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London’s best rooftop bars to visit this summer, as told by locals

London's best rooftop garden with tables and chairs in the middle of a city.

We all know how difficult it can be to know where to go when visiting a new city, neighbourhood or country. Lucky for you, we’ve asked the locals who live and love London to tell us some of their best-kept secrets and in this case – London’s best rooftop’s, just in time for summer.

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Our Map of London’s Best Rooftop Bars (Updated regularly)

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Why here? Summer rooftops, cinema clubs and mid-week dance classes. Check out what’s on here.


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Why here? Skyline views across the river Thames and a killer sunset spot for champagne and cocktails. Check out what’s on here.


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Why here? Nestled between Hackney’s Victorian buildlings, this place overlooks London’s skyscrapers with a garden area busting sweet tunes. Find out what’s on here.


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Why here? This summer Brixton rooftop are bringing Cuba to London, complete with a beach rooftop and street food vendors. Find out what’s on here.


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Why here? Owned by the Hilton group, this spectacular rooftop offers incredible views of the skyline, world-class food and cocktails. It also offers a 360-degree view of London. More here.


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Why here? Super contemporary dining room and bar with breathtaking views on the 31st floor of The Shard.


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Why here? Bar and events space in King’s Cross with a roof terrace, craft beer and delicious eats. See what’s on here.


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Why here? A hidden gem in Finsbury Park, this lively Irish pub screams cozy vibes and dreamy gardens to chill out in. See what’s on here.


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Why here? An East London rooftop bar, cafe, workspace and garden. Who says you can’t have it all right? See what’s on here.


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Why here? This rooftop garden boasts a legacy of music history and is based in a one of a kind building, Plenty of live music events, launches, private parties and photography exhibitions to keep you busy. More here.


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Why here? Located on the 38th and 39th floor at 110 Bishopsgate, this place offers a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. It’s the highest outdoor dining terrace in Europe offering 360 degree views of London. More here.

Want to help contribute to this map? Simply comment below with your London go-to rooftop bar and we’ll do the updating!

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If you’re a local living in London and know of any we have missed, please help by contributing through the comments below and we’ll update this map regularly.