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Top Rooftop Bars in London

With increasing temperatures and heightened appearances of the sunshine, there is no better reason to enjoy the outdoors in London. New venues at which to drink in the views as well as your cocktail.

by Logan Ariza

Oblix at the Shard

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Spend a day exploring London, and in the evening attempt to retrace your steps from the city’s very best vantage point. The Shard, next to London Bridge, became the tallest building in western Europe when it opened in 2012. The highest view is from the viewing station on the 69th floor. But at Oblix bar, a bit lower down, you can see London’s sights rather more clearly, and with a drink in your hand. There’s live music in the evenings, a diverse clientele, and the food is innovative.

Oblix at the Shard
31 St Thomas Street
London SE1 9RY
Tel. +44 (0)20 7268 6700
www.oblixrestaurant.com

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Oxo Tower

 

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A landmark since the 1930s, this brick tower has a new lease of life as a bar perched atop the River Thames. You can look at London’s most stunning building, St Paul’s cathedral, while watching the city’s lights sparkling off the glassy towers that now surround Christopher Wren’s spectacular dome. If you’ve got time, check out the brasserie and restaurant too.

Oxo Tower
02 Barge House Street
London SE1 9GY
Tel. +44 (0)20 7021 1686
www.oxotower.co.uk

Aqua Spirit

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From a vantage point high above Regent Street, you can see down into the winding streets of Soho, and across to the towers of the City. Or just gaze around you – the people look great, the cocktails even better. A lot of thought has gone into the menu, with cocktails and bar snacks inspired by Japan.

Aqua Spirit
240 Regent Street
Soho, London W1B 3BR
Tel. +44 (0)20 7478 0540
http://aquaspirit.co.uk

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Rooftop Kitchen at Alfie’s

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This is one for a casual daytime, a rooftop cafe and bar in an unexpected place: above Alfie’s Antique Market in Marylebone. Pop in after a morning stroll around Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. The neighbourhood is low-rise, so you’ll see far across the bumpy rooftops. A great spot for outdoor afternoon tea.

Rooftop Kitchen at Alfie’s
Alfies Antique Market
13-25 Church Street
Marylebone, London NW8 8DT
Tel. +44 (0)20 7258 3300
www.rooftopkitchen.co.uk

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Coq d’Argent

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In the heart of the financial district, glass skyscrapers surround this rare patch of green. A favourite of city slickers, there’s a charming outdoor garden - think little trees and hanging lights. Outside heaters and sheepskin seats make the outside terrace worth visiting even if it’s cold.

Coq d’Argent
1 Poultry
London EC2R 8EJ
Tel. +44 (0)20 7395 5000
www.coqdargent.co.uk

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