Okay so technically it’s not summer anymore, but we’ll hold on to it until we have to get out our scarves and begrudging drag out our winter coats from the back of the wardrobe.
On the plus side, the abundance of rooftop bars and with the sun setting around 7.20pm means that you can leave work, head to a bar and get the best of all worlds and some cracking Instagram photos to boot. Snap pictures of the best city in the world at daytime, sunset, dusk and night time. Throw in some delicious cocktails and tasty food and your friends will be jealous in no time.
But which rooftop bars should you visit over the next couple of weeks? See our top 3 and keep checking back as we’ll be adding more very soon.
- Savage Garden tops our list for it’s hard to beat views and pretty awesome cocktails and food.
Our superstar guest reviewer, Jim Edwards gave it a near perfect score of 4.6 stars and said “So overall what did we think!? Big thumbs up for Savage Garden. As long as you know before you enter you aren’t on the cheapest night out in London, you’re in for a treat and it’s well worth spending that little bit extra cash if it’s a special night out you want. The views, the drinks, the atmosphere, everything added up to a special experience and it’s a great option for either an intimate night for two or a night out with friends or work colleagues.” Read the full review
2. John Lewis (and Partners) Oxford Street’s Summer of Sound doesn’t offer the same level of views as Savage, but it makes up for it with an oasis feeling that’s completely mad as you quickly forget that the craziness of Oxford Street is just below you.
We gave it a score of 4.4 stars and said “I’d 100% recommend a visit as long as the weather is nice, it felt like an indulgent, but not overly expenses treat after hours of shopping. Perhaps my favourite thing was just how quiet it was, it felt like a world away from the busy streets below.” Read the full review
3. Jin Bo Law by Aldgate station is one of the new kids on the highrise bar block and you can even see Savage Garden (if you know where to look) However the view of the city of London skyline is probably what you really want to soak up. We felt so close to the other buildings, you get a sense of it from the photos but you need to experience it for yourself. Add the twist of a Japanese theme, an excellent indoor space that still offers excellent views means you’ll have a great time any time of the year.
Check back soon for our next 3 recommendations.