• Gabrielle Sander

London's Best Rooftop Bars - Forbes Travel Guide

There are few finer views to be had in London than one from above, when the crowds and traffic are reduced to silent ants and you can enjoy an uninterrupted panorama of the city’s iconic sights and structures.

Ham Yard Hotel roof terrace London
Ham Yard Hotel - Roof Terrace

The scenic vistas are only improved with a tantalizing tipple, and the British capital boasts a surprising number of terraces tucked away among the rooftops. Here are some of the best.

Rumpus Room With sweeping views of the River Thames from its 12th-floor perch at the elegant Mondrian London at Sea Containers, the evocatively named Rumpus Room is certainly a hot spot for those looking for a good time.

This British-American-themed bar serves up a sharable selection of dishes, such as tuna tacos, sloppy joe sliders and buttermilk popcorn chicken, while the extensive drinks menu has something for everyone, from non-alcoholic cocktails (the fruity and spicy Innocent Pleasure) to an eight-person rum punch (Thanks A Tot!).

And with a calendar of events, including Fourth of July parties, live music and resident DJs, this picture-perfect terrace provides a lively hangout in one of the prettiest destinations in the city.

Read the full piece, to find out what other London rooftop bars made the list: https://stories.forbestravelguide.com/7-rooftop-bars-to-visit-in-london#cmpid=gsander