Glasshouse London: The Panoramic Rooftop Bar You Didn’t Know About

By Ellie Smith

2 months ago

This hotel bar boasts dazzling views of the city


London has one of the world’s most famous skylines, so it makes sense that lots of bars have popped up atop skyscrapers. Here, we’re spotlighting one of the best: Glasshouse, the rooftop bar that arrived on the top of NYX Hotel London Holborn back in 2022. 

What To Expect At Glasshouse London

With its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the bar offers impressive views of the capital – yet somehow it has remained a bit of a hidden gem on the capital’s rooftop scene. Located on the 10th floor of the hotel, the space has a retractable rooftop, meaning you can enjoy al fresco drinks on warmer evenings, and stay shielded during the winter. There’s plenty to admire indoors too, with eclectic decor and statement neon artworks lining the walls.

Glasshouse London

What’s On The Menu?

Cocktails are a highlight here: there’s an extensive menu featuring twists on classics. There’s the Cherry Espresso Martini, for instance, made with Dead Man’s finger cherry rum, cherry liqueur and Cascabel Coffee, plus the Glasshouse Sidecar, a blend of Courvoisier VSOP and Grand Marnier Cuvee Louise Alexandre. Other favourites include the Lychee Lover, a concoction of Belvedere vodka, The Botanist gin and lychee liqueur, and Grape Heights, which features Whitley Neill gin, Pommery Champagne, grape juice and lemon. Elsewhere, there’s a wide selection of tequila and mezcal, craft beers, and a selection of white, red and rose wines.

On the food front, there are a few bar snacks to choose from, including olives, smoked aubergine and mushroom, and boureka (filled pastry parcels) made with spiced lamb. Alternatively, you can go for the bottomless brunch offering, which includes two dishes: a main, such as braised beef tacos, or sweet waffles with crispy buttermilk chicken, followed by a dessert, like French brioche toast or pancake mille feuille. This is paired with unlimited fizz, Bloody Marys, Pornstar Martinis or NYX Iced Tea for 90 minutes.

Glasshouse London

Events

The space can also be hired out for private events, with options for either semi-private or exclusive hire for up to 100 guests.

When Is Glasshouse Open?

  • Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 12am
  • Saturday, 12pm until 12am

Where To Find It

50-60 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR

How To Book

You can book online at nyx-hotels.co.uk