As soon as there's a glimmer of sunshine, Londoners are looking for the nearest al fresco drinking spot in which to sip their Aperol Spritzs in style and take in some of the city’s stellar views. But it’s not just England’s fine capital that boasts stellar roof terraces, there’s a plethora of hot-spots all over the globe that have to be seen to be believed. Add the twelve best – courtesy of travel gurus Condé Nast Johansens – to your bucket list...Just don’t forget the camera – these sights are just waiting to be Instagrammed, no filter needed.
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
For an authentic slice of Lisbon, albeit with a seriously luxe twist, head to EPIC SANA. Not only are there breathtaking views of the River Tagus and the Portuguese city’s terracotta tiles, you can also seek refuge from the heat in the infinity pool or at the UpScale bar for a Piña Colada.
Hôtel Le Crystal, Montréal
In the summer months, this rooftop Jacuzzi spot really comes to life as visitors flock to its outdoor dining terrace and look onto the skyscrapers skyline of downtown Montréal.
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, Barcelona
On a romantic break in Barca? Head to Hotel Duquesa de Cardona's roof at lunchtime to check out the super-yachts passing along The Port of Barcelona, or in the evening when jewel-coloured lights turn this rooftop into a sultry scene.
Hotel Muse Bangkok
Heading to Thailand’s capital? Take a breather from the bustling streets at Hotel Muse. This multi-tiered roof terrace is nestled between the decadent domes of said hotel on the 24th and 25th floors, and boasts a speakeasy bar that draws in crowds of chic ex-pats.
Hotel Unique, São Paulo
With panoramic views of São Paulo, the Hotel Unique’s rooftop bar does what its name suggests, with an eye-catching, crimson pool, underwater sound system and of course, cocktails galore.
Hotel Vis à Vis, Liguria
Perched on the top of a cliff overlooking Liguria, it's easy to see why the Hotel Vis à Vis is named after the God of the Sky. Pull up a chair at their Deck Zeus Bar and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the Italian Riviera.