West London


Aerial

Best for:  ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ

Nearest tube: Wood Lane / White City 1 mins 

Location: On top of the Broadcaster 

View: Westfield & TV Centre 

Vibe: Really relaxed and easy

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: Holiday vibes set by TV history… the historic BBC building which is now open for all. Home currently to ITV’s This Morning … you can enjoy a coffee, a glass of bubbles or just lunch overlooking such memories. As a former BBC employee this was definitely a time to reminisce on a rooftop! Great service, lovely areas that are super chill and shady with tunes … I’ve had worse Fridays! West London needed this rooftop bar addition. For full review click here.

Address: 89 Wood Lane, W12 7FX

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might Soho house across the road… but you’ll need to find a member to get in.


Britannia

Best for: ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ˜

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

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

View: Back garden

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿงฅ

Vibe: Family friendly & sociable

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like The Castle in North London


Chiswick cinema

Best for: ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿฅ‚

Nearest tube: Turnham Green ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ 7 mins

Location: On top of the cinema

View: Just the street

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘š

Vibe: Quiet

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Snacks

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: This cute lil space in bustling Chiswick is a welcomed escape for a glass of bubbles. Members only but it’s very reasonable yearly cost if you are local and also love an independent cinema and a rooftop!

Address: 94-96 Chick High Road, W4 1SH

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like the rooftop at the Royal Opera House

Sky Bar 9

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ•

Nearest tube: Wembley Park – 10 mins ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธWembley stadium 12 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘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: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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

Skylark  rooftop sign sofas and chair

Best for: ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท

Nearest tube: Paddington ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ 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: ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘•

Vibe: Tunessssss ๐ŸŽถ

Prosecco price: No Prosecco ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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 ๐Ÿ™„ 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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Blue skies, pink chairs, blue and white sofas on a rooftop bar Paddington

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

Soho House (members only)

Best for: ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿฅ‚

Nearest tube: White City ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ3 mins or Wood Lane ๐Ÿšถ 3 mins

Location: On top of Television Centre

View: Westfield shopping centre

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘š (no suits!)

Vibe: Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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: 2022

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


Spotted Horse

Best for: ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅ‚

Nearest tube: East Putney๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ9 mins

Location: On the high street minutes from the overland

View: Nada

Vibe: Pub fun

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yea

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: A cute little rooftop terrace, good service and colourful seating.

Address: 122 Putney High Street, SW15 1RG

Website:Click here

Rooftop extra: If you like this rooftop pub then you might like The Lock Tavern in Camden


Syon Lounge

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Nearest tube: Not on a tube line… Syon lane would be the nearest overland. And then it’s a 20 min walk.

Location: Syon Park at the Hilton Hotel

View: The park

Vibe: Boujee with TV screens for footie ๐Ÿค”

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? No it’s covered

Rooftop review roundup: This rooftop has me a little confused … set in the beautiful Syon Park next to the stunning conservatory. It’s a magnet for those that love Shisha and sushi … and some telly! There’s the boujee cocktails and neon signs and open into the wee hours. But equally had a pub feel with all the huge screens. Also it’s not really walkable – there’s a lot of super fancy cars racing in and out. And despite calling itself a rooftop – it is covered but sides are open. So I’m including it due to its name. If you are in the area and that’s sounds like your vibe then worth a visit but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go

Address: Syon park, Isleworth, TW8 8JF

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this then you might like Azura in Camden


The Lyric Bar & Grill

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽญ

Nearest Tube: Hammersmith – 2 mins ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

View: Lyric square & general concrete buildings

Dress code: Anything ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘š

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

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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


Peggy Jean

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Nearest tube: Richmond ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ10 mins

Location: On the river!

View: Riverside

Vibe: Summer days chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? There is a downstairs enclosed area but on the whole if it rained then game over.

Rooftop review roundup: Arrived in Richmond in June from the Daisy Green collection who spread aussie vibes round London. With the perfectly pink parasols area (which is why I have allowed it as a rooftop tho a rooftop bar – age!) the views over Richmond riverside you do feel holiday vibes. There’s also the blue area overlooking the river and a gorgeous little downstairs area which they had thrown open the windows and totally vibed the Summer house. Definitely a great new different addition to Richmond.

Address: Richmond riverside, TW9 1TH

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like Pergola on the Wharf

Pergola Paddington

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ•

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

Location: Kingdom St.

View: N/A

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Vibe: By day chill and by night buzzing

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes – several food outlets to choose from

Booking available? Not unless a group

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: So this self named rooftop is technically not! I know!!! But it is on 2 levels and is fun so I’ll letting it slide into the category! But don’t expect to be climbing to dizzy heights just expect to have a choice of many restaurants- perfect for those in groups who all eat different things! Expect some fab cocktails too!

Address: 4 Kingdom street, W2 6PY

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like Pergola over in East!