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

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.

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.


87 user reviews 4

A complimentary Classic Bloody Mary cocktail on arrival and 4 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.

KuPP. Paddington

115 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.

Bird of Smithfield

12 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.

Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

97 user reviews 4

Christmas Afternoon Tea 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.