It’s unlikely many of us will be heading off for extravagant holidays in 2020. But that doesn’t mean al fresco dining and cocktails in the sunshine are off the menu this summer. London has a plethora of amazing venues with startling views of the cityscape and rooftop bars to rival some of Europe’s finest.
Check out our selection of the Top 5 Venues with an Amazing View in London.
Netil360, 1 Westgate St, Hackney, London E8 3RL
Firstly, if you’re looking for a cool, casual vibe, London Field’s Netil360 is the rooftop venue for you. Whether it’s the first or thirty-first date, you’re bound to enjoy your time in this bar, cafe and sizeable outdoor space. Referred to as “East London’s Rooftop”, Netil360 welcomes you in with its warm, friendly atmosphere, and its quirky, hipster vibes: Craft Beer galore meets stark, wooden decor. Interestingly, the venue is also an acclaimed rooftop filming location in East London, having been used for music videos, feature films, fashion shows and the like. Now that definitely makes for a fun date story…
Madison, Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
This award-winning rooftop terrace brags spectacular views of London’s skyline, including its convenient next door neighbour: St. Paul’s Cathedral. This venue is perfect for brunch dates, wining and dining, and, of course, late-night cocktails on the terrace. And whatever time your date is, morning, afternoon and evening guests have the opportunity to be serenaded by the array of live music on offer. So, if you fancy a bit of, well, fancy… Madison is definitely the venue with a view for you.
132 Southwark St, London SE1 0SW
Frank’s Cafe is South London’s ultimate summer hangout spot. Yes, it may be quite literally at the top of a multi-storey car park, but this venue has become a renowned work of art in itself – even adorned with a series of site-specific art installations. The effective simplicity of the rooftop’s decor is sharply juxtaposed by the most stunning skyline views. Only seeing photos of Frank’s Cafe online makes us almost feel the summer air on our faces, and hear the buzz of excitable crowds. Also – we can’t forget that iconic, heavily-instagrammed pink staircase…
40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
If you’re looking to spoil your date with an evening out to a classy, chic venue with a view… look no further! Bogan 37 Restaurant allows you to wine and dine on exquisite, award-winning cuisine, whilst gazing out upon the industrial beauty of Canary Wharf – and beyond! Bring on the bottomless Prosecco…
1 SKY GARDEN WALK, London EC3M 8AF
Sky Garden boasts to be ‘the ultimate view of London’ – and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. As you enter London’s official highest public garden, prepare for an unforgettable experience. With free entry, you can peruse the Sky Pod bar, Darwin Brasserie, open air terrace and public garden. It’s the living, breathing heart of the venue – constantly abloom with exquisite greenery. The vibrancy of this venue is further enhanced by its regular live music on offer, from bands to exclusive DJ nights.
Additionally, with its 360-degree views of London’s swoon-worthy skyline, we challenge you to name a more idyllic location for a date. In particular, we love the small, thoughtful touch of Sky Garden providing a daily ‘Sunset’ time on their website, as guidance for their visitors. After all, what’s more romantic than a cocktail, amidst a beautifully landscape garden… at sunset?
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