East London’s much loved rooftop bar, Dalston Roofpark, has reopened its doors for the summer season with a fresh new look, stellar food and drink offering, plus a series of epic DJ nights as well as a calendar of exciting events from its new drinks partner, Fountain Hard Seltzer. From a new series of comedy nights in the pipeline, to an independent art fair and vintage clothing market on Sundays, the rooftop will rock this summer, high above the rooftops of E8.
The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Roof East, Stratford
Back and even better than before! Expect a jam-packed lineup of classic and must-see movies to watch under the stars with Rooftop Film Club, plus Roof East’s ultimate playground for adults: baseball, crazy golf, archery, Roof East’s legendary bowls or channel your inner Sam Ryder at its Car Park Karaoke.
7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, London E15 1XE
Queen of Hoxton
Find some sweet oasis from the busy streets of Shoreditch. Wind your way up the spiralling Queen Of Hoxton staircase to catch a glimpse of the pristine cherry blossom motifs as you allow yourself to be transported into the mysterious Cherry Blossom Garden that lies ahead. Enjoy Queen’s delectable and superbly mixed cocktails – take your pick from the likes of the fizzy, fruity Yuzu Cute; sweet Melon Rocks or the signature Cherry Blossom served alongside perfectly placed petals and topped with an umbrella to ensure those summer vibes never end. Or why not go all out and tuck into an al-fresco menu of of delicious culinary creations, such as: Gochujang burger, Katsu Chicken burger or the Mighty Meaty Vegan burger. There’s something for everyone! Open every Tuesday to Sunday
1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX
A laid-back panoramic bar, garden and café in the heart of East London with the city’s skyline as its backdrop. DJ takeovers at the weekend and plenty of star gazing – what’s not to like.
1 Westgate St, Hackney, London, E8 3RL
Boasting the highest sky bar in East London, you can expect live music, DJs and the perfect spot on the 18th floor to enjoy an evening drink and watch the sunset across the capital.
40 Celebration Ave, East Village, London E20 1DB
Now we’re not trying to tempt fate, but this glorious weather looks as though it isn’t budging any time soon. Rather than trying to make the most of it squeezed onto a pavement by a pub door, why not head a little closer to the sun? Roof terraces are a great way to enjoy the still-light evenings and Upper 5th, one of Shoreditch’s rooftop bars is no exception. With panoramic, #insta-worthy views of the London skyline and space for up to 180 guests, Upper 5th is (as the name suggests) situated on the 5th floor of the Courthouse Hotel. For an impromptu evening tipple, make your way to The Upper Bar, with its standing tables and incredible scenery from 3pm during the week and 12pm on weekends. If it’s something more personal, head to The Garden, a reservation only space with table service and cabana sofa-bed seating. Indulge in the Shisha menu and enjoy a selection of cocktails to wash down small plates and sharers.
335–337 Old Street, EC1V 9LL
An Instagrammer’s dream and a cocktail connoisseurs delight, Savage Garden is one of London’s most decadent rooftop destinations, set high above the city with jaw-dropping views, dramatic cocktails and truly savage menus provide a standout venue like no other. Savage-looking cocktails, developed by Gorgeous Group, are mixed, muddled, shaken & stirred to perfection. Bar food, but not as you know it. The menu at Savage Garden features unexpected flavour combinations and theatre serves to deliver dishes that look as good as they taste.
Located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton London, Tower of London
7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF
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