Let Time Out steer you upwards towards the finest places in London for enjoying cocktails in the clouds.
Vista The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS (7870 2900/www.thetrafalgar.com)
The rooftop bar in The Trafalgar hotel has been spruced up and rebranded as the much more appropriate-sounding Vista. Central London views don’t come more impressive – Nelson’s Column spears the skyline ahead, and you can see the London Eye and the Palace of Westminster Clocktower. Like the view to the street below, prices are rather steep
Cocktails start at £10, and the bar is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. Note that there is a £5 cover charge. The bar is also available for private hire – for more information visit thetrafalgar.com.