Sky bars are the in-places to be seen, they are the hangouts of the rich and famous, the chill out places for those who lead full-on lifestyles, the way to relax for those who simply want to live their best lives with friends.

#TeamCoco are loving the amount of sky bars in London from the contemporary designed, to the urban-styled and Asian inspired, there are plenty to choose from.

We have compiled a list of 5 must visit sky bars in the capital for different occasions, which will you visit?

Golden Bee in Shoreditch
The Best Rooftop Bar for Corporate Events & Parties

Every day is an occasion at the Golden Bee, so whether you’re just after post-work drinks or ready for an entire night on the town, the Golden Bee Old Street bar in London is ready to welcome you with ambience, atmosphere, and music curated by house DJs. And, guess what… the rooftop terrace is ideal for all seasons because no matter what the weather you can still enjoy the view thanks to a retractable canopy.

Address: Singer Street, Shoreditch
Open: Monday – Saturday
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Gong at The Shangri La at The Shard
The Best Bar for being the Highest in Europe

This bar offers unparalleled elegance to the city’s social scene. Elevated on Level 52 of The Shard, this is the perfect place for sunset cocktails and late-night drinks, featuring the dramatic backdrop of London’s skyline, with views to the west, north and east. The bar offers three areas: the cocktail bar, the Champagne bar, and the Sky Pool.

Address: Gong Bar, Level 52, Shangri-la Hotel, The Shard, Thomas St
Open: Monday – Sunday
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Radio Rooftop Bar London at The ME
The Best Rooftop Bar for Striking Views

Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline. From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben. The perfect setting for a casual lunch with family and friends or to impress business clients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere.

Address: ME London, 336-337 Strand
Open: Monday – Sunday
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Sushisamba London City
The Best Rooftop Bar for Highest Outdoor Dining in Europe

Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA City features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360-degree views of the City. Two panoramic glass elevators whisk patrons from the ground to the 39th floor, opening up London from inside out as the lifts climb further and further upwards.

SUSHISAMBA’s main dining room overlooks views of London with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. A grid of lights hung through the open bamboo ceiling at varying heights creates a magical experience during daytime and a truly intimate setting in the evening.

Address: 38th & 39th Floors, 110 Bishopsgate
Open: Monday – Sunday
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The Rooftop at St James
The Best Views Over Trafalgar Square

The Rooftop is a space for sipping individually crafted cocktails and drinking in the inimitable city view. Complete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, the sky-high space lends itself as a year-round experience. Outdoor heaters and blanket selections provide warmth through cooler months. Small plates are available, with table service provided throughout. Opt for The Gallery, complete with breathtaking views over London. Alternatively relax at The Deck, the sun-drenched conservatory that is perfect for catching up with old and new friends alike.

Address: The Trafalgar St James, 2 Spring Gardens
Open: Monday – Sunday (over 21s only after 7pm)
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A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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