London’s Ultimate Guide to Rooftops, Terraces & Al Fresco Dining for Summer

Ah, summer has finally rolled around, and it’s bringing the heat with Rosé All Day vibes. Where better to soak up those golden rays than perched atop London’s coolest rooftops and terraces? Dive into the ultimate summer scene with this guide to the hottest spots where you can catch breathtaking views, dine under the sky, and bask in electric atmospheres. Prepare to have an unforgettable summer!

Roseblood Terrace at Pan Pacific London

Pan Pacific London has teamed up with French rosé sensation Roseblood to bring Provence’s charm to the heart of the city. This exciting summer terrace takeover at Bishopsgate Plaza is now open. All summer, guests can escape to a lush garden oasis, perfect for Insta-worthy snaps. 

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Luca

In Clerkenwell, Luca’s foliage-filled terrace provides a serene spot for contemporary Italian cuisine with British twists. Try the famous Parmesan fries and sip on a LUCA Spritz while surrounded by olive trees and jasmine.

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65a

This brasserie sits at Spitalfields Market’s edge with a bright terrace for dining. Sip a glass of rosé and enjoy classic dishes with French inflections amidst the lively East End.

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Yasmin

Yasmin’s 6th-floor wrap-around terrace is a hidden gem in Soho. Enjoy Middle Eastern sharing plates and sundowner cocktails above the bustling streets.

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Mortimer House Kitchen

In Fitzrovia, this Italian concept’s terrace offers a view of Mortimer and Wells street, perfect for people-watching over plates inspired by Tom Cenci’s Italian travels.

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Nessa

Nestled in lively Soho, Nessa’s shaded outdoor tables offer the ideal spot for alfresco dining, with a seasonal twist on classic bistro dishes.

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The Ninth

The Ninth’s Michelin-starred Mediterranean-inspired sharing plates can be enjoyed on their Fitzrovia terrace, an oasis perfect for summer meals.

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The Beaumont Hotel

Overlooking Mayfair’s Brown Hart Gardens, Le Magritte Terrace offers classic cocktails, transatlantic-inspired dishes, and an exceptional selection of cigars.

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Fatto a Mano Pizza & Beer

In St Pancras Square, this terrace offers authentic yet affordable Neapolitan pizza with a light and pillowy texture, alongside Italian classics and creative specials.

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Trivet

Enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine on Trivet’s street-side terrace. Their lunch menu is perfect for a summer afternoon of laid-back snacks and seasonal dishes.

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JOIA Rooftop

JOIA Rooftop’s vibrant 16th-floor terrace at art’otel London Battersea Power Station offers tapas, cocktails, and views alongside an exciting summer programme.

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Cinnamon Kitchen City

Cinnamon Kitchen City’s vibrant terrace offers an all-weather spot for Indian summer-inspired dishes, BBQ brunches, and afternoon tea.

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The Happenstance by Drake & Morgan – La Vie En Rosé Terrace

The Happenstance’s Parisian-themed terrace is perfect for bespoke Lillet cocktails and sharing plates amidst twinkling lights.

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Bokan 39

39 floors up in Canary Wharf, Bōkan 39’s rooftop bar provides breathtaking views, cocktails, and moreish bites as you watch the sun set over London.

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The Little Scarlet Door

The Little Scarlet Door’s courtyard is a chic Soho hotspot, perfect for cocktails and light bites. Inside, expect a New York loft-style party.

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Kapara

Kapara’s 50-cover terrace in Soho is ideal for alfresco dining with Middle Eastern dishes, vibrant cocktails, and a heated, foliage-adorned setting.

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Alto by San Carlo

Nestled on the rooftop of Selfrdiges, this Italian sanctuary offers beautifully presented plates and refreshing drinks under a fully retractable roof.

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Marquess of Anglesey

Enjoy classic British pub fare and drinks on this rooftop terrace, complete with retractable roof and windows for the perfect summer afternoon.

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Bala Baya

Bala Baya’s courtyard in Southwark is ideal for Middle Eastern small plates and sun-kissed cocktails, perfect for a vibrant summer vibe.

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The Leather Bottle

In Earlsfield, The Leather Bottle’s huge garden features bookable huts, outdoor bars, and the Burger Shack for chin-dribblin’ burgers.

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The Nest at Treehouse London

On the 16th floor, The Nest offers unrivalled views, innovative drinks, and delicious bites amidst 360-degree views, DJs, and a lush green setting.

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Dovetale

Dovetale’s terrace offers a beautiful, intimate hideaway with a menu of responsibly-sourced dishes from Michelin-starred Chef Tom Sellers.

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Tattu London

Tattu London’s terrace provides views across London and celebrates the warmer season with terrace collaborations and unique Chinese dishes.

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Brindisa South Kensington & Richmond

Brindisa’s Richmond and Battersea branches offer riverside views, while South Kensington is perfect for sangria after visiting nearby museums.

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