Want to inspire your guests with some of London’s beautiful and iconic sights? What could be better than private dining with a view?

London’s beautiful and varied skyline means there are a plethora of options to choose from – think rooftops, boats, skyscrapers – all offering something distinctive. So, when lockdown is eased we think these are the spots you should be booking.

1. City Social

The Chef’s Table at City Social is an intimate private dining room with breath-taking views over The City of London and into the restaurant’s kitchen, providing a theatrical yet private experience for your guests to enjoy for lunch or dinner. The room is situated on the 24th floor of one of the tallest buildings in the City and provides a stunning venue for a private dinner, seating up to 11 Guests seated or 20 standing.

2. Rooftop Bar, Uncommon Borough

A rooftop bar with soft focus in the foreground and two swinging chairs in the background

In the heart of Borough lies a rooftop destination that is designed to dazzle guests and corporate clients. This beautiful outdoor Space is the perfect location for a lush summer party, with private dining in the centre.
From canapé receptions to informal private dinners, the Rooftop Bar at Uncommon Borough provides a Space where any event is granted a gorgeous setting.
With foliage at every corner and comfortable seating dotted around the Space, take a step back from traditional private dining and absorb the view of London’s landmark skyline.

3. Searcys at The Gherkin

Located on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building, Searcys innovative private dining rooms have been designed to create memorable, sky high gatherings.

Aptly named after clouds, the rooms offer spectacular views of the City and provide a smaller Space for targeted conferences for 18 delegates or larger parties for up to 100 Guests. The venue is a sensational option for Christmas parties, where you can pair exquisite menus with vintage cuvees, while you look out over the sparkling lights of London and raise a glass of Champagne to an extra special Christmas this year.

Wow your Guests with a tasting menu paired perfectly with a selection of Nyetimber wines or enjoy an exclusive Nyetimber masterclass with one of Searcys wine experts.

4. Savage Garden

A rooftop bar in London with tables set for dinner and an open roof. The space has an amazing view of the city skyline

12 storeys above the hustle and bustle of London’s street is Savage Garden, the perfect Space to enjoy an exclusive private dinner to remember.

The breathtaking views act as the perfect partner to your next corporate occasion. In a Space boasting dramatic cocktails and sumptuous menus, your Guests will want for nothing else. 

Savage Garden also offers two terraces with stunning panoramic views of the city. Situated in a highly sought-after London location between Tower Hill and London Fenchurch Street, you couldn’t ask for a better venue to enjoy private dining with a view.

5. The Narrow

A building in London next to the river thames

Hosting a private dinner of 70 guests? If you’re looking for a beautifully executed combination of snug and sophisticated, The Narrow has it all. This waterside Space is accompanied by magical Mediterranean influences and offers indulgent Aberdeenshire ribeye steak and nougat parfait. The plush furnishings with the exposed brick make for a quirky-yet-charming restaurant Space in London. 

6. Roof Terrace, Century Club

A rooftop bar which has black beams and has the word century in lights at the background

The Roof Terrace at Century Club offers quirky quality for your next private dinner. Accommodating 50 Guests, this Space comes complete with heaters and a retractable canvas roof. Come rain or shine, the Roof Terrace is an ideal spot for private dining. With a view over the eclectic streets of Soho your Guests will love Century Club. Located in the ever popular area of Soho with Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus tube stations in close proximity, this Space is the perfect place for evening hire.

7. Skybar, 5* Grange St. Paul’s Hotel

A large private dining with a view. The room has several white round tables surrounded by white chairs

Combining incredible Spaces including a terrace and conservatory, the Skybar at Grange St. Paul’s Hotel is an extraordinary Space for your next private dining experience. With panoramic views of the London skyline, this spectacular bar area can accommodate 56 Guests for a cabaret-style banquet. This Space also offers an exclusive terrace, forming a beautiful setting for client entertainment. Indulge your Guests in an exclusive evening of entertainment and incredible bar food, sure to satisfy your appetite.

8. Gaucho, Tower Bridge

A private dining room which back wall is a floor to ceiling window that offers stunning views out over the city

Perhaps with the backdrop of the most famous bridge in London, Gaucho Tower Bridge is an iconic London venue for you to hire for your next private dining event. In true Gaucho style, this private dining room for up to 24 people is decorated with stylish class. Treat your Guests to breathtaking views over the City Hall, Tower Bridge and beyond.

9. Glass Room, Bateaux

 A restaurant on a boat that has a glass ceiling and walls

A totally different view altogether, the Glass Room onboard the Bateaux offers views of the city from The Thames. Enjoy unbeatable views of the city from The Thames and dine on a boat full of elegance and sophistication. Ideal for corporate events this restaurant offers something totally different. Able to host 260 people for a seated dinner this is a great venue if you’re hosting a slightly bigger event.


Located on the 39th floor at 110 Bishopsgate, the SUSHISAMBA Lounge has unparalleled views of the over the City and Tower Bridge. The mezzanine floor is at the heart of the restaurant and overlooks the spectacular dining room below. With space for 40 seated, the Lounge is the perfect spot for private dining to remember.

With this list, you’re sure to be inspired to explore all of the possibilities that private dining with a view has to offer. These rooftop venues and beautifully located Spaces are guaranteed to give you an insight into the wonders of London’s landmark views.  Need some more inspiration? Take a look at our collection of London Private Dining Rooms.

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