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 15th April 2021

The Sun Inn

9 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.

Fourpure Taproom

54 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.

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.

The Parlour

617 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.


16 user reviews 5

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.

May Fair Kitchen

34 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 Culpeper

2 user reviews 3

The Culpeper's rooftop terrace is not only a fully-functioning herb and veggie garden bit it's also host to one of London's most beloved supperclubs. Join the Shoreditch pub and hotel for an evening and soak up the sunset while chomping away on fresh, seasonal plates. 


2 user reviews 5

The 14th-floor restaurant of The Hoxton hotel in Southwark is a haven for sipping fizz and grazing on a menu of fresh seafood. With its contemporary yet luxurious feel and impressive views to boot, this place is certainly one outdoor terrace that comes to life in summer.