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Top 5: Rooftop bars in the UK




Roof Garden Playground, Manchester

Once a Victorian school house, the Great John Street Hotel has capitalised on the architectural treasures of its heritage and transformed the former boys’ playground into a spectacular terrace with views over the city. Complete with hot tub, sub lounges and a relaxed seating area for residents with the remainder open to the public, no trip to Manchester is complete without at least one cocktail in these historic gardens.

The Forth, Newcastle

For those looking for the cute and quirky, this traditional pub in Newcastle offers a colourful, fairy light-adorned terrace which forms a unique escape from the buzz of the city. Even if it gets a little chilly (which is bound to happen anywhere in England) there are heaters on hand to continue enjoying drinks al fresco.

Varsity Hotel & Spa, Cambridge

For elegance and incredible views, a visit to the rooftop bar at Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge is a must. Whether you want to explore the city from the sky with a glass of champagne, or whether you’re looking to impress a loved one with romantic sunset views, this sleek garden is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking historic views.

Aqua Kyoto, London

High above the busy thoroughfare of Oxford Street you’ll find the stunning Japanese restaurant, Aqua Kyoto. This ultra-glossy rooftop offers incredible views of London’s West End along with innovative cocktails and cuisine. Enjoy the high life with a sunset tipple to see in the weekend when the atmosphere at this rooftop bar is at its best.

The Scarlet Hotel, Newquay

For an alternative view to city skylines, this terrace overlooking the spectacular Cornish coast offers the ideal setting. Soak in seaside views, sun and easy living as you relax next to Mawgan Porth beach with fresh local seafood.