The 7 best rooftop bars in London

When the sun is shining in London, there's simply no better place to be. Rather than flocking to the city's many parks or terraces, head up high and enjoy a pint at one of London's lesser-known rooftop bars. There's no shortage of sophisticated options in the capital, all boasting gorgeous views – so soak up the sun all summer long with Wallpaper's* guide to flawless rooftop drinking.

The best rooftop bars in London

Amano Bar on the roof

(Image credit: Courtesy of Amano Rooftop Bar)

The Amano Rooftop Bar – tucked away atop German group Amano's first UK hotel – is something of a show-off, with views of the Thames, the London Eye and even The Shard from its seventh-floor vantage point. It's the perfect spot for a pre- or post-theatre drink, with a menu of tantalising options such as Attraction, a blend of Ojo de Dios mezcal, Cointreau, blood orange juice and honey, and the irresistible Addiction, a blend of 6-year-aged PiggyBack whiskey. There's also a tapas menu available, which includes Spanish bites such as stuffed manzanilla olives, croquetas de jamón and gambas al ajillo. Global architecture studio Woods Bagot was commissioned to design all of the hotel's architecture and interiors, including the elegant terrace.