Celebrate this summer on some of the best rooftop bars in London.
Let’s face it. After a year of restrictions we all deserve to celebrate this summer. So, we’ve uncovered some of the best rooftop bars London has to offer. Whether it’s for a private party, work drinks or a networking event, there’s a space that’ll be the perfect fit. So, come June 21st you’ll have all the knowledge you need to throw a summer shindig to remember ☀️ 🍹
1. Sky Garden
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Dorsett 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
15. TT Liquor
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.
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.
17. The Ned
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.
18. Savage Garden
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.
19. ME London
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.
And finally, we’ll end with this showstopper. The rooftop at the Trafalgar St James. With London’s iconic skyline serving as your backdrop, what better spot to celebrate. Enjoy a delicious array of small plates and carefully crafted cocktails whilst the sun fills the terrace. Just a stone’s throw from Charing Cross tube and railway station, this space is convenient as well as stunning.
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