The wraparound terrace on the 10th floor of the ME Hotel, which first housed the BBC Bush House, is panoramic penthouse perfection. At Radio Rooftop, you’ll drink only the finest cocktails while enjoying some of London’s greatest views – could be worse, right?
An ideal summer hang, you’ll want to pop by for lunchtime tapas like the sobrasada iberica – pork and paprika on toast – or the salty and sometimes spicy padron peppers. As you lean back on the sun loungers, you will never want to leave – so make a day of it and take your pick from the cocktail list when the evening comes. Try the tribute to Radio’s heritage – the AM/FM with Bacardi Rum, Chambord, mint, lemon and passionfruit. Or if you want to stick with the bubbly stuff, go for a Grey Goose Le Fizz that’s topped with fresh lime, St-Germain and sparkling.
Get your glam on, Radio Rooftop is just as fancy as its view, and upping your game will only make the experience more special. And make it a must-do for the cold months too: with a wigwam, blankets and heaters, it will feel just as cosy.
Best Bars tip: If you’re really eager to get in and/or try the food, table reservations are available – but they go super quick and may require a minimum spend per person (usually the case in the evenings).
— Gaëlle Laforest, @gaellelaforest