The Rooftop Bar & Grill. Drink in the spectacular view of the City and East London from the stylish surroundings of the heated Rooftop orangery, bar, grill & outdoor terrace. Open come rain or shine, the Rooftop is the perfect destination for lazy lunches, afternoon cocktails, balmy evenings and cozy nights alike. Empire Casino: The Empire Casino Rooftop Bar - See 196 traveler reviews, 41 candid photos, and great deals for London, UK, at Tripadvisor.
The Rooftop Bar & Grill
Drink in the spectacular view of the City and East London from the stylish surroundings of the heated Rooftop orangery, bar, grill & outdoor terrace.
Open come rain or shine, the Rooftop is the perfect destination for lazy lunches, afternoon cocktails, balmy evenings and cozy nights alike.
The heated glass Orangery is open all year round so you can enjoy the fantastic views whatever the weather and on fine days and throughout the spring and summer you can sit out in the Rooftop garden with a glass of something nice and enjoy the moment.
Monday to Thursday – 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday to Thursday – Kitchen opens at 5pm and tables are bookable from 5pm.
Friday to Sunday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Boundary London Rooftop Bar & Grill is an 18+ venue.
We are currently operating as a cashless venue.
Food & Drink
From Easter through to late summer the Rooftop offers a slice of the Medi. Grilled meats & fish abound, alongside fresh and simple salads and southern French delicacies like fabulous olives, tapenade, and charcuterie, all washed down with ice-cold Provencal rose.
During the colder months the inspiration for the menu comes from the Alpine regions and being on the Rooftop is like a ski holiday without the hard work – think cheese fondue and melting raclette with hot cocktails to warm your insides.
A wide selection of cocktails, wines, and Champagnes are always available.
Private Dining & Events
There are few more glamorous settings for your event than the Rooftop Bar & Grill at Boundary London With wonderful views across the City and beyond guests are invariably wowed and there is always something to see whatever the weather or time of year.
The heated glass Orangery is open all year round and during the spring and summer, you can hire all or part of the Rooftop garden too. Please contact our events team to find out.
SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS FOR LUNCH OR DINNER– up to six people:
Please book a Standard table for our indoor Glass Orangery dining area, subject to availability.
MIXED HOUSEHOLDS FOR LUNCH OR DINNER – up to six people:
Please book an ‘Outdoor’ table for our outdoor terrace, subject to availability. If ‘Outdoor’ is listed as unavailable – your chosen time is fully booked and an alternative time will need to be selected. Pre-booked outdoor terrace tables are hosted under a covered, heated canopy.
SINGLE OR MIXED HOUSEHOLDS FOR DRINKS/SNACKS/SHARED DISHES – up to six people:
Boundary Rooftop operates on a walk-in basis only, subject to availability.
Rooftop Bar & Grill at Boundary London requests a credit card number to hold this booking. In the unfortunate circumstance of a cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the booking or in the event of a no-show on the day, a charge of £20 per person applies. Should you be unable to reach us by phone during our reduced opening hours, please email [email protected] with more than 24 hours notice to avoid any charges.
Please email [email protected] for any bookings for 7+ guests.
What people are saying.
”Boundary London Rooftop Bar & Grill is the ideal spot to rise above the streetside hustle and sip cocktails s the sun sets over a slightly hushed, 360-degree view of London“
Big m casino ship 2. - Olive
”A picture-perfect oasis filled with citrus trees, festoon lighting and comfy seating“
- The Telegraph
“Normally rooftop bars are reserved for the summer months, but you might want to make an exception for the Boundary London, which has had an alpine makeover for Christmas and is offering a special menu including cheese fondue and melting raclette with hot cocktails.”
– The Daily Telegraph
”Perfect for impressing a date or alfresco drinks“
- Design My Night
“If you’re clawing for holiday days but are instead having to spend the summer in Britain then fear not, it’s actually rather beautiful! Especially when you have rooftops like Boundary London’s to enjoy. This pretty little balcony in Shoreditch is a equipped with everything you need to celebrate a summer at home.”
– The Handbook
”Getting up to the Boundary roof terrace feels a little like being on holiday“
- The Nudge
Staying in a London hotel with a rooftop bar has its perks. Fresh cocktails just steps away, gahgeousss views over London, and an easy walk home after you’ve had a few too many.
This list covers the top London hotels with rooftop bars, but before you get booking, here’s how to take advantage of a good London rooftop hotel…
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When are London’s rooftop bars open?
Most of the London hotel rooftop bars on this list are open all year round. Because we’re used to pretty crap weather here, in order to make the most of these amazing spaces for as long as possible, they’re typically equipped with covered or enclosed areas, heat lamps, blankets, and other warming items so you can enjoy the rooftop even if it’s snowing (which, doesn’t happen often.)
Be sure to check with the hotel if the rooftop will be open when you’re in town.
Are London hotels with rooftop bars expensive?
Some are, some aren’t. If you visit in the off-season (November, Jan-March), you can probably find some good deals on rooms.
The actual drinks at London’s rooftop bars tend to be more expensive than the average city cocktail, but I mean, you’re really paying for the view…
Are London hotels with rooftop bars reserved exclusively for hotel guests?
It depends on the hotel. Some of the hotels listed below leave their rooftop as exclusive for hotel guests, some are members clubs so you’ll find Londoners hanging out alongside you, and some are totally open to the public.
Here are some of the top London hotels with rooftop bars.
1. Ham Yard Hotel, Soho
The Ham Yard Hotel, located in Soho and part of my favourite boutique hotel chain, Firmdale, has a rooftop bar and garden on its fourth floor. Reserved just for hotel guests, up there you’ll be within a leafy jungle that includes two bee hives, Whitmas benches, and well… a bar. The hotel has over 100 rooms, and includes a library, spa and gym, and bowling alley for its guests, plus more. By the way, all of the Firmdale Hotels in London do beautiful afternoon teas for a really reasonable price.
Book the Ham Yard Hotel on Booking.com
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2. ME London, The Strand
Located on The Strand, just steps from Covent Garden, this avant-garde luxury hotel has a super-popular rooftop bar and restaurant Radio Rooftop. Book in advance if you want views over Somerset House while you sip your cocktail. In the winter, they typically get winter-y and Christmas-y with the decor. A large part of the rooftop is enclosed so you can keep warm if you need.
Back to the hotel… there’s a wide selection of luxurious rooms to pick from, some of which include a private terrace with views over the city.
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3. The Trafalgar St. James, Trafalgar Square
The Trafalgar St. James is a Hilton property that’s far more modern and luxurious than most Hiltons I’ve been to. Head up to (the very small) The Rooftop for views over London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Besides the views, the location of the hotel is very central, and smack-dab in the middle of most of the city’s most famous attractions.
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4. The Mondrian, Southbank
One of my favourite London hotels with a rooftop bar, The Mondrian’s sexy and futuristic London outfit is located in the Sea Containers building, right on the River Thames. On the ground floor is the award-winning Dandelyan bar, run by expert mixologist Mr. Lyan (although he’s closing it and rejigging it soon.) The real draw of staying at the Mondrian is on the top floor, where you’ll find Rumpus Room, which has been given the accolade of “The Best Bar in London” many times over. Expect views, expensive drinks, and possible celeb sightings.
The hotel itself has a major range of rooms, spanning from the typical Mondrian-esque standard room, up to suites with private terraces overlooking the London skyline.
Book The Mondrian on Booking.com
5. Dorsett City Hotel, Aldgate
Stay in east London, at the Dorsett City Hotel, and you’ll be a lift-ride away from one of the city’s newest rooftop bars, Jin Bo Law. From the 14th floor you’ll spot Tower Bridge, the Shard, the Walkie Talkie, the Gherkin and more iconic London buildings.
The hotel itself has 4-stars, located in City of London’s Financial District, and even has a luxe 24-hour restaurant (plus a gym in case you want to work off that 2am meal.)
Book Dorsett City Hotel on Booking.com
6. The Montcalm Royal London House, Finsbury Square
Housed in the former Royal Mail head office, The Montcalm Royal London House’s rooftop bar and restaurant, called Aviary, is one of my favourites in the city. Head to the 10th floor for lovely views of the skyline, and grab a cocktail or choose to eat at the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. (By the way, Aviary is included in the 3-Day London Itinerary.)
The Montcalm brand is known for good service, beautiful rooms and overall being a great value. Stay here and you’ll also be located close to Shoreditch and Old Street, two great areas to explore and definitely eat and drink well.
Book The Montcalm Royal London House on Booking.com
7. The Boundary, Shoreditch
The Boundary is housed within a converted Victorian warehouse in East London. With just 17 individually designed rooms, each inspired by an iconic designer or design movement of the 20th century, you’ll be in an incredibly unique spot if you choose to stay here.
The Boundary’s rooftop, called the Orangery, is famous with Londoners because it’s very beautiful and is a great spot for a post-work drink whether it’s summer or winter (it’s heated, don’t worry.)
Book The Boundary on Booking.com
8. White City House, White City
Located in the old BBC Television Centre, this 45 bedroom-hotel and members club (part of Soho House) is brand new for 2018. The rooms start from “tiny” and go up, and are decked out with mid-century design elements.
On a nice sunny summer day, White City House’s rooftop is the place to be seen. Head to the 10th floor for pool-side cocktails overlooking White City and the rest of London. When you get bored of that (like you would ever), there’s a multi-floor members and guest space where you can eat well, get some work done, workout, and network with the city’s creatives (but no photos allowed, so as to respect the more recognisable of the members.)
*White City House is now only bookable by Soho House members
9. The Ned, Bank
The Ned is another London hotel associated with Soho House, but being located in City is a whole different experience to White City House and Shoreditch House (mentioned next.) The Ned took over an old bank, and now has 250 1920’s-inspired bedrooms, ten restaurants, a panoramic rooftop bar and pool, plus a basement bar that’s located in an old vault. Only certain rooms get access to exclusive member areas, FYI.
This is the place that the city’s financiers go to blow off some (major) steam on a Friday night. Expect a bit of chaos, or if you need some calm, visit the new (and somewhat hidden) Martini bar on the ground floor.
Book The Ned on Booking.com
10. Shoreditch House, Shoreditch
OK this is the last Soho House mention, I promise.
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Shoreditch House’s rooftop is always popping when the weather is even just half-way decent (I’ve literally seen people swimming in the pool while it was raining.) Way up top, besides the 16-metre heated pool, you’ll find a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant, plus lots of space to take your cocktail(s) because there’s a “Lazy Lawn” where you can drink and comfortably pass out when the night should really be over for you…
Stay at Shoreditch House and you’ll feel like you totally fit in with all of the creatives that flock here at all hours…
*Shoreditch House is now only bookable by Soho House members
11. The Curtain, Shoreditch
The Curtain is a five-star hotel and members club (nope, not Soho House!) with 120 luxurious guest rooms, complete with king-size beds, bespoke artwork, and toiletries with their own signature scent. The Curtain has a gorgeous little rooftop restaurant and heated pool where cocktails can certainly be enjoyed. When you’re all pruney, head to Marcus Samuelsson’s London outpost of Red Rooster, and if it’s a Sunday, definitely check out the Sunday Gospel Brunch, complete with live music.
*The Curtain has closed but will reopen under a new brand in 2021. And yes… they’re keeping the pool!
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12. The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
This is the swankiest spot on our list of London hotels with rooftop bars, which, if you know anything about London, you would have already known after seeing its Knightsbridge location.
The Berkeley’s 7th-floor rooftop and swimming pool is lined with white and gold mosaic tiling and is more of a spa than a place for some sky-high beer swigging, but they do offer wine along side juices and other healthy treats so this definitely counts as a rooftop bar, IMO.
Book The Berkeley on Booking.com
13. Treehouse, Marylebone
Treehouse opened in 2019 and is a stunning hotel right in the centre of London, just a couple of minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station. The rooms are super modern but a mix of concrete and natural elements, and the hotel has TWO sky-high spaces to check out. Start with the Madera, the restaurant that serves modern Mexican for breakfast, lunch and dinner along side its views over Oxford Circus. The head up one more floor to The Nest, the rooftop bar and terrace with 360-degree views of Central London. It’s open year-round because it’s partially enclosed, and it’s one of the only public rooftop bars in the area.
Book Treehouse on Booking.com
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