London's best venues with balconies, terraces & roof gardens

Events are made and broken on the quality of the venue they're being hosted in. Go for somewhere that's not right for your audience and you can expect a rather small attendance rate. That’s where outdoor spaces come in. In our mind, there’s still something unmistakably glam about hosting a summer event, a drinks reception say, on a London roof garden. It's also a relatively safe bet, because you there are very few people out there that don't enjoy a good view. This, of course, can extend to a attractive balconies or plant-filled terraces.

Updated on 15 June 2021

Everyone loves to get outside – when it's not raining! – and combining a fun event with being outdoors always makes for a memorable occasion. The team at Venues & Events has taken the time to select a list of London's top balconies, terraces and roof gardens all available for hire. Whether it's a wedding in a quaint terrace area, a break out session in a conference centre, or a celebratory drinks reception at a private members' club, you'll find an al fresco venue to suit your needs.

There are balconies, terrace spaces and open-air roof-tops dotted across the capital and many have fantastic views across the City, the West End, the Thames or just the whole of London.

Weddings are especially well suited to being outside, whether it's the ceremony, the reception or just a space for guest to spill out on to, having an outdoor space – terraces and roof-tops – adds an amazing summery element to your perfect day.

If you're super-keen to organise an event outdoors and a balcony, terrace or roof garden just hasn't quite got the space you need, then take a look at our selection of marquees and temporary structures.

Plateau

Plateau

4th Floor Canada Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QS

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 200
The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval, Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Max Meeting 650
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 800
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café, First Floor, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YD

Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120
The London City Beach

The London City Beach

Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PU

Max Standing 1200
Old Bengal Warehouse

Old Bengal Warehouse

16 New Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4TR

Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 80
Roof Terrace & Riverside Room @ IET London: Savoy Place

Roof Terrace & Riverside Room @ IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

Max Meeting 330
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150
Pantechnicon

Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

Max Meeting 76
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 120