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Our favourite rooftop bars for hire in London

Explore a superb selection of rooftop bars in London

Whole Venue , Golden Bee 2

Whole Venue , Golden Bee

Golden Bee is available for exclusive hire Monday - Sunday. We cater for both private and corporate events, with the hire featuring our whole venue including our roof terrace.

We have an in-hous...

London, EC1V 9DD
350 Guests
The Rooftop, Trafalgar St James 7

The Rooftop, Trafalgar St James

For an exclusive hire that is sure to impress Guests and captivate clients, hire The Rooftop at Trafalgar St James

For the most premier of occasions, opt for The Rooftop. With London's iconic ...

London, SW1A 2TS
32 – 138 Guests
Roof Terrace, Century Club 30

Roof Terrace, Century Club

Roof Terrace, Century Club for a top option for summer party venue hire in London.

London’s discreet Century Club has an impressive, and centrally-located, rooftop space available to hire. T...

Soho, W1D 6LQ
50 – 150 Guests
The Rooftop Terrace, Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel 6

The Rooftop Terrace, Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

The intimate Roof Terrace comprises of three inter-connecting areas. The inside bar, covered lounge with fireplace and adjacent resident's area provides a unique hangout and escape from the bustlin...

London, W1B 5NF
70 Guests
12th Knott, Sea Containers Hotel 8

12th Knott, Sea Containers Hotel

Hire the 12th Knott at Sea Containers Hotel London for your London venue hire, ideal for a wide range of different events.

12th Knott at Sea Containers Hotel is available for hire for a spec...

Embankment, SE1 9PD
170 – 300 Guests
Ten, Four Seasons London at Park Lane

Ten, Four Seasons London at Park Lane

Ten at Four Seasons London at Park Lane is a spectacular rooftop lounge for hire.

Presenting the most spectacular panoramic views across London’s dramatic skyline, the 10th-floor rooftop lou...

Westminster , W1J7DR
20 Guests
Roof Terrace, Wimpole, TOG Event Spaces

Roof Terrace, Wimpole, TOG Event Spaces

Book the sensational Roof Terrace at 91 Wimpole Street for your next venue hire in London.

This baroque Space dates back to the late 19th century, and is situated on one of Marylebone's most...

Marylebone, W1G 0EF
80 Guests
The Rooftop Terrace, The Driver 18

The Rooftop Terrace, The Driver

Hire the Roof Terrace at The Driver for one of the best options for summer party venue hire London has to offer.

The Driver is just a five minute walk from Kings Cross Station making it an ...

Islington, N1 9RY
10 – 60 Guests
The Palm Rooms & Terrace, Aviary

The Palm Rooms & Terrace, Aviary

Book the Palm Rooms and Terrace at the Aviary for one of the best private party venues London has to offer.

The Aviary is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in Finsbury Square – just a s...

London, EC2A 1DX
42 – 120 Guests
Full Venue Hire, Savage Garden 1

Full Venue Hire, Savage Garden

If you're looking to impress your Guests with eccentric decor, Savage Garden is the ideal location

Savage Garden – London’s latest rooftop destination. This Space is set 12 storeys above and...

City of London, EC3N 4AF
380 Guests
Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel 5

Jin Bo Law, Dorsett City Hotel

Jin Bo Law is the newest rooftop bar in the City of London at the Dorsett City Hotel, the best option for your next party venue in London.

Elevate to the 14th floor of Dorsett City Hotel in...

London, EC3N 1AH
120 Guests
Upper 5th Shoreditch , Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch 10

Upper 5th Shoreditch , Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

Sitting above the old magistrates building on Old Street, the Shoreditch Sky Terrace is the latest rooftop venue to open, offering stunning views of Central London's most iconic sites.

The ...

London, EC1V9LL
150 Guests

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Your guide to London’s rooftop bars

“London is a roost for every bird.” – Benjamin Disraeli. You can accuse us of taking this quote a little too literally, but what better place to roost above the gabled roofs and glinting steel of London than to perch yourself comfortably on a rooftop bar, drink in hand, surrounded by friends and good vibes?

The nation’s capital has no shortage of stunning rooftops to explore: from Babylonian gardens to heated roof terraces, there is a London rooftop bar for any occasion. Of course, come summer, you and every other Londoner will be storming the staircases of London’s best rooftops, eager to secure yourself a sundown seat. Beat the crowds by booking your own private rooftop event early - this HeadBox long guide will walk you through the planning process and get you taking in the city sprawl in no time at all.

Great expectations

So you've done the smart thing and decided to plan an amazing London rooftop event. What's next? You could start to browse through all the many venues with a skyline view, but scrolling can soon turn to the mundane and put you off your noble quest. We recommend making a detailed list of the things you want for your dream elevated event. So grab a pen and paper and start jotting down the details you think are essential to your rooftop romp.

Don't forget to include what you'll need to set up, like tables and chairs, or audiovisual equipment. It's also handy to jot down your "must-haves"; for example, it may be unrealistic to ask for a professional mixologist in a flat-roofed shack, but you can specify that you need a licensed bar.

Details, details, details

Think carefully about the number of guests, budget, theme, location and time of year. The latter in particular is important – there's nothing wrong with having a winter rooftop event, but you'll want to make sure the bar of your choosing has heaters and shelter to compensate for the reliable dour British weather.

Getting these details sorted can help you get straight to your ideal venue, which really cuts down on your browsing time. Once you have a list of your requirements, you should be able to find a venue that fits them. But don't just rush into the first venue you see. You may find yourself overlooking the rest of the venues on your list. Ideally, you should put your event brief out to as many venues as possible, and let the rooftop bars reach out to you. This way you can sit back and get on with the important things.

Transport for London

Perhaps the least enjoyable aspect of any event is the journey there. We know you want to be enjoying the views given from a city rooftop, not choking on underground fumes or at the mercy of London's traffic-bloated roads. Planning the best way to and from a venue is a sensible move when it comes to your rooftop event. If you've got people coming in from outside London, it may be worth while looking for bars near a major train station - like Euston or King's Cross.

If you are planning on driving you may want to look for a rooftop bar outside the city centre - London's central zones are not known for their wealth of cheap parking options. And, as ever, we recommend walking if you can - it helps the environment and will get you warmed up from climbing the stairs to that hallowed rooftop.

London belongs to you

The best advice we can give you, as planners, is this - it's your London rooftop event, so you should make sure you're getting everything you want. We can't make the decisions for you, but we can get the very best rooftop bars in London to respond to your requests. Let the professional planners work for you.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best rooftop bars in London?

Everyone has their own take on this, but here are a few of the HeadBox teams' favourites.

Skylight Summer, Tobacco Dock - Nothing proves its rooftop bar credentials like a renovated carpark. This multi-level marvel provides an outstanding seasonal cocktail menu and unparalleled 360 degree views over London.

Sky Garden - An iconic London venue with an iconic rooftop space. Scale the bulging ‘walkie-talkie’ building in a high-speed elevator before emerging in London’s highest botanical space. You can hire the Sky Garden exclusively and have your friends talking about it for, well, ever.

Century Club - Get down to Soho for this chic rooftop space that emanates summer party vibes. With an unrivalled vantage point and retractable roof, the team at Century won’t leave you high and dry (or they will - the metaphor gets muddled at this point).