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RECOMMENDATION | Roof East Stratford – Shouting “Summer!” From The Rooftops

23rd August 2019

 

The last few weeks in London has been GLORIOUS sunshine. Even me, the most unlikely woman to ever get a tan, has managed to accumulate some freckles that are even joining up.

Summer before I moved to London would have been about BBQ’s and beer gardens. But almost five years after moving ‘darn sarf’ (imagine my worst cockney accent here) I see sunshine and think: ‘rooftop bar’. Turns out half the population also wants rooftop bars in London when the sun’s out.

It’s fair to say I’ve frequented quite a few. In The City, if you get there at the right time, you can watch the sunset over St Paul’s at Maddison’s, or at The Avery in Finsbury Square you can get great cityscape views whilst sipping on a chilled glass of Sauvignon and eating Padrón peppers (my fave).

These days though, I’m less about the touristy rooftop and more about finding somewhere I can relax, grab a couple of drinks and chat with friends in the sunshine. I think I have found that place.

It also helps that it’s in my new neighbourhood of East London and is just a stone’s throw away from Stratford station.

At the top of an 80’s style shopping centre (which is still very much used – I do my food shop there every week) some *very* clever people have taken over the car park on the roof and created this cocktail drinking- jenga playing- deck chair sitting-relaxed venue which I just LOVE.

 

London Roof Top Bar

 

Roof East is described as “London’s best adventure playground for grown ups (big kids, really)” and that’s essentially what it is! Deck chairs and tables adorn the roof, giant outdoor games are available to get involved with and for good measure they’ve thrown in a few old sports cars used as massive plant pots to create a bit of extra ambience.

 

London Roof Top Bar

 

You can just go for drinks and watch the sunset, but be prepared to queue for a while if the weather is nice. My friend and I made that mistake once and queued for over an hour and a half (never again). We learnt the hard way.

My best tip is to pre-book one of the activities they have up there. Then you can skip the queues!

There’s lots to choose from; crazy golf and shuffleboard to name a few. Once you’ve had your fun you can celebrate (or commiserate as is usually my case) and stay there for the duration of the evening. It’s relatively good value for drinks and at least then you’re in until last orders (which is around 11pm).

 

London Roof Top Bar

 

 

Feeling peckish?

There’s street food carts that you can get some delicious food from for the meat eaters and vegetarians alike – but don’t sit down wind from the burger stand.

There is a reason the deck chairs are usually empty there!

If sunset drinking isn’t really your thing, then there is a rooftop cinema showing some of the classics and even a yoga class a couple of times a week where you can perfect your vinyasa flow.

Whatever your vibe is, there’s seemingly something for everyone to indulge their inner kid. I hope to see you there and if you get to the bar first, make mine a double!

With love

Lindsey x

Read about what’s on at Roof East here > http://www.roofeast.com/

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