Raise the roof at one of London’s restaurants with a view, including Aviary and Bōkan.
This new rooftop venue in Canary Wharf (above) not only has 360-degree views of the Thames, The O2 and The Shard, but also provides telescopes for you to take an even closer look at the city. Bar-restaurant Bōkan boasts a superior cocktail and bar food menu – try the charcuterie and cheese boards – with banquette seating on its plant-filled terrace, 39 floors up. Head chef Aurélie Altemaire offers sophisticated modern European dishes. Step outside and enjoy the summer! 40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, E14 9TP
Look out in the next few weeks for a second London branch of the top-notch restaurant. This one takes over Covent Garden’s famous Opera Terrace, with a balcony overlooking the cobbled piazza. Of course, if you need your fix of the superb Japanese-BrazilianPeruvian fusion in the meantime, there’s always the Heron Tower for your delectation. Opera Building, Market Terrace, WC2