From Shoreditch to Bethnal Green, there’s no shortage of rooftop bars in East London. This corner of London is a haven for lively social venues and stylish drinking spots.
Dine alfresco with a cocktail in hand, making the most of the British summertime. Or, dance outdoors to music by a live DJ as the sun sets over the City.
These amazing rooftop bars in East London are perfect for enjoying with friends or while on a date night. Many of these rooftop bars transform into an all-weather space, so you can visit with the changing seasons.
Located just outside London Fields (and a short walk from our Dressage Court apartments), NT’s Loft is a hidden gem in the Hackney area. The indoor/outdoor space above Netil House is a lively venue for DJ sets and drinks. With its colourful interiors, neon signs and leafy palms, there’s a relaxed Brooklyn vibe to this East London rooftop bar.
Meet with friends over a cocktail in the chic outdoor terrace and soaking up the British summer sun. If you’re feeling peckish, NT’s has a rotating line-up of street food vendors and kitchen takeovers, so there’s always something different on the menu.
The rooftop bar at The Culpeper doubles up as an urban garden, thanks to the leafy foliage and allotment beds. Championing a homegrown ethos, the hotel venue utilises the produce grown on the rooftop in its bar and restaurant menus. You can sip on a cocktail garnished with handpicked herbs and edible flowers straight from their rooftop garden.
As well as the rooftop bar, there’s a pub on the ground floor of the building and a chic restaurant on the first floor. Whatever mood you're in, this East London venue has a space to suit every occasion.
Queen of Hoxton
The large rooftop terrace of Queen of Hoxton is a vibrant drinking spot in East London. At the heart of Shoreditch’s social scene, the bar-club is lively around the clock. Visit for bottomless brunch at the weekends, a sunny afternoon cocktail with friends or a live DJ set at night.
The rooftop bar is a sun trap in the summer months, with iconic views across London. There’s really nothing better than sipping on an ice-cold drink and watching the sunset across the City.
This ‘lounge in the sky’ is one of the best rooftop bars in East London for cocktails. Hidden away from the busy streets below, the rooftop space features a specialist gin bar and lounge chairs. You can also enjoy stunning views across the Thames and Canary Wharf.
Visit with friends and work your way through the innovative cocktail menu, carefully crafted by the expert mixologists. The cocktails are inspired by docklands around the world, from ‘The Sea Perfume’ of the North India Docks to ‘The Old Sailor’ of the West India Docks .
Part of Shoreditch’s stylish Boundary hotel is the Boundary London rooftop bar and grill. Come rain or shine, the all-weather space is one of the best rooftop bars in East London for a lazy lunch or chilled evening out.
The heated glass orangery is open all year around, while the rooftop garden is a haven in the summer months. Plus, if you’re living in our Dressage Court apartments, you’ll be a short 20-minute walk away from this amazing space.
Order a glass of bubbly or a classic cocktail and watch the sunset across the East London skyline. Choose one of the sharing platters and nibbles to enjoy with your drink. The leafy surrounds of the outdoor terrace will transport you away from the bustle of the city streets.
On the seventh floor of the Stratford Hotel, Allegra features an intimate restaurant, bar and rooftop space. It is the ideal venue for a dressed-up date night or special occasion.
The modern European dining menu changes with the seasons, utilising the very best produce from a local organic farm. There’s also an extensive list of international wines and cocktails to choose from, so you can have something different every time.
Dine alfresco in the stylish wrap-around terrace. The wooden features and wildflower plant beds offer a sleek Scandinavian-inspired vibe. Here, you can enjoy views across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a glass of English sparkling wine and oysters.
Dine alfresco in the stylish wrap-around terrace. The wooden features and wildflower plant beds offer a sleek Scandinavian-inspired vibe. You can enjoy views across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a glass of English sparkling wine and oysters.
One of the best loved rooftop bars in East London is Netil360. The lively venue at the top of Netil House serves an expansive selection of craft beers from local London breweries, plus spirits from the East London Liquor Company.
There’s a neighbourhood vibe here, meaning everyone is welcome (including friendly dogs). Unwind with friends and take in the iconic panoramic London skyline views.
As well as the rooftop bar, there are six handcrafted, traditionally designed Finnish rooftop saunas. If you’re looking for an alternative experience, book a rejuvenating sauna treatment before reclining in the bar area with a drink.
Dalston Roof Park
Dalston Roof Park is the only rooftop bar and music venue in the area. Operated by Bootstrap Charity, the venue champions young people and local businesses. Relax, eat, drink, dance and enjoy the views from this multipurpose venue. Take a look at the busy line-up of events, film screenings and live music.
The rooftop space overlooks some of London’s most iconic skyscrapers, making it a stylish haunt for daytime and evening drinks alike. The leafy garden surrounds will make it feel as though you’re relaxing in a sunny park space.
The Best Rooftop Bars in East London
When you live in East London, you’ll have some of the capital’s best rooftop bars right on your doorstep. Even in the colder months, many of these rooftop bars will provide a cosy outdoor space to relax.
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