The Beautiful Rooftop Bar With Incredible Views Of St Paul’s Cathedral • Sabine

It’s a well-known fact that there are protected sightlines to St Paul’s Cathedral, allowing you to see Sir Christopher Wren’s crowning masterpiece from far-off places like Alexandra Palace and Richmond Park. They’re vital to prevent the iconic cathedral from being swallowed up by new developments in the city, and we’re very thankful for that. However, there’s an even better sightline to St Paul’s Cathedral: from luxe rooftop bar Sabine.

If you’ve ever wandered up to the One New Change terrace to gaze at the cathedral dome, you’ll have a good idea of just how close Sabine will put you to the landmark. Perched on the seventh floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Sabine’s retractable roof unfurls on summer days to catch the sunlight glinting off the dome of St Paul’s.

Not that the interior views are to be sniffed at, mind you: hanging baskets and artfully draped plants provide a botanical interior accented by wood and tiles.


Oh, and whilst St Paul’s dominates the skyline, it’s far from the only London landmark you’ll catch a glimpse of from the rooftop.

A view of The Shard from rooftop bar Sabine.

Bar food trends towards the seasonal here, with bites and sharing platters all taking cues from the weather. The current menu ranges from the colourful butternut and sage arancini (like spring on a plate, me thinks) to the mouthwatering chorizo braised in cider to the irresistible baked camembert.

Sabine will channel the botanical vibes into the drinks; I’m intrigued by the Brave Robin, made with Eminente Claro Rum, Ginger Liquor, Chai Homemade Syrup Infused, and Orange Bitters.


You’ll be able to enjoy those snacks and drinks on Sabine’s two outside terraces, so just cross your fingers for gorgeous weather when you’re plotting a visit.

Find Sabine on the seventh floor of the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s, 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ. Nearest station is St Paul’s. More info here.

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