10 group travel ideas: the rooftops of London

Date Posted: 01/05/2014

Kensington Rooftop Gardens

Pictured: The Roof Gardens in Kensington.

You can enjoy the capital’s brilliant skylines and iconic buildings from these rooftop venues on your next group trip to London.

1. Golden Bee - Shoreditch

Located in the trendy hub of Shoreditch, Golden Bee’s rooftop location boasts fire pits and fairy lights - setting an ambient feel on the roof, as well as a downstairs club for when the sun goes down.

2. The Prince of Wales - Brixton

Brixton might not be on your list of locations for a top rooftop party spot, but The Prince of Wales certainly defies expectations.

With its own hot tub, indoor and outdoor bars and different level seating, this is a south London spot well worth the visit.

3. Dalston Roof Park - Dalston

Another East London gem, Dalston Roof Park is a wonderful summer hotspot offering cinema screenings, live music events and more.

Chilled, easy going and friendly, expect great views of the London skyline and tasty cocktails.

4. The Roof Gardens - Kensington

Owned by Richard Branson, The Roof Gardens in Kensington is an infamously decadent location, and a much loved haunt of the reality show Made in Chelsea stars.

Groups can sip champagne in the Roof Gardens and enjoy London’s only venue with its own flamingos.

5. Vista at The Trafalgar Hotel - West End

The Trafalgar’s sky bar boasts an impressive backdrop over Trafalgar Square, and is perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views.

6. Queen of Hoxton - Shoreditch

Located a stone’s throw from Hoxton and Liverpool Street, Queen of Hoxton hosts cinema nights during the week, or party days/nights with BBQ food during the weekend.

There’s even a Tipi covering for the rooftop bar for during the colder months, when the bar adds a selection of hot mulled drinks to its list of cocktails.

Radio Rooftop bar in Covent Garden.

Pictured: The Radio Rooftop Bar in Covent Garden.

7. Radio Rooftop Bar - Covent Garden

Described as a luxury venue, Radio Rooftop Bar, located on The Strand, offers a swanky setting for group travel organisers looking for a party location.

Views include Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Somerset House, Southbank, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and the theatre district of Covent Garden.

8. Netil House - Hackney

Netil House in Hackney is a rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of London’s skyline.

Covered in wooden decking, Netil is a real summer space, and has lots of comfy seating areas for groups wanting to wile away the day.

9. Broadway House - Fulham

Also south of the river in the fashionable area of Fulham, lies Broadway House.

The roof has a BBQ for when the sun comes out and is also located above a well-reputed restaurant, Broadway House, so is is the ideal spot for some alfresco lunch and drinks.

This bar is members only, so GTOs would have to enquire about membership.

10. Sushi Samba - Liverpool Street

One of London’s best known restaurants, this Sushi Samba also boasts two rooftop terraces where you can enjoy a host of international spirits such as sake and pisco, alongside a large helping of their renowned fusion cuisine.

These ten group travel ideas were compiled by designmynight.com. Group travel organisers arranging an evening’s entertainment in the capital should visit the website for assistance and planning.


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