14 Hills, City
Situated high on the fourteenth floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, 14 Hills includes a glamorous restaurant and lively late-night bar with wide-spanning views of the capital. Head chef John Barber has created a range of menus showcasing the best of British, with just a hint of French flair, while at the bar, drinkers can expect to find a range of signature cocktails, craft beer and experimental concoctions using local ingredients.
14th Floor, 120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5BA
The Dorchester Terrace & Garden
A rooftop location adjoining the existing terrace and garden has opened for the first time this summer – ready to welcome an increasing number of al fresco-minded guests. Offering stunning views over Hyde Park, this is the place to enjoy an array of Italian light bites and cocktails.
53 Park Lane, Hyde Park, W1K 1PN
Sabine, St Paul’s
For unrivalled views of one of London’s most beautiful sites, visit Sabine on the seventh floor of Leonardo Royal Hotel. With a retractable roof to maximise exposure on those hot summer days, expect to enjoy a menu seasonal fare such as grilled octopus with Mojo Rojo sauce, lemon and crispy shallots; and burrata with white peach, pistachio, and toast. The drinks aren’t to be missed, either.
10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ
South Place Hotel, Moorgate
There’s not one but two pretty terraces within this City-based hotel, both of which are now open for the summer. The first is part of its Michelin-starred seafood restaurant Angler, where pre-dinner G&Ts are a must (a retractable roof and blankets promise to make an appearance if the weather turns). But if you decide to leave the roof, you’ll find its secret courtyard in the centre of the hotel. The surprise oasis is filled with waterfalls and palm trees, and specialises in champagne, cocktails and cigars.
3 South Place, Moorgate, EC2M 2AF