As London enjoys a seemingly endless summer, professionals from across the city are looking up to find refuge from the busy streets and rush-hour commutes. And Brummell is no different, as we travel through London to find you the most picturesque must-visit spots for that high-up after-work drink.
Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project, Shoreditch
Part of the Boundary Project, the cosy but luxe rooftop bar not only provides refreshing cocktails to keep you cool during the summer months, but also a menu featuring grilled seafood, French delicacies and appetising bites. If you’re not in the mood to eat, why not order yourself a well-earned whisky and browse the cigar menu? Head over in the summer months to sit out on the terrace, or go in the winter and enjoy fondue and East London views in the Orangerie.
The Rooftop, St James
At the end of a long day of shopping in Bond Street, there is no better place to go than The Rooftop St James. Put your feet up and gaze down on the crowds below as you relax with a drink in your hand. The impressive view of the London skyline is not only limited to the summer months, there are outdoor heaters and blankets available when the seasons turn. Most rooftop bars close for the night, but here you can continue on until 3am on Friday and Saturday.
Sushisamba Bar, Liverpool Street
Sushisamba is a name you’ll have heard countless times before, as City professionals and London’s celebs alike flock to the world-renowned restaurant and bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a prime location in Liverpool Street make Sushisamba a favourite for anyone looking for an intimate setting with unforgettable views. Enjoy a bite to eat in the main dining room, or head out onto Europe’s highest outdoor dining terrace for a drink under the sun (or stars).
Bōkan, Canary Wharf
Looking to escape from the busy streets of Canary Wharf? Head up to Bōkan 39 and drink in the views – and a tipple or two – at one of London’s highest rooftop bars, perched on the 39th floor. Peer down across the Thames and the city below in this informal and easy-going hideaway. Bōkan’s walk-in only bar even offers Sunday Jazz sessions – what better place to grab an impromptu drink from the specialist gin bar, collapse on a daybed and soak in the sun?
Angler brings a little slice of Provence to London, with its charming roof terrace and Michelin-starred seafood. Lunch on the terrace by day, cocktails and views by night, this west-facing sun trap has long been a summer staple for those in the know. And Angler’s latest addition for 2018? The rooftop terrace is now a summer bar created in collaboration with Nyetimber. So grab yourself an English sparkling wine and enjoy the sunset!