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Skylounge

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7 Pepys St | Hilton DoubleTree Tower of London, London EC3N 4AF, England
+44 20 7709 1043
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This must be some of the best views of London that you can get but you do pay for it with the price of drinks, and they do include a service charge onto your bill, so consider this if tipping.

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Thank gusngazesdad
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Hey Gus & Gaz! We agree - our views are the best, but our cocktails are too (hence the higher price tag ;) ) Our staff are dying for you to return so they can 'veow' you again! More 

United Kingdom
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Despite reviews criticisms regarding the expense of the cocktails, I found them to be good value. There are good views of the Shard, Gherkin and Tower Bridge.... and weirdly someone's bath tub that faces one of the smoking areas. The access is via the Hilton Lobby. I'd rather pay £12+ per (very strong) cocktail than £8 for a ropey one.... More 

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1 Thank eel p
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Dear FatMan - we loved your ramblings!! Thank you for the amazing review - I cant wait to share it with our team! We love a guy that appreciates quality over a ropey cocktail - keep it classy. Come back anytime for another 5 star experience! More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Happy staff lovely views really enjoyed the evening. Plenty of free popcorn and even a pretty glass of complimentary fruit. Well Done all.

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1 Thank RockChic57
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Hey RockChic57! We are glad you loved our free popcorn - we hope you loved our top views, amazing drinks and happy staff just as much! Please come chill with us again - if our staff are this happy in the winter.. imagine how happy they will be in summer! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place to celebrate my retirement with Family and friends, drinks in the Skylounge , amazing views. great service.

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Thank Imagesgwynedd A
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Hey Gwynedd! Thanks for the five star review! Now your retired - we hope you'll have plenty of time to come back and visit us again! We loved hosting your party, amazing review! More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

You have to go here for the view. It is simply breathtaking. The cocktails and deserts are fine. The food is quite simple, but you don't mind at all because you are on top of the world with the best view ever! Wait for the sun to set.

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Thank Arlette71
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Hi Arlette, We loved taking your breath away while you enjoyed the sunset over the best views in London! We love our cocktails, staff, food and mostly for you to return very soon! Thanks for the astonishing review - let's work on making it a 5 star next time! More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice bar with well-crafted cocktails and adequate food. Well worth a visit if you're staying in the area for the views.

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Thank Wanderlust3710
Martin O, Manager at Skylounge, responded to this review

Hey Wanderlust3710! We hope that next time you're around, we hope you'll swing by (and it looks like you will - with a sweet review like yours)! More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice free glass of bubbly great views prices a touch high but hey this is London.fantastic views even at night time

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1 Thank paul m
Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The hotel it's self is beautifuly located and on the 12th floor you can find the skybar went there with a friend ordered some delicous tapas, good sancerre wine and finished with some cocktails. The service is excellent we got greeted by a gentleman who's called Nicolas very friendly and always at your service. All of this with an amazing... More 

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3 Thank mldv2016
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Fabulous cocktails of all flavours, not badly priced and excellently presented , brilliant views and fabulous ambiance

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1 Thank Sandra D
Newcastle upon Tyne
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were residents in the hotel and decided to visit for a drink. It was very busy even early on a Saturday evening. Outdoor terrace was open with heaters if you fancied sitting outside. Views of Tower Bridge and surroundings were brilliant.

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Thank Bowserman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Pepys St | Hilton DoubleTree Tower of London, London EC3N 4AF, England
  • Public Transportation: Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7709 1043
Description
Skylounge
Begin your evening with a drink on the outdoor terrace of this stylish city cocktail lounge, which has been specifically designed to offer spectacular views. From the South Terrace, gaze over Tower Bridge, The Shard, the historic Tower of London and the River Thames. Marvel at the Gherkin and St Paul's Cathedral from the newly opened Rum Shack. Choose from an eclectic menu of imaginative cocktails or select from the wide range of whiskies, fine wines and bottled beers. At Rum Shack, why not grab a Mojito jug for your party or try a jug of High and Stormy to get the night going, Caribbean style!

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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