Roof East is in Stratford, East London (basically opposite Westfield – the easiest way to get there from Central London is the tube: either the Central/Jubilee Line). It takes up the top floor of a car park and is made up of a few different activities that change based on the season. It isn’t fully undercover although certain parts of it (ie the bar) are inside and toasty warm.
In winter, there is a themed bar with different cocktails and hot alcoholic drinks like mulled wine and cider. They also have board games and often a DJ, plus different nights on. As well as the bar, there is also curling, which is not something I get to write everyday. My boyfriend Fred and I accidentally attended the opening night of this winter bar recently and I’m not going to lie, it was delightful – we had no idea that it was turning into an alpine bar and pretty much stumbled into it. It wasn’t too busy, so we easily got a table and spent the evening drinking winter beverages and playing jenga. I think if it was a lot busier, it wouldn’t be quite as cozy and cute, so pick your time; maybe go midweek as opposed to a Friday night. Also, check which events they have on because that will affect your evening too.
I really like going to Roof East, it’s pretty chill most of the time and a nice place to go during summer (but watch out for sun burn, I actually managed to get sun stroke when I was there last summer because my stupid self didn’t consider the fact that being on the roof of a car park only drinking beer with no sun cream on might land me in some trouble).
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