London’s Rooftop Bars

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When the sun is out, or just about to set, it’s time to get high in London. Rooftop bars, roof terraces, open-air bars and sky-high drinking dens are the places to go.

Here are two great bars to visit when you are in London.

Gaucho, Piccadilly

Address: Gaucho Piccadilly, 25 Swallow Street, W1B 4QR

During the sunnier months, visitors to this high-end, meat-heavy restaurant can enjoy pre or post-dinner drinks on the romantic roof terrace, complete with fireplace and pillows. Despite it being part of the reputation-led chain, few know about it. Wind, rain and chilly temperatures do close it though, so it’s worth a call to make sure it’s open before you set out especially.

Coq d’Argent, Bank

Address: Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ

Set atop the postmodern erection that is One Poultry, Coq d’Argent is a hard and fast favourite among City slickers. Its playfully designed rooftop terrace — complete with fake grass — is a real suntrap, while a large drinks list spans just about everything from beers and wines to spirits and cocktails. A full grill menu is available alongside bar snacks.

Credit: Londonist, UK


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