North London

Azura

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฝ

Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ30 seconds

Location: On top of their resturant

View: N/A

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘–

Vibe: TBC…. just opened

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes – small meze plates

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes with cat ashtrays!!

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Heaters and big umbrellas at the ready!

Rooftop review roundup: A cute and cosy little rooftop as part of this Aegean inspired restaurant. A mirrored dazzling bar with two sofas areas either side serving insta worthy cocktails served. Azura means blue sky and the theme and food is based on the Aegean sea… this new rooftop will be our winter saviour as it will help summer live long in London all year round. For more on Azura click here.

Address: 265 Hampstead Road, NW1 7QX

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like Aqua – also themed on countries


Big Chill Bar

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท

Nearest Tube: Kings Cross – 4 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: Above the pub with the same name

View: Nothing special – buildings

Dress code: Chill ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—

Vibe: Hipster, chill & fun

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No there’s a retractable covered area and heaters galore!

Rooftop review roundup: Cute, kitsch & colourful. Morning meetings here seem to be a thing – what a great place for work! There isn’t a view but the service and decor make up for that. Great after work vibe too and be sure to try the popcorn cocktail… it really does taste like popcorn!

Address: 257-259 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Tankard in Kennington


Bucks Head

Best for: ๐Ÿท๐Ÿบ

Nearest tube: Camden Town – 1 min ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Buildings

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: Pub causal

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ on Fridays is just: ๐Ÿพ cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Small little brightly coloured pub terrace with really friendly fun staff in the heart of Camden.

Address: 202 Camden High Street, NW1 8QR

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Big Chill in Kings Cross


Golden Bee

Best for: ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ

Nearest tube: Old street – 2 mins๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: Literally on Old street

View: Shoreditch

Dress code: Smart Casual ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: Party and palm trees

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Food platters only and some night prebooking

Booking available? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes has a retractable roof and a fire pit!

Rooftop review roundup: A rare rooftop that lists when they have private events on their website ๐Ÿ‘ This is like a nightclub on a roof complete with bouncers and dancing on the weekend!

Address: Singer Street, EC1V 9DD

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: 230th Fifth in New York


Lighterman

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿท

Nearest tube: Kings Cross ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ 5 mins

Location: Granary Square

View: Canal

Prosessco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available: Yeas

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited/photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No – the restaurant is enclosed in a glass rooftop box!

Rooftop review roundup: I debated whether this is an awesome alternative or indeed can be in the rooftop bar & restaurant gang but it ticks so many boxes and other less so claim to be so I am allowing it! I first visited before the whole area had its make over so it was even more special then. But still remains a worth rooftop set by the canal, a small terrace with great food.

Address: 3 Granary Square, N1C 4BH

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra trip: If you like this rooftop then you will love The Oxo Tower


Lucky Club

Best for: ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

Nearest tube: Camden Town ๐Ÿšถ6 mins

Location: At the very end of the market in the hospital horse building

View: The market

Vibe: Young and fun

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ but you are going for the margarita’s!

Food available? Mexican

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: Replacing the popular Camden Fest rooftop bar, Lucky club is expanding from Mayfair and bringing the tequila and tacos, there’s even a taco Tuesday at ยฃ2 each and a ‘lucky hour’ every Monday – Thursday.

Address: The terrace, Horse Hospital, North Stables Yard, NW1 8AH

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might love the Mexican rooftop bar, Maya in Shoreditch


Roof Garden St Pancras

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿบโ˜•๏ธ

Nearest tube: St Pancras ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ1 min

Location: Renaissance Hotel

View: Station

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘—

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? You can order take away from the Me restaurant and eat it there since Covid.

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2020

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Self named as a rooftop but it wasnt quite the top of the hotel – in fact was on the same level as the lobby however it was a rooftop of the building below so it passes! Very cute and perfect prior as an alternative to their swanky bar. Whilst it’s open again they aren’t offering table service yet but you are welcome to buy drinks and food from their restaurants to take out … perfect for a summer night cap before staying in their infamous hotel with THOSE Spice Girls stairs!

Address: St Pancras Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 2AR

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: Ham Yard in Central London


Starbucks

Best for: โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿต๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅช

Nearest tube: Camden Town – 3 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: By the lock above Starbucks!

View: The lock

Dress code: Causal ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: As youโ€™d expect – causal

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿšซ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Well I was surprised to stumble across this – a Starbucks rooftop though I wasnโ€™t surprised for Camden that it was very basic as a pit stop not a destination- still a nice change to enjoy a Starbucks in the sun!

Address: Lock keepers cottage, NW1 7BX

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Prince of Wales Feathers in Fitzoria


The Abbey Tavern

Best for: ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿบ

Nearest tube: Kentish Town West – 5 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธKentish Town – 6 mins ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Nothing much

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: English pub chilled

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes – limited pub food

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes and no… thereโ€™s an outdoor area under the terrace thatโ€™s covered but the main roof is uncovered.

Rooftop review roundup: Cute pub with a sizeable outside benches area with a giant TV and a flower wall – something for everyone!

Address: 124 Kentish Town Road, NW1 9QB

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Auberge at Waterloo


The Castle

Best for: ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป

Hi Nearest tube: Angel – 4 mins ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: Along the Pentonville Road.

View: Not much

Dress code: Casual

Vibe: Pub

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? It is covered slightly with heaters and part of a pub should it start to shower.

Rooftop review roundup: Cute little terrace on top of the pub. Perfect pit stop, lazy lunch or we’ll deserved post work drinks.

Address: 54 Pentonville Rd, N1 9HF

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: No 32 in Clapham


The Diner

Drink Camden  sign at the diner rooftop pub

Best for: ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ

Nearest tube: Camden ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ 3 mins

Location: On top of the Diner restaurant

View: Nothing

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿงฃ

Vibe: Diner – says what it is on the tin!

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes!

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes and no – there are heaters but only for some tables so wrap up!! But with the roof hat on would be cosy!

Rooftop review roundup: A great lil Camden style rooftop diner, very chill and a perfect low key hang. One of three American diners in their chain but the only with a rooftop!

Address: 2 Jamestown Road, NW1 4BY

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like Peckham Rye


The Driver

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿป๐Ÿธ

Nearest tube: Kings Cross – 7 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธAngel – 15 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: Above the pub

View: Nothing

Dress code: As you like

Vibe: Summer, after work, fun

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No – they have slats that can cover the roof!

Rooftop review roundup: Very small little cosy rooftop at this gorgeous gastro pub. Gets full pretty quick and only open in the evenings. You can also book it (and other floors) for work events which would be low key but fun.

Address: 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, N1 9RY

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Chiringuito In Bethnal Green


The Fellow

Best for: ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿ”

Nearest tube: Kings cross ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2 min

Location: On their pub

View: nothing

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘–

Vibe: Pub

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes but limited really to burgers and chips so not great for allergies.

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Sort of … umbrellas and heaters but in proper rain wouldn’t hold up.

Rooftop review roundup: A cute pub rooftop, super convenient next to Kings cross. Perfect for a pre trip fuelling. Quite small so I’d advise booking but the pub under is perfectly pub like.

Address: 24 York Way, N1 9AA

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this pub rooftop then you might like The Lock Tavern below!


The Lock Tavern

Best for: ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿบ

Nearest tube: Kentish Town West – 8 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธCamden Town – 7 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Nothing much

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: Quiet by day party by night ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ 10% off of you but 3 so could be ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜œ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes but they have another outdoor area in the back thatโ€™s covered

Rooftop review roundup: A famous Camden haunt with a traditional English pub feel but a party place on the weekends. And winter thereโ€™s a snug! Heaters and rugs and blankets and cover for the rooftop so no excuse to enjoy!

Address: 35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: No 32 in Clapham


The Rooftop at the Standard Hotel

Best for: ๐Ÿพ ๐ŸŒญ

Nearest tube: Kings cross ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ 1 min

Location: On the Standard Hotel

View: All of London from the Shard to St Pauls to the BT tower and very close up of the St Pancras.

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š

Vibe: Tunes and views

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? VERY limited to snacks and hot dogs

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Wow views have arrived in this area of London. Sweeping across the capital the Standard Hotels has brought a welcomed addition to the rooftop family. Their flagship in NYC taking center stage and when the weather plays ball so will this. Sofas, heaters, umbrellas and considerate staff but who have to concede defeat when the heavens open so to avoid disappointment always check if they are still open as I’ve been stung with last minute closure several times! BUT when you do go even on a grey day, it’s worth the wait!

Address: 10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like these rooftop views then you might like Bussey Rooftop in Peckham


The Scottish Stores

Best for: ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿบ

Nearest Tube: Kings Cross – 4 mins๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: Right by Kings Cross Premier Inn

View: None. It’s fenced up.

Dress code: Casual ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š

Vibe: A locals pub feel

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ (tho it’s the place for craft ale & wines rather than bubbles)

Food available? Yes tho check as when we went the chef had quit so no food!

Booking available? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: A tiny little terrace perfect for smokers. The pub itself is very a classic British pub so the terrace reflects this.

Address: 2-4 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DU

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Loft in Wimbledon


The Spirited

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน

Nearest tube: Camden Town ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2 mins

Location: Next to buck street market

View: Camden

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Vibe: Fun, chill and cocktails

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ its all about the cocktails

Food available? Just ๐Ÿ•

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? There is a roof of sorts, heaters and sides that close so no!

Rooftop review roundup: Cocktails inspired by films this is a quirky fun imaginative rooftop. The ’50 shades of grapes’ ๐Ÿ‡ was handcuffed to me!! What it lacks in swagger of swanky views and vibes it makes up for with the creativity of cocktails and even a flower wall & devil and angel photo op… so you just have to choose which one you are!

Address: Unit 3.18 , 189-188 Camden High Street, NW1 8QP

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like these these rooftop cocktails then you need to get on a plane to Kos!


Upper 5th Shoreditch

(Formally known as Shoreditch sky Terrace)

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿน๐Ÿท

Nearest tube: Old Street – 7 mins ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

Location: On Old Street itself

View: London ๐ŸŒ‡

Dress code: Smart Casual ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘•(the hotel is super smart & you have to walk through to the lifts so you may feel better smarter)

Vibe: Chilled tunes and summer vibes

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Small plates

Booking available? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: This is a gorgeous terrace that has good views, great vibe, pretty flowers and yet has a decadent feel enticing you to want to stay all day!

Address: The Courthouse Hotel, 335โ€“337 Old Street, EC1V 9LL

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Top in New York