London’s Best Rooftop Bars for Summer 2019

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Celebrate this summer on some of the best rooftop bars in London.

We have uncovered some of the best rooftop bars London has to offer. Whether it’s for a private party, work drinks or networking event, we’ll have a Space that’ll be the perfect fit.

1. Sky Garden

Sky Garden with sunset backdrop

It wouldn’t be a list of the best rooftop bars in London without mentioning the Sky Garden. The breathtakingly beautiful venue has floor to ceiling glass windows that offer unrivalled views over London.

Overlooking the Thames, St. Paul’s and the City of London, the Sky Garden can accommodate up to 475 Guests in truly decadent style.


Much like the Shard, the height of this building is also one of its great draws, with 360 degree panoramic views of the city. Boasting London’s highest public garden, Guests can meander through impeccably landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace.

2. Century Club

leafy roof terrace with simple decor

Century Club is home to one of the chicest and exclusive rooftop venues in London. Situated in the heart of Soho, the venue boasts a reputation as being a discrete and intimate members club.

Regularly touted as London’s ‘best kept secret’ the Roof Terrace is the largest that Soho has to offer, with stunning views of London’s iconic skyline.

An ideal summer party venue, the Century Club offers a variety of Spaces to hire including the terrace. It even has a retractable canvas roof in case the British weather tries to rain on your parade!

3. The Shoreditch Sky Terrace, The Courthouse Hotel

Courthouse Hotel Best Rooftop Bars London
Sitting atop the repurposed old magistrates building, The Courthouse Hotel is in the bustling centre of Old Street. Located just a 7-minute walk from Old Street Station, The Courthouse Hotel is the perfect rooftop bar in East London.

This fantastic rooftop bar is the Courthouse Hotel’s secret weapon. Offering spectacular views of the London skyline, this rooftop terrace is an island of calm above the bustling sea of pedestrians below. Come the weekend, this serene Space transforms into a stylish party venue with world-famous DJs having graced its decks.

4. Rooftop Bar, Uncommon Borough

group of people socialising on rooftop bar

Uncommon Borough is a modern, co-working Space in the heart of Borough which provides a calm yet creative environment for Guests. Uncommon Borough is one of the best rooftop bars City of London has to offer, enjoying sweeping views of the city surrounded by lots of greenery and stylish design.

Why not enjoy a cocktail evening and live DJs on this one of a kind rooftop bars? Want to see more? Check out their 3D tour here.  

5. 1 Leicester Square London

rooftop bar with chairs and tables
With views of the London Eye, the shard and the walkie-talkie this is a great rooftop bar in London to watch the sun go down and the sparkling lights spring up across the skyline.

With old-school 60s glamour, the rooftop bar and restaurant offers unrivalled panoramic views of London as well as theatrical cocktails and a fresh seasonal menu.

6. FEST, Roof Gardens

rooftop bar with trailing plants
Set against the backdrop of the bustling market, FEST is the perfect rooftop garden bar upon which to take advantage of the summer sun. Just a three minute walk away from Chalk Farm tube station, this is a rooftop bar you can’t miss if you’re in Camden.

The terrace flaunts panoramic views of Camden Market and with a separate sound system for live acoustic music, the terrace is perfect for an open-air affair all year round.

7. Big Chill House

rooftop terrace with fake grass, picnic benches, chairs and tables

The roof terrace at the Big Chill Bar is the perfect London rooftop bar for a larger private party. Able to accommodate 200 Guests this fun venue is covered in colour, from multi-coloured bunting to coloured picnic benches.

This is the fun-loving and laid back rooftop bar you’ve been waiting for.

8. Roof Terrace, Sea Containers Events

sea containers wooden roof terrace
Sitting right at the top of the building behind the iconic Sea Containers letters is the stunning rooftop bar. You can now hire one of the capitals most exclusive and distinctive rooftop bars.

Offering truly panoramic 360-degree views of the London skyline, the views are uninterrupted. Suitable for up to 150 people this rooftop bar is the ultimate venue to wow your Guests.

9.  The Palm Rooms & Terrace Aviary

rooftop terrace with plush seating, tables and chairs
The Aviary is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in Finsbury Square – just a short work from Old Street Station.

Located at the top of the Montcalm Hotel you can impress your Guests with a unique venue hire overlooking the iconic London skyline, alongside a modern British Menu.


This all comes with 3 interlocking private rooms, which means The Palm Rooms & Terrace Aviary is a great location for that all-important breakfast briefing or client lunch.

10. Jin bo Law,  Dorsett City Hotel

Jin Bo Law, stylish asian bar
Jin Bo Law is one of the best rooftop bars East London has to offer and the perfect option for your private party.

Elevate up to the 14th floor of Dorset City Hotel in Aldgate and take in the breathtaking views of London’s famous skyline on one of the newest rooftop bars in London.

The modern and sleek interior design is a real show stopper. With small hints of yellow and dark marble floor, the Asian inspired bar is a real Space to impress your Guests.

11. The Top Floor, SMITHS of Smithfield

A top floor restaurant with glass walls
The top floor at SMITHS of Smithfield is a beautiful terrace providing stunning panoramic views of London. There is no such thing as a great bar without a great selection of drinks and SMITHS provides the finest wines and cocktails to complement your evening.

SMITHS also has an incredible menu with the best seasonal food to make the perfect evening. The on-site team of experts can also help your event be flawless for your Guests to enjoy

12Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project

A rooftop terrace with a long dining table
This beautiful Boundary rooftop bar in Shoreditch is an amazing venue to hire, offering panoramic views of London for the perfect setting. Open regardless of the season, this is the ideal place for your Guests to enjoy group lunch, dinner or group receptions.

This modern Space with beautiful decor creates a welcoming environment for your Guests to enjoy a fantastic evening.

13. The Deck, National Theatre

An outdoor terrace with views overlooking the city

Nothing beats panoramic over the Thames in the summer. The newly refurbished Deck is a stunning private party or networking venue in Southwark.

The Deck is wrapped in glass panels so even when the English weather lets you down your event won’t suffer. When the sun is shining you and 170 Guests can spill out onto the outdoor terrace and take in the breathtaking views.

14. Rooftop, Kirby Street, TOG Event Spaces


A rooftop terrace with panelled floor and wooden veranda

Tucked away in a quiet street in the business district is The Office Group rooftop. The largest rooftop in The Office Group’s collection. Beautiful in design, the Space has a cool, modern decor with TOG’s famous splashes of bright colour.

The rooftop hire can accommodate 65 Guests for a standing reception so this is ideal for a summer party or networking event.

15. Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

indoor rooftop space with plush furnishings

This unique rooftop terrace is made up of three inter-connecting areas including an indoor lounge with a fireplace so it can be used all year round.

The adjacent resident’s area is a unique hangout and well-hidden from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Soho, the perfect spot for a team celebration or corporate entertaining.

16. The Driver

covered roof terrace with low tables, sofas and a private bar

Just a five-minute walk from King’s Cross and offering a superb array of imaginative and modern cuisine, The Driver is a hidden gem in the heart of Islington.

The Roof Terrace can be hired for two hours every evening for a BBQ making it a superb location for a team get-together or networking event north of the river.

17. The Goldsmiths’ Centre

rooftop terrace with tall tables and plants

The Rooftop Terrace at the Goldsmiths’ Centre seamlessly takes you from business to pleasure as your Guests move from modern conference room to the private biodiversity garden to socialise.

The terrace offers breathtaking views of the city and is the perfect setting for a networking event or team away day close to the centre of the city.

18. Ace Hotel

rooftop bar with cover, seating,, plants and round tables and chairs

Offering stunning views over East London, the rooftop bar that is perched atop the Ace Hotel is the perfect location for any event, no matter what size.

With DJs, cocktails and a fantastic selection of food on offer, the venue is the perfect location for a company celebration or corporate entertaining in central London.

19. Skylight Summer, Tobacco Dock

rooftop bar at dusk with groups of people networking and sitting on wooden seats

Skylight Summer is certainly one of the more unconventional Spaces on our list of rooftop bars in London. Sitting atop Tobacco Dock’s unused car park, Skylight Summer has been transformed into a spacious, seasonal playground complete with croquet lawns and pétanque courts.

With an extensive drinks menu available as well as a delightful collection of street food options, the venue is ideal for a team get-together or summer party in the city.

20. TT Liquor

rooftop bar with green plants, wooden floorboards and high brick walls

If you are hosting a large corporate event, the rooftop terrace at TT Liquor is ideal.

With over 1000 square metres of Space above this unique Shoreditch venue, this blank canvas is ready and waiting for you to add your special touches to create the perfect branded event.

With plenty of greenery and wooden furnishings, the terrace has a delightful natural feel to add to the awe-inspiring views of central London.

21. The Aviary

rooftop dining room with square tables and chairs, bar area and white lighting

The Aviary is a stunning rooftop venue which allows you to seamlessly switch from private dining to private party thanks to a stunning restaurant Space and an impressive central bar.

The dining Space covers 6,000 square feet with eclectic interiors and fabulous food and drink menu. The central bar divides the dining Space from the opulent bar lounge which is decked in hanging plants and relaxed banquettes to create a bright, vibrant vibe.

22. 12th Knott, Sea Containers Hotel

rooftop bar at night overlooking London

Rooftop bars in London don’t come more stylish than 12th Knott at Sea Containers Hotel. With fantastic views of the Thames and central London this Space is ideal for corporate entertaining.

A wonderful food offering comes in the form of the Sea Containers restaurant with a delicious mix of cocktails via Mr Lyan at Dandelion.

Anything from networking events, drinks receptions and summer parties are ideal on this fantastic rooftop bar.

23. The Ned

rooftop terrace with potted plants and high tables overlooking central london

With a view looking out over St Paul’s Cathedral, the rooftop terrace at The Ned offers a secluded atmosphere for a drinks reception or private party.

The terraces can accommodate up to 26 people each for lunches or dinner and can even be used in conjunction with the venue’s larger event Spaces for a pre-dinner drinks reception.

24. Savage Garden

rooftop bar with red canvas coverings, wooden tables and pink seating

The rooftop bar at Savage Garden is a vision of colour and beauty high above the concrete jungle below. The decadent décor, jaw-dropping views, dramatic cocktails and truly savage menus provide a standout venue like no other.

The venue’s two terraces offer memorable views of the city’s iconic skyline and are the perfect option for intimate private dinners or lavish company parties.

25. ME London

penthouse suite with wide windows overlooking london and plush seating

When it comes to rooftop bars in London, ME London offers something a little bit different. This penthouse suite is the perfect spot for a team away day or private meeting in the capital but offers a fantastic in-room bar experience for when business turns to pleasure.

The unparalleled suite will undoubtedly seduce any Guest. The luxury features include two 46-inch TV’s, a 55-inch TV, extensive in-room bar experience and the integration of a digital media hub. Suite ME is rounded off with a separate dining room, designer bedroom and en-suite bathroom with deep soak tub.

Our best rooftop bars London has to offer are all available for private hire with HeadBox. Just click through the links above to see more details. If you like what you’ve seen and wish to see more summer party venues then head on over to our collection HERE.

If you need more inspiration for finding unique venues to hire for your next event, browse the collections on the site or send us an email on support@headbox.com.

For more inspiration on where to host the perfect summer party check out our blog, The Best 50 Summer Party Venues in London.

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