London Bridge is perfectly placed for an after-work tipple – but how about an after-work tipple with a view?
Well, luckily for you, there are loads of amazing London Bridge rooftops where you can enjoy a sky-high sundowner.
I’ve rounded them all up in one place for you to save you the hard work of finding your new favourite bar.
So from rooftops with amazing views to rooftops with live music, here are the 11 best rooftop bars in London Bridge!
1. London Bridge Rooftop Bar
Address: Colechurch House, Bridge Walk, London SE1 2SX
Phone number: 020 3576 0674
London Bridge Rooftop Bar firmly deserves its #1 spot at the top of this list of London Bridge rooftops.
I mean, it’s in the name, isn’t it?!
The bar is hidden away behind a hard-to-find secret entrance but once you’ve managed to make your way up there, it offers the perfect escape from fast-paced London life.
With a fantastic view of The Shard and the London Eye, it’s got great views of the city, tasty food, and incredible cocktails to boot!
Menu highlights include the vegan slaw burger and the patatas bravas, and they’re best washed down with one of the bar’s signature cocktails or G&Ts.
The bar is also heated and covered in the winter months so you can head here come rain or shine.
Surely that’s all you could want from a rooftop bar?
Well, the fun doesn’t stop there!
It’s also one of my favourite venues for a rooftop bottomless brunch in London and they have regular live DJ sessions, so you can get your boogie on while you’re here as well!
Top tip: keep an eye out on their website for their happy hour specials.
They’re well worth taking advantage of.
Address: 68 King William St, London EC4N 7HR
Phone number: 020 8161 4442
Wagtail is one of my favourite cocktail bars in London Bridge
Delivering unparalleled 360° views of iconic London landmarks, including the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Walkie-Talkie Building, Wagtail offers a luxury drinking and dining experience.
Their rooftop terrace is fully heated and covered so you can enjoy it year-round and they have an extensive terrace menu that’ll keep you out of mischief.
If you’re feeling a little peckish, their seasonal menu celebrates the best of British produce.
Their small plates and sliders are on the more expensive side (ranging from £6 to £16) but really, what you’re paying for here is the view.
They’re super tasty though, with highlights being the chicken karaage, truffle thick-cut chips, and the foraged mushroom slider.
Wagtail also serves a luxury bottomless brunch in London Bridge but sadly, you’ll have to head inside to enjoy it.
Speaking of drinks, they serve everything from wine to champagne to beer so there’s something for everyone here!
However, if you only order one thing, let it be one of their cocktails.
My favourite is the Maracuja (Ketel One vodka, vanilla grass, stone fruit nectar, passion fruit kombucha) but the Clover is a close second (Green Chartreuse, lemon, apple juice, Peychaud bitters).
For elegant after-work drinks, there’s no better place than Wagtail.
3. Savage Garden
Address: DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London, Floor 12, 7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF
Phone number: 020 7709 1044
Going for a drink at Savage Garden is easily one of the most fun things to do in London Bridge.
This wild, decadent, and twisted rooftop bar has a different vibe from many of the more refined London Bridge rooftops you’ll find on this list.
Instead, what they offer is an unapologetically untamed experience that’s far removed from the corporate world below.
Think theatrical cocktails, decadent decor, and live DJs, and you’re on the right lines.
Don’t think that this bar isn’t luxurious, though, as their dress code is ‘smart, smart casual, fancy’ so you best still dress to the nines!
Like the other rooftop bars in London Bridge, Savage Garden also enjoys spectacular views of some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including The Shard, the Tower of London, The Gherkin, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
See how many sights you can spot while you enjoy a tipple or two on their terrace!
Their lengthy drinks menu spans from signature cocktails, spritz, and champagne, to wine, beers, and spirits.
But for the true Savage experience, order the Signature Serve (Scapegrace black gin with pink grapefruit and bergamot tonic).
And if you’re hungry, they also serve some tasty food which is well worth tucking into.
Talk a walk on the wild side 12 storeys up at Savage Garden.
Address: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
Phone number: 020 3693 5160
Madison is a New York-inspired restaurant situated atop the One New Change building.
Here you’ll find not one but several rooftop terraces offering superb views across the city skyline, including an iconic close-up view of St Paul’s Cathedral.
The views here are hard to beat, as is their buzzing atmosphere.
Time your trip right and the vibes here will be eclectic as live DJs and musicians take centre stage.
Whenever you visit though, you can rest assured that they’ll serve up tasty drinks and food.
I’d recommend starting with one of their signature cocktails – they’re the stars of the show for good reason!
My two favourites are the Coco Fashioned (Woodford Rye Coconut Fat Washed, Frangelico, Orgeat Syrup, Chocolate Bitters) and the Candy Kiss (Belsazar Dry vermouth, Elderflower Liquor, Crème de cassis, Lanson Brut champagne, and candy floss).
After getting a few drinks in, why not treat yourself to a decadent two-course (£45) or three-course (£49) meal?
The food here is to die for and will have you wanting to visit time and time again!
Address: Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London Pl, Tooley St, London SE1 2BY
Phone number: 020 3002 4300
For an iconic view of the Shard, TwoRuba does not disappoint.
Sitting atop the Hilton Hotel, this sleek rooftop bar serves creative cocktails and imaginative small plates.
Their menus are ever-changing meaning you can return time and time again without getting bored
If it’s just a drink that you’re after, I’d recommend one of their speciality cocktails.
Each comes with its own backstory and taste profile so you can easily select the one that best suits you.
However, if you’re looking for a bite to eat as well, they offer that too!
Serving food from morning to night, TwoRuba has got you covered no matter what time of day you visit.
My favourite breakfast dish is the grilled asparagus and avocado on toast, while during the day and at night, I’d recommend trying one of their hand-stretched pizzas.
(The Vesuvio is my favourite but they’re all tasty!)
On top of great food and drink, TwoRuba often has live music, too, ranging from live DJs to saxophone players to singers, so keep an eye out for their next event.
6. Mercer Roof Terrace
Address: 20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU
Phone number: 020 3908 8099
For one of the most spacious London Bridge rooftops, look no further than Mercer Roof Terrace.
Mercer not only has plenty of outdoor space but indoor space too!
Whether you choose to drink inside or out, you’ll get to enjoy the incredible panoramic views thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Like all these London Bridge rooftops, Mercer is best known for its cocktails.
If you only have time for a couple of drinks, I’d recommend starting with one of their Mixed Infusion cocktails.
They range from the Nobleman (Fennel-infused Avallen calvados, Rebel Yell rye whiskey, Peychauds bitters, and a spray of absinthe) to the Remembrancer (rhubarb and strawberry-infused Koskenkorva vodka, wild berries liqueur, and Don Benedictine topped with kombucha).
Mercer also has a lengthy food menu if you fancy a bite to eat.
They’re best known for their land and sea dishes, but they have a small but great vegan menu too.
The spiced roasted cauliflower steak is incredible so I’d recommend that!
Whatever you order, you’ll feel right at home because the atmosphere here is warm and relaxed, rather than uptight and stuffy.
7. Coq d’Argent
Address: 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
Phone number: 020 7395 5000
If you’re seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Coq d’Argent provides a sanctuary from the madness below.
They have four relaxing terraces with ample seating, as well as a large green rooftop garden where you can sunbathe on a nice day.
All their terraces are heated and covered, though, so you can still visit if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
(This is London, after all!)
Not sure what to order?
I’d recommend starting with their wine seeing as that’s what they’re known for.
However, if you’re more of a cocktail person or you fancy a refreshing beer or cider in the sunshine, don’t worry because they are excellent too!
As for food, executive head chef, Damien Rigollet, is here to cook up a storm if hunger hits.
Go all out with some caviar or save your pennies with a classic French starter.
Whatever you order, Coq d’Argent won’t disappoint!
Address: 14th Floor, South Bank, 40 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY
Phone number: 020 7903 3050
Prettily perched on the rooftop of The Hoxton, Seabird is easily one of the most spectacular London Bridge rooftops.
From the exotic palm trees to the gorgeous decor to the show-stopping views, Seabird will make your jaw drop – literally!
Their menu is Spanish and Portuguese-influenced, with a heavy focus on fish dishes.
So if that sounds up your street, then you need to grab a bite to eat here!
Alongside their famous oyster happy hour, they also serve a great Sunday brunch, lovely small plates, and mouth-watering desserts.
However, if you just want to head up for a drink with a view, then you can do that too!
Be warned though: this spot is wildly popular (for good reason!) and you, unfortunately, can’t book ahead for drinks.
But if you do make it up there and you fancy splashing the cash, you have to order their £200 fish bowl to share.
It’s a strong mix of Hendrick’s, Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask, peche, tea blend, and Absinthe.
Yep, that’s right: Absinthe!
9. 12th Knot
Address: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
Phone number: 020 3747 1063
12th Knot is one of my favourite rooftop bars on the Southbank.
Situated on the 12th floor (shock!) of the prominent Sea Containers building, 12th Knot is an eclectic rooftop bar and terrace with views that are to die for!
Sure to add a touch of class to your night out in London, this stylish bar has striking decor and vistas to match.
Once you arrive, you can take your pick from their lengthy drinks menu which ranges from cocktails, spirits, and wine, to beer, cider, and champagne.
Their One Night in 12th Knot cocktail comes highly recommended.
It’s a refreshing mix of lychee, sage, eucalyptus oil, and vodka – order it and thank me later!
They also serve some tasty food, including smoked jackfruit sliders and a cookie dough and Guinness ice cream that you won’t be able to stop raving about.
The jewel on 12th Knot’s crown though is their weekly line-up of live music sessions.
Whether it’s a live band or a funk and soul DJ, their events bring nothing but good vibes to the terrace!
10. The Skyline London
Address: Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels
Phone number: 020 3972 1600
On a hot summer’s day, The Skyline London feels more akin to a beach club in Ibiza than a rooftop bar in London Bridge.
The space is a sun trap so it’s great in a heatwave but they have plenty of shaded areas too if you want to hide from the sun.
Wherever you position yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge (with a drink in hand, of course!).
Here, you can celebrate with some champagne, wind down with a wine, or knock back one of their classic cocktails.
And if you’re a fan of Italian food then you’re in luck because they serve authentic Italian cuisine alongside their tasty drinks.
Think salads, burgers, pasta, and pizza, and you’re on the right lines.
The truffled pizza is my favourite, especially when followed up by their vegan chocolate brownie.
Reservations at The Skyline last two hours so use your time wisely – I can guarantee you won’t want to leave once your timeslot is up!
11. Uncommon Borough
Address: 1 Long Ln, London SE1 4PG
Phone number: 020 3948 3889
For the shortest desk-to-rooftop commute, look no further than Uncommon Borough.
Uncommon Borough is a gorgeous coworking space in London Bridge so sadly, this rooftop is a members-only deal!
If you work remotely and like the look of this rooftop then listen up because you could be relaxing here by buying either a £40 day pass or a £35 weekend pass.
With this pass, you get fast Wi-Fi, a hot desk, a kitchenette, an on-site coffee shop, honesty bar, free fitness classes, and of course, access to their panoramic rooftop!
While there isn’t a bar on the rooftop, you can grab a coffee or soft drink downstairs and bring it up to the rooftop to enjoy it in the sunshine.
It’s the perfect spot for a lunch break or an after-work wind-down, and the views are truly breathtaking.
So that concludes my round-up of all the best London Bridge rooftops!
As you can see, there are some spectacular rooftop bars in London Bridge so you’re truly spoiled for choice.
I’d recommend lining up a few and making your way around them.
Any excuse for more drinks with a view, ey?