London has some fantastic roof top bars, offering an incredible opportunity to see the city from above while enjoying a relaxing drink or two. We take a look at some of the best roof top bars which are in close proximity to some popular Holiday Apartments London.
Notch in Oxford Street is one of the newest roof top bars and is quickly becoming one of the places to see and be seen this year. Expect a festival style atmosphere with friendly music and great value cocktails. A space age white canopy provides some shelter on damp nights, or helps keep visitors cool in high summer. The swinging seats add to the fun atmosphere. Finding the bar takes a little initiative, you have to hunt for the entrance near the Marriot Hotel – but it is worth the effort.
Over in Whitechapel, head for the Culpeper Roof Garden in Commercial Street where you can enjoy some superb city views of the weird and wonderful office buildings that have been erected over the past few years. Cocktails are a speciality here, and use herbs grown on the roof around you. This is actually a working garden as the rooftop space is also used to grow vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. For something different, try the garden julep which is a mix of bourbon, lemon and the chosen herb of the day. The only drawback is that this is a very popular venue and seating is limited. If you want to enjoy a roof top barbeque, it is best to book a table.
Heron Tower is not one of the prettiest office buildings in the City of London but it does house one of the most enjoyable rooftop bars. A head for heights is certainly needed as Sushisamba’s is on the 38th floor – thankfully there is a lift, which gets you there within 30 seconds! Phone before going to check it is open as it does sometimes close for private parties. Enjoy a drink around the pretty tree sculpture whose orange leaves sparkle at night, making it an very eye catching feature which can take attention away from the views of the city far below.
Coq d’Argent is more than a bar, this is roof top dining in style close to the Mansion House in the heart of the city of London. Take the private lift to the roof and enjoy an incredible roof top experience, all year round. A lot many Serviced Apartments London are situated around it to give visitors a lavish tour with comfortable stay. This is also a favourite destination for business lunches, so the good food is guaranteed. There is a pleasant walkway around the edge of the garden offering varied views across the rooftops. The Coq d’Argent roof top not only has a verdant lawn, but trailing vines and a series of ball sculptures.
Prefer clubbing and film screens high in the sky? Try the Golden Bar on Singer Street, close to Old Street Tube. The rooftop bar hosts resident DJ’s at the weekends playing house and club classics, while Monday evenings are often devoted to film screenings. A friendly bar, it offers a superb range of cocktails and wines. Sushi platters can be ordered in – provided you give them 48 hours notice!
So the next time you are in London, why not think about taking a tour of these rooftop bars while staying in Presidential Apartments Kensington.