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 23rd October 2019




The Refinery, Bankside

522 user reviews 4

JanUary 2 for £20

Sandwiched between London Bridge and Southwark station, The Refinery's spacious outdoor terrace is an ideal spot for after-work drinks. Head to the iconic Blue Fin for a City escape that boasts mezzanine dining, outdoor sports screenings and thirst-quenching drinks.

Bird of Smithfield

13 user reviews 4

Beefeater Gin Masterclass - 24th September 2019

Housed in a grand Georgian townhouse, this Farringdon watering hole is spread across 5 floors, with a spritz garden on the roof. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with luscious greenery, charming views and lips-smacking drinks.

Do it yourself as Petersham Nurseries invites you to take part in pasta masterclasses, flower workshops and wine tastings. From the quaint deli to the stunning La Goccia restaurant which opens out to a hidden courtyard in Covent Garden, this isn't one to miss.

Rotunda

140 user reviews 4

2 hours of bottomless bubbles for £20 and 3 other offers

Hidden away in King's Cross, this unique bar and restaurant offers one of the city's most sought after outdoor drinking and dining spots. With views overlooking the canal, this gorgeous green space is the only place you'll want to find yourself this summer, cocktail in hand.

Hush Mayfair

127 user reviews 5

No minimum spend in Hush Private Dining Rooms

Never skimping with the Insta-worthy details, Hush has transformed its Mayfair terrace once again. This time, you're in for a real treat as the central London favourite joins forces with Perrier-Jouët for bright florals, eye-catching features and a Perrier-Jouët Champagne-centred cocktail menu.

The Parlour

489 user reviews 4

JanUary 2 for £20

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 Riverside

531 user reviews 4

Claim a free round of Guiness

Nestled on the riverbank, this Vauxhall pick benefits from prime positioning along the Thames. Whether you're on a first date or catching up with mates, make your way to Hamilton House for sharing boards, pub grub and classic cocktails like negronis and mojitos.

Devonshire Terrace

339 user reviews 4

JanUary 2 for £20 and 1 other offer

Located just seconds from Liverpool Street station, this charming restaurant and bar brings you all-day dining, ice cold beers and a wide range of wines to keep you fed and watered come rain or shine. Expect cosy seating on the decking with a stunning indoor space to boot.

Discounts available on certain events

This festival-themed rooftop comes armed with open-air cinema experiences, live DJs and prosecco ice lollies. If you're looking for a quirky bar in London, you'd better head north of the river because this one's looking like a real gem.

Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

154 user reviews 4

Free Glass of Wine with Set Menu and 1 other offer

Set in the iconic Westminster Abbey, Cellarium is a laid-back restaurant featuring simple interiors and a tranquil atmosphere. Spread across two levels, there's everything from breakfast to lunch and even afternoon tea just minutes from some of the city's most famous landmarks.

KuPP. Paddington

132 user reviews 4

Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from our dedicated Scandi menu

Looking for outdoor terraces in west London? This Paddington hangout should most definitely be on your radar. As well as industrial interiors and lovingly made food, you'll find a street-side area that provides the perfect spot for alfresco bites by the basin.