Finally the sun is out, time to head for the rooftops and bathe in its glow.

HuffPost Lifestyle has selected the best rooftop bars in the UK, which allow you to combine an after-work beverage and a skyline view.


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  • The Trafalger

    Exceptional in style, iconic by nature - taking London to all new highs. The Trafalgar's sky bar boasts an unrivalled backdrop of the London landscape, capturing the sheer splendour of the capital, perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views. The height of sophistication starts here. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Vista Bar at The Trafalgar</strong></a>

  • Babylon bar, The Roof Gardens

    The award-winning Babylon Restaurant at The Roof Gardens in Kensington is inviting guests to dine alfresco on its revamped terrace as it launches its chilled seafood menu for summer 2012. The Roof Gardens has also introduced a mini meadow at the far end of the Babylon terrace In short, the perfect way to wind down after a busy day in the office. <a href="" target="_hplink"> <strong>The Roof Gardens</strong></a>.

  • Cambridge

    The top two floors of the hotel are made entirely from glass allowing breath-taking views of the surrounding area from the comfort of the room, including St John's College spires, the lush green of Midsummer Common or the punts gliding down the Cam. Larger suites have spacious wooden-decked balcony areas with comfortable loungers for guests to recline on and watch the world go by. <a href="" target="_hplink"> <strong>The Varisty Hotel & Spa</strong></a>

  • Marco Pierre White, Birmingham

    Marco Pierre White Birmingham who have the most spectacular roof terrace and Champagne bar, high above the streets of Birmingham. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Marco Pierre White bar and grill</strong></a>.

  • Med Kitchen, Richmond

    Absorb the riverside view over a cocktail (or two) at this ideally located bar and restaurant. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Richmond Riverside</strong></a>.

  • The Point Hotel, Edinburgh

    Relax in style and enjoy utterly stunning views of Edinburgh Castle through floor to ceiling windows, whilst sipping on a cocktail and lounging on stylish BoConcept furniture. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>The Point bar</strong></a>.

  • Aspers Casino Bar, Westfield Stratford City

    Aspers' amazing Sky Bar provides stunning views of the Olympic Park and with its smart décor and relaxed surroundings, it's a great place to socialise. With cocktails, canapés and bowl food, a VIP area and an outdoor terrace, the venue is the perfect place to soak up the electrifying, once in a life time Olympic atmosphere. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Aspers Casino bar</strong></a>.

  • Aqua Kyoto

    Guests at aqua London can enjoy the use of three outstanding terraces with breathtaking views across London's iconic skyline including the London eye and The Gherkin. Sip on a refreshing pre-dining or after work cocktail from their outdoor bars all the while relaxing to summer vibes from the DJs. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Aqua Kyoto bar</strong></a>

  • The Cube, Birmingham

    Standing tall on the architectural world stage, The Cube, has transformed Birmingham's skyline, raised its global profile and signifies a new era in the city's evolution. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>The Cube</strong></a>.

  • Knock Castle Hotel, Scotland

    This award-winning rooftop restaurant at Knock Castle Hotel and Spa in in Perthshire, Scotland offers breathtaking views of the Perthshire countryside. <a href=" " target="_hplink"><strong>Knock Castle Hotel</strong></a>.

  • The Skyroom, London Bridge

    This exclusive, limited-edition, four week seafood and cocktail supper club which is coming to the Skyroom at London Bridge at the end of this June. Expect views of The Shard and beautiful skyline views of London. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>The Skyroom</strong></a>.