Finally the sun has shown it’s face in London after weeks of rain, so to make the most of the sunshine we have selected some of London’s best rooftop terraces.
The Big Chill House is a large Victorian Pub in the heart of London’s King’s Cross, the legendary festival bar has cool barbecues and parties held on the terrace.
257-259 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL
Nearest tube: Kings Cross
Just off Tottenham Court Road, the roof terrace of this pub is partially covered so there is an option of shelter (should it start to rain) and with the Belle Bar conveniently close upstairs, you won’t need to move far for the second round.
68-70 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 4EY
Nearest tube: Goodge Street
The main draw of this Islington pub is the large roof terrace, with tables, chairs and artificial grass, it’s also a well known stop on the Monopoly pub crawl. Regular guest ales are a feature and the wine list will set you up just nicely.
54 Pentonville Road, Angel, N1 9HJ
Nearest tube: Angel
Decking, fairy lights and even a water fountain make this one of the best roof terraces in East London. There are BBQ’s during the summer and as the sun sets, on selected evenings the seats are rearranged for a film screening from the Rooftop Film Club. This season there is a brand new cocktail menu (including frozen cocktails) and a second bar has been added on the roof to reduce queues. Local artist, Matthew Dent, has given the walls a new lease of life and keep your eyes peeled for the occasional hot tub…
1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
Nearest tube: Old Street/ Liverpool Street
The roof terrace at this popular pub is small but decked with palms and Moroccan-style tiling and tables, making it a tranquil sunny retreat, there is also a great garden so if the roof terrace is full we recommend heading there.
19 Kilburn Lane, W10 4AE
Nearest tune: Kensal Green
The roof terrace of the Alexandra is one of the most luxurious pub roof terraces we’ve seen, with trendy seating, its own bar and a sun canopy. When it gets chilly you can even huddle up by the fire.
33 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NE
Nearest tube: Wimbledon