Rooftops available for private hire in London

Take your event to new heights with one of these rooftop venues for hire in London. Boasting sweeping views across the capital, browse below for some of our favourite options.

Updated on 19 April 2024

London’s events and venues scene is hardly lacking, with a number of unique and eye-catching options guaranteed to impress your guests. Known for its high-rise buildings and eye-catching views, it comes as no surprise that the city has a plethora of rooftop spaces available for hire. These spaces offer unique and exclusive spaces, perfect for when you're looking to gather together a few friends and really celebrate in style. 

Whilst there are plenty of rooftop bars in the capital, sometimes you’re not prepared to fight through the crowds to hopefully catch that all important seat boasting the best view - and that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up a collection of rooftop spaces and terraces that are available for exclusive hire in London, meaning you don’t need to worry about bagging the best seat - it’s guaranteed. 

When summer finally rolls around, and the sun begins to show its face, there’s no better way to spend an evening in London than with a spritz watching as the sun sets across that iconic skyline. These eye-catching vistas are sure to take any event up a notch or two. Whether you’re looking for a venue with a view for your birthday bash, or a scenic backdrop for a summer party, one of these rooftop spaces is bound to go down a treat. Plus, most of them have excellent drinks and dinner packages to go alongside, allowing you to wine and dine in the clouds. 

From award-winning rooftop bars to cosy pub top beer gardens, we've rounded up the best rooftop venues for hire in London, with options no matter the size, location or budget of your event. Browse below for spots all across the city and if one sparks your interest then be sure to click through and make a booking enquiry now.  

The Standard, London

The Standard, London

10 Argyle Street, King's Cross, London, WC1H 8EG

Located in the heart of King’s Cross, The Standard’s colourful, retro-chic design runs throughout its floors all the way to its rooftop. Found on the hotel’s 11th floor, it provides an idyllic backdrop for a cocktail and canape reception for 150 people. 

Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 130
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

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

With several spaces available for hire, the Johnson Rooftop Terrace at IET offers sprawling 180 degree views across the city, from The Shard all the way to Big Ben. Cocktails, al fresco catering and space for up to 200 guests are just some of the reasons to put this one on your list.   

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Uncommon Liverpool Street

Uncommon Liverpool Street

34 – 37 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PP

This modern events space sits amongst some of London’s most formidable skyscrapers, boasting delightful views from its elegant rooftop terrace. Plush seating, glowing fairy lights and a cocktail or two are all on offer at Uncommon's Liverpool Street location. Plus, the terrace is heated for those colder evenings.

Max Meeting 22
Max Theatre 45
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 32
IAC Lounge & Terrace

IAC Lounge & Terrace

190 Fleet Street, City of London, London, EC4A 2AG

Found on London’s Fleet Street, the International Arbitration Centre might not sound like somewhere you’d hire for your upcoming drinks reception, but don’t let the name dissuade you. An elegant rooftop terrace here comes decked out with wicker chairs and comfy cushions, with idyllic views of London’s skyline.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 70
Max Standing 120
Holmes Hotel London

Holmes Hotel London

83 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6NF

Known for its funky private spaces, Holmes Hotel is located in the heart of Marylebone offering a contemporary spot for a more intimate event of up to 20 guests. Think foliage, fairy lights and a blanket or two in case you get chilly. Set menus or a couple of canapes are on the cards here.

Max Meeting 24
Max Theatre 30
Max Standing 130
Max Banquet 30
The Conduit

The Conduit

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

Ethical member’s club, The Conduit, puts the focus on sustainability and ethical hospitality, whilst also offering some swanky spaces to host your event. The rooftop terrace here highlights biodiversity from its potted plants to its vases of flowers - the perfect centrepiece for some al fresco dining.

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 120
STK Rooftop Steakhouse & Bar

STK Rooftop Steakhouse & Bar

40 Celebration Ave, Stratford, London, E20 1DB

STK is known internationally for its top notch Steakhouses but this Stratford locationoffers more than just excellent cuisine. The East Terrace here can accommodate up to 60 guests, with breathtaking views that are bound to impress at any upcoming events. 

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Buffini Chao Deck

Buffini Chao Deck

Buffini Chao Deck, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Perched on the top floor of the iconic National Theatre, you'll find Buffini Chao Deck - a wrap-around indoor-outdoor riverside terrace perfect for summer parties, drinks receptions, private dining and everything in between.

Max Meeting 20
Max Theatre 25
Max Standing 35
Boundary Shoreditch

Boundary Shoreditch

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD

Looking for a rooftop venue in Shoreditch? Boundary’s rooftop is pretty legendary, with spectacular city vistas, lush greenery and space for up to 120 guests. This one comes with umbrellas for those sunnier evenings and heaters for when you can’t rely on British summers. 

Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 120
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
Madison

Madison

1 New Change, Rooftop Terrace, City of London, London, EC4M 9AF

This award-winning rooftop bar has really made a name for itself, no doubt thanks to its exquisite views of St Paul’s Cathedral and relaxed ambience. Offering a selection of stylish terraces and lounges suitable for 15 to 150 guests, this one is perfect for events of any size.

Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 120
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

18 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9RQ

Situated against the banks of the Thames, Sea Containers offers a sprawling space for your upcoming event, with a gorgeous roof terrace that's caught our attention. With space for up to 150 guests, you can enjoy panoramic views in this blank canvas venue that works for a drinks reception or summer bash. 

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

10 Paternoster Square, City of London, London, EC4M 7LS

Another central venue for hire, the rooftop lounge and terrace at London Stock Exchange offers stunning panoramas of the city of London, creating an idyllic backdrop for your upcoming celebration or networking event. Seasonal and curated menus are sure to enhance your evening, from sit down feasts to canapes and grazing tables.

Max Meeting 123
Max Theatre 123
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
Vintners

Vintners' Hall

68 Upper Thames Street, City of London, London, EC4V 3BG

For a more intimate and relaxed gathering, the Boardroom and Rooftop Terrace at Vintners Hall has space for just 24. The site is known for its neoclassical style, boasting lush greenery on its cosy terrace. Perfect for gathering a few friends and watching the sunset with a drink or two. 

Max Meeting 156
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 156
Aqua Nueva & Kyoto

Aqua Nueva & Kyoto

Fifth Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), Soho, London, W1B 3BR

The Aqua Group are well versed in hosting events, and Aqua Nueva is no different. Two rooftop terraces are available for hire, dotted with fairy lights and potted plants that really bring the space to life. Top everything off with some excellent Spanish cuisine and throw your own fiesta.

SUSHISAMBA Heron Tower

SUSHISAMBA Heron Tower

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

With multiple spaces spanning the 38th and 39th floors of Heron Tower, SUSHISAMBA is able to host everything from corporate parties to charity events, sake tastings and much more. Spaces include a large restaurant, three bars and a private dining room, but our favourite is its stunning alfresco terrace.  

Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 110
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Offering several events spaces for exclusive hire, it’s the Roof Garden here that’s caught our attention. A large-scale garden, here you don’t have to worry about keeping the guest list short with space for up to 320 people. Plus, there’s panoramic views allowing guests to take in the whole city.

Max Meeting 14
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 140
Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton

15 Minories, Aldgate, London, EC3N 1AX

Known for its floral ceilings and sleek dining rooms, Canopy offers the same high quality standard and attentive service that you’d expect from a hotel chain such as Hilton. The Florattica Rooftop offers views across east London and whilst this one may not be an outdoor rooftop space, it’s equally as excellent. 

Max Meeting 30
Max Theatre 39
Max Standing 40
Max Banquet 30
The Railway Pub Putney

The Railway Pub Putney

202 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 6TD

This one may not have quite the same high-rise views as the others, but the roof garden at The Railway Pub offers a tranquil little hideaway where you can escape from the busyness of London life at your next event. Enjoy in-house catering of seasonal British dishes and a drink or two under the stars. 

Max Standing 620
Max Banquet 128
Uncommon Borough

Uncommon Borough

1 Long Lane, Borough, London, SE1 4PG

Uncommon really know what they’re doing when it comes to rooftops for hire. At the Borough location you’ll find a south facing terrace, allowing guests to soak up the sun, drinks in hand, late into the evening. Central and stylish, if you’re looking for a rooftop for 60 guests then give this one a try.

Max Meeting 18
Max Theatre 30
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 24
art’otel London Battersea Power Station

art’otel London Battersea Power Station

1 Electric Boulevard, Battersea, London, SW11 8BJ

Whilst art’otel Battersea may be better known for its Portuguese restaurant JOIA, you’ll also find a delightful rooftop terrace at this location. Housed on the hotel's 16th floor, this rooftop bar comes complete with its own infinity pool and spanning views of the city’s Power Station with space for up to 250 guests.

Max Meeting 22
Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 87
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

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

For those who can’t decide between a stylish garden party or a rooftop extravaganza: you can have the best of both worlds with Coq d’Argent. Here you’ll find lush lawns and gardens, allowing guests to escape from the hustle and bustle of central London. Luxurious French cuisine and panoramic views are a winning combination in our opinion.

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150

None of these spaces look quite big enough for whatever you're planning? Why not take a look at our guide to the best large summer party venue spaces in London, or our favourite garden party venues. From extravagant palaces to cosy little gardens on the banks of the Thames, these large venues are suitable for every need and taste. 

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