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Discover the Best Rooftops and Summer Terraces in London

There’s nothing like summer in London, especially when you’re soaking up the sunshine from one of the city’s fantastic rooftops or terraces.

Whether you’re after breathtaking views, a cosy spot to relax, or a vibrant place to meet friends, London’s West End has it all.

We’ve rounded up the best spots to enjoy delicious drinks, tasty bites, and the city’s incredible skyline. Check out our top picks for the best rooftops and terraces in the heart of London’s West End.

LSQ Rooftop

This stunning contemporary Mediterranean-style restaurant offers breathtaking views of Leicester Square, making it a fantastic choice for any occasion.

Whether it’s a relaxed lunch with the family, a fun catch-up over weekend drinks with friends, post-work cocktails with colleagues, or pre-and-post-theatre bites with a loved one, LSQ Rooftop has you covered.

LSQ Rooftop is the go-to destination for savouring the best of London’s summer vibes.

The Portrait Restaurant

The Portrait Restaurant offers a sophisticated British dining experience led by renowned chef Richard Corrigan. Located on the fourth floor of the National Portrait Gallery, it boasts stunning views of Trafalgar Square and a menu showcasing the best of British cuisine.

The restaurant provides spectacular views of London’s West End and offers a unique experience of being under cover while still feeling like you're outside, making it perfect for the city's unpredictable weather.

Chef Corrigan’s approach is simple yet brilliant: source the best ingredients and let the flavours shine. Enjoy a range of classic and innovative dishes from his celebrated career, plus a carefully curated wine list featuring both timeless favourites and exciting new finds.

For a quicker bite, check out the set lunch and pre-theatre menu: just £34 for two courses or £39 for three.

The bar features classic cocktails and bold aperitifs like the new ‘Salt & Vinegar Martini,’ along with a tasty snack menu.

J. Sheekey

J. Sheekey invites you to experience the charm of the French Riviera at their summer terrace, Château Sheekey, in partnership with Château d’Esclans.

From now until the end of August, this enchanting terrace brings the allure of the Azure Coast right to the heart of London’s West End. Enjoy Provençal rosé wines and delicious seafood while soaking up the sun during lazy afternoons and balmy evenings.

Immerse yourself in the Riviera vibes with stunning surroundings and a menu that transports you to the Mediterranean.

So come on down to Château Sheekey for a taste of the South of France.

Whitcombs at The Londoner

This summer, The Londoner’s French Mediterranean restaurant Whitcomb’s has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot to bring you Terrasse Ensoleillée, a gorgeous terrace on Leicester Square bathed in iconic yellow florals and fairy lights.

Guests can enjoy alfresco dining with a range of delights, from Veuve Clicquot Champagne and creative cocktails like the French 75 and Berry Spritz, to exclusive Champagne tasting flights.

The menu features sun-inspired dishes like the Sunshine Burger, King Prawn Linguine, and a shareable Seafood Platter with oysters, caviar, and crab. Whether you’re after a casual meal or a sophisticated experience, Terrasse Ensoleillée offers a taste of the French Riviera right in the heart of London.

Terrasse Ensoleillée is open all summer, perfect for a leisurely afternoon or evening in a stunning setting.

St Martin’s Lane Hotel

The Terrace at St Martin’s Lane invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of London and indulge in the world of saké with fresh cocktails by SoGood Saké.

Transport yourself to laid-back Sacramento, California, as you unwind under the sun and explore a menu of refreshing cocktails inspired by the diverse neighbourhoods of the city. From the urban spice of Downtown to the serene charm of Pocket, each drink blends local ingredients with global flavours.

Pair your saké creations with seasonal delights like a Spinach and Smoked Corn Roulade, a tasty Lobster Roll, and a zesty Lemon Tart for dessert.

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At The Hippodrome Rooftop, you can unwind on three beautiful terrace levels offering everything from refreshing drinks to delicious food.

With space for up to 150 guests, this leafy, open-air oasis in the heart of the West End is the perfect spot for any occasion. Whether you’re reserving a table on the top ‘rooftop’ terrace or strolling in for a drink on one of the lower levels, you’ll enjoy a stylish, covered, and heated space with fantastic views.

Soak up the sunshine, enjoy a cocktail, and savour tasty bites while taking in the vibrant atmosphere of London’s West End.

Icon Balcony Bar

Visit the Icon Balcony Bar located inside Empire Casino—the perfect spot for a fantastic night out in Leicester Square.

With a chic terrace offering stunning views over the iconic square, this stylish bar is the place to be. You can enjoy a delightful selection of unique cocktails crafted by expert mixologists, all at great prices. The ambiance is elevated by weekend DJs spinning tunes that keep the energy high and the vibes just right.

Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing evening or a lively night out, Icon Balcony Bar has it all.

8 at The Londoner

Discover a new level of rooftop relaxation at 8 at The Londoner, where Japanese dining and drinking traditions get a fresh and exciting twist.

Perched high above the city on the eighth floor, this stylish rooftop izakaya bar and lounge offers a truly unique experience. Savour a menu of modern Japanese cuisine alongside innovative cocktails and a selection of fine Japanese spirits.

Step into a world where the classic charm of Japanese izakayas meets sophisticated London elegance. With three beautifully designed spaces to explore, 8 at The Londoner creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable evening.

Garden Rooftop

Garden Rooftop at the Assembly Hotel is your go-to destination for classic cocktails, delicious Mediterranean meals, and a cosy, stylish atmosphere—all from the 10th floor!

Whether you’re in the mood for a signature cocktail, a tasty meal inspired by beloved Mediterranean recipes, or simply a relaxing drink with a view, Garden Rooftop has everything you need.

Don’t miss the 90’s Brunch every Saturday. Step back in time with the ultimate weekend party experience, featuring unlimited Prosecco, Porn Star Martinis, or Espresso Martinis, paired with three delectable courses. With stunning views of the London Eye, the Shard, and Nelson’s Column, this Bottomless Brunch is the perfect way to enjoy great music, delicious food, and fantastic company.

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