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
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; aquanueva.co.uk / aquakyoto.co.uk
2. Rooftop, Trafalgar St James
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
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!
6. Mercer Roof Terrace
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