The Best Rooftop Bars In Mayfair

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In the upscale district of Mayfair surrounded by elegant georgian townhouses, luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants is home to some of the best rooftop bars in Mayfair. Come on, let’s celebrate the occasion with a delicious cocktail and sweet words…

In between Berkley Square and The Ritz is home to one of Mayfair’s most stylist settings, named Mayfair Terrace. This chic and sleek hangout is one of the best rooftop bars in Mayfair, offering an intimate setting with cosy and sung lounge seating on the terrace, which is surrounded by several fireplaces ideal for the cold, brisk winter months. Depending on the occasion, the open-air enclave fulfilled with stunning scenery, wooden elements and candle lit tables offers a place perfect for a drink or two.


The lounge bar and terrace menu offer a selection of rare snacks and Japanese influence tacos too. A particular favourite being the Seabass sashimi with dried Miso which is nicely complimented by rocoto chili paste and a citrus plant called, Yuzu. Scrumptious that’s for sure! The classic drinks menu with the addition of signature cocktails, fortified wines and spirit selection from Peruvian, Mexican, Japanese and Mediterranean influences makes the experience even more satisfying. Exotic and quirky ingredients help shape the flavoursome beverages ranging from bee pollen cherry, grapefruit oils, 12-year-old infused rum, agave syrup, to even a Matcha Green tea rim. For all you smokers, the menu also provides a selection of cigars ranging from light, medium and full flavours. What a night to remember!

Just off Regents Street is the opened air chillout hotspot, Aqua Spirit. Practically a paradise for blue-sky drinkers. The venue boasts barrels of style and certainly delivers the quality too. The interior itself has been tastefully decorated, using wooden décor, stunning large chandelier-like dimmed lighting which overhangs the bespoke and circular bar. This centre piece itself is surrounded by high top tables with lavish red seating to match, overlooking views of the spectacular London skyline.


The drinks menu is equally delightful, ranging from fine wines, tempting cocktails and unique Asian-influenced inventions, which will really get your taste buds flowing. The unusual combinations of ingredients such as green tea infused liquors, flavoured sake and homemade saffron infused vanilla helps to put new twists onto classics, adding an element of distinctive character. In addition to the luscious cocktails, the snack bar is ideal particularly for those who might feel a bit peckish. Following on from the Asian theme, tasty treats like chili garlic tempura prawns and salted edamame beans really will make your mouth water.

On the outskirts of Mayfair is the cocktail bar named ‘The Roof Top St. James.’ With a stunning view of London’s iconic skyline, this venue is ideal for a cheeky girl’s night out! Guests are greeted by a kind and pleasuring team of staff who’s aims are to make sure you are having a great time. With a white marble bar, dark brown hand-woven seating and sparkling clean wine glasses, the interior gives more of an alfresco dining experience taking inspiration from both Korea and Japan. This being said, if you are tempted to book an area on the rooftop itself it is best to request this prior to attending, as spaces are very limited. Following from the modern interior, the exterior provides comfortable sofa seating, candlelight glasses tables and an additional chic bar top facing the view to just shut off, enjoy the atmosphere and unwind!


The drinks menu at this stunning bar, range for delicious signature cocktails, crisp brut champagnes and various wines, spirits and liquors. One’s favourite being the ‘Coral Reef’ containing a blend of coconut and pineapple rum, Lychee Puree, coconut milk, a citrus mix, finished with the perfect element of an editable flower.

Alto - The Best Rooftop Bars Mayfair

Perched on top of Selfridges, one of London’s most famous department stores is the sublime Alto by San Carlo. Taking inspiration from the stunning region in Italy and surrounded with greenery and floral arrangements, this dime brings a taste of Italy to our very own London. Alto isn’t just one of the finest spots for Italian al-fresco dinning, it’s also home to the most beautiful outdoor terrace areas too and is one of the best rooftop bars in Mayfair, fulfilled with essence of both vision and charm. Guests are greeted by outgoing and friendly waiters, not forgetting some top-quality produce to match too.


The menu offers a wide range of tasty treats with selections of traditional appetisers and classic nibbles. You really can’t go wrong which you choose from the menu because it is all very delicious. The drinks menu is also very tempting, not only serving typical Italian cocktails such as; ‘Bellini Veneziana,’ ‘Aperol Spritz’ or Alto’s Fizz, this hidden gem also offers a selection of Italian wines, prosecco’s and beers from the North, South and Central regions. The ‘Barbera Di Asti’ is a Piedmontese classic enhancing a ruby red colour fulfilled with a rich, indulgent taste with hints of vanilla and toasted bread. You won’t be disappointed!

Radio Rooftop - The Best Rooftop Bars In Mayfair

In the cultural heart of London, just steps away from the respected Covent Garden and within easy reach of Mayfair is the ‘Radio Rooftop Bar.’ Up on the 10th floor of MC London with eye catching views of the River Thames and London’s skyline, this is a go-to place for a casual lunch date with your fellow colleagues or a night full of romance with your other half to admire the breath-taking sunset. The rooftop itself is an arousal of class and satisfaction. Every bit of detail seems to be just perfect! From brown and beige sofas, wooden candle lit tables, grey granite décor and naturalistic greenery, not forgetting the ideal lighting to match, this place works a treat. The service is equally pleasant and friendly making your best intention is at heart.


The menu adds to the lovely scenery, no matter day or night. Not only is there a signature cocktail, non-alcoholic and selection of cocktails section, there is also pages of sophistication depending on what takes your fancy. From champagnes, wines, Irish whiskies, cognacs and many more, Radio Rooftops main aim is to satisfy customer’s needs. This trendy rooftop bar is a definitely a place suitable for any occasion.

Another of the best rooftop bars in Mayfair is on one of Mayfair’s prestigious roads, Park lane. It's home to the admirable Bar 45. Based in 45 Park Lane hotel and well known for its 1920’s feel, the interior itself makes a huge statement consisting of dark wooden furniture, dimmed lighting, red leather bar stool seating and a very snug and intimate atmosphere. The sixties-style bar is also nicely complimented by a showing assortment of spirits and liquors, just looking at them really gets your heart pumping for a good night! This divine bar is also well known for its high-topped Terrance exterior which overlooks the heart of Mayfair. Ideal especially in the summer months, the glass tables and more sophisticated modern exterior creates a nice dynamic for all of you love birds out there.


The bar itself has a delicious range of nibbles and bites but even more so has better cocktails. Depending whatever takes your fancy, whether it be ‘a taste of London’, hand-crafted cocktails or even ‘the world’s rarest teas in modern ceremony,’ I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. The cocktail, ‘Devil in Disguise’ consisting of Don Julio Reposado, passion fruit, smoked Kashmiri and chilli salt is a peculiar combination but definitely mind blowing-ly tasty. Don’t be fooled by the name its worth a try!

Sanctum Soho - Best Rooftop Bars In Mayfair

Just a few doors down the road from Aqua Spirit is the remarkable rooftop terrace, Karma Sanctum. With a name like that you know it’s going to be Karma that’s for sure. Located in one of London’s most prestige hotels, up on the top floor lies a haven retreat. One word being, extraordinary! The terrace roof itself consists of three interconnecting areas. Firstly, there’s an inside bar with classy and chic elements, then there is a covered lounge with a warm fireplace and residential area and finally the retractable roof outside area providing a luxury jacuzzi and great atmosphere, perfect for partying and escaping the busy streets of London.


Varying from Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut and moving up the scale to the well-respected Dom Perignon, Karma Sanctum really has the bubbles for every occasion. If champagne doesn’t take your fancy, I’m sure the sharing cocktails will, as they are particularly a great way to mingle and really get the party started. One to try is ‘Strawberry Frozen Daiquiri’ using a mixture of fresh strawberries, rum, lime juice and sugar. Make sure you bring your swimwear to not miss out on all the fun!

Not far from the heart of Mayfair, in London’s famously known vibrant streets of the west-end is LSQ Rooftop. Providing the perfect setting for a chilled out casual lunch or even an evening catch up with some friends, this is a venue to impress! Located on the 9th floor in London’s Hotel Indigo, the view from this entry into the best rooftop bars in Mayfair is truly remarkable. If you’re seated on the inside, you will find yourself surrounded by tall glass windows, oak flooring and blue seating and bar front to match, really making you feel like you are on top of the world. On the other hand, if you’re seated outside on the balcony, the feeling if more contemporary and laid back.


menu varies from classic cocktails, to passionately created seasonal signature cocktails. Expert mixologists are happy to help guide you to find the perfect drink to suit your pallet, making sure you have a great time too. Following on from the rooftop theme, ‘Room with a view’ is a deliciously strawberry and rum infused delight, or even better if you really fancy raising the bar, ‘Rooftop Highball’ combining the stronger stuff such as Absinthe, Kettle One Vodka, Chambord, Raspberry with a touch of bitter lemon. I can already feel the heat!

Madison - The Best Rooftop Bars In Mayfair

Our final venue in the list of best rooftop bars in Mayfair is just 15 minutes away from Mayfair and overlooking all the baroque glories of St. Paul’s cathedral. Designed in the seventeenth century by Sir Christopher Wren, Madison Rooftop’s buzzing atmosphere and delightful views makes it the ideal location for a drink or two. The surroundings bring a taste of Manhattan to London, with ceiling high glass windows, beige lounge seating, stone flooring and shaped shrubs to add a sense of class to the setting. One of the few places in London when scenery, quality and quantity come all together.


Not only known for serving fine contemporary British and European cuisines, Madison is also known for its cocktail bar. The menu delivers a wide variety of Tequilas, rums and whiskeys from all over the world but more spectacularly offers many traditional and also contemporary twist cocktails.’ Barrel Aged Rum Old Fashioned’ is one to keep an eye out for, containing Havana 7 years rum, port, gomme and bitters. Time flies when you’re having rum!

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