Best bars in London to soak up the sunshine

Best bars in London to soak up the sunshine

When the sun’s out in London there is no better place to cool down whist enjoying the rare rays than at one of the capital’s dazzling bars, whether you want a cocktail in the clouds to marvel at the views of the skyline or to enjoy some of the stunning al fresco spots dotted around the city.

Here are some of my personal favourites.

1.Aqua Spirit, Soho

London's best rooftop bars

Taking Cocktails up a level just steps away from Oxford Circus tube station, Aqua Spirit offers a glorious rooftop terrace which is a great place to retreat for a drink after shopping or to spend a lovely evening and an idyllic London spot.

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street) W1B 3BR; /

2. Rooftop, Trafalgar St James

London's best rooftop bars

If its  views of London’s landmarks you are after, the Rooftop at Trafalgar St James is a great place to spend time in the sun on a fine day.

Address: 7th Floor, 2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS

3.Madison Rooftop Terrace

London's best rooftop bars

For immense views of St Paul’s Cathedral head to the Madison Rooftop Terrace. It is best on weekdays as its not as busy as the weekend, and I find afternoons are a particularly good time to visit.

Address: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF

4. Claridge’s Bar

During the summer months I adore sitting outside on the lovely outside terrace area adjacent to the quintessential Claridge’s Bar. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of champagne in its tranquil and gorgeous surroundings. The indoor space is absolutely stunning too, but seeing as London is blessed with amazing weather lately, it is such a treat to be able to sit outside.

Address:Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR

5. On The Terrace at Four Seasons London

Four Seasons London Hotel at Park Lane have a gorgeous summer terrace with an Italian theme this summer and it is adorned with gorgeous flowers and a fabulous swing! Highly recommend the Peach Bellinis!

Address: Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7DR

6.  Mercer Roof Terrace

London's best rooftop bars

The Mercer Roof Terrace, on the top floor of Vintry & Mercer, is a hidden gem and from here you can see the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass tip of my favourite landmark, The Shard.

Address: 19-20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU

What are your favourite summer tipple venues? I would love to know in the comments below xx

Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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  1. July 25, 2019 / 11:18 am

    These are some of my absolute favourites too!

  2. July 25, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    So I now feel like I need to visit the ones on here that I have not had the pleasure of. I cannot believe that I still have not had drinks in the Four Seasons bar. Aqua Spirit looks gorgeous too! Ohhhh I could so do with one of those chilled glasses right now

  3. August 19, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    So many amazing bars! This has definitely made me want a cocktail!

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