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 23 June 2022

Everyone loves to get outside – when it's not raining – and choosing to host your event outdoors always makes for a memorable occasion. That's why we've 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 breakout session in a conference centre, or a celebratory drinks reception at a private members' club, you'll find an alfresco venue to suit your needs.

There are balconies, terrace spaces and open-air rooftops dotted across the capital and many have fantastic views across the City, the West End, the Thames or even the whole of London. On the off-chance of a spot of rain, we have a list of the best venues with a view in London. These venues boast incredible vistas of London but from indoors to keep you and your guests dry.

If the sun is shining for once, we also have a list of the best summer party venues in London. These spaces are the perfect location for a big summer blow-out or classy private drinks reception.

Weddings are especially well suited to being outside, whether it's the ceremony, the reception or just a space for guests 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 keen to organise an event outdoors and a balcony, terrace or roof garden hasn't quite got the space you need, then take a look at our selection of marquees and temporary structures.

Once you’ve picked the perfect rooftop, terrace or balcony venue for your specific event needs, just click ‘book now’ to be taken to the full listing. There you can enquire quickly and easily to request some more info. Each venue’s team will be happy to answer your burning questions to help your craft your perfect outdoor occasion.

SUSHISAMBA City

SUSHISAMBA City

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Max Standing 470
Max Banquet 160
Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2AB

Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 220
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

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

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150
The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval, Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Max Meeting 650
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 800
Plateau

Plateau

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

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 200
The Conduit

The Conduit

6 Langley St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 120
Blueprint Café

Blueprint Café

28 Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YD

Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Pantechnicon

Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

Max Meeting 76
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 120
Mezemiso Rooftop at Crowne Plaza London - Albert Embankment

Mezemiso Rooftop at Crowne Plaza London - Albert Embankment

10-11 Albert Embankment , Vauxhall, London, SE1 7SP

Max Meeting 12
Max Theatre 24
Max Standing 40
Max Banquet 14

Hopefully, you've found the perfect place to host your outdoor event or event with a view. It's not always easy to plan a successful networking event, and for weddings, there is a ton of questions you should ask your venue before you book. But, if all goes to plan, your event will be something your guests will never forget. 

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