• The Luxury Student

London's Renowned Rooftop Bars

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

Madison St Pauls

City Getaway

Hidden on the penthouse of One New Change, this spacious roof terrace and bar offers unrivalled views of The City and the surrounding areas. Hosting all-day and night parties, Madison is also known for its famous wood oven and succulent burgers. Also open under umbrellas and heaters in the winter, visiting this central rooftop bar is a must. Keep in mind that guests for drinks only must be over the age of 21 and the dress code is smart casual.

Madison Restaurant

Rooftop Terrace

One New Change

St Paul’s



Opening Hours:


Monday to Friday- 12pm to 2:45pm and pm to 10:45pm

Saturday- 12pm to 10:45pm

Sunday- 12pm to 10:45pm


Monday to Saturday- 11am till late

Sunday- 12pm to 11pm

Toy Roof, The Courthouse Hotel

A Toy Story

Created by the owners of ‘Toy Room’, Toy Roof combines a stunning view over London with a broad menu of food and drink. Toy Roof manages to stay classy and photo-worthy with a strict over 18’s only policy and a smart casual dress tone. Frank, the all too famous Toy Room mascot is also known to make appearances. This rooftop bar is perfect for some peace and quiet from the noise of Oxford Street. Complete with patio heating and a luxurious atmosphere, Toy Roof is the place to be this summer.

Toy Roof

The Courthouse Hotel

19- 21 Great Marlborough Street




Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 3pm to 11pm

Coq d’Argent, Bank

Space away from the Rat Race

Indulge in fine food and drink whilst gazing over the London skyline. This all-weather rooftop bar features a spacious greenery and a heated terrace, so rain or shine, this bar offers a getaway from the hustle and bustle of City life.

Coq D’Argent

No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ

020 7395 5000

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 11:30am to 12am

Friday: 11:30am to 1am

Saturday: 11:30am to 1am

Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

The Garden at 120, Fenchurch Street

Cost-free chilling

Opening from Saturday 10th August for a 6 weekend summer trial basis,120 is an all new, public access rooftop garden in the heart of London. On a first-come-first served basis, visitors can take in food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) free of charge. Within a ten minute walk of Bank, Aldgate and Tower Hill underground stations, this free rooftop garden is definitely worth a summer visit before it becomes more popular. Open throughout the year, 120 is perfect for meeting friends in the City.

The Garden At 120

120 Fenchurch Street



Summer Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:10am to 9pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Aviary, The Montcalm Royal London House

Skyline seating

Looking directly over Finsbury Square, this luxury rooftop bar and restaurant is famous for its fine dining, specialty cocktails and a beautiful view. Perfect for an after-uni meal, Aviary is one of the most renowned in both London and Europe. Bookings can be hard to come by, so make sure that you make them well in advance.

10th Floor

22-25 Finsbury Square



Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 12am

Saturday: 7am to 12am

Sunday: 7am to 11pm

Terrace closes at 10pm