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London’s Best Rooftop Bars & Terraces

Radio Rooftop

Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline.

From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben.

The perfect setting for a casual lunch with family and friends or to impress business clients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Experience our seasonal, locally sourced menu curated by our Chef. End the day by sipping Champagne or one of our inspired cocktails whilst admiring the sunset.

Coq d’Argent

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and panoramic views of our covered and heated rooftop terraces while indulging in our fine selection of spirits and tasty bar food. Our scrumptious Grill menu is served on our bar terrace during lunchtime from 11.30am – 3pm, Monday to Friday, and features a selection of Coq d’Argent classics (reservations required).

Located in the heart of the city, Coq d’Argent is within close proximity to major attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Southbank.

Alfies Roof Top Kitchen

A contemporary café with a vintage twist…

Just a few minutes’ walk from Marylebone station, along Church Street with its vibrant street market, you’ll find Alfies Antiques Market in a distinctive Art Deco building. Explore a bit further, up the oak staircase (or take the lift) to the third floor and you’ll discover London’s new hidden gem – a contemporary café with panoramic views over London’s roof tops from its large sunny terrace.

Aviary – Rooftop Restaurant & Terrace Bar

Aviary is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in Finsbury Square – just a short walk … London’s premier rooftop bar, restaurant and terrace with added altitude. Located on the tenth floor of the Montcalm Royal London House, Aviary offers fantastic views of the city’s skyline. The restaurant offers a bold British menu, with bar food served throughout the day, alongside a refined selection of botanical cocktails, craft ales, lagers and international wines.

The Boundary

Drink in the spectacular view of the City and East London from the stylish surroundings of the heated Rooftop orangery, bar, grill & outdoor terrace.  Open come rain or shine, the Rooftop is the perfect destination for lazy lunches, afternoon cocktails, balmy evenings and cozy nights alike.

The heated glass Orangery is open all year round so you can enjoy the fantastic views whatever the weather and on fine days and throughout the spring and summer you can sit out in the Rooftop garden with a glass of something nice and enjoy the moment.

Boundary’s Rooftop offers a seafood, skewers and sharing menu. Our Glass Orangery protects against the elements but retains the fantastic views, allowing you to drink and eat all year-round. The Robata grill dominates the open kitchen serving a menu reminiscent of a Mediterranean Summer BBQ.

12th Knot

Welcome to 12th Knot. Formerly under the guise of Rumpus Room, this is our rooftop bar and lounge. Stylish seating, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music – all set against an unrivalled backdrop of the River Thames and London.

A true reflection of South Bank’s vibrant energy, expect bright, striking décor and an open-plan layout which puts the panoramic views centre stage. So whether you’re curled up on a window seat, relaxing on the balcony, mingling at the bar or on the dance floor, London’s breath-taking skyline is the main attraction.

Our dress code is smart/casual – so sportswear, trainers or flip-flops are a no no. Walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first serve basis (subject to availability). We also have an over 21 age policy and proof of identity may be requested.


Step out of the lift onto the top floor of One New Change into the world of Madison. With several rooftop terraces offering supreme views across the City of London skyline, the space can be enjoyed year-round with our umbrellas and heaters.

The Driver

As a location that is renowned throughout the Summer months for the fantastic array of events, BBQ and parties that it hosts within Kings Cross, the Driver’s famous Rooftop Terrace and First Floor Bar spaces are the perfect location, no matter what the occasion. Each space is designed around a fully equipped bar and a specially created DJ booth, our purpose-built rooftop terrace hosts a selection of events throughout the Summer.

From special sunlit BBQ’s and rooftop parties to evening entertainment over relaxed drinks, our Rooftop Terrace and First Floor Terrace are the perfect places to visit. However, if you’re looking to find the ideal location for a one-off event that you’re planning this year, we’re also able to hire out The Driver terraces for any occasion.


Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA City features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360 degree views of the City. Two panoramic glass elevators whisk patrons from the ground to the 39th floor, opening up London from inside-out as the lifts climb further and further upwards.

SUSHISAMBA’s main dining room overlooks views of London with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  A grid of lights hung through the open bamboo ceiling at varying heights creates a magical experience during daytime and a truly intimate setting in the evening. Weather permitting, our two outdoor terraces are open for sipping under sun or stars.

The Rooftop St. James

The Rooftop is a space for sipping individually crafted cocktails and drinking in the inimitable city view. Complete with alfresco and canopy-covered seating, the sky-high space lends itself as a year-round experience. Outdoor heaters and blanket selections provide warmth through cooler months. Small plates are available, with table service provided throughout. Opt for The Gallery, complete with breathtaking views over London. Alternatively relax at The Deck, our sun-drenched conservatory that is perfect for catching up with old and new friends alike.

Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Café

Our beautiful and award-winning Roof Garden sits atop Queen Elizabeth Hall as an oasis in central London. It’s free to visit and relax among wildflowers, fruit trees and allotments with beautiful views of the Thames and London’s iconic skyline. There is also a cafe and bar serving beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee, a range of sandwiches and other snacks.

The Culpeper

From Wednesday 13th March, we’ll be opening up PICULPEPER to the public for one final stint, this time adorned with a bespoke canopy and a few fire pits to ward off any potential siblings of the ‘beast of the east’. To assure your stomachs are content around the fire, we’ll have a new grill menu featuring meat, fish and vegetarian dishes along with a selection of cocktails, wines, beers and soft drinks.

This is your last chance to dine beneath our giant gherkin before he sadly says goodbye to make way for this year’s summer rooftop surprise.

Frank’s Cafe at Bold Tendencies

Frank’s Cafe is the flagship architectural commission of Bold Tendencies in Peckham. The bar was designed by Practice Architecture(Paloma Gormley & Lettice Drake), and opened in 2009 by bartender Frank Boxer and chef Michael Davies.

Now in it’s 11th year, Frank’s provides a classic drinks offering for the thousands of visitors to the rooftop each summer, including beers, wines, and cocktails. The restaurant is open every day all summer long, including brunch service on the weekends. Children and dogs are welcome at any time and visitors are welcome to bring blankets if required. For step free access please speak to a member of our security team. They are available at all times at our main entrance.


Orrery’s rooftop terrace in Marylebone is one of London’s best kept secrets and best rooftops– a place of sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the busy street below. Elegantly lined with delicate lavender and olive trees, be transported to Southern France whilst enjoying a drink and light meal in the sunshine or under the stars! You can enjoy our a la carte menu on the terrace with tables available on a first-come first-served basis, as the weather cannot be guaranteed.

Dalston Roof Park

Brought to you by the Bootstrap Charity, the Dalston Roof Park is Dalston’s only rooftop bar and music venue where all profits go towards empowering young people and businesses to succeed professionally. Inspired by Robert Hammond’s New York High Line, the Dalston Roof Park began as a venture to transform what was once forgotten roof space into a garden framed by the London skyline, high above the bustling streets of Dalston. Nestled amongst Hackney’s Victorian buildings and overlooking London’s skyscrapers, The Dalston Roof Park started as a collection of allotments cared for by a group of local volunteer gardeners during the day, with a pop-up cocktail bar and live music and film programme in the evenings.

Bird of Smithfield

Bird of Smithfield is set within an old Georgian town house, and spread over five floors with two bars, a restaurant, a private dining room and a stunning roof terrace. Close to Barbican and Farringdon, we’re a home-away-from-home, a members’ club with no membership and are ideal for private events.

The Castle

Standing proud at the top of Pentonville Road and with possibly the finest roof terrace in all of Angel – where better to shelter from North London’s hoards while fortifying yourself with some delicious burgers and refreshing pint of beer?  A relaxing retreat in trendy, bustling Islington, The Castle on Pentonville Road, a cracking little pub, is always welcoming. Whether soaking in the sun on the amazing roof terrace, or avoiding the rain on a comfy sofa – our real ales, great beers or a glass from our wine list chosen by our own master of wine, sets you up just nicely.

At lunch it’s freshly made sandwiches, salads and British classics, and in the evenings- the daily changing specials fill up those watching sport on tv, shouting out the answers to the pub quiz or just relaxing with a pint..

Giant Robot

Street Feast’s brand new, eating and drinking rooftopia, Giant Robot, has landed at Crossrail Place. Hop off the Jubilee Line or the DLR and wind your way through London’s biggest roof garden into this mega street food mothership for food, booze and panoramic views. You can enjoy some of Street Feast’s favourite traders plus brilliant bars every day from 11 am.

The Lighterman

Located on the towpath of the tranquil Regent’s Canal, the Canalside Bar & Terrace is open every evening and all-day at the weekends. Sit inside or grab a seat on the terrace with a glass of wine or one of our seasonal cocktails. With stunning waterfront views, this unique space is an ideal spot for drinking and dining with friends and family.

We’ve created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch & dinner. With seasonal and sustainable produce at the forefront of our menus, we have a range of choices from seasonal salads & flatbreads to meat & fish cooked on our wood-fired grill. The bar offers a wide selection of sustainable & biodynamic wines, as well as independently produced local craft beers. Sit inside or grab a seat on the terrace with a glass of fizz or one of our seasonal cocktails

Lyric Bar and Grill

This space is very popular for corporate entertaining and private parties and events. With catering available from our Bar & Grill in canapé, buffet or barbecue style, the Roof Garden offers something truly unique. Available exclusively or as an area booking.

The Roof Garden is available to hire exclusively or you can secure an area to celebrate a special occasion with friends. The Roof Garden can be hired non-exclusively for up to 80 people. Exclusively it can host 120 people


Eating outside is one of the great pleasures of a British summer, which is why when the weather permits it, the Marksman Terrace is open from Thursday to Saturday for dinner, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch, and for breakfast with the papers from 10 am on a Sunday.

OXO Brasserie

Perched high on the eighth floor of the iconic OXO Tower on London’s South Bank, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie offers panoramic views across the city, delicious modern British food and a sensational 250-foot terrace. With three dynamic venues to choose from, the top floor of the OXO Tower is a place for celebration – whatever the occasion.

‘Smiths’ of Smithfield Farringdon

That view, the pinnacle point, welcome to our top floor where we are all about the finer things in life.

No.3 offers a menu of high-end dishes that exude elegance. Our year-round cocktail and dining terrace, with the backdrop of iconic landmarks across the city of London makes us the ultimate destination in Farringdon

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