12th Knot is a stylish rooftop bar and lounge at the top of Sea Containers. Located not far from Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, and boasting stunning views of the Thames, this is a prime spot to soak in the sunset. While you take in the panoramic views of the city, you can enjoy a carefully selected list of wine and cocktails. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to tables too: you can sit at the bar, settle into a window seat or stroll out onto the balcony.
The house cocktails are punchy and exotic, featuring unusual ingredients alongside more familiar spirits and mixers. The chai tai, for example, blends fig leaf and banana liqueurs, coconut and chai syrup and lime, while the basil spritz combines Bobby’s Gin with peach liqueur, lime and basil cordial and Mediterranean tonic. The wine list, meanwhile, offers a short but varied selection of reds and whites, alongside a more extensive list of champagne and sparkling. Those who enjoy spirits are extremely well-catered to, with an enormous selection of everything from calvados to cognac.
Aside from the classic olives and nuts, there are more substantial dishes to accompany the drinks. Grazing and sharing plates are ideal for groups, with options like ceviche tacos, charcuterie boards and oysters. Toasts such as bruschetta and avocado are also available, as well as bowls of salty treats like fries, Padron peppers and salt beef croquettes. If you are here for a post-dinner drink, 12th Knot caters to this too, serving up macarons and British cheeses. DJs and live music are a regular occurrence, setting the mood for an evening of relaxation.
If you’re looking for a chic setting with great views, this is the spot for you. Please note that the dress code is smart casual and booking is recommended as the bar fills up quickly.