North London x 11

1. Big Chill Bar

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΉπŸΈπŸ·

Nearest Tube: Kings Cross – 4 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

View: Nothing special – buildings

Dress code: Chill πŸ‘–πŸ‘šπŸ‘•πŸ‘—

Vibe: Hipster, chill & fun

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes but there is a little undercover area and the bar downstairs is super cute.

Rooftop review roundup: Cute, kitsch & colourful. Morning meetings here seem to be a thing – what a great place for work! Whilst the view isn’t why you’d come the decor is! Great for instagram and super lovely staff.

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


2. Bucks Head

Best for: 🍷🍺

Nearest tube: Camden Town – 1 min πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Buildings

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Pub causal

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾 on Fridays is just: 🍾 cheers πŸ₯‚

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


3. Fest Camden

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸ·πŸΊ

Nearest tube: Kentish Town West – 8 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈCamden Town – 7 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: Come in side entrance or wander through the market to a cobbled hill leaving up to signed roof gardens sitting on top of the walls of the market

View: The market and a petrol station

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Tunes and catch ups

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No – there are heaters and plastic cover

Rooftop review roundup: A cute all year round hang with novelty beanbags and table football and great tunes.

Address: Fest Camden Stables Market, NW1 8AH

Website: Click here

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

4. Golden Bee

Best for: πŸ₯ƒπŸ·πŸΈπŸΊ

Nearest tube: Old street – 2 minsπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

View: Shoreditch

Dress code: Smart Casual πŸ‘”πŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘šπŸ‘•

Vibe: Party and palm trees

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

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 πŸ‘ 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


5. Starbucks

Best for: β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ΅πŸͺ🍩🍰πŸ₯ͺ

Nearest tube: Camden Town – 3 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: By the lock above Starbucks!

View: The lock

Dress code: Causal πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: As you’d expect – causal

Prosecco price: 🚫

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 wasn’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


6. The Abbey Tavern

Best for: 🍺🍷πŸ₯‚πŸΊ

Nearest tube: Kentish Town West – 5 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈKentish Town – 6 mins πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Nothing much

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: English pub chilled

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – limited pub food

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes and no… there’s an outdoor area under the terrace that’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


7. The Castle

Best for: 🍽πŸ₯‚πŸ»

Nearest tube: Angel – 4 mins πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Location: Along the Pentonville Road.

View: Not much

Dress code: Casual

Vibe: Pub

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

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


8. The Driver

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸ·πŸ»πŸΈ

Nearest tube: Kings Cross – 7 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈAngel – 15 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: Above the pub

View: Nothing

Dress code: As you like

Vibe: Summer, after work, fun

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

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


9. The Lock Tavern

Best for: πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸΊ

Nearest tube: Kentish Town West – 8 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈCamden Town – 7 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: On top of the pub named the same

View: Nothing much

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Quiet by day party by night πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΌ

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾 10% off of you but 3 so could be 🍾🍾😜

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 that’s covered

Rooftop review roundup: A famous Camden haunt with a traditional English pub feel but a party place on the weekends. And winter there’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


10. The Scottish Stores

Best for: 🍷πŸ₯ƒπŸΊ

Nearest Tube: Kings Cross – 4 minsπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

View: None. It’s fenced up.

Dress code: Casual πŸ‘–πŸ‘•πŸ‘š

Vibe: A locals pub feel

Prosecco price: 🍾 (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


11. Upper 5th Shoreditch

(Formally known as Shoreditch sky Terrace)

Best for: 🍸πŸ₯‚πŸΉπŸ·

Nearest tube: Old Street – 7 mins πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

View: London πŸŒ‡

Dress code: Smart Casual πŸ‘—πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘”πŸ‘•(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: 🍾🍾

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, 335–337 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


 

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