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By Katie Wilson

It doesn’t get much better than summer in London and the capital is full of dreamy rooftops and terraces, if you know where to find them.

From the newest rooftops in the capital to Michelin star dining with a view, these are the best outdoor terraces and rooftops in London.

Best Rooftop Bars In London

NEW – Cavo, Tottenham Court Road

Cavo rooftop restaurant London
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Looking for a rooftop in central London? It doesn’t get more central than Cavo restaurant, which opened its doors in May 2023. Find it in the new Outernet building opposite Tottenham Court Road tube station. Go up in the gold lift and a pretty roof terrace, which is dog-friendly, awaits. Visit for weekend brunches, rooftop drinks in the sun and a pre-theatre menu in the week priced at a reasonable £35 for courses. Read our full review of Cavo restaurant here

Book a table at Cavo. Find more information at cavorestaurant.com

NEW – JOIA Rooftop, Battersea

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If you like your rooftop bars with an iconic view, make a beeline for JOIA on the 15th floor of the new art’otel LDN overlooking Battersea Power Station. Guests staying over can use their heated swimming pool and jacuzzi on the 16th floor. With Battersea Power Station Tube now open on the Northern Line, it’s easier than ever to get to. The area has also had a makeover of late with a flurry of new shops, bars and restaurants opening.

Book a table at JOIA. Find more information at joiabattersea.co.uk

NEW – Yasmin at 1 Warwick, Soho

Yasmin Rooftop at 1 Warwick Soho
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This brand new rooftop bar opened in May 2023 and can be found in members’ club 1 Warwick in Soho, on the corner of Brewer and Warwick Street. Yasmin rooftop bar and restaurant can be accessed by members only, but those still wanting a piece of the action should visit Nessa restaurant on the ground floor where anyone can book a table and the bar is open until 2am.

Find more information on 1 Warwick and details on how to become a member at 1warwick.com

NEW – Florattica, Aldgate

Florattica rooftop bar
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As the name suggests, this London rooftop bar has a floral theme and is currently home to the largest floral installation in the UK, which covers its entire roof. New on the scene, this pretty rooftop bar and restaurant opened in December 2022 and can be found 11 floors above the city in The Minories, between Aldgate station and Tower Hill. It’s perfect for a date or cocktails with friends. They also have a pretty impressive mocktail menu.

Book a table at Florattica. Find more information at floratticalondon.co.uk

Wagtail, Monument

Wagtail rooftop bar
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One of our all-time favourite London rooftop bars is Wagtail, which enjoys near 360-degree views of the capital. Spot Tower Bridge, The Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Gherkin from this year-round spot, which is heated and covered as well as having an outdoor terrace area. Last time we visited we were invited into their ‘secret room’, perfect for birthdays or parties. Tip: Book online and you’ll be sent an email offering you a free drink after your visit.

Book a table at Wagtail. Find more information at wagtaillondon.com

The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch hotel

One Hundred Shoreditch
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The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch (formerly Ace Hotel) opened its doors in summer 2022 and The Boutique Handbook team were among the first to visit. Open until midnight, this Shoreditch gem not only looks beautiful, but serves quality signature cocktails like the Lemongrass Margarita and oh-so-pretty One Hundred Punch, plus a selection of small plates. The terrace is heated and offers stunning views of Shoreditch Church.

Book a table at The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch. Find more information at onehundredshoreditch.com

Read our full review of One Hundred Shoreditch here

The Rooftop at The Standard, King’s Cross

The Rooftop at The Standard
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There aren’t many rooftop bars in King’s Cross, but our favourite has to be The Rooftop at The Standard hotel. This beautiful adults-only terrace opens each summer from April and enjoys views over the London skyline and the famous St Pancras Clocktower. Visit at sunset and watch with a Spicy Tommy’s Margarita in hand.

Book a table at The Rooftop at The Standard. Find more information at standardhotels.com/london

Skylark Roof Garden, Paddington

Skylark Roof Garden
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The best rooftop bar in West London has to be Skylark Roof Garden in Paddington. Their pretty south facing terrace has stunning views across the capital’s skyline and looks out across Hyde Park, Notting Hill and Little Venice. Book in for one of their Bubbles in the Sky experiences, which includes fizz and nibbles.

Book a table at Skylark Roof Garden. Find more information at skylarkroofgarden.co.uk

AllBright, Mayfair

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For a taste of Mexico in Mayfair, head to the sun-drenched rooftop terrace at female-led private members club AllBright, which has teamed up with tequila cocktail brand Pimentae this summer. This hidden gem is moments from Regent Street and is the perfect place to head for a Spicy Margarita cocktail (we’d recommend). Although it is limited to members only in the week, non-members can book a table on Friday and Saturday nights. Small plates, such as tacos and ceviche, are also available, as is the regular restaurant menu.

Book a table at AllBright Rooftop on Fridays and Saturdays (non-members) by emailing mayfairreservations@allbright.co. Find more information at allbrightcollective.com

Upstairs at The Department Store, Brixton

Upstairs at the Department Store, Brixton
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This hidden rooftop bar is a stone’s throw from Brixton station, but the only catch is you have to be a member to go there. It’s not super expensive – £23 a month – but probably best suits locals who will use it often if they live in the area. Membership is for over 25’s only and includes access to the rooftop, terrace, lounge, bar and restaurant. Laptops are banned so you can’t use it as a workspace. Other benefits include access to events, weekend DJ sessions, free yoga and pilates classes and members only parties throughout the year.

Find more information on Upstairs at The Department Store and details on how to become a member at upstairsbrixton.com

Netil360, London Fields

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East London’s coolest rooftop bar, Netil360, is the opposite of a members’ club. Entry is free, the dress code is casual and they don’t take bookings, so don’t get in touch to ask. Open until 12.30am at weekends, check out their website for DJs and events. There is also a casual Japanese restaurant and rooftop sauna onsite (that is bookable) with panoramic views over the city.

Netil360 don’t take bookings, but you can find more information at netil360.com

Maya at The Hoxton, Shoreditch

Maya at The Hoxton
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For Soho House vibes without the membership book a table at Maya, a Mexican restaurant from the Soho House team in partnership with The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch. Although its name suggests it is part of the hotel, the entrance is actually through a separate door round the back. There’s both indoor and outdoor dining and it’s great for cocktails if you’re into Tequila and Mezcal.

Book a table at Maya at The Hoxton. Find more information at thehoxton.com/shoreditch

Jin Bo Law, Aldgate

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Jin Bo Law is a chic rooftop bar on the 14th floor of Hotel Saint in Aldgate that has a thing for pineapple-themed decor. The views are stunning. You can see the Walkie Talkie, The Shard, Tower Bridge and The Gherkin, making it the perfect spot for summer cocktails in the city.

Book a table at Jin Bo Law. Find more information at jinbolaw.co.uk

Frank’s Cafe, Peckham

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One of the game-changing London rooftop bars, Frank’s Cafe has been a Peckham institution since it opened on top of a multi-storey car park in 2009. Still in its original location, Frank’s is only open during the summer months from May to September, Wednesday to Sunday from 11am-11pm. As well as magical views across the capital, a new menu is coming for 2023. Expect hot wings, kebabs and flatbreads. The weekend brunch menu looks pretty good too.

Frank’s Cafe doesn’t take reservations, but you can find more information at boldtendencies.com/franks-cafe

AMANO Rooftop Bar, Covent Garden

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A new rooftop terrace to know about is the Skybar on the 7th floor of the AMANO hotel in Covent Garden. The hotel is the first UK outpost from the Berlin-based group. Not only is it central but check out those skyline views, including the London Eye.

Book a table at AMANO. Find more information at amanogroup.de/en

The Corin, Tooting Broadway

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Looking for a rooftop in South West London? Check out the pretty rooftop garden at The Corin in Tooting Broadway. Visit for cocktails or high end Pan Asian food courtesy of Rozu. Dogs are welcome here until 5pm. Dress code is smart casual so no trainers, sportswear or flip flops.

Book a table at The Corin. Find more information at thecorintooting.com

The Castle, Islington

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This proper boozer with a suntrap rooftop can be found at the top of Pentonville Road, moments from Angel station. Partially covered, it’s one of the best spots in the area for summer drinks and one of the only rooftops that way.

Book a table at The Castle. Find more information at thecastleislington.com

Angler, Moorgate

Angler restaurant best rooftop London
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If you want Michelin star dining with a view, head to the beautiful rooftop terrace at Angler. Perched at the top of South Place Hotel, close to Moorgate station in the heart of the city, tuck into picture-perfect plates of sensational British seafood. Or indulge in a cocktail on the all-weather gin terrace, which has a retractable roof and heaters.

Book a table at Angler. Find more information at anglerrestaurant.com

Read our full review of Angler restaurant here

The Culpeper, Aldgate East

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A secret rooftop a short walk from Aldgate East station, you’ll find this gem atop The Culpeper pub. In fact, the rooftop is the whole reason this pub exists. Passionate about using under-utilised spaces in London, it has been transformed into a kitchen garden as well as a drinking spot with a view. Grab a set lunch here for £35pp.

Book a table and find more information on The Culpeper at theculpeper.com

Seabird at The Hoxton, Southwark

best London terraces Seabird rooftop restaurant at The Hoxton hotel Southwark
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For cocktails with a panoramic view of the capital, Seabird on the 14th floor of The Hoxton hotel in Southwark is top of our list. You should especially head here if you love oysters and seafood platters. They even do a ‘Seabird Sunday’ session. It’s a pretty special place for a happy hour, which runs weekdays from 3pm to 5pm.

Book a table at Seabird Rooftop Restaurant at The Hoxton Southwark. Find more information at thehoxton.com

The Nest Rooftop Bar at Treehouse Hotel, Marylebone

Best London terraces Treehouse Hotel London rooftop
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Want to watch the sun go down from a central London rooftop location? Head to The Nest Rooftop Bar at the Treehouse Hotel. Enjoy 360-degree views as you sip cocktails and watch DJs spin the decks from their very own treehouse ‘fort’. This place is great for a date.

Book a table at The Nest Rooftop Bar at Treehouse Hotel London. Find more information at treehousehotels.com/london

Radio Rooftop at ME London Hotel, Covent Garden

Radio Rooftop
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As far as London rooftops go, Radio Rooftop is one of the originals and definitely the most vibey. With a terrace which wraps around the 10th floor of ME London hotel in Covent Garden you can spot The Shard, Big Ben, The London Eye and St Paul’s cathedral. Visit for breakfast, brunch – you can order a Lobster and Caviar omelette here – or just for drinks. They also have DJs spinning the decks until 1am at weekends.

Book a table at Radio Rooftop. Find more information at radiorooftop.com

Aqua Nueva, Soho

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Aqua Nueva is a Spanish restaurant with two stunning rooftop terraces high above London’s Regent Street. Booking is advised, but walk-ins are welcome. We haven’t tried them yet, but they claim to do the best croquetas in London, so it’s worth visiting just for that.

Book a table at Aqua Nueva. Find more information at aquaneuva.co.uk

Mercer Roof Terrace, City of London

For al fresco drinks in the heart of the City with sweeping views of the London skyline, check out the pretty Mercer Roof Terrace on the 7th floor of the Vintry & Mercer hotel. Just a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tate Modern and Borough Market, it’s a great central meeting place for lunch, dinner or drinks.

Book a table at Mercer Roof Terrace. Find more information at vintryandmercer.com

SUSHISAMBA, Bishopsgate

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For drinks with a view from not one, but two terraces, book a table at SUSHISAMBA Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, a short walk from Liverpool Street Tube station. The East Terrace is great for daytime cocktails with a side of sushi. While the Tree Terrace, with its iconic 26ft sculptural orange tree, is a unique setting for date nights.

Book a table at SUSHISAMBA. Find more information at sushisamba.com

Night Tales Loft, Hackney

Night Tales Loft
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There are plenty of cool terraces for summer drinks in Hackney, but Night Tales is one of the only rooftop bars – and it’s heated. This New York style loft space is a bar and music space with live music on Jazz Wednesdays and DJs spinning the decks the rest of the week.

Book a table at Night Tales Loft. Find more information at ntloft.co.uk

Vagabond Northcote Road, Clapham Junction

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Five-minutes from Clapham Junction Station (technically Battersea) is where you’ll find this secret heated roof terrace. A perfect date spot, this place is fun as you self-pour wine from machines, which come in sample or full-size glasses. With over 100 vinos to choose from, try as much as you like (within reason) and pay at the end. Food comes in the form of sharing boards, hummus and flatbreads and Camembert.

Book a table at Vagabond Northcote Road. Find more information at vagabondwines.co.uk/northcoteroad

Bōkan, Canary Wharf

Bokan rooftop bar
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Bōkan is a AA Rosette restaurant spread across three floors in the Novotel London hotel in Canary Wharf. Head all the way to the top (39th floor) and you’ll find this stunning rooftop bar with skyline views across the city. Visit at sunset if you can.

Book a table at Bokan. Find more information at bokanlondon.co.uk

12th Knot Rooftop Bar at Sea Containers, Southbank

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For drinks with sunset views of the Thames and St Paul’s, 12th Knot at the top of the Sea Containers hotel on Southbank is where to head. You can’t book a table on the terrace as it’s first come, first serve, but you can reserve a table inside. We love the DJs and live music here, as well as the cocktails, sharing platters and small plates.

Book a table at 12th Knot Rooftop Bar. Find more information at seacontainerslondon.com

Boundary Rooftop Bar & Grill, Shoreditch

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Boundary Rooftop Bar & Grill in Shoreditch is one of our favourite rooftop restaurants in London. If you just want a drink, there is a beautiful al fresco terrace which is the perfect spot for a sundowner, or dine in the heated Orangery restaurant. Trust us, the cocktails here are good. Visit on a Sunday in summer for live DJs. It’s a vibe!

Book a table at Boundary Rooftop Bar & Grill. Find more information at boundary.london

Allegra at The Stratford hotel, East London

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This chic rooftop restaurant on the 7th floor of The Stratford hotel is from the team behind Chiltern Firehouse and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Set amongst a meadow of wildflowers and water features, it has spectacular views of the capital and is sheltered under a cedar-cantilevered roof. The food is fancy and sure to impress, but you can just pop in for drinks. We’re also fans of the terrace downstairs. Visit during happy hour every weekday from 3.30pm to 7pm and get a glass of wine for £4.50 or Aperol Spritz for £6.

Book a table at Allegra at The Stratford. Find more information at thestratford.com

PocketSquare Skyline Bar, Whitechapel

 PocketSquare Sky Bar
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PocketSquare is a new Skyline Bar on the ninth floor of Hyatt Place London City East hotel. This alluring oasis is a sun trap which boasts incredible views over the city from an artfully designed terrace. It serves fancy small plates like Oxtail Sliders and Salmon and Tuna Mosaic and has just launched a new summer cocktail menu.

Book a table and find more information at pocketsquare.london

TT Liquor Roof Terrace, Shoreditch

TT Roof Terrace Shoreditch
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London has a new hidden rooftop bar, but to find it you’ll need to look for the liquor store entrance downstairs. Walk through the shop and head upstairs to the secret terrace, which can only be seen if you’re going past on the London overground. Drinks are courtesy of TT Liquor, who run cocktail-making classes onsite. ⁠The ‘Spritz Menu’ includes cocktails such as Rags to Riches, Berlin Calling and a Venetian Twist. Fresh pizzas and charcuterie boards are also served. ⁠

Book a table at TT Liquor Roof Terrace. Find out more information at ttliquor.co.uk

Best Outdoor Terraces In London

NEW – Bacchanalia, Mayfair

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Bacchanalia is London’s hottest new restaurant, and as well as its grand Grecian-style interiors with Damien Hirst statues and hand-painted murals on the walls and ceilings, it has a pretty terrace worth visiting too. Enjoy charming views of Mayfair’s Berkeley Square as you tuck into Mediterranean sharing plates and perfectly-made cocktails. The set lunch menu here is a reasonably priced £40 for two courses and they don’t scrimp on portions.

Book a table at Bacchanalia. Find more information at bacchanalia.co.uk

Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury

Dalloway Terrace Spring 2021 best outdoor terraces in London
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One of the prettiest outdoor terraces in central London has to be Dalloway Terrace. A delight to visit at any time of year due to their magnificent floral installations which change with the season, this is a great spot for everything from cocktails to brunch – and a must-visit for afternoon tea.

Book a table at Dalloway Terrace. Find more information at dallowayterrace.com

The Churchill Bar & Terrace, Marylebone

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For classy cocktails a short walk from busy Bond Street, head to The Churchill Bar & Terrace at the Hyatt Regency London hotel in Marylebone. Named after Winston Churchill, there are nods to the former prime minister everywhere from original photos and letters to his wife on the walls to their very own Churchill Gin. The bar snacks are also delicious here.

Book a table at The Churchill Bar & Terrace. Find more information at thechurchillbar.co.uk

RoofGarden by Booking Office 1869, King’s Cross

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This secret garden terrace can be found at the back of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, right next to St Pancras train station. This year, RoofGarden by Booking Office 1869 have partnered with Malfy Gin, so expect refreshing cocktails and a new flatbread and salad menu. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 2pm to 10pm.

Book a table at RoofGarden at Booking Office 1869. Find more information at booking-office.co.uk

Garden Bar at Mama Shelter, Shoreditch

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The pretty courtyard at Mama Shelter hotel in Shoreditch is a pretty spot on Hackney Road, a few minutes walk from the famous Columbia Road Flower Market. There is an all-day food menu in the week and brunch, Sunday roasts and DJ sets at weekends, plus two private karaoke rooms you can hire out.

Book a table and find more information on Mama Shelter Shoreditch at mamashelter.com/london-shoreditch

The Henderson Bar & Kitchen at The Laslett, Notting Hill

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Just moments from Notting Hill Gate Tube station, tucked away in a quiet mews, you’ll find The Henderson Bar & Kitchen at The Laslett hotel. This pretty Mediterranean-inspired terrace is the perfect West London spot for after work drinks and is also open for breakfast, brunch and supper. We can’t name names, but you might even spot a celebrity or two.

Book a table at The Henderson Bar & Kitchen and find more information at livingrooms.co.uk/the-laslett

The Garden Terrace at The Hari, Belgravia

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This secret west London drinking spot is hidden in the five-star Hari hotel in Belgravia, and with a retractable roof and heating, it’s a place to visit all year round. A sun trap in summer and cosy retreat in winter, it looks magical lit up at night. If you’ve got a special event coming up, The Garden Terrace can also be hired exclusively.

Book a table at The Garden Terrace. Find more information at thehari.com

Read our full review of The Hari hotel here

Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake, Fitzrovia

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Surrounded by a hanging garden of jasmine and passionflower, the beautiful Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake hotel only opens in summer – and is a secret spot for cocktails away from the hustle and bustle of central London. The courtyard (pictured) is on the first floor of the hotel, while the glasshouse on the second floor can be booked out for private dining.

Book a table at Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake. Find more information at themandrake.com/jurema

The MAINE Mayfair

The MAINE Mayfair
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Directly off Bond Street, you’ll find this pretty sun-filled spot which has opened its doors for the summer months. The MAINE Mayfair is a New England-inspired brasserie set in an 18th century townhouse. Expect a raw bar, charcuterie, small plates and wood-fired fish and meats. There is also a champagne and cocktail bar – and it’s dog friendly.

Book a table at The MAINE Mayfair. Find more information at themainemayfair.com

The Terrace at The Albion, Islington

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The Albion pub is a Georgian gem in the centre of Islington, just a stone’s throw from the Regent’s Canal. It’s from the same team behind the Princess of Shoreditch, Pig & Butcher and Smokehouse. The food here is top notch, but in summer the beautiful terrace with its twisted wisteria out in full bloom is worth heading to just for a pint.

Book a table at The Albion. Find more information at the-albion.co.uk

108 Brasserie, Marylebone

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This chic bistro looks like it could be in Paris, but it’s in the heart of Marylebone just off the High Street. With a new menu featuring dishes such as Dukkah-spiced Spring Lamb and Blackened Miso Cod, 108 Brasserie is great for all day dining and weekend brunching. Book an alfresco table and watch the world go by.

Book a table at 108 Brasserie. Find more information at 108brasserie.com

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, King’s Road

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One of the most famous terraces in London, The Ivy Chelsea Garden on the King’s Road had to be included on this list. Famed all year round for its floral displays, this stunning space is open for al fresco dining seven days a week. The terrace is heated and covered over too, so you never have to worry about the weather.

Book a table at The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Find more information at theivychelseagarden.com

Cinnamon KitchenDevonshire Square

Cinnamon Kitchen
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Make the most of summer days at Cinnamon Kitchen’s all-weather terrace in Devonshire Square near Liverpool Street. Sip spiced-infused cocktails on the colourful Indian-inspired decking accompanied by delicious plates such as Old Dehli Style Chicken Curry and Tandoori Achari Cauliflower. There is also a bottomless brunch here at weekends.

Book a table and find more information on Cinnamon Kitchen at cinnamon-kitchen.com

The Terrace at Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Mayfair

The Terrace at Jean-Georges at The Connaught
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Love people watching in Mayfair? The Terrace at Jean-Georges at The Connaught is the perfect spot. Menu highlights include Black Truffle Pizza, Burrata Salad and Crispy Salmon Sushi. You can also order a very fancy afternoon tea, with prices starting from £52.50pp.

Book a table at Jean-Georges at The Connaught. Find more information at the-connaught.co.uk

The Courtyard at Wild by Tart, Victoria

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Situated in the beautiful Ecclestone Yards behind Victoria station is Wild by Tart – and if you haven’t visited this hidden corner of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, you need to. Request a table in their botanical Courtyard, which is covered so suitable for all weathers. The food is focused on charcoal grill and wood oven baked dishes. Delicious snacks, flatbreads and small plates are also available. There is also a weekly market on every Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Book a table at Wild By Tart. Find more information at wildbytart.com

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond and Covent Garden

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Petersham Nurseries are famed for their floral terraces, which often end up on most beautiful restaurant lists. There are two sites in London to visit. The original Petersham Nurseries Cafe in Richmond has a glasshouse restaurant with food inspired by their kitchen garden or you can visit for a Garden Afternoon Tea. More centrally, book a table at one of the two pretty terraces at their Covent Garden branch.

Book a table and find more information on both restaurants at petershamnurseries.com

Hope & Anchor, Brixton

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Looking for a pretty terrace south of the river? Check out Hope & Anchor between Brixton and Clapham. It’s renowned for its Burger Shack burgers and cocktails worthy of the ‘gram – but the main draw here is the fairy-lit garden with hanging floral installation which is fully covered and heated for all seasons. There are also 12 bookable huts, equipped with TVs and private heaters.

Book a table and find more information at hopeananchorbrixton.co.uk

ULI, Notting Hill

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With a fully retractable roof and blankets if it turns cold, this beautiful terrace can be found at ULI in Notting Hill. Enjoy healthy Asian cooking at this acclaimed restaurant, where all the dishes are made from scratch. Menu highlights include the Teriyaki Black Cod with Asparagus, Sea Bass Noodle Salad and ULI Coconut Curry.

Book a table at ULI London. Find more information at ulilondon.com

HIDE, Green Park

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Overlooking Hyde Park, this three-level restaurant from chef Ollie Dabbous has space for up to 70 guests on their heated outdoor terrace. The outside menu features favourites from the à la carte menu at HIDE Ground and cocktails from HIDE Below. New dishes to mark the reopening include Fresh Linguine with Brixham Crab and Bulgogi Glazed Iberico Pork with Spring Onion and White Miso. HIDE is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and half the tables will be held back for walk-ins.

Book a table at HIDE. Find more information at hide.co.uk

The Pilgrm hotel, Paddington

The Pilgrm hotel Paddington west London
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The sun-trap terrace at The Pilgrm hotel in Paddington is giving us massive beach bar vibes. Open for breakfast, brunch or sundowner cocktails, it’s best to book a table but they also accept walk-ins. If it rains there’s not much shelter, but there are blankets to keep you warm if you need one.

Book a table and find more information at thepilgrm.com

Carousel, Marylebone

The garden at Carousel in Marylebone has been given a makeover. Expect rotating pop ups from an ever-changing line-up of guest chefs. It’s advanced bookings only for the garden, but they will be holding back street side seats for walk-ins.

Book a table and find out more information at carousel-london.com

No.197 Chiswick Fire Station, Chiswick

No.197 Chiswick Fire Station
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This former fire station turned chic bar on Chiswick High Road is not to be missed. Just a few minutes from Turnham Green Station, the hidden walled garden wouldn’t look out of place in Ibiza. Pop in for coffee, cocktails or weekend brunches.

Book a table at No.197 Chiswick Fire Station. Find more information at no197chiswickfirestation.co.uk

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