Rising Above the Chaos on the Rooftop at the Trafalgar St James Hotel

The Ambience and Views From The Rooftop at the Trafalgar St James Hotel

When you’re craving space at ground level, the best thing is to get away from it all and head to a rooftop bar because the ambience and the views from an elevated height take you into a whole new world. If you want to put your head above all the chaos, somewhere you can do this in London is The Rooftop at the Trafalgar St James Hotel.

Whether you’re a tourist or not, you really couldn’t wish for a more central location than the heart of Trafalgar Square. Just moments from Charing Cross or Leicester Square underground stations, it’s slap bang in the middle of the capital’s major sights.

To plan your sightseeing expedition, the aptly named The Rooftop provides the perfect place to mark them out on a mega realistic Google Map.

Two glasses of wine on a table at night

This smart, all-weather, south-facing alfresco bar and kitchen is a rendezvous that can be accessed by a lift from within the hotel. Levelling up on floor seven, you will feel like a whole new world has opened up.

The Instagram-worthy views of the Trafalgar Square below and the capital’s skyline beyond. The venue is worthy of praise from both tourists and Londoners alike.

The views of London at night from the tables

Drinks are key here; which you can sip from either a high table, cushion-strewn banquettes or a view-facing bar and chairs.

The bar has teamed up with a Provence winery, Château d’Esclans, for the ultimate summer escape by decorating it in a pink floral space. The Rooftop’s Whispering Angel Terrace is gorgeous and brings about brightness even on cloudy days.

A selection of drinks with London's iconic skyline in the backgroundTo match the décor, the drinks menu boasts carefully curated cocktails using the rose made from Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino. To give you a flavour, the Taste of Provence (£16) is made up of homemade lavender syrup, a touch of soda water and fresh notes of the good stuff.

If you’re a fan of fruitier cocktails, I’d suggest giving the Angel’s Secret (£16) a whirl. But hurry, the pop-up is only around until the end of September.

Three of the vegetarian food dishes

There is a whole bunch of bar snacks and other dishes on offer, too – some of which come larger than you’d expect. While the food is nothing to rave about, the European-inspired dining does a good job of filling you up so you can gaze at iconic landmarks such as The Shard and the London Eye.

The views over London as the sun disappears below the horizon

But this intimate place really comes alive at sunset when the city’s buildings begin to shimmer against the skyline. Coupled with toe-tapping music, you’ll feel transported to a holiday spot with an exclusive feel.

An assortment of food dishes on one of the marble tables

While the food and drinks might come on the pricier side, you can’t place a price on magnificent views and experience. Nothing beats feeling like you’re on top of the world, and you can share that feeling with click-happy moments from this Rooftop, which is undoubtedly The Trafalgar St James Hotel’s crowning glory.

The Rooftop at the Trafalgar St James Hotel – Where and How?

The Rooftop is situated in Trafalgar St, James, 2 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2TS. For more information, opening times and menus, visit www.trafalgarstjames.com/the-rooftop.

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Sabi Phagura

Deputy Online Editor

Sabi Phagura is a health, fitness, travel and lifestyle journalist with over 14 years experience in both print and broadcasting media. With Luxurious Magazine, Sabi has travelled the world and experienced some of the finest things that it has to offer. Sabi is one of our most eager and enthusiastic journalists regularly finding unique and exciting destinations. She always creates articles that showcase the subject in the best light via her wealth of knowledge in the luxury travel and dining sectors.

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