London’s top terraces

As soon as the sun comes out, all we Brits want to do is catch up on some Vitamin D with a cocktail in hand. We've rounded up the best of London's terraces for you to do just that...


1. Orrery

Paris in Bloom at Orrery

Escape boring old London on Orrery's Paris in Bloom terrace! Inspired by springtime in the city of love itself, settle down with a Sipsmith Gin cocktail and watch the sunset over the Marylebone skyline.

2. Old Bengal Bar

Jungle Book terrace at Old Bengal Bar

The king of after-work cocktail spots, Old Bengal Bar is the ultimate secret garden for mid-week boozing, Their Jungle Book-inspired terrace is the ideal urban oasis and is the perfect solution when it’s just too damn nice an evening to go straight home from the office…

3. Sartoria

Campari Terrace at Sartoria

Get all the glamour of Capri and none of the airfares on Sartoria’s Campari terrace! There’s a whole menu worth of Sprtizes and Negronis to choose from, as well as a delicious selection of cicchetti – that’s Italian for ‘small plates’, darling.

4. Cantina del Ponte

Pococello Terrace at Cantina del Ponte

Lemonade has been a hot topic this month thanks to Bey, but Cantina is choosing something slightly stronger… Their riverside terrace has had a full blown citrus makeover thanks to a pop-up collaboration from limocello specialists, Pococello and their fabulous friends from Fever-Tree.

5. Le Pont de la Tour

Pont Tropez at Le Pont de la Tour

Unfortunately we can’t all afford to sip champagne at the super luxe Le Club 55 in St Tropez… Lucky for you, riverside favourite Le Pont de la Tour has come up with the next best thing with its aptly-named ‘Pont Tropez’ terrace!

6. German Gymnasium

Vine Terrace at German Gymnasium

It’s not just about Riesling on the German Gymnasium Vine Terrace… Oh no, they’ve partnered up with Wines of Germany to celebrate all sorts of different styles from across the country. Sekt in the sun, anyone?

7. Coq d’Argent

Tanqueray terrace Coq d'Argent

Forever topping the lists of ‘London’s best terrace’ round-ups, this season the Coq d’Argent rooftop garden has had a fragrant makeover from the team at Tanqueray. And it’s not just about wining and dining up there – they also hold yoga pop-ups with House of Voga!

8. Madison

Rooftop at Madison

As if we even need to mention Madison, with its infamous rooftop parties and THAT view of St Paul’s. Bask in the sun with a glass of champagne in hand, and keep your eyes peeled for celebrities…

9. Plateau

An al fresco cocktail at Plateau is just the thing after a stressful day at work in Canary Wharf. Known for itsvery talented bar team, the spring cocktail menu includes home grown botanicals from the herbal garden terrace – fancy.

10. Paternoster Chop House

Terrace at Paternoster Chop House

The location of everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure TV show, First Dates, is also home to a very cosy terrace. Best part? It’s covered, so you don’t have to worry about a mid-meal sprinkle from any unpredictable British weather.

11. South Place Hotel

Poptails at South Place Hotel

Poptails by Lapp are COMING SOON to South Place Hotel's surprise outside bar, the Secret Garden. Part popsicle and part cocktail, these frozen treats are crafted in Hackney with premium booze and fresh fruit.