Snapshot: Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London

Skylounge at Hilton DoubleTree, London, sign, 12th floor

Every once in a while Laura from Little Travel Bee and I meet to catch up and talk all things travel blogging. 

Earlier this month we met at Hilton DoubleTree (the branch of Hilton which gives freshly baked cookies to all their guests) in Tower Hill and ventured up to the Skylounge on the 12th floor for a bit of dinner and a couple of cocktails. It was one of the first hot days in London so the Skylounge was packed both inside and out but we managed to spy a table on the terrace, with the Gherkin to the left and the Shard on the right, and make a run for it. Among the businessmen with their spreadsheets conducting informal meetings, and stressed London blow-ins reliving their days to one another, we sat sipping cocktails with one of the best panoramic views in town.

12th floor, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline, French 75 and Cosmopolitan

French 75 and Cosmo

12th floor, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline, Sky at Night and London Calling

Sky at Night and London Calling

Along with our drinks we ordered smoked chicken and avocado flat bread which I would HIGHLY recommend for its light but crispy base and rustic toppings. We shared one but if I was to have it again it would make more sense to order one per person as it went down an absolute treat, especially on a warm night washed down with these beauties…

12th floor, Mojito, Instagram, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline

Mojito

12th floor, Porn Star Martini, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline, champagne shot

The beautifully named Porn Star Martini

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Chicken and avocado flat bread

In addition to the scattering of tables in the outside lounge area there is also a balcony off the bar with this view –

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A panoramic view from the balcony

One of the great things about this roof bar and what makes it somewhat different to others I have been to is that the view of the London skyline is a 360 degree one rather than being solely a north, south, east or west facing one. The skyline in three directions can be seen standing on the outside terrace and the final one can be viewed while in the bar so, granted, the ability to see 360 degrees at once isn’t possible but all four sides are visible from the Skylounge as a whole.

Below is a further snapshot of the Skylounge as well as a other common areas of the hotel.

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Skylounge terrace

12th floor, Tower Bridge, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline

Tower Bridge

12th floor, The Shard, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline

The Shard

12th floor, The Gherkin, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline

The Gherkin

12th floor, Skylounge bathrooms, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, bar, rooftop, hotel,

Skylounge bathrooms

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Giant lantern

Skylounge menu, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, cocktails, bar, rooftop, hotel, food

Skylounge menu

Walkway on the 12th floor leading to the lifts, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, rooftop, hotel, view, skyline, corridor

Walkway on the 12th floor leading to the lifts

Outside City Cafe, cow, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, hotel,

Outside City Cafe

Twirly tree outside the hotel entrance, Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London, Tower of London, hotel

Twirly tree outside the hotel entrance

The cocktails are colourful and taste DIVINE. And when the views and sun are added it equals a winning combination. The cocktails are expensive though ranging from £10.50 to £15.50 a pop plus the 12.5% service charge but Skylounge is definitely worthwhile if only as a way to appreciate the sprawling and inspiring metropolis we live in. I will definitely be back.

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One thought on “Snapshot: Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London”

  1. Laura says:

    It was so good, we should go back!

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