Best Outdoor Terraces in London

Let's face it, we're not blessed when it comes to the rays this side of the equator. But when the weather permits, it's only right to flock to the best alfresco spots. From sun-drenched spaces offering botanical cocktails to riverside restaurants, it's time to take things outside with our guide to the best outdoor terraces in London.

Last updated on 13th May 2022

May Fair Kitchen

50 user reviews 4

If you're searching for a swish London terrace for a date night or group dinner, May Fair Kitchen should be top of the list. Explore their menu of authentic Italian cuisine while surrounded by chic furnishings, hanging lanterns and glowing fireplaces. 

La Terraza

2 user reviews 4

This outdoor terrace in Canary Wharf is a unique Spanish getaway; a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Head to tapas restaurant La Terraza to indulge in charcoal-cooked bites in gorgeous, summery surrounds.

Grand Junction Arms

38 user reviews 4

Looking for outdoor terraces to dine with friends? Then be sure to check out Grand Junction Arms, a gorgeous spot in Acton with a fantastic balcony and beer garden for alfresco dinners and sipping on cocktails.

Fourpure Taproom

102 user reviews 5

Home to one of the best outdoor terraces in London, Fourpure Taproom is a buzzing spot come summer. Head here for the brands signature small batch brews alongside a menu of classic American dishes, there's event regular events to keep you entertained while you're there.

The Parlour

971 user reviews 4

Hearty brunches, loaded burgers and truffle fries are paired with twists on classic cocktails at The Parlour. Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, this all day destination has all your alfresco needs sorted, with a spacious outdoor terrace that'll fit large groups and small gatherings alike.

The Sun Inn

11 user reviews 5

One of the best beer gardens in West London, this beautiful Barnes pub is showing you how to make the most of the sunshine this season. Just moments from the river, The Sun Inn is coming in hot with fresh pints, delicious food and loads of outdoor space.

London Bridge Rooftop

18 user reviews 4

A stunning sky-high outdoor terrace, London Bridge Rooftop is serving up a winning combo of jaw-dropping views, delicious sips and epic bottomless brunches. Hit up this cool bar any day of the week and you'll find a DJ playing chilled tunes, or head over at the weekend for a fun day of eating and drinking.

Gotto Trattoria

141 user reviews 4

If you're looking for a terrace with outdoor dining in East London, then canalside Gotto Trattoria is just the spot. They're serving up fresh pasta, steak, pizza and other favourites, bringing a slice of the Italian Riviera to this part of the city.

Pizza Pilgrims City

20 user reviews 4

To settle down on a leafy terrace with a cocktail in one hand and a glorious slice of pizza in the other, look no further than Pizza Pilgrims City. These guys are slapping the likes of double pepperoni and spicy honey, or eight different cheeses, on their doughy delights.

Boasting a sunny outdoor terrace, you'll feel far away from the hustle and bustle of London at this cosy wine bar. With a glass of expertly-chosen vino in hand and plenty of nibbles within reach, you'll be able to kick back and relax with friends or a date at The Wine Cellar.

Located in the Queen Elizabeth Park, the Timber Lodge is a custom-built, eco-friendly space boasting pretty views over the gardens from its alfresco terrace. Perfect for coffee dates in the summer months, or a private BBQ party, it's one of the best outdoor spaces in East London.