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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

The 18 best outdoor bars in London

You know the moment when you're standing in the scorching hot sun with an ice-cold drink in your hand, about to take that much-needed refreshing sip? Or what about when the brisk breeze sends a shiver down your spine and a long swig of a warm drink is all you can think of?

Well, given London's unpredictable weather, both instances are quite possible to occur on the same day. No matter the forecast, you can enjoy a nice drink while soaking in the character of this historic city.

We've travelled wide and far, scoured thousands of venues, and sampled millions of drinks (not quite), all intending to carefully curate this prestigious list - here are the best outdoor bars in London.

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1. Darts, and more darts: Flight Club Victoria


Welcome to Flight Club Victoria, a unique and exciting experience centred around the concept of social darts. With 18 distinctive oche playing areas, expect a night of fun. The venue uses an innovative dart tracking system that helps ensure a fair game, so there is no cheating from those cheeky mates of yours.

The bar offers a full selection of beers, wines and spirits, as well as a tasty menu for you to enjoy. Try the jerk-spiced chicken with chilli jam, BBQ corn, and baby coriander, developed by the Great British Menu winner, Chef James Cochran.

The venue can hold up to 650 guests, and the closest station is Victoria station.

The rooftop bar at the Golden Bee, Shoreditch, east London, seen at night.

2. A golden outdoor bar in London: Golden Bee


This stylish, trendy bar is situated in the neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Featuring three floors of space and a popular rooftop terrace, this bar offers more than just cocktails.

The terrace offers breathtaking views of the London skyline and has ample seating, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a drink or two with friends. The terrace is partially covered, making it suitable for year-round use, and features heating lamps and cosy blankets to keep guests warm during the cooler months.

Only seconds from Old Street station, and very close to Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, there are plenty of easy ways to access this venue.

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3. An outdoor bar with self-dispensing beer taps: Hannah


This bar & grill offers self-dispense beer taps and classic cocktails. Hannah Battersea features industrial-style lighting, exposed brick walls, and wooden furnishings, creating a warm and inviting ambience. The bar also presents many indoor and outdoor screens that display all sorts of sports.

The venue is a short walk from Clapham Junction station.

4. A one-way fight to the Island of Elba: Bar Elba


Bar Elba is an exciting rooftop bar that transports you straight to a tropical party paradise. With palm trees, deck chairs, bright colours, neon signs, and sand, you can immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere.

This bar offers stunning panoramic views of the city skyline. Enjoy the views with innovative concoctions and delicious bar bites and sharing plates.

500 guests can be accommodated in this bar. The closest station is Waterloo.

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5. A classic outdoor activity, with a bar: Jack & Boule

Waterloo, London

Have you ever been urban Boule-ing? Today is the first time we have written the word ‘urban Boule-ing’. If we’re honest, we’re not even sure that’s the write way to make Boule into a verb. If we’re really honest we don’t even know how to pronounce the word ‘Boule’.

Jack & Boule is a fresh breeze when it comes to London outdoor bars. Deck chairs, parasols and 8 boule courts (courts? pitches? runs?)

Before your visit, their team will work with you to arrange the pre-ordering of food from their Food vendors. Plus, you are able to create a tab behind the bar for your guests to enjoy on the day.

6. An outdoor bar with cool views: London Bridge Rooftop

London Bridge

London Bridge Rooftop has got the coolest views in the city. Just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge station, guests can easily access the venue. The outdoor terrace is decorated with comfortable seating, chic umbrellas, and ambient lighting. The space feels airy and open, with cool breezes flowing through. There are heaters across the venue to keep you snug, no matter the weather. Blankets can also be provided if need be.

Hidden away in the venue is the secret indoor speakeasy on the 6th floor. The exclusive space is available to a limited number of guests for private hire: 20 max in the winter, 40 max in the summer. Altogether, 220 guests can fit comfortably on the rooftop.

7. An outdoor bar with a huge stage: Juju's Bar & Stage


Juju's Bar & Stage is a vibrant and eclectic venue, known for its lively atmosphere, innovative cocktails, and diverse programming. The outdoor bar is designed to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere, and it compliments a cavernous warehouse space inside.

Beyond the bar area, Juju's boasts a spacious stage and performance area, where a variety of live music, comedy, theatre, and other performances take place throughout the week. The stage area is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, ensuring that every performance is a truly immersive experience.

Aldgate is the nearest station.

8. A colourful, festive outdoor bar in London: Queen of Hoxton


Queen of Hoxton is a cocktail bar. The venue is spread across three floors, each with its own unique design and vibe. The ground floor is the main bar area, which is decorated with colourful murals, neon lights, and a mishmash of vintage furniture. It has a laid-back, bohemian feel.

The roof terrace is undoubtedly the highlight of the venue. It offers beautiful views of London, with comfortable seating and heaters. It’s decorated with lush greenery, colourful umbrellas, and twinkling fairy lights. Throughout the year, the terrace features different themes that consist of festive decorations, unique terrace layouts, and seasonal menu changes.

The rooftop bar can hold up to 300 guests, and the venue is a quick walk from Liverpool Street station.

9. Igloos in London, can't be possible: Wagtail


Located right beside Monument station, this impressive rooftop bar & restaurant provides lovely views of Tower Bridge, The Shard, London Bridge, St Paul’s, and The Thames. What more could you want? Not to mention, the terrace is transformed into a seasonal venue with two fully heated winter igloos, which provides more enjoyment to the already spectacular views.

The menu at Wagtail is constantly evolving, with new drinks and specials added regularly to keep things fresh and exciting. Try one standout drink ‘Gold’, made with coconut rum, pineapple juice, Ancho Reyes, and Peychaud Bitters.

The terrace can fit up to 300 guests.

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10. Shuffleboard at an outdoor bar: London Shuffle Club


This unique bar provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy a fun and engaging game of shuffleboard alongside a range of drinks and tasty food. London Shuffle Club has a spacious interior that almost conveys a tropical type of vibe. There are six full-size shuffleboard lanes, two outdoor and four indoor. Each lane is equipped with a scoring system and shuffleboard accessories such as weights and powder. The lanes are spread out in different sections of the venue, allowing for a much more focused and intimate game.

For food, the bar serves mouth-watering sourdough pizzas.

You can easily access the venue with a short walk from Shoreditch High Street station.

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11. A sophisticated outdoor bar in London: Aviary


​​Aviary is a stylish and sophisticated rooftop bar and restaurant, situated on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. This venue offers stunning sweeping views of the city skyline, alongside elevated seasonal dishes.

As soon as you step into the bar, you are greeted by a spacious and airy interior that is designed with bubbly colours. The rooftop boasts luxury heated igloos during the winter, a calming way to enjoy your time. Heaters and blankets are also provided to guests to ensure comfortability when the brisk London breeze hits.

Shoreditch High Street is the closest station to the venue.

12. A mini tropical paradise: Bubba Oasis

Angel, Islington

Bubba Oasis is a lively bar that transports its guests to a mini tropical paradise. Known for its lively atmosphere, delicious drinks, and unique decor, the bar offers comfortable and cosy seating, with plush sofas and garden chairs that let you sink in and relax.

The bar hosts a range of events and activities throughout the week, including live music, trivia nights, and parties.

You can hire the whole venue exclusively for up to 200 guests.

13. An Asian-inspired outdoor bar: Jin Bo Law


This Asian-inspired bar is located on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate. Jin Bo Law boasts panoramic views of the city skyline, including iconic landmarks such as the Shard, Tower Bridge, and the Gherkin. Guests will feel a luxurious ambience emanating from all corners of the bar. The interior features a mix of modern and traditional elements, with intricately patterned wallpaper, chic marble accents, gorgeous decor, and golden touches to finish it off.

The menu offers many carefully crafted drinks full of rich flavours. You can order drinks such as Blooming Fire, Old Tokyo Fashion, or Just Peachy.

170 guests can fit inside the venue for those looking to private hire.

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14. The freshest outdoor bar in London, quite literally: Garden, Culpeper

The Rooftop Garden at The Culpeper is a beautiful, green space bar with delicious cocktails, mouth-watering food, and stunning views. The coolest thing about this venue is that they grow vegetables on the roof, a lot of which you will find in your meals or as garnishes in your drinks. Examples of such vegetables include salad leaves and herbs all year round, and courgettes, beans, tomatoes, chillies, aubergines, and more in the summer. This is literally the freshest bar you will find in London.

Tower Hill is the nearest station to this bar.

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15. An outdoor bar with a flea market: Vinegar Yard

London Bridge

Vinegar Yard, located right next to the London Bridge Station, is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who are looking for a fun and exciting place to unwind after a long day or to start their night out. This bar offers a unique combination of drinks, food, a flea market, and art. It boasts a huge outdoor space, with each table coming with its own heater.

The outdoor space can hold up to 50 guests.

16. Take the right turn to reach this outdoor bar: Lost in Brixton


This tropical paradise is situated in the heart of Brixton. As soon as you step inside, you are transported to a world of colour, texture, and creativity. Plants surround the area and natural light pours in from the ceiling, making the place feel more airy and vibrant.

The bar hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the week, including DJ sets, quiz nights, and live music. The venue works closely with different restaurants in the Brixton Village meaning there will be a variety of cuisines on offer.

440 guests can be accommodated in this space.

17. A modern outdoor bar in London: The Corin


The Corin is a cosy, modern bar. Its interior design is tastefully decorated with a mix of vintage posters, industrial accents, and pops of lively colours. The bar boasts sleek, polished flooring and high ceilings with exposed ductwork, creating an urban and contemporary feel.

The drinks menu is extensive and offers a wide range of cocktails, wines, and beers. Try the Spicy Greek cocktail, a blend of Tequila Patron, lime juice, Agave, Greek yoghurt, cucumber, salt and paprika.

You will arrive at the venue right as you get off at Tooting Broadway.

18. Is it a ski lodge or an outdoor bar: Pergola Paddington


Pergola Paddington is a fantastic venue set across two floors. The upstairs is an open-air bar that consists of several day beds while the downstairs features a Pergola design. In the winter, this space transforms into a winter wonderland ski lodge, creating a picturesque setting for your Christmas party.

There are three bars and four restaurants, offering guests plenty of options and a variety of cuisines to choose from.

Up to 850 Guests can be accommodated in this venue.

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