Rooftop parties in London

Dance on the ceiling this summer and find the capital's best rooftop shindigs

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Soak up some of the capital's best sounds whilst soaking up some of the capital's best views this summer. As soon as the sun comes out, head up to London's best rooftop venues and enjoy a scorcher of an evening at a height.

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Dalston Roof Park

Crane your neck above Café Oto and you might spot this charming pop-up roof garden, which springs back into action for the season, often hosting events organised by London promoters who love their alternative beats and bass. Warm and cosy, with grow bags and solar panels in view and astroturf under foot, the Roof Park should be in full swing all summer.

  1. Print House, 18 Ashwin St, E8 3DL
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© Rooftop Cinema at Netil House

Netil House

This unassuming building near London Fields, home to over 90 artist studios, plays host to some seriously vibrant nightlife. When there's not hundreds of sweaty ravers dancing their socks off in its warehouse space, Netil House's decking-clad rooftop offers superb views of the city. Throw in a bar, some music and the occasional open-air film screening and you've got yourself a superb summer nights venue.

  1. 1-7 Westgate St, E8 3RL
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Queen of Hoxton

A cool bar and club all year round, this Hoxton haunt takes the action onto their huge rooftop when summer lands. You'll be able to soak up anything from daytime silent discos (previous spinners at these headphone affairs have included Ashley Beedle and Jazzie B) to film screenings to workshops – rooftop Tie-Dye, anybody?

  1. 1 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX
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The Prince of Wales

Formerly known as Brixton Clubhouse and then The Lambeth, this celebrated pub/club venue has finally settled on The Prince of Wales as a name, and it's still one of London’s sweetest spots for rooftop partying. You can hear all kinds of top DJ talent spinning tunes on the banked, multi-tiered roof terrace – which remains the venue's centrepiece – usually on a funk, disco, soul and house tip. The Up On The Roof... series, featuring Norman Jay and Marshall Jefferson, amongst others, is a good indicator of the booking policy, making this one of the best destinations for summer fun.

  1. 469 Brixton Rd, SW9 8HH
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Rockwell House

This vast Shoreditch rooftop space (3,000 square feet) is perfect for big-time parties with big-time views across The City and east London. It's frequented by some seriously cool clientele and soundtracked by equally cool DJs and producers. A highlight on Rockwell's calendar is the ... by Soundcrash

  1. 10-14 Hewett Street, EC2A 3NN
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The Roof Gardens

London's only rooftop members' club features three suitably plush, themed gardens spread over 1.5 acres. Handily, the venue also holds events open to non-members, so that anyone can enjoy lush and luxurious partying from high up, at quirky, themed events (like a Mad Hatter's tea party) and straight-up DJ nights that lean towards house, funk and disco. Remember to break out your gladrags and dress to impress.

  1. 99 Kensington High St, W8 5SA
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South Place Hotel

A chance to add some swank to your skank. After coming into its own last year, this high-end City hotel has quickly established itself as one of the best rooftop party places in London. The highlight of their roof season is Edinburgh crew Notsosilent's series of parties. There's a house and techno focus to these events, including a few big names like US house hero Maurice Fulton. Definitely a venue to keep an eye on.

  1. 3, South Place, EC2M 2AF
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Isaac D
Isaac D

Have you guys forgotten Shoreditch House?!? They had a summer rooftop party called 'Pooldisco', which was EVERYTHING!!!!

bigsands
bigsands

My favourite is still Coq D'Argent because of the views from the roof top gardens, plus they allow live music like a steel drum band ensemble if you are having a corporate event or private party.