Bar Elba


Bar Elba is a rooftop bar in London Waterloo. Covered in the winter to keep you dry from the typical British weather, and uncovered in the summer to help you soak up those rays.

In-keeping with the theme of the Battle of Waterloo, with sister bar Tonight Josephine located just below in the basement, Bar Elba focuses on the plights of the infamous Napoleon, who was exiled to the Mediterranean island of Elba. He took 600 of his closest pals and his fave horse Marengo with him, staying for a grand total of 300 days. Party. Island.

The 600 capacity rooftop bar has views over London including sights such as The Shard, The London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral to name a few, and follows a tropical theme with sunny colours. There is a summer cocktail menu of 20 cocktails including favourites such as the Aperol Spritz, Violet Femme and Love Potion No.10.

Step up on to the mezzanine for an elevated view of the the London skyline, available for private hire and corporate bookings.

Don't forget to check out our skating rinks during the winter. Skating up on the mezzanine and curling down on the terrace. The ultimate rooftop winter paradise.

Happy Hour, 2 for 1 cocktails, 4-6pm Sunday-Friday. 

What's on

Rooftop Movies
Elba’s Rooftop Movie night is the perfect date night showcasing retro movies over a huge outdoor screen with surround sound, movie snack favourites…

Various dates from Friday 18th September 2020

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Elba Fest Bottomless Brunch
Elba Fest Bottomless Brunch will make up for all those missed brunches and get togethers of 2020. Every Saturday & Sunday you can enjoybottomless…

Various dates from Saturday 19th September 2020

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Sunset Sessions
Summer is finally here, so let’s make the most of it!  Grab your shades, gather your mates and leave the rest to us.  All you need to do…

Saturday 19th September 2020 and 10 other Saturdays

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Picnic on the Roof
Picnic on the Roof: Elba’s picnic on the roof is the perfect place to catch up with those you missed the most. Enjoy a Luxurious Picnic Hamper…

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 and 2 other dates

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Bottomless Rooftop Movies
Welcome to Fright Night...for real! Bar Elba, Waterloo's rooftop paradise will be turning in to rooftop hell this October!  Launching bottomless…

Various dates from Saturday 3rd October 2020

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  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Smart Casual, Dress to impress
  • 21


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 0:00
Tuesday 14:00 0:00
Wednesday 14:00 0:00
Thursday 14:00 1:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



Bar Elba, Rooftop - Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Burgers food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Mezzanine Rooftop 90 100 - Please get in touch for further information Please get in touch for further information

Located on the upper roof, this VIP area gives you the best view in the house, with views of iconic London landmarks such as The Shard, St Paul's Cathedral and The London Eye. The mezzanine offers you your very own private space for up to 100 guests. Perfect for 30th birthday parties, anniversary's, corporate events, summer parties and much more. 


Step up in to the sky and host an event to remember.

The Terrace Rooftop 50 75 - Please get in touch for further information Please get in touch for further information

Located at the far end of our rooftop paradise, The Terrace offers a private party space with gorgeous views of iconic Waterloo Station. We can arrange bespoke packages including beers, wine, Prosecco and Champagne to be put on ice for you and your guest's arrival.

Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 0 600 - Please get in touch for further information Please get in touch for further information

Covered in the winter and open air in the summer months, our rooftop paradise is the perfect place for corporate events small and large. 

With views of Waterloo station, The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, transport yourself from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below to a place where time slows down and life tastes great.


The main bar is non-smoking but there is a smoking area. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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