Gaze across Europe’s greatest cityscapes from one of these rooftop bars as you enjoy refreshing cocktails, delicious appetisers and magnificent views. With great ambience, excellent service and great company, it’s more than you’ll ever need to welcome classy European nights.
Oxo Tower, London
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.
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La Terraza, Florence
La Terrazza sits elegantly on the top of the medieval Consorti Tower in Florence. If you are looking to impress your date with intimate conversation elevated by a soft amber glow, make a reservation and let the lounge take its effect on the two of you. A selection of original cocktails will give you the opportunity to try something new as the night gives way to your budding romance. The bar, which emits energy straight out of the 1950s, is charming yet chic and is also ideal for a group dining experience if you’re looking to share the love along with a delectable meal.
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Sky Bar, Berlin
Alexander Koppe, chef de cuisine at Sternerestaurant Sky Kitchen and Sky Bar, communicates culture through cooking. He once said, “We cook like our city － our city is Berlin －creative, fresh, and uncomplicated!” For the trendiest of couples who want to experience Berlin in its truest form, the Sky Bar is an ideal location. Spend the evening admiring the contemporary craftsmanship and indulging in entrees that look as good as they taste. Plush, patterned couches, bronze lighting fixtures, and a breathtaking view of the city make a statement: the Sky Bar is where classic Berlin culture meets modern day, and it is truly a place for the elite.
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Terraza Aperol, Milan
The Aperol Spritz has become part of Milan’s cocktail culture, and though it can be found in different forms according to where you are in Italy – loads of Aperol in Padua, just a dash in Venice – you can be sure that you are getting the real thing at the Terrazza Aperol where everything is as orange as the cocktail. You can opt for other classic cocktails, or non-alcoholic versions, and the snacks that accompany them are gourmet tapas, including the venue’s classic and much-loved potato chips. www.terrazzaaperol.it
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Terrass” Rooftop Bar, Paris
One of the city's cosiest and most sophisticated rooftop bars, Terrass'' offers a magical panoramic view of Paris. During the spring and summer months, the spacious terrace is lush with flowers and greenery, and comfortable sofas mean long lingering evenings. The rooftop bar has a great selection of wines and cocktails and is a great starting point for a night out. In the early evening, you can still catch the sunset with a glass of wine and the world practically at your feet.
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