some of London’s top influencers giving talks and teaching you cool things, we’re well psyched for the marbling work shop on the 9th August – groovy baby.

Open until: 31st August 2016 (closed on Sundays)

Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield EC1A 9LB

Queen of Hoxton 

The one with all the pop ups

The Queen of Hoxton rooftop transforms itself twice a year with a new awesome theme each time. This summer it’s going all flower power with ‘a psychadelic Summer of Love theme’. Yeah baby! BarChick looks forward to soaking up some rays whilst scoffing retro boozy ice cream floats and psychedelic rainbow ice cream sandwiches. Booze slushies, BBQs and WIFI; we know where our meetings will be! Then we’ll let out our inner hippy at yoga workshops and tie dye workshops. Immense.

Rooftop opens: 28th April

1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX

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Sushisamba

The one that’s got it all

A high glamour affair smack bang in the centre of the business district. You’d be silly to expect anything other than chinos, spray tans and Ralph – no judgement from us, any friend of the bartenders at Sushisamba are a friend of ours. Situated on the 39th floor an uplit tree marks the spot. Eat Sushi, schmooze and try not to puke in the lift on the way down.

Rooftop open: Year-round

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

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Coq D’Argent

Credit cards at the ready

This is the perfect place to drag out a lunch meeting. Expect awesome views and be warned, it’s easy to do some damage to your credit card and your liver here. Get into the spirit of it and drink The Millionaire;  Plantation original dark rum, apricot brandy, Lillet Rouge, lime juice and touch of grenadine. If you go midweek you’ll be mingling with cigar drinking business people on Dom P – but everyone’s in a good mood on a roof terrace, so just enjoy.

Rooftop open: Year-round

16 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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Shoreditch House

Rooftop pool baby

Pack your trunks and kiss a member to get in. This is converted East London warehouse is the ultimate daytime party place, but if you’re not a member you’ll need to play it cool (if in doubt, wear your sunglasses and keep them on). We drink the Dillionaire, because we like saying it, and like to eat at the outdoor BBQ. See you by the heated pool.

Rooftop open: Year-round

Ebor Street, London, E1 6AY

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Santa Monica at SkyLounge

Sexy Cali-themed bar 

There’s a summer pop-up at the Hilton’s Sky Lounge and it’s all Santa Monica vibes and bangin’ frozen margaritas.

7 Pepys Street EC3N 4AF

Gancia Summer Terrace at Boisdale Canary Wharf

Top notch fizz, top notch views

Gancia of Italy produce some of Italy’s finest sparkling wines, and they’ve headed up this hot rooftop bar, aaaall summer long.

Cabot Place, Canary Wharf E14 4QT

The Boundary

Start drinking at breakfast 

Now this place is really, really cool. Bag yourself a sofa beneath the fairy lights and take in the ridiculous 360 degree views of London. Eat if you wanna, or just get hammered on Martini’s. The only, and we mean only, thing wrong with this place is that it shuts early (11pm) but the roof terrace is open all year round so it only serves as an excuse to start drinking at breakfast – that’s when you’ll find BarChick here. Spend the day getting your tan on and saunter off to another bar in Shoreditch come nightfall.

Rooftop open: Year-round

Redchurch Street 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD

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The Fox

Craft beer pub on a roof

An easy spot to pass by, The Fox has had a bit of a touch up and is worth a drop-in on your way up to the trendier lights of Dalston-Kingsland. Red checkered table cloths, fairy lights, picnic tables, decking and a well worked bunch of pot plants makes this place a bright and breezy hangout. They open at 4pm, perfect for an after work sunbathing sesh.

Rooftop open: By May Bank Holiday 2016.

372 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA

Dalston Roof Park

The one that always has something going on

BarChick went to a kick ass rave up here once…there’s always something going on at Dalston Roof Park, whether it’s a party, free film night or a pop-up restaurant. It’s a £3 walk-in fee, but if you come back four times you can swap it for a ‘Bootstrap Friendship Card’ (gets you in free to un-ticketed events ’til the end of the year. Winning!)

Rooftop open: 30th April 2016 at 3pm.

Print House, 8 Ashwin St, E8 3DL

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Netil 360

This roof knows how to throw a party

This rooftop is all about banging events and parties, so fill up your diary in advance and remember to buy a ticket first. It’s open from 10am, too, and in true East  London style the building also has ‘office and social space’, which translates to us as an opportunity to work our way through a pile of magazines, spritzer in hand. Now the venue’s got a permanent licence, so let’s celebrate.

Rooftop opens: 1st April

Netil House, London, E8 3RL

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South Place Hotel – Angler Rooftop Terrace

Chic City sun trap

Hidden away in Moorgate’s South Place Hotel is the city’s secret sun trap. Order a No.69 cocktail – tequila, lime, agave and avocado straight up, then grab some terrace food bar snacks like the devilled whitebait and calamari. It’s attached to the Michelin star Angler restaurant but no worries, everyone’s welcome here.

Rooftop opens: Year-round

3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF

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Golden Bee

Smack bang in Shoreditch

The bar itself ain’t our really style but you can’t argue with a rooftop in the middle of Shoreditch that has a fire pit.

Rooftop open: Year-round

The Gun

The Gun has teamed up with Sol beer for a Brazilian-style party on a rooftop. There’s a BBQ buffet (£25 per person) and hot cocktails from the private bar. Kick back on a deckchair, grab a bev and check out that Thames view (it’s not quite the white sandy beaches of Rio, but it’ll do).

Open: 26th May-30th September

27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS

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Vermouth on the Roof at One Ham Yard Hotel

Ham Yard are hosting a summer pop up on their rooftop, and it’s all about the Vermouth cocktails. There’s also some awesome masterclasses going on where you can swot up on the Italian wine, whilst scoffing on tasty antipastis, all for £15, yes please. Book yours here [email protected]

One Ham Yard, Soho W1D 7DT

Le Meridien, Piccadilly

The one with all the gin

It isn’t exactly blessed with space, but The Terrace Bar & Grill at Meridien Hotel is the perfect spot to grab something to eat before chilling with a cocktail. It’s smack-bang in the middle of Piccadilly, so the view at this place  is like a tourist’s wet dream. This summer there’s a French Riviera-inspired pop up where they’ve gone to town on the whole Frenchie thing – there’s a promenade lined with parasols, palm trees and deck chairs and even a village square with petanque.

P.S Don’t leave without venturing to the gin bar upstairs.

Rooftop opens: Year-round

21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH

Notch

The one where you can escape Oxford Street

Last year it was Roofnic, this year it’s an ‘industrial playground’. And that’s not just a jazzy term for slick uber trendy decor. There’s literally going to be reclaimed school science tables, scaffolding and rooftop swings overlooking the street below. Fudo Shack will provide Japanese street food all day from 10am to 10pm for lil’ bites. Booze on cocktails and sharing bowls.

Rooftop opens: 5th May

535 Oxford Street, London W1C 2QW

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Pergola On The Roof at Television Centre

Sexy Med-style terrace

Like you’ve been airdropped into the Mediterranean – it’s an evergreen terrace of sexy summer fun. Think of it like an outdoor food court with style – there’s four restaurants (Patty & Bun, Salt Yard, Rabbit and Le Coq) but you can sit wherever, so no worries if you and your mate disagree over who has the best buns. There’s also two bars and 400 seats – so you won’t struggle to nab a seat. Plus there’s a roaming booze trolly to ensure you’re well watered.

Rooftop opens: Thursday 26 May – Sunday 29 August 2016.

Wednesday – Friday: 6pm – 11pm. Saturday:12pm – 11pm. Sunday:12pm – 9.30pm

Multi-Storey Car Park,Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 7RJ

Aqua

Killer cocktails and two terraces

Ok, so the entrance to the Aqua building is shiny, but if Picklebacks taught us anything it’s that we should never judge a book by its cover. Keep your eye on the prize and catch the lift straight up to the fifth floor, where you’ll find the only roof terrace in the West End. Marios Schwab (fashion babes) has added some of his S/S15 inspiration to the one at kyoto… So if you’re looking for seats head through to doors and turn left past the black bull statue. Order a Pina Colada (can you taste the green tea?) and chill in the heaven above the hectic buzz of Regent Street.

Rooftop opens: Year-round (weather permitting)

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, Entrance on 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR

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The Roof Gardens

The one with the flamingos

This place is genuinely ah-may-zing. The dress code here is ‘no effort, no entry’, so fix up if you want a shot at getting in (it’s a private members club, but you know we’ve never let a silly thing like guestlists hold us back). It’s located 100 feet above Kensington High Street, where even the Cafe Nero plays classical music, and if you want to up the fancy factor even more book yourself a table at the restaurant Babylon.

Rooftop open: Year-round

99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

Vista at the Trafalgar

Date spot 

This terrace is open all year round (British weather permitting) which makes it perfect for a date, because everyone knows two tipsy people plus a blanket equals a good time. Order a bunch of cocktails from the rooftop bar, watch tourists fail to climb on the lions (actually hilarious) and remember, this place is a suntrap so wear as little as possible on sunny days. Best of all? It’s rarely as busy as it should be.

Rooftop opens: Year-round

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

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Glam vibes and a 180 degree view

Make sure you wear something sparkly here – not only will you fit in with the glam crowd, but it’ll distract from the uncontrollable “OMFG!” reaction you’ll involuntarily experience when you see the 180 degree view. Be warned; there is a laser show most evenings (some light artist from Barcelona is in charge) but fingers crossed you’ll be too busy getting chatted up on the plush white sofas to care.

Rooftop opens: Year-round

336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

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The enchanted garden

This place is covered in greenery, so it feels like you’re getting fresh air in an enchanted garden when infact you’re above a theatre in Hammersmith. Get lost between trees and find a hidden table in a romantically lit corner. It’s all very charming until you find the pizzeria, then there’s no going back.

Rooftop opens: Year-round

Kings Mall, Lyric Square (just off King Street), London W6 0QL

 

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Broadway House

Cocktails on a cigar terrace

This place has two roof terraces, a rooftop bar, cocktail bar, outdoor cinema, BBQ, restaurant AND cigar terrace. Get obsessed with Toffee Champagne, work your way down the cigar menu and find a member to give you a guided tour of the place – seriously, if they let us live here we would.

Rooftop opens: Year-round – a cosy cover is put on during the winter months.

474 – 476 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY

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Frank’s Cafe 

The really f*cking cool one

We’re yet to hear what’s in store for this unique multi-storey carpark bar, but judging by our experience last year it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about heading back to Frank’s this summer. See ya’ll there.

Rooftop opens: Sometime in May 2016

95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

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Rumpus Room

Where the sexy people hang

A rooftop bar with a terrace and a kick-ass view of the river? You had us at hello. OK the terrace is teeny but it’s ON The Thames so well worth squeezing on to.  This sky high joint at The Mondrian is giving us another reason to hit Southbank for a drink (Dandelyan had already stolen our hearts) – expect London’s sexiest crowd and drinking 1920s style.

Rooftop opens: March 2016

20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD

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The Bussey Building 

The one with the cinema

Didn’t get in to Frank’s? Don’t sweat it, this place is just round the corner. You’ll have to climb what feels like a thousand flights of stairs but it’s worth it for the view. When you get in grab a table to your left – that’s where the sights north of the river are at, and the skyline’s beautiful. Sink some wine and try all the Forza Win food and Rockadollar dogs while eyeing up the fit musicians they’ve got playing that night.

Rooftop opens: May 2016

133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST

 

No32 The Old Town

The daytime hangout 

They love a long table on the terrace at this place, so take your time and make sure you squeeze in next to a hottie. It’s in Clapham, so your cocktails will probably arrive with a side of toddler screams, but the staff have put effort into their drinks menu which features house syrups, sherberts and craft beer. Try everything and the daycare vibe won’t bother you.

Rooftop opens:

32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE

The Prince of Wales

The party on a roof

The POW is a local Brixton classic – you’ll get great tunes (Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay DJ here at the weekends), good people and you won’t have to queue long for a drink because this place has all the bars – the terrace alone has three.  This one’s also special because it’s a two storey situ, so you can have fun running up and down the place like it’s a playground for p*ssheads. There are different rooms blasting the bass – get lost all night and dress casual, you won’t stop dancing from the minute you get there. Get your tickets early, people.

Rooftop open: keep an eye out for their parties!

469 Brixton Rd, London,  SW9 8HH

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Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens

The riverside one

It’s easy to miss this gem of a terrace among the street performers and crowds of tourists that congregate along the Southbank, but once it’s on your radar you’re guna feel really smug. This place is mainly about grabbing a few bottles of wine at the outdoor bar and arranging chairs in a semicircle with your mates so you can enjoy that riverside view, but they’ve got Pimms if you’re feeling patriotic. Expect to see couples snogging behind fruit trees and big groups of people taking to the floor when the chairs run out in the evenings.

Rooftop open: Year-round

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX

Terrazza on the Thames

A sexy riverside pop-up, for bangin’ Canary Wharf views, a bar and a kitchen. Date night happens here.

Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 5HW

Oxo Tower Brasserie

The one you can take your Mum to

The South Bank is having its moment. Hit the Oxo Tower early to bag a seat on the terrace – we’re talking all the epic food served in the restaurant, killer cocktails and views straight out at that river. Come at night – we all know London’s at its best when lit up.

Rooftop open: Year-round

OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London, SE1 9PH

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Vivo

The secret Italian one

Drink award winning Italian cocktails and eat super fresh pastries, lasagne and mega salads galore while sitting on a hidden roof terrace just off the high street in Angel. Expect a vibrant, italian atmosphere with super stylish people. Pep up on some fresh coffee if the sun gets a bit much.

Rooftop open: Year-round

57/58 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY

Alfie’s Rooftop Kitchen

The tapas terrace 

This hidden roof terrace lurks above London’s largest indoor market. Get spendy downstairs before heading up the Art Deco building for a bottle of wine in the sun. Foodwise, expect everything at this contemporary cafe from a full English to a selection of tapas. A seriously cool daytime hangout.

Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT

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The Driver

All day hanging out on top of a pub

This huge 5-storey pub is a great place to take a bunch of mates, although the terrace itself is a little on the cosy side. Cocktails at the boutique bar will make you feel classy and if you’re getting peckish you can head downstairs to the basement’s gastro kitchen, or stay upstairs and get fed by the resident BBQ chef. You can smoke on the roof, too, so everyone’s guna be happy.

Rooftop open: Year-round

2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY

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The Red Lion Roof

The pub garden on a roof

If you thought this was just a pokey corner pub you were wrong. Take it all up to the third floor rooftop and hope to high heaven that the rest of Hoxton haven’t discovered the same staircase as you. It’s little on the small side but look, we’re in London, and if you can handle the tube during summer then this’ll be a breeze (literally, the air’s great up there).

Rooftop open: Year-round

41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NH

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The Big Chill House

The one with beers, burgers and beats

You don’t have to dress up for The Big Chill because, as far as terraces go, it’s kind of a dive, but hey who cares when all you’re after is some beers, a burger and chilled out times? Sit back on the brightly coloured garden furniture and enjoy the beats. There’s a cool crowd up here, and you could easily stay all afternoon.

Rooftop open: Year-round weather permitting

257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL

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