The new rooftop bar that lets you rub shoulders with St Pauls.

Just like that second drink, an 5-hour Netflix binge on a school night and a hottie with commitment issues, we just can't resist a killer rooftop bar. Especially one with a landmark backdrop as a buff as this one.

Strut your way through the destination entrance and head sky-high to the rooftop oasis in the heart of London's concrete jungle. Hot damn, Summer in The City looks mighty fine from where we were sat, and bonus feature: there ain't a bad seat in the house if you're hoping for cocktails with a view. This alfresco hot spot has brought not one but two outside terraces to the square mile. If the weather is looking sketchier than the gift shops in Leicester Square, head for the one with a retractable roof. You'll still be able to take in the rooftop sights, but you won't have the rain spoil your lunch.

The kitchen crew sure know how to put on a spread. Juicy Tandoori Monkfish Skewers and creamy Pea & Goats Cheese Arancini Balls with a pesto dip topped our highlight list, with honourable mentions going to the rich, thick cardamom & pistachio Kulfi Lollipop (think clotted cream meets India). All of that was washed down with their bright and elegant menu of cocktails. The Midsummer Margarita brings heatwave vibes with its addition of tart, fresh raspberry, but if you want a classic they'll make that for you, too.

By BarChick


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