There are a few rooftop bars in and around the City, but Aviary is by some margin the best of the lot. It’s inside Montcalm House in Finsbury Square, and after jumping in the lift, you’ll hop out to one of the loveliest terraces in town. Seriously - the only time we’ve seen this many sofas in one place was when we were squatting in Ikea. The view over the square and the skyscrapers of the City is excellent, and though it gets crowded on a nice day, there’s plenty of room to sprawl with mates.
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