Yes, for 2016! As I’m sure that next summer there will be changes to this top 5. Londoners love rooftop terraces, and I’m one of those. Whether it is on a second floor rooftop, 10th floor or somewhere in between, when the sun is out these are the places that are buzzing. Come over and join me at one of the below:
The Oval Space – Hackney – this is definitely my new number one. It is just open for summer from June till September and Oded Oner is the chef in residence who is monitoring anything food wise. Every week there will be new additions to the Mediterranean with an Israeli twist menu. It is close to Broadway market, but this being a bit of a tourist trap The Oval Space is a great option to get away from the crowd and join the locals for lunch, dinner or drinks. On a sunny day a DJ joins and it might become a late night.
The Boundary – Shoreditch – when done shopping brand’s latest flag-ship stores at Red Church street this is a great place to chill with a wonderful view over East London. The Boundary is known for organic food and nice cocktails and has some comfy seats to relax and catch up with friends.
Radio bar, ME hotel – Soho – the ME hotel has been there for a few years and was a great modern addition to the city. The rooftop terrace located on the 10th floor gives you amazing views over the city around the Strand area and beyond. Try it out for a lovely lunch, cocktails and drinks.
Aqua – Regent Street – this is not a big place, but really close to Oxford Street so perfect when you need to be in the area. The rooftop terrace is on the fifth floor. The cocktails are great and the sushi are also perfect to try. It is a nice terrace and known with the crowd so you might want to make the effort to drop them a note for a reservation in advance.
Coq d’Argent – Westminster – you probably want to wear your business attire to mix with the crowd, but if you do so you will find a great place to enjoy after work. The place at the 7th floor has an elaborate garden which creates a nice atmosphere. This rooftop has a sophisticated restaurant and several outdoor areas to enjoy a drink or food. Try the latest cocktails as you have a great bartender team at hand here.