Sip cocktails amid twinkling stars – the world’s best rooftop bars

From Singapore’s exclusive La Terraza Rooftop Bar – where it is advisable to book ahead – to London’s Radio venue, which adorns the top of the ME London Hotel, there are so many places where you can drink in the famous skylines of the world as you enjoy a sophisticated glass of Malbec , a sublime cocktail, or a flute of champagne. Here are some of our favourites:

Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge – New York City

The literary among you will adore this themed bar, a spectacular 14th-floor space where you can lounge on sleek sofas, read books by your favourite authors, expand your mind and generally enjoy cocktails in the style of Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and their contemporaries. Generally quiet, there is an intimate atmosphere inside, plus views across Midtown NYC to keep you there for hours – a truly remarkable place for a quiet drink!

Ozone – Hong Kong

Officially the highest bar in the world, this 118th-floor creation transports you to heady heights as you gaze across the magnificent city of Hong Kong towards Victoria Harbour. Designed by Masamichi Katayama, a renowned interior and retail designer who stretches the boundaries of creativity, the space is chic yet at the same time full of an indescribable energy typical of his works. Enjoy the exotic Asian tapas menu and venture outside to the terrace.

Royal Olympic Hotel – Athens

Athens is renowned for architectural wonders and the Royal Olympic Hotel boasts a serene space where you can truly appreciate them inside a garden environment. See the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis and the Marble Stadium laid out before you in the Ioannis restaurant and visit for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, a treat at any time of day.

Vista – London

Trafalgar Square is a London landmark where epic events such as the Royal Wedding and the Olympics have been celebrated by locals and international visitors alike. A great open space with Nelson’s Column at its centre, you can gain a better perspective of this square from the top of Vista inside the Trafalgar Hotel. Popular with young professionals, drinks range in price but wine starts at around £9.50 for a glass. The bar is only open on good weather days, so it’s best to check in advance.

Aer – Mumbai

The most populous city in India, Mumbai is a bustling, colourful centre that lies on the west coast. You can escape the crowds at Aer, an open-air lounge which sits atop the Four Seasons hotel. Admire stunning panoramas out towards the ocean and dance the night away to jazz funk, house or club music depending upon your tastes.