The sun is out and the days are gradually getting longer. So where better to catch those precious post-work rays than a rooftop bar! Luckily, they’re popping up all over the place. Here’s a few that have just recently opened for their summer stint.
Dalston Roof Park
This summertime the Dalston institution has reopened with new decking, garden and a bar. There are going to be gigs, parties (including a residency from The 2 Bears), weekly film screenings, supper clubs and yoga. Worth the climb.
Cool kid creative hub Netil House is already bustling with musicians, filmmakers, writers, and even acrobats. Thanks to the addition of a panoramic rooftop terrace, creatives craving the sun are encouraged to work and play alfresco. Oh, and there are hot tubs. Now that’s our kind of hot desking (you do need membership though!).
This beach-themed rooftop hideaway has astroturf a-plenty and an extra special ’Roof Summer Club’ events programme. Expect plenty of school holiday shenanigans for grown-ups including tie-dying, origami and urban knitting ‘crafternoons’ complete with cocktails.
Skylounge Mexican-themed bar
Tower Hill isn’t known for its tequila, but Skylounge provides work weary City folk with a little taste of Mexico several storeys up. Sip sangria and share nachos whilst looking over the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard and the rest of the city’s striking skyline.
From the celebrated team behind London Fields’ Lardo, Coppa is a little rooftop paradise in E8. If you’re lucky enough to snag a deckchair, treat yourself to some rooftop sunbathing (or snoozing), stock up on cocktails and chow down on the selection of Lardo’s legendary charcuterie. Opening May 24
Car parks got a lot cooler when Frank’s came around. Every summer since 2007 the achingly trendy south London bar has parked up at the apex of an otherwise inconspicuous Peckham parking spot. Raise your reasonably priced cocktails to the pop-up bar people. Opening June 6