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 22nd October 2021

Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden

244 user reviews 3

Happy Hour 🍸 Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm and 1 other offer

Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden has recently been extended to double its original size. Decked out with astroturf and offering long bench seating, it's the perfect place for small groups to meet. With a selection of drinks and street food to choose from, you'll be able to order via the app without even leaving your table.

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.

London Bridge Rooftop

11 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.

Fourpure Taproom

90 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.

May Fair Kitchen

40 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. 

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.


431 user reviews 4

Looking to take some pretty pics with friends? Head to Vicinity in the City of London for their cosy heated terrace area. Kick back with a few drinks and take in the views of Tower bridge at this riverside eatery and bar.

The Parlour

822 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.

Midnight Apothecary

786 user reviews 4

Celebrating the magic of  'Friluftsliv' - the Nordic concept of open air living, Midnight Apothecary is a gorgeous garden oasis in South London. Visit on the weekend for sun-soaked cocktails and tasty light bites, created using plants onsite.