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Take it to the roof: London’s hottest rooftop bar openings

Posted at 5:00 pm, May 16, 2014 in Food & Drink
dalston roof park

The sun is out and the days are gradually getting longer. So where better to catch those precious post-work rays than a rooftop bar! Luckily, they’re popping up all over the place. Here’s a few that have just recently opened for their summer stint.

Open now:

Dalston Roof Park
This summertime the Dalston institution has reopened with new decking, garden and a bar. There are going to be gigs, parties (including a residency from The 2 Bears), weekly film screenings, supper clubs and yoga. Worth the climb.

Netil 360

Cool kid creative hub Netil House is already bustling with musicians, filmmakers, writers, and even acrobats. Thanks to the addition of a panoramic rooftop terrace, creatives craving the sun are encouraged to work and play alfresco. Oh, and there are hot tubs. Now that’s our kind of hot desking (you do need membership though!).

Queen of Hoxton roof

This beach-themed rooftop hideaway has astroturf a-plenty and an extra special ‘Roof Summer Club’ events programme. Expect plenty of school holiday shenanigans for grown-ups including tie-dying, origami and urban knitting ‘crafternoons’ complete with cocktails.

Skylounge Mexican-themed bar

Tower Hill isn’t known for its tequila, but Skylounge provides work weary City folk with a little taste of Mexico several storeys up. Sip sangria and share nachos whilst looking over the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard and the rest of the city’s striking skyline.

Opening soon:

Coppa London

From the celebrated team behind London Fields’ Lardo, Coppa is a little rooftop paradise in E8. If you’re lucky enough to snag a deckchair, treat yourself to some rooftop sunbathing (or snoozing), stock up on cocktails and chow down on the selection of Lardo’s legendary charcuterie. Opening May 24


Car parks got a lot cooler when Frank’s came around. Every summer since 2007 the achingly trendy south London bar has parked up at the apex of an otherwise inconspicuous Peckham parking spot. Raise your reasonably priced cocktails to the pop-up bar people. Opening June 6

Check out our full list of rooftop barsrooftop parties and outdoor cinema.

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