One thing you should know about this Hackney rooftop bar is that there’s a bit of a walk before you get to the top (nine flights of stairs to be precise, and there’s no lift). But boy, when you do, it’s simply divine.
First things first: the view. I’d be seriously suspicious of anybody who doesn’t get at least a hint of an urge to document the aptly named Netil360 on Instagram Stories as soon as they arrive. More could be done with the space – the artificial grass flooring scattered with wooden benches and upcycled furniture isn't the most aesthetic look, but the panoramic, full-circle views of London make up for it tenfold.
As such, people don’t come for the drinks – which is probably a good thing, as the menu is limited to wine, beer and little else, and those don't come cheap. But they were served with a smile, and an Aperol Spritz (£10.50) was big, refreshing and just the right combination of bitter and bubbly. You might expect a bar of this nature to be chock-full with a rowdy after-work crowd, but the clientele seemed to be surprisingly unassuming.
The disco ball and funky music suggests that Netil360 can get quite lively as the sun goes down, plus punters have the option to move inside if it gets nippy. Believe me, once you’ve climbed those stairs, you’ll want to settle in for sunset.