Southbank Centre

Who doesn’t love good food and good views? Head up to this secret rooftop garden for both of those – and a cocktail to boot!
Nothing beats a secret garden in the city centre… unless that secret garden finds itself on a rooftop with stellar views. Head by the Southbank Centre Wednesday through Sunday afternoon and make your way to the roof. There, you’ll find a breathtaking garden boasting over 200 native plants and a lush lawn. Owing to its prime location, the garden provides unrivalled views of the London Eye and the Thames. For those feeling a bit peckish or in the need of a revitalising drink, an on-site café and bar serve up homemade pastries and top-tier cocktails. Stroll through the fruit trees and plants, taking in the sights and smells of British nature, all while enjoying the best views, bites and libations that London has to offer. If you feel like paying homage to the garden’s namesake, raise a glass of gin to the former monarch’s memory.