8 Sky High Dates
With this heat wave set to stay why not take your dating up a level..literally! Head to one of London’s finest roof top bars and soak up one of the planets finest skylines. Whether you are after a cosy and intimate bar or somewhere to dance into the small hours Little Black Book has got a roof terrace for you:
South Banks Mondrian Hotel - Rumpus room: For super swanky head to the Rumpus room at the Mondrian, a fabulous hotel bar on the South Bank. If you are a mid-week dater, hit it up on a Wednesday and join them for live music and a special Grey Goose cocktail menu with all drinks £10 – bargain!
Bar Elba in Waterloo - If you are after a fun party vibe, Bar Elba is the place for you. The bar takes its name from the tiny Island of Elba, off the Tuscan coast where Napolean was exiled in 1814. He apparently took his horse and a few hundred closest pals and partied for 300 days!! What a dude! So grab a space on one of the communal tables and get involved in the extensive cocktail list and you too will soon be partying Napolean style!
Culpeper Roof Garden - This is a little oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of the city. The roof top is used to grow vegetables and herbs which feature on the gastro pubs modern menu. Get organised and book in advance as seating is limited, relax and enjoy the peace.. and the giant gerkin, yes really!
Radio Rooftop Bar, ME London Hotel - This super slick terrace will have you reminiscing of nights spent on the White Isle. So if plush bars with background house beats are your thing head to Radio Rooftop for your own Ibiza experience in the Big Smoke.
Dalston Roof Park - The spacious roof top boasts 2 bars and a retractable roof! So whether you’re soaking up the heatwave or avoiding getting soaked – this bar has got our climate covered! Pop up food traders are taking up residencies alongside the DJ’s so head down for a drink, nibble and dance. Safely in the knowledge that all the money made at Dalston Roof Park goes towards supporting ‘The Bootstrap Company’, a registered charity based in Hackney, helping to alleviate poverty and further education in the local community…go on have another drink, it would be rude not to!
Aviary, Montcalm Hotel - For stylish terrace action this bar on Finsbury Square is the place for you. Sip a botanical cocktail 10 floors up whilst soaking up spectacular views of the city. As the sun goes down cosy up under blankets and unwind whilst watching the city’s skyline lighting up before you.
The Rooftop, St James - As views go the bar on top of the Trafalgar Hotel is iconic and well worth a visit. With many cocktails named after London’s landmarks head up, drink a ‘Soho Sunset’ and join the ranks of many and take a selfie with Admiral Nelson!
Boundary Rooftop Bar, Shoreditch – Perched upon the Conran designed Boundary Project this rooftop offers a retreat from the buzz taking place below. Offering a superbly simple menu of seafood and skewers the Boundary allows you to relax and feel refined at the same time.