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 4th October 2022

Gotto Trattoria

197 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.

The Regent

615 user reviews 4

Searching for outdoor terraces in London? Check out The Regent for an evening of freshly pulled pints or signature cocktails in its hidden terrace. You can also book one of the venue's live music events or bottomless brunches for something a little different.

London Bridge Rooftop

22 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.

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.

Fourpure Taproom

109 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.

After a sunny pub terrace in North London? The Westbury boasts a crackin' outdoor space, which is heated in winter and can be shaded come the summer months. If that wasn't already enough, the monthly DJ, quiz nights and roasts should catch your eye.

May Fair Kitchen

54 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. 

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.

Marsha Southbank

356 user reviews 4

One of the best Southbank bars with outdoor seating, Marsha is a gorgeous new watering hole over at Gabriel's Wharf. The venue fronts two pretty outside spaces, including a street level terrace and a covered balcony overlooking the water.


220 user reviews 4

With outdoor tables and a cosy atmosphere, Conchiglia is a brilliant family-run Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia. Whether you fancy an evening negroni, a few lunchtime antipasti plates or a delicious Roman-style pizza, this place has got just the thing.

The Spark House

3 user reviews 4

Looking for somewhere to top up your tan? The Spark House in Walthamstow boasts a sprawling rooftop terrace that's ideal for indulging in delicious food and fabulous drinks while in the sunshine. And when the night falls, head inside to boogie to late-night DJs.