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Twice the fun at Vista at The Trafalgar Hotel.
The best place to enjoy London’s skyline in the summer months has just got even better! Vista – The Trafalgar Hotel’s perennially popular rooftop bar – recently doubled in size and now has capacity for 180 people.
Perched atop this sleek hotel in the heart of Trafalgar Square, the bar has unrivalled views of the capital, taking in the likes of Big Ben, the London Eye and Westminster. It’ll cost you £5 for entry (£1 of which goes to charity) – but we think that’s a small price to pay for the stunning surroundings.
But if Vista doesn’t sound like your thing, here’s our pick of London’s other great rooftop bars:
Soho Sky Terrace, Doubletree Courthouse Hotel
In the heart of Soho’s theatre district, the Doubletree’s Sky Terrace is a haven from the hustle and bustle below. Look out over the West End as you chill out with refreshing cocktails to mellow tunes. The bar also has an all weather shelter, just in case London’s weather tries to ruin your fun.
Rooftop, The Boundary Hotel
There are 360 degree views from The Boundary’s Rooftop in Shoreditch – taking in views of Canary Wharf, the Gherkin, St Pauls and the hotspots of East London. The bar itself has seating organised around a large open fireplace for when temperatures drop, and there’s also a grill restaurant and garden designed by Nicola Lesbirel.
Skylounge, Mint Hotel Tower of London
The 12th floor Skylounge and roof gardens of the Mint Hotel enjoy terrific views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the river Thames. It’s a great spot to try one of their mixologist’s imaginative cocktails. Its sister Mint Hotel Westminster also benefits from unique views.
If those four rooftop bars inspire you to search out more drinking spots with stunning vistas, check out this blog on London hotel bars with views, or for the ultimate city panorama take a night flight on the London Eye.
Photo credits: The Trafalgar Hotel, Rajul Chande, Mint Hotel Tower of London, The Boundary Hotel, Doubletree Courthouse Hotel