S k y l i n e s a n d T a n l i n e s
So, it may feel like spring has taken longer to arrive than it has for Barry Manilow to come out, but after this glorious weather we’ve all been basking in, it looks like it’s finally here! There’s no better way to embrace the sunshine than to ascend ten floors and kick back with a cold one whilst casting your eye over the delights of London City. Also making for a great first date… What’s not to love? Apart from maybe her if she’s a Catfish.
Grab a girl and get yourself to a London rooftop …
Frank’s Cafe Describing themselves as Non Profit, Franks Cafe has been established for around ten years, showcasing some art and cooking up some super tasty foods. Nearest Train Station Peckham Rye Overground Opening Hours Tuesday – Friday 5pm- 11pm Saturday and Sunday 11am- 11pm Where Peckham, SE15 4ST What’s it like Top of a multi- story car park , enjoy a tipple and some glorious food ten stories up Anything Else Children and dogs welcome.
Golden Bee Cocktail galore and slick designs, recent refurbishment’s mean year round openings. For the win! Happy Hour is on Tuesday – Thursday, 2-4-1 cocktails between 5pm-7pm. Perfect post work date? Nearest Tube Old Street Opening Hours Mon: Closed Tues: 5pm – Late Weds: 5pm – Late Thurs: 5pm – 2am Fri: 5pm – 3am Sat: 5pm – 3am Sun: Closed Where Singer Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9DD What’s it like A cool vibe, there’s a bar on the terrace and speakers playing the mix from the DJ inside. Anything Else After refurbishment’s the roof terrace re opens this week…. it’s going to be buzzing. This could bee a perfect place for a first date. Too many bee puns flying around. Hive just can’t stop.
Opening for the summer season on May 4th, YES! Roof East has a fully functioning bar, crazy golf and an outdoor cinema.It’s action packed.
Nearest Tube Stratford Opening Hours TBC Where E15 1XD What’s it like Fun filled and lots to do, perfect for a first or fiftieth date, 2017 sees the return of the Rooftop Film Club, Bar and Crazy Golf Course. New for this season is a Rooftop Roller disco, Bowls and Batting Cage Experience. Sounds like a lot of fun. Nearest A&E? Anything Else You can also do yoga classes here, acoustic sessions and apparently “cumminity screenings”…..Oooh Errr, Roof East we think you’ve got a typo there. Unless that’s also new for 2017.
Queen of Hoxton Did someone say rooftop garden barbecue? Queen of Hoxton has live DJ’s , a great atmosphere and is spread over three levels. Nearest Tube Old Street / Liverpool Street Opening Hours The rooftop is usually open between 4pm- 10pm. Closed Sundays. Where Shoreditch Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX What’s it like Overlooking the delights of Shoreditch, QoH is a really popular choice . Cool, quirky, prices that don’t make your eyes water. An all round winner. Anything Else Events going on most nights, the official Summer Opening Launch is May 4th.
Brixton Beach is opening for the summer months from 26th May and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Nearest Tube Brixton Opening Hours TBC Where Pope’s Road Brixton What’s it like Brixton Rooftop is an ace venue, hosting many different events some of which are ticketed so keep an eye out on their website for more information. Anything Else New website has full details coming soon, if you can’t wait till then drop them a tweet @brixtonrooftop
Aqua Spirit Open all year round (weather permitting) Aqua has two terraces over looking the city. This bar serves up some great cocktails inspired by Japan. Nearest Tube Oxford Circus Opening Hours Tuesday – Friday 5pm- 11pm Saturday and Sunday 11am- 11pm Where Central W1B 3BR What’s it like A classy place to take your bird out to impress her. The cocktails aren’t too expensive to enjoy (£12), considering the location and deliciousness. Anything Else Japanese restaurant has great reviews… feast your eyes on the food as well as the view.
Overlooking St Pauls, Maddison is a picturesque rooftop bar to catch up with friends or mingle with colleagues. Nearest Tube St Pauls/ Bank Opening Hours Monday to Wednesday: 11am – late Thursday to Saturday: 11am – 1am Sunday: 11am – 9 pm Where St Pauls EC4M 9AF What’s it like A number of roof terraces open all year round with great views over the centre of London. Madison is a popular place for post work drinks with colleagues this place is always full of buzzing vibes. A cocktail is between £10- £12. Anything Else Smart Casual- no trainers or sportswear.
Queen Elizabeth Roof Bar and Terrace The South Bank Centre has a glorious watering hole and garden maintained by volunteers from Grounded Ecotherapy. These guys support adults who experience homelessness and mental health problems. Nearest Tube Waterloo Opening Hours Daily 10am- 1opm Where Southbank SE1 8XX What’s it like Relaxed and chilled atmosphere, sit back and enjoy a drink alongside the glorious gardens, maintained by volunteers. Anything Else Donate to support
Or if the thought of rooftops sends shivers down your spin….check out our post on You Me and Her , available now on Netlix.
Love NL x