Aug 20, 2021, 5 minutes5 best South-East London rooftops for dance lovers
Fancy a disco fuelled night on top of the best city in the world? Fortunately, here are some of the best rooftop bars located on the South-East side.
When visiting the vibrant City of London, rooftop bars are a must when exploring what’s on offer. Despite the slightly unpredictable weather that comes with a visit to the UK, finding a spot for panoramic views of London, flowing cocktails and great music is any city-goers dream.
But what about those rooftop bars that groove a little longer than the average? I am talking about the non-stop disco-infused rooftops that offer a night of dancing alongside talented DJs and party lovers.
Night Tales – Hackney, Bohemia Place
In the depths of Hackney above the railway tracks, you will find a place Time Out Magazine has described as “bar-meets-club”.
Here, a double whammy experience for those looking for a chilled start to the night that can certainly turn into something more is accessible.
With food vendors, cocktails and special guest DJs such as Ben Pearce, Bondax and MistaJam, it is no surprise as to why this venue is so popular with locals of the area.
Alongside accommodating the East London party animals, Night Tales have recently opened a sister venue called Willows which is located on the rooftop of Oxford Streets John Lewis.
The two venues go hand in hand for a long weekend bar experience. Creating a more relaxing outdoor space to sip on classic cocktails and munch on fabulous food.
Golden Bee – Shoreditch, Singer St. Old Street
Head down to Old Street, Shoreditch for a rooftop experience that is guaranteed not to be ruined by the British weather.
Golden Bee has the equipment to keep the night going at whatever time of year. It has a canopy in place to keep out any unwanted bad weather spells.
Open to those 21 and over, the East London rooftop bar holds a happy hour every Wednesday to Thursday (5pm-6pm) and every Sunday (2pm-3pm).
Resident DJs including BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Marcel Lawson help keep the energetic atmosphere flowing and the drinks pouring.
12th Knot – Southbank, Southwark
Located along the beloved Southbank comes a luxurious rooftop space above the Sea Containers Hotel, London.
DJs create the mood from Thursday to Sunday at 12th Knot. Therefore, it is a more relaxing yet bustling spot. Ideal for those who want both the sound of great music and a view of the city from its very heart.
Enjoy the vast menu of Maldon Rock Oysters, Ceviche Tacos and Lobster Toast as you enjoy the sounds of the ‘Sunset Session’.
A perfect date venue for the couples who love to mix romance with a few drinks and few dances and few breath-taking views.
London Bridge Rooftop – London Bridge, The City
“Here for a good time, not a long time”.
DJs, ‘Ginger Pig’ burgers and a variety of beers, wines and cocktails are available all day long. What more could you ask for when the sun is shining on top of one of London Bridges most vibrant rooftops?
London Bridge Rooftop offers a weekend brunch deal. This includes entry, 1x burger and 1x drink for £15pp.
A summer vibe you don’t want to miss out on. So, get your glitter, mimosas and delicious burgers at the ready for this unique London rooftop experience.
Dalston Roof Park – Dalston, Hackney, Bootstrap Charity
A rooftop for a good cause. This venue is one of the only ones that give all profits to empowering young people and supporting their businesses.
Run by the charity Bootstrap, the Dalston Roof Park is home to volunteer gardeners in the day and disco lovers in the nighttime.
There are pop up live music events, including DJ Crazy P, cocktail bars and film events.
View the South-East skyline a little differently at this rooftop, with a sense of good filtering through the eclectic atmosphere.
So, which one are you visiting first?
Feature images sourced via Pexels, user ‘Caio’
Words by Drew-Alexandra O’Keeffe