• Test Driving the Polo Lounge at The Dorchester Rooftop - Beverly Hills hits Park Lane

    Polo Lounge popup Dorchester

    If you're looking for somewhere dressy to go for a good time this summer - the glamour of the rooftop Beverly Hills Polo Lounge pop up at The Dorchester is a must.

  • Giz & Green with Night Tales take over the John Lewis Rooftop

    Giz & Green with Night Tales take over the John Lewis Rooftop

    It's been a while since the rooftop at John Lewis has been open - but it's coming back in style and with a new name. This summer, it's called Willows, and is being taken over by the people behind Night Tales who have brought in Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green to run the food. 

    Giz & Green's deep-pan sourdough and stuffed-crust pizzas were a hit at ...

  • London's best rooftop bars and restaurants


    London's rooftop spaces are open for an alfresco season like no other. Here's where you can dine outside and get a great view at the same time. 

  • The Londoner 'super boutique' hotel on Leicester Square will have cinemas, rooftop bar and more

    The Londoner hotel opening on Leicester SquareLeicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant.

  • Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    Beverly Hills hotspot the Polo Lounge is popping up on The Dorchester Rooftop

    2/7/21 - Updated with details of the menu

    London's reputation as a staycation hotspot has just got an injection of pure West Coast glamour with the news that the Polo Lounge is popping up here this summer. The famous Los Angeles restaurant from The Beverly Hills Hotel will spend the whole of July and August on the rooftop of The Dorchester.


  • Skylight Peckham adds to Peckham's buzzing rooftop bar scene

    skylight peckham mountview academy rooftop

    Peckham folk really do have one of London's best rooftop scenes. They already have their pick of ForzaWine, The Bussey Building and Frank's. And later this summer there's going to be another big rooftop place hitting the area - Skylight Peckham.

    Run by the same team who brought us Skylight Tobacco Dock, Skylight Peckham will take over the rooftop space of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. The

  • Canopy by Hilton London City is bringing a huge rooftop restaurant to Aldgate

    canopy by hilton london city rooftop bar

    If you've been wondering what's going in the uber-modern lattice building just off the Minories in the City, let us enlighten you.

    It's going to be the first of a new brand of Hilton hotels, but the thing you're going to be really interested in is its rooftop restaurant and bar, Florattica. With inside and outside seating it'll serve up weekday breakfast, a weekend tapas brunch and a general small

  • Selfridges' alto rooftop restaurant gets a Dior makeover for summer

    dior at alto selfridges

    If the alto rooftop restaurant at Selfridges wasn't already enough of a draw in this summer months, its latest design iteration should make it practically impossible to get a table there anytime soon.

    For the summer, it's been taken over by Dior and given a summery makeover by the fashion house. So the roof has been draped with Dior's toile de Jouy, with new summer seating, parasols and deckchairs.

    That's not all

  • Maya is the next rooftop restaurant from Soho House, at the Hoxton in Shoreditch

    Maya is the next rooftop restaurant from Soho House, at the Hoxton in Shoreditch

    It's been a while since we've had a new opening from Soho House (we're not counting 180 House) which opened quietly to members only) but now they're heating up to launch a new restaurant in Shoreditch. The group has teamed up with The Hoxton hotel to launch Mexican

  • Sabine is a new rooftop bar overlooking St Paul's

    Sabine is a new rooftop bar overlooking St Paul's

    Updated 11/5/21 with booking info

    As London gets ready to open up again, alfresco is one of the words of the moment. So news of a new rooftop bar in St Paul's should be of interest. 

    Sabine is actually taking the space from The Sky Bar (at the top of the Leonardo hotel in the City). As you can see from the pic above, it's having quite the makeover, with a big emphasis on greenery

  • Pergola on the Wharf is taking over the rooftop space at Canary Wharf's Crossrail Place

    pergola on the wharf opening canary wharf

    It's fair to say it's been a while since we reported on a new opening at Canary Wharf, so it's a positive sign that today the folks behind Pergola Paddington, The Prince and Lost in Brixton have declared the wharf to be their next destination.

    This summer they'll be opening Pergola on the Wharf at Crossrail Place. The huge new entertainment space is taking over the East side of the Crossrail Place

  • The new Standard Rooftop bar will have amazing views over St Pancras

    standard rooftop bar king's cross

    With alfresco spaces in London being a premium right now, you can count on us to bring you news of any new places opening. And the new roof venue at The Standard hotel in King's Cross sounds (and looks) worth checking out.

    The Standard Rooftop is the hotel's latest space to launch and they say the aim of the 11th-floor bar - just upstairs from their Decimo restaurant - is to bring "the vibe of New York’s

  • 14 Hills in the City are unveiling a rooftop restaurant on the 15th floor

    14 hills terrace london

    Before lockdown D&D's City restaurant 14 Hills was doing a storming business. Now, with the announcement of a new rooftop terrace, they're hoping to reopen with a similarly strong following.

    The 14th-floor restaurant has moved up a level, taking over space in the building's 15th-floor rooftop garden. It'll have quite the view over London and room for around 50 diners.

    The terrace's opening menu will feature

  • Allegra is launching a Happy Burger pop-up on its terrace (and special residencies too)


    With the April date of alfresco opening getting ever closer, one restaurant is trying something new when they return. Patrick Powell and the Allegra team will be opening their (fantastic looking) rooftop terrace with a new pop-up called Happy Burger

    On the new menu will be: 

    • ‘The Happy Burger’, an Oklahoma-style onion burger with American cheese (and a Beyond Meat alternative too). If you don't know what an
  • Bisushima on St Martin's Place will be a rooftop Japanese restaurant with views (and terraces) overlooking Trafalgar Square

    bisushima london restaurantWith views over Trafalgar Square and two massive roof terraces, expect this new Japanese restaurant to be quite a draw.

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