Free Rooftop Views

7 stops in 1-1/2 hours

The only thing better than London in the sunshine is rooftop views of London in the sunshine.  Start at Waterloo and make seven stops ending with a rooftop drink or lunch:

National Theatre The Royal National Theatre Garden public terrace on level 3 boasts both London Eye and river views.
National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Royal Opera House — Located on the 5th floor, The Piazza Terrace Bar overlooks Covent Garden, London's most famous market.
Opening Hours: Noon — 10 pm 2073 044000
Bow Street, London WC2E 9DD

The Post Building — Although only 9 stories up, the rooftop terrace offers uninterrupted views of the City given the lack of tall buildings around it.  To access, look for a sign off New Oxford Street that reads 'Public Roof Terrace'.  You will need to sign-in, provide ID and go through security scanners before proceeding to the rooftop. 
Opening hours: 10 am — 7 pm
Museum Street, London WC1A 1PB

One New Change  Take a lift to the 6th floor of the retail and restaurant building to enjoy a stunning unobstructed view of St Paul's Cathedral.  Book a table at Madison, the bar and tapas restaurant with outdoor patio and indoor seating.
Opening Hours : 6 am — Midnight 2070 028952
One New Change, London EC4M 9AF

Sky Garden — Free access tickets to London's highest public garden are released every Monday.  If you are not able to book a ticket, reserve a table one of the restaurants or bars to be able to access the Garden after you eat or drink.
Opening hours: Weekdays 10 am — 6 pm, Weekends 11 am —  9 pm

The Garden at 120 — The award-winning rooftop 15 stories up at 120 Fenchurch Street is the largest pubic rooftop space with 360-degree London views.  There is no pre-booking required to access the lifts following the security scanners
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am —  6:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays until 5 pm
Tip : Make plans to go now to catch the 85 wisteria trees in bloom.
120 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 5BA

The Culpeper — Located close to Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Shoreditch High Street, The Culpeper offers a great view of East London.  
In addition to the pub, restaurant and hotel, the 1,400 square foot rooftop includes a working 500 square foot garden where garnishes, herbs and salad used in the dishes are grown – giving 'farm' to table a whole other meaning.  Stop in for an impromptu drink and bar bites or book the Regen Rooftop Set Lunch Menu £35 served 12 pm — 3 pm.  
Tip : Request a table for 2 — 4 along the rooftop entrance wall to benefit from some shade.
Take advantage of these views while the sun is shining!


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