Rooftop bars have become essential this summer in London. Of course, there are plenty of green spaces to choose from. And London has lots of lovely beer gardens. But there’s nothing like a rooftop bar, is there? Not only do they provide a safer outdoor space for socialising, but they’ve given us a sense of escapism after weeks between the same four walls.
Luckily, there are still at least a few weeks left to treat the capital like it exists in warmer climes and to make the most of the views, the cocktails, and the warm wind on your face as you watch the sun go down against the city skyline. And that city skyline looks pretty good from a Shoreditch vantage point. Here are east London’s brightest and best rooftop bars now open again for bookings.