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.

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Last updated on 13th February 2024


Caribbean restaurant and beach club LIMIN comes alive in the summer months – but thanks to its covered courtyard, its offerings can be enjoyed all year round. Expect cocktails, brunch events, weekend parties and more at this fun-loving hangout. They also like to change up their menu with the seasons – so there's always something new for foodies to try. They also keep great value at the heart of everything they do, making it one of the best affordable terrace restaurants in London.

The Lighterman

Overlooking Regent's Canal and Granary square, those dining on The Lighterman's contemporary alfresco terrace are in for a treat. With canalside seating and outdoor tables on the top floor, you can choose which view you'll prefer to see while you're enjoying something from their all-day British menu. Pick between a wagyu burger, buttermilk chicken, wild mushroom flatbread and much more. There's also cocktails, wine and a stonking Sunday roast on offer. 

The MAINE Mayfair

If you're on the hunt for a gorgeous outside terrace in Central London, make sure to check out The MAINE Mayfair. Thanks to its cover, it's ideal for all seasons, making it the perfect place to indulge in a range of upmarket New England-style fare, including steaks and seafood.