There are bars with a view and then there is Madison. Perched atop the brand new One New Change development in the City of London, Madison takes an understated command of the London skyline with iconic stealth architecture, designed to be unobtrusive to the streets below & views so good you will need to remember to breathe. Overlooking St Paul's cathedral, Madison offers a delectable menu including our famous “Buccleuch Estate” Angus Beef burger and a Charcuterie Board that can be shared over an informal lunch. The views can also be enjoyed with cocktail & canapé parties with our resident DJ as darkness falls. Madison really does keep you coming back for more.
£26 to £40
You know you're in a classy joint when there's a £9 drink called Hot Bitch, which packed a punch and was quite fiery (just like I like my hot bitches, yeaaa). Sure it's a bit expensive with its small portions and big price tags. But who can beat the incredible evening view of a lit up St. Paul and London Eye?
Came here on a Monday night at around 7, and although it was busy, we were easily...more
Madison is a good spot for out-of-towners because it has an unbeatable view of St. Paul's and central London. Coming from NYC, you tend to appreciate rooftop bars in other cities since ours are typically disappointing. The cocktails are a bit pricey, food was just okay, but the people watching made the experience worthwhile. If you're going for dinner, make a reservation. Went on a Wednesday...more
Oh I really did want to find my new city bar, and this promised so much, but delivered so little. I turned up at 4pm on a Thursday and it was already crowded. In order to sit at a sofa in the non smoking section, you have to reserve, and a reservation means a minimum 600 quid spend. (Well if you all let them get away with it, what do you expect?)
So I perched at a table for two on a high...more
The space is great, and the drinks aren't (too) overpriced.
The meat-market aspects and crowd knock it down a star or two, but the view of St Pauls pulls it up at least one.
If you're looking for a drink outdoors, perhaps with out-of-towners, and if you're in the neighbo(u)rhood anyway, it's not half bad.more
On those rare days the sun does shine down on London, I will be at Madison. Who knew that a top the ugly brown One New Change building there is a sun-bathing gem of a restaurant and bar?!
As we exited the elevator on the roof, I felt I was walking into an exclusive club; but the area could not be more accommodating. The cocktails were a little pricey (the cheapest being £8-9), but they were...more