Summer in London is rooftop season; offering you a chance to be bang in the centre of London whilst feeling a world away from it. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy sweeping views across London here are ten of our favourite roof top venues available for hire for summer events.
The Boundary Bar
There is something rather special about being sat under a giant sail looking across the City sipping fine cocktails and surrounded by wild flowers. The rooftop bar oozes style and offers fantastic views over London, and there are heaters to keep you warm on a chilly night. It can be hired in part or in full – and at any time of year, thanks to an elegant glass orangery.
With covered and open-air spaces, this is a perfect rooftop bar for unpredictable London summers where you can toast alfresco drinks with a view over the cosmopolitan streets of Shoreditch. There are sofas to relax on along with modern styling which provides a great mix of luxury and comfort. Private hire gives you access to both the covered terrace and the roof terrace.
With two terraces available for hire and a stunning rooftop (with a heated pool), The Ned opens up new views of London’s rooftops to guests with The Shard, St Paul’s, London Eye and city skyline fading into the distance. The rooftop is only open to members but there is a domed bar for 40 guests which is perfect for those who want to capture that view for Instagram.
Camden Beach Rooftop at Roundhouse
Overlooking the infamous Camden Beach at The Rooftop is a roof garden which comes complete with palms, sun loungers, sofas, private bar and sound system… and a swimming pool! An amazing urban beach space comprising of 150 tonnes of white sand, beach huts, live music and BBQ with a capacity for up to 80 guests.
Sky Pod Bar at Sky Garden
Sky Pod Bar is an all-day drinking and dining rooftop space located in the heart of the city and offers unparalleled views amongst the impressive Gardens, providing the most unique private or corporate event setting. Sky Pod Rooftop Bar opens bright and early at 7am so you can enjoy breakfast and goings through into the small hours with live music. Catering is by Rhubarb so you know you’ll be in for a treat.
John Lewis Rooftop Retreat
John Lewis’ garden pop up have proved a huge success for those wishing to escape the noisy, bustling crowds of Oxford Street. Expect panoramic views, great food and pretty summer styling. Events run throughout the summer and every year is different.
Sushi Samba Bar
Offering not just one but two outdoor terrace spaces Sushi Samba has a well deserved reputation as a go to venue when you’re looking for unparalled views of London – overlooking the City on one side and the Olympic park on the other. Located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, Sushi Samba delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Our favourite area is the Tree Bar which looks so pretty lit up as evening falls.
Ham Yard Roof Hotel
Up on the fourth floor of the beautifully designed Ham Yard Hotel sits a deluxe roof terrace. Not widely known about as it’s normally for in-house guests use only but it can also be hired for private events. During the summer you can enjoy the designs of Kit Kempt including water features and herbaceous borders along with fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Don’t forget to try their cocktails which include a special selection incorporating honey made from the bee hives at the back of the garden.
Roof Top Bar at The Trafalgar
Recognised as one of the world’s best rooftop bars, Vista at the Trafalgar sits adjacent to London’s most central point, Nelsons Column, providing panoramic views from Horse Guards Parade to the Royal Opera House. Perfect for small champagne receptions.
Grange St Pauls Hotel
Only available for hire you’re guaranteed exclusivity at The Sky Bar. This is a penthouse-level bar with rooftop terrace and conservatory overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. The bar and conservatory area have a combined capacity of 200, making it a dazzling setting for summer events.
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