London's Best Rooftop Pools

Take a dip with our insider's guide to London best rooftop swimming pools; rejuvenate in the calm waters whilst soaking up panoramic views across the city.

Rooftop Pool at Art’otel London Battersea Power Station

Perched on the 16th floor of the striking art-filled Art’otel London Battersea Power Station is a heated swimming pool and hut tub, overlooking the famous Battersea Power Station chimneys. Find yourself sitting (or swimming) face-to-face with a restored London icon in this one-of-a-kind infinity pool - alongside other incredible panoramic views. An ideal spot to watch the sunrise over the city, soak up the rays or sip on a cocktail this summer. Available to hotel guests only - with bookable time slots. Pictured. 

Rooftop Pool at Sessions Arts Club

Sessions Arts Club is an urban sanctuary that sits in the old judges' dining room at SessionsHouse, a grand Grade II listed building in Clerkenwell. The dining room and mezzanine is flooded with light from a series of arched windows looking out onto the roof terrace, itself leading to an elegant marble bar and infinity rooftop swimming pool with views over London. There are a limited number of daily slots to access the infinity pool. 

Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens

The world's first "sky pool" - a 25-meter-long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent pool at Embassy Gardens is three meters deep with a water depth of 1.2 meters, and constructed with the help of aquarium designers using 20-cm-thick glass. The pool enables residents to swim between the development's roof-top bar, spa, and orangery and a sense of floating through the air in central London. A walkway is available as well. Either move in or make friends with a resident to gain access. 

Shoreditch House

If you can get in, Shoreditch House's members-only rooftop pool is the hippest place to combine work with play. The open-air, blue-tiled, 16-metre pool (on the 6th floor) is surrounded by plants, fully heated and actually open all year round from 7am until 10pm. Take in the fantastic views of the East End and city spires like the Gherkin and Heron Tower as you lounge, poolside, on one of the red and white stripped daybeds and place your order. Also - there's a rooftop with 360° views of the city from the groups newest space in London, 180 House - set in a Brutalist landmark on the Strand. 

White City House

White City House is one of the latest outpost of the Soho House and their third House in West London - occuppying part of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, and has a rooftop pool and terrace. The rooftop is designed to evoke a more exotic atmosphere with a painted timber ceiling, playful printed sun loungers and floor-to-ceiling windows lined with plants and fern trees, while the pool offers ample space to avoid the overcrowding that occurs in the club’s East London outpost, during sunny days. 

The Ned

As it’s a signature of the Soho House Group’s clubs, The Ned - housed in a Grade I-listed deco building designed by Sir Edward Lutyens (AKA ‘Ned’, from which the hotel takes its name)is not to be outdone: its 20 metre-long heated rooftop pool has spectacular views (overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral) and can be used by members and hotel guests. With green marble columns, tiled floors, retro scallop lights, and a selection of pool beds - its the perfect place to swim and hangout with a cityscape view. 

Berkeley Hotel Rooftop Pool Knightsbridge

The rooftop pool at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge is an oasis of luxury and calm in the centre of London. Ascend to the 7th floor and take a dip in the chic rooftop pool which has recently been renovated - open to the skies, the sunshine and stunning views over Hyde Park and central London. Gaze across the green acres of Hyde Park from your lounger before taking a dip in the heated pool while refreshing touches – including iced Granita and cooling spray – are perfect for leisurely poolside days. Exclusive to hotel guests. 

Laurel’s On The Roof at Mondrian Shoreditch

A laid back rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace located atop the Mondrian Shoreditch. Inspired by 1970s LA and pool parties in the Hollywood Hills - and the legacy of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, Laurel’s is an all day-dining and drinking spot - serving Californian inspired dishes and cocktails and big sky views. Designed with a laidback, yet sophisticated and sunny aesthetic of California - think relaxed lounge seating, low-hanging rattan chandeliers. For sunny days there are wooden deckchairs, sun-loungers and a small pool. 

The Ned

Enjoy views of the City of London to St Paul’s Cathedral from The Ned’s Upstairs Club atop the roof on the eighth-floor. Two converted domes hold dining and drinking terraces, while its Roof Bar has a retractable ceiling. Did we mention the pool? It’s a signature of the Soho House Group’s club, and The Ned is not to be outdone: its heated rooftop 20 metre indoor lap pool has spectacular views and can be used by members and hotel guests. Hotel guests are able to make same-day reservations on the roof, on a first come, first serve basis. 

Sky Pool at Gong

The most spectacular swimming pool of any London hotel. Renowned as the highest hotel pool in Western Europe, the infinity-edge Sky Pool on Level 52 offers an exclusive oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows facing west to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. Swim up to the pool's edge and watch trains crossing the city and boats cruising the River Thames. Surrounding the pool, comfortable lounge chairs are ideal for relaxing and enjoying signature cocktails from the adjoining Gong Bar - London's highest wine and cocktail bar.

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