The best rooftop bars in South London – Summer 2021

The best rooftop bars in South London – Summer 2021

There are so many things to do in South London; drinks, food, and art events are always on the menu. These rooftop bars are some of the nicest places to visit this summer.

1. Bar Elba – Waterloo

Elba bar The best rooftop bars in South London - Summer 2021

Waterloo might not be your first option when you are looking for a place to have fun. Elba bar though is one of the most instagrammable cocktail bars in London. Great for brunch and parties; since they offer free venue hire with their party packages.

Location: Rooftop Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UL

Nearest tube station: Waterloo

2. Bussey Rooftop Bar – Peckham

The best rooftop bars in South London - Summer 2021

The highest drinking spot in Peckham is located on the top of the Bussey Building and looks like a colourful oasis. Walk-ins are accepted but are subject to availability. Please note that they are currently taking bookings until August 31st and cannot take provisional bookings.

Location: Block B Rooftop Unit B3.1, The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane London, SE15 4SL

Nearest tube station: Peckham Rye

3. Forza Wine – Peckham

The best rooftop bars in South London - Summer 2021

Another great option among the rooftop bars in London is this Italian bar famous for its frozen negronis. The atmosphere is laid-back and the terrace offers a beautiful city view. Apart from drinks, they have some tasty tapas-style dishes.

Location: The Rooftop, 133A Rye Ln, London SE15 4BQ

Nearest tube station: Peckham Rye

4. Seabird – Southwark

The best rooftop bars in South London - Summer 2021

This is a beautiful rooftop seafood restaurant that claims to have London’s longest oyster list. Here you can also find an impressive marble raw bar that offers some very creative cocktails. Lovely venue with great ambiance.

Location: 40 Blackfriars Road 14th Floor, South Bank, London SE1 8NY

Nearest tube station: Southwark

5. London Bridge Rooftop – Southwark

Another rooftop bar with spectacular views located south of the river. Lovely terrace where you can have some cocktails or try some nice street food. From the 17th of July, you can also make a booking for a bottomless brunch.

Location: Colechurch House, Bridge Walk, London SE1 2SX

Nearest tube station: London Bridge

6. Roof Garden Queen Elizabeth Hall – Southbank

This much-beloved project located on the top of Queen Elizabeth Hall started 10 years ago in partnership with the Eden Project. They have a small menu with everything you need for a city break. * Opens on the 21rst of June.

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.

Nearest tube station: Waterloo, Embankment

7. 12th Knot – Southbank

A classy option among South London’s rooftop bars, located on the 12th floor of Sea Containers London. The dress code here is smart/casual and the decor is quite elegant. A DJ or live music always adds to the atmosphere. *Opening TBA.

Location: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Nearest tube: Blackfriars, Waterloo

8. Frank’s Cafe – Peckham

Established in 2009, this spot was initially created as a space to sit and relax in the summer. Today, Bold Tendencies’ first architecture project is an art venue that offers fresh and simple brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Location: 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Nearest tube station: Queens Road Peckham

9. The Prince of Wales – Brixton

This is a multi-storey pub with a two-tier rooftop terrace. They usually have a DJ set or live music performances. The rooftop beer garden is open Monday-Thursday and they host socially distanced events Friday – Sunday.

Location: 67- 469 Brixton Rd, London SW9 8HH

Nearest tube station: Brixton

10. Lost in Brixton – Brixton

The decor theme in this venue is a mix of trendy and jungle vibes. Tropical cocktails, local craft beer, DJ sets, and live music are some of the highlights here. Lots of greenery and space in a hidden spot in Brixton.

Location: Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS

Nearest tube station: Brixton

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