London’s newest rooftop bar and restaurant looks to rise above the competition.

How do you really know that summer in London has arrived? Is it the inevitable display of t-shirt tans in Hyde Park? The annual transformation of the Northern line into one of Dante’s hellish circles? Our money is on the sudden and overwhelming importance of the rooftop bar.

Central London now has a new challenger in the oh-so-busy world of elevated escapes. Introducing Wagtail – a new luxury drinking and dining venue on the 10th floor of a chic 1920’s King William Street building. 

Offering spectacular views over The City’s iconic buildings, old and new, Wagtail is a hot new contender for London’s most impressive drinking spot, especially once that sun starts to set. 

With a bar, restaurant, and private dining rooms nestled into the building’s cupola, the Wagtail is clearly out to impress. Head Chef Phil Kersey (formerly of Corrigan’s Bar & Restaurant fame) and Mixologist Angelos Bafas head up what looks to be a pretty enticing combination of food and drink, making full use of fresh and seasonal ingredients.

The Wagtail is open till late, with the terrace opening at 12pm every day. Booking ahead is advised and, in the interim, you can take a look at their impressive menus.


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