SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEWS.
On a clear summers day, the view from the Madison rooftop bar is one of the most striking in central London. With spectacular panoramic views, the picturesque St Paul’s Cathedral stands out of from the cityscape and you can admire the beauty of our historic capital.
I have frequented this bar on several occasions and the view always amazes me and has captivated any fortunate guest that I have taken there. This bar is a great place for after work drinks, catching up with friends or to take a lucky lady for a few cocktails.
Unfortunately, the drinks at Madison are not as impressive as the setting but still come with a premium price. The cocktails are really just variations on standard combinations that you will find in many bars, with prices between £11-£12.50. The cocktail names are equally unimaginative as the concoctions including Sex on the Roof, Pink Vodka and Rooftop. The spirits similarly have a high price tag with typical brands costing between £11-18 a double, before mixer if that is your preference.
Another point to be aware of is this place can get very busy. So you might find yourself queuing up for 20-30 minutes just for the lift that takes you up to the rooftop. Once you do make it to the summit the seating is pretty limited and gets booked up in advance, and when busy the bar does struggle to keep up with the demand for drinks.
“THE MAIN DRAW FOR MADISON IS THE STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ICONIC ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL”
By now you may have realised that the main draw for Madison is the stunning views of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral and surrounding architecture. This alone is well worth the trip up to Madison and I’m sure you will find a cocktail off the menu that you can enjoy whilst you appreciate the skyline. My tip would be to have a walk around the terrace before you order drinks, as once you have your choice of tipple in hand you will be restricted by the security staff on how far you can walk around the terrace.
1, New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF
020 3693 5160
Nearest Tube Station: St Paul’s
Article By: Gurpreet Singh