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Here are our tips on where to test your vertigo this summer

Dalston roof park

This funky space, four storeys up, offers yoga classes, comedy nights, spoken word and foodie events, live gigs and film screenings.

If you prefer horticulture to culture, you can get involved in the management of the garden and allotment space on the roof. Or you can just grab a drink and soak up the views of Dalston Kingsland.  

Until Sept 30. Mon-Fri 9am-11pm. Sat 1pm-12am. Sun 1pm-10pm, £2
Dalston E8 3DL
Station | Dalston Kingsland



Sit in bespoke furniture around the open fireplace, and make sure you take time to admire the garden, before checking out the panoramic views of London.

There’s a unique Cuban humidor with a full cigar menu. This could well be the London’s most luxurious rooftop.

Daily. 12pm-sundown, free
Shoreditch, E2 7JE
Station | Shoreditch High St


Queen of Hoxton

Part bar, part club, part art gallery, the Queen of Hoxton (above) comes into its own in summer with a gorgeous rooftop garden, complete with hanging baskets and a fountain.

Don your best hipster threads and tuck into some of east London’s best jerk chicken from the rooftop barbecue. There’s scrawling wall art and a tempting list of delicious cocktails.

Whether the roof garden is open depends on the weather: follow the team on Twitter for the latest updates.

Sun-Wed, 12pm-12am; Thur-Sat 12pm-2am, free
Hoxton, EC2A 3LT
Station | Liverpool St


Up at the 02

Wear flat shoes with a good grip, as the climb up to the top of the arena’s roof is pretty steep. Once you’re at the top, 52m up, walk around and enjoy the views of south east London, Docklands and the Olympic Park.

Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, £22
Greenwich, SE10 0DX
Tube | North Greenwich



The world’s tallest isolated column, Monument stands 62m from the site of the baker’s where the fire began in 1666. There are 311 steep spiral steps to the caged viewing platform.

Daily. 9.30am-6pm
City, EC3R 8AH
Tube | Monument


Go Ape Trent Park

Escape the city on a 600m-long assault course set 16m up in the trees of Trent Park. You’ll tackle Tarzan swings, rope bridges and zip wires on your journey around the course. Look out, too, for the Skateboard Zips: a combo of boarding and zip wire.

Unitl Oct 31. 9am-4.30pm, £30
Enflield, EN4 0PS
Tube | Cockfosters


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