West London


Britannia

Best for: 🍺🍷πŸ₯˜

Nearest tube: Richmond πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ5 mins

Location: Down Brewers Lane opposite So Bar (where you may have been the night before!)

View: Back garden

Dress code: πŸ‘–πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘šπŸ₯ΎπŸ§₯

Vibe: Family friendly & sociable

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – best roast in Richmond!

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Only downstairs outside

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Heavy down pour yes but light rain no probs!

Rooftop review roundup: One of the cosiest pubs in Richmond, roaring fire and the best Sunday grub going made all the better for their lil rooftop!

Address: 5 Brewers Lane, Richmond, TW9 1HH

Website: Click here

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Richmond rooftop pub best roast dinner
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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like The Castle in North London


Sky Bar 9

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸΉπŸ•

Nearest tube: Wembley Park – 10 mins πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈWembley stadium 12 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Location: 9th floor of the Hilton Hotel

View: Not much it’s more the opportunity to be able to be up high!

Dress code: Smart causal πŸ‘–πŸ‘”πŸ‘—πŸ‘š

Vibe: So this is an evening only rooftop with music on the weekends and the vibe totally depends on the day and hotel guests! So if there’s a big game or event near then it’s buzzing, if not then it attracts guests pre night out or night cap.

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Snacks & pizza

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No – heaters and umbrellas plus there’s an indoor area if it wanted the height but not the frosty bite!

Rooftop review roundup: A much needed rooftop for the area. Despite the lack of views it’s in a prime location for footie, music and shopping fans with the iconic Wembley Stadium moments away and set in the heart of the designer outlet. Staff are ridiculously friendly and helpful and currently it’s all about the cava in glamorous white bottles and matching glasses!

Address: Lakeside Way, HA9 0BU

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Ham Yard in Central London


Skylark Roof Garden

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Best for: 🍹πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ·

Nearest tube: Paddington πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ 10 mins

Location: On top of a business building. Their sister chain Hucksters is on the ground floor and it’s almost next door to Pergola rooftop!

View: Hyde Park, the shard if you look closely!

Dress code: πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘‘πŸ‘’πŸ‘šπŸ‘”πŸ‘—πŸ‘•

Vibe: Tunessssss 🎢

Prosecco price: No Prosecco 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes – they have to cancel when raining

Rooftop review roundup: My 4th attempt to get to this rooftop since it opened back in 2019. They, like many, are hugely weather dependant and will cancel for bad weather. The booking system is comprehensive with many packages but over priced in my opinion. You have to pay for entry which is steep for what it is. Oh and it’s only open on the weekends. Week days it is for those working in the building (note to get a new job!). But if you do make it, happy to pay, then you are in for a treat as it’s like west London’s answer to Ibiza vibes… just with the price tag to match. We went for brunch where they didn’t have coffee on the menu πŸ™„ and explained by saying it’s all about drinking which at 10am really was about channelling Ibiza! But a Sunday in May… in London… not so much. They were kind enough to find us some local coffees and were really kind to make it memorable. Definitely a party place – lovely people and loads of fun but a bit overrated. Take the entry fee out and would be worth the effort.

Address: 10th floor, 4 Kingdom Street, Paddington, W2 6BD

Website: Click here

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this place then you gonna love Jin Bo Law

Soho House

Best for: πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘™πŸ₯‚

Nearest tube: White City πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ3 mins or Wood Lane 🚢 3 mins

Location: On top of Television Centre

View: Westfield shopping centre

Dress code: πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘š (no suits!)

Vibe: Cool 😎

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No, it’s a private members club and it’s first come first gets a spot!

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: A treasure trove in west London and a welcomed addition for when it’s hot hot hot in the city. It is a private members club so you do need to either be a member or know one who can sign and accompany you in but really welcoming people. The members tend to be the media crowd having meetings, networking or working from this luxury! The poolside though is strictly no laptops in the day – very much down time fun but get there early on a heat wave as the pool is standing room only!

Address: 2 Television Centre, London, W12 7FR

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like their rooftop pool at 180 the Strand



The Lyric Bar & Grill

Best for: 🍸🍷πŸ₯‚πŸŽ­

Nearest Tube: Hammersmith – 2 mins πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

View: Lyric square & general concrete buildings

Dress code: Anything πŸ‘•πŸ‘”πŸ‘š

Vibe: Quiet, good for meetings and pre and post theatre

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: A cute little find in west London – whilst not much of a view, perfect for summer vibes on a gorgeous little roof or pre theatre drinks and dinner.

Address: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, W6 0QL

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Gallow Green in New York