Rooftop venues are very popular in London due to their non-traditional, more relaxed setting and amazing views. They possess a versatility that other venues just can’t match. They offer open, casual spaces that are somehow still fit for corporate meetings, receptions, retreats and networking events.
Each rooftop venue has its own vibe and it’s good to know what you’re looking for before you book it so you don’t have any inconveniences during your event. You need to know if you’re ok with live music or not if you need an AV system if you’re going to hire private catering or going to order from the menu. Most rooftops have a bar that requires a minimum spend so you need to ask your venue this beforehand to avoid surprises.
To make your journey a little easier, we have chosen our favourite rooftop venues in London. Each one has its own personality and vibes to its own rhythm. Take a look at the links below and choose the one that best fits your event!
Surrounded only by a glass barrier, this rooftop terrace offers a 360° view and gives its guests the feeling that they’re floating over the London skyline. This exclusive location is perfect for a cocktail reception, a summer party or a private dinner al fresco as it fits up to 225 people and offers a wet weather option, ensuring the rain doesn’t dampen your event!
This rooftop is the king of the urban jungle! Its tropical-themed terrace is specifically designed to pull you out of reality and into a world of travel and discovery. This is the perfect place for after-work drinks, receptions or private outdoor gatherings. Its exquisite colourful design, lovely music and Latin American cocktail menu give this place a perfectly relaxed atmosphere. To top it off, its huge floor with a capacity for 440 guests and a retractable roof is perfect for the British weather!
The only thing better than a summer party is a summer party on a rooftop terrace – all year round! This lively venue overlooking Camden Market seems to soak up its vibrant energy from its surroundings. Its cheerful design with wooden pergolas, flower garlands and water features invite you to host after-work parties or casual walk-in dinners all year round. They have an amazing sound system for live acoustic music which offers your guests a wonderful way to relax and connect while enjoying one of their famous cocktails. Whether it’s for 400 people or only 200, this venue gives off Summer vibes during any season.
A glass orangery and an open terrace form this stylishly furnished venue, conveniently open all year round. It offers parasols and refreshing cocktails in the Summer, and a fire pit and blankets in the winter, making this a perfect place for a reception, a group lunch or a private dinner. Both spaces can be rented separately or together, giving it a total capacity of up to 100 people. This unique destination has breath-taking views of London’s East End, the up-and-coming place to be in the city.
If you’re planning a business trip or a company meeting, this hotel is perfect to impress your guests. It boasts a spectacular rooftop terrace with an unparalleled view from the very heart of London’s world-famous financial district. Its hip, modern design is present in all of its 9 fully-equipped meeting rooms, gym and pool, making it perfect for busy people who are there for business and pleasure. It’s an easy walking distance from the Canary Wharf Underground station, connecting it to the rest of the city in mere minutes.
Located in the heart of London’s Design District, this plush rooftop workspace offers comfort and beauty in one single venue. Its floor-to-ceiling windows let light flood in and the bi-fold doors allow you to extend the space towards the landscaped terrace with skyline views. Inside, you can find a sleek bar, modern furnishings and an adjoining meeting room fully equipped with everything you need. It holds up to 80 people, making it perfect for a company meeting, presentation or conference.
This trendy terrace offers some of the best views of London, with delicate and tasteful design and a menu that offers options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. This venue is perfect for pop-up events, after-work drinks or private outdoor events. It has an adjacent roofless terrace making it perfect for any season! It also offers you the possibility of decorating it with different ambiences, making this a cosy, yet sophisticated venue to wine and dine your guests.