Vista Roof Garden is one of FIVE BEST: Rooftop bars.

1. Vista Roof Garden

7.9
Cocktail Bar · City of Westminster · 2 Spring Gdns, City of Westminster, Greater London

Evening StandardEvening Standard: Slightly over-priced drinks and stunning views abound, Vista is more an indulgent tourist destination than an after work hangout, but the wow factor keeps it on the London going out bucket list. Read more.

Aqua Spirit is one of FIVE BEST: Rooftop bars.

2. Aqua Spirit

7.8
Cocktail Bar · 5th Floor, 240 Regent St (Entrance on 30 Argyll St), London, Greater London

Evening StandardEvening Standard: Perched on this Soho rooftop, Aqua bar, curated by the renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group of the same name, offers a range of drinks and lighter bites in a stylish surrounding. Read more.

Queen of Hoxton is one of FIVE BEST: Rooftop bars.

3. Queen of Hoxton

7.8
Bar · Bishopsgate · 1-5 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, Greater London

Evening StandardEvening Standard: While the venue has a hipster pedigree that verges on the intimidating you don’t have to wear thick rimmed glasses and an ironic cardigan to enjoy a drink and a movie on the glorious roof terrace. Read more.

Southbank Centre Roof Garden, Café & Bar is one of FIVE BEST: Rooftop bars.

4. Southbank Centre Roof Garden, Café & Bar

8.9
Beer Garden · Southbank Centre (Belvedere Rd), South Bank, Greater London

Evening StandardEvening Standard: The Southbank Centre’s rooftop bar is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day in the office. Sip an English Garden Cocktail amongst the vegetable planters and wildflower ‘meadow’. Read more.

Kensington Roof Gardens is one of FIVE BEST: Rooftop bars.

5. Kensington Roof Gardens

8.9
Roof Deck · Queen's Gate · 99 Kensington High St (Derry St), London, Greater London

Evening StandardEvening Standard: Perfect for lunchtime drinks or dinner, the Roof Gardens also run a season of gourmet BBQ events which, when the weather hots up, are not to be missed. Read more.