Bars and Pubs: Rooftop drinking

timeout-london

Published: 11/08/2010

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.

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Travel: Best hotels for rooftop views

telegraph

Published: 20/08/2010
12 Trafalgar Hotel – London

This elegant, boutique hotel allows guests to witness the bustle of Trafalgar Square from a bird’s eye perspective on the rooftop Vista Bar, an oasis of tranquility among the chaos of the capital.

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Business Traveller: Outdoor London

Business-traveller1

Published: 14/07/2010

Make the most of Summer in the City with our picks for Central London drinking and dining…. Located on the southwest corner of Trafalgar Square, many readers may not be aware that the 129-room Trafalgar Hotel is actually an unbranded Hilton property.

The hotel’s sixth-floor rooftop bar was formerly known as the Trafalgar Roof Garden, but was recently relaunched as Vista. The open air space offers views over the square and across to Big Ben and the London Eye, and now features new black and white furnishings aimed at creating “a relaxed atmosphere of Mediterranean chic”.

A partnership with Pommery sees three champagnes on offer, as well as forthcoming seasonal vintages, and the menu has also been revamped, with dishes including stuffed baby pepper with halloumi and herbs (£7.50); a watermelon, tarragon and feta salad (£13.00); and an antipasti platter (£17.50).

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.

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What’s On

Now Closed for Winter

Vista Announcement

Vista our open air rooftop bar overlooking Trafalgar Square is now closed for Winter Season 2015 however is still available for private hire, filming and location shoots subject to (British) weather conditions. For all enquiries please call our Events Team on +44 (0)20 7870 2900 or email events.trafalgar@hilton.com

Theatre breaks at the Trafalgar

Theatre breaks at the Trafalgar

Just 7 minutes away from theatreland, you can now book tickets to West End shows and enjoy a memorable stay at the Trafalgar hotel.

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