THE ROOFTOP BAR - aviary
London is awash with rooftop bars but there’s something special about one with a view like Aviary’s. Situated at the Montcalm Hotel on Finsbury Square with glass sides to the balcony that look out across the city skyline, it may be new but it has quickly become one of our most highly recommended drinking spots. The space comes adorned with plush velvet sofas and patterned cushions and there’s an eclectic soundtrack that mixes soulful beats, 1970s funk and contemporary house, so if it weren’t for the iconic view in front of you, you could easily mistake this spot as being somewhere far more tropical than London. What’s more? Aviary does summer cocktails right. Frozen iterations are ideally suited to August’s hottest days – try the Frosé on a lazy afternoon, the frozen Pina Colada for something with a little more punch, or stick to the classics and work your way through the bar’s generous list of wine and beer.
Aviary is available for partial or exclusive hire and it’s also adjoined to an indoor restaurant on the 10th floor that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Friday and brunch and dinner at the weekend.
Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX