For a drink with a view, try the Madison Bar nr St Paul's. The terrace is on an eyeline with the cathedral dome and there are stunning views out across the skyline to the new Shard and London Eye. If you're looking for a drink after work, arrive before 5.30 as it gets justifiably very busy. Much recommended
On the Roof with Vintage Salt. If you're after a British seaside escape in central London, you'd be advised to relocate to Vintage Salt on the roof of Selfridges. Head over to The Drift Bar for sundowner cocktails and settle into a deck chair as the sun sets.
Rooftop Bars to check out: 1. Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel 132 W. 47th St (and 7th ave) 2. Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel 530 W. 27th St (b. 10th and 11th ave) 3. Renaissance New York Hotel 57 - 130 East 57th St. at Lexington
Gordon’s Wine Bar. It’s one of the oldest wine bars in London and it has the interior to prove it. You’ll find yourself sitting in rustic old cellars with rickety old tables and chairs, with the warm glow of candles burning from old wine bottles. It’s a great place to go for an evening anyday of the week.
Who would think that a prosaic Holiday Inn would harbor such a gem? Set in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you'll find views here to rival the best in Paris. Open from 5 pm to midnight seven days a week, 43 Up the Roof is full of locals and hotel guests on weekends, but at opening time on a weekday, you might very well have the place to yourself. Reservations are essential.