As Britain eases out of lockdown, we’ve made a list of London’s best rooftop pools for you to enjoy this summer. From The Curtain in Hackney, to The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, there’s something for everyone.
With a panoramic view of the city skyline and Hyde Park treetops, The Berkeley’s seventh-floor swimming pool is seventh heaven. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere or slope off to a secret garden so leafy and fragrant it’ll give the Cravens a run for their money.
the-berkeley.co.uk The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge. SW1X 7RL
Boasting a 360° view of The Big Smoke and being impossibly close to St Paul’s Cathedral, The Ned’s Club is a must. On the top floor you’ll find its heated pool and two converted domes with outdoor terraces for eating and drinking. Sign us up!
thened.com 27 Poultry. EC2R 8AJ
You can eat, swim, relax and repeat whatever the weather at The Curtain’s lido-cum-restaurant because when the sun comes out, the Lido takes its top off! Coupled with a ringside view of London, there’s little wonder it’s our go-to Mediterranean vista short of a vista in the Med.
thecurtain.com 45 Curtain Rd, Hackney. EC2A 3PT
Look down on commuters safe in the knowledge that, 52 levels up The Shard, you’re arguably closer to God. At this height the unwashed masses are merely ants. Glide (you simply don’t swim when you’re this elevated) over to the infinity-edge and smile, because if you’ve gotten here, you’ve made it.
shangri-la.com 52nd Floor, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St. SE1 9QU