Best London Rooftop Venues
Rooftop venues – what’s not to love?! I adore London and savour it through every season. Whatever the time of year, is there anything better than our beautiful capital viewed from up high? I always get a thrill of excitement as I enjoy the stunning cityscape from a high-altitude rooftop venue – admiring the views, sipping a cocktail and sampling delicious food. Read on to find out my top picks for London rooftop venues – and trust me, I’ve experienced a lot of them!
💜 Diary of a Party Girl's Favourite Rooftop Venues
London’s newest luxury dining and drinking experience, atop a stunning 1920’s building in the heart of the City. A luxurious and sophisticated venue choice for your event, featuring a fine dining restaurant with two private terraces, an elegant rooftop terrace and bar with 360° degree views of London, and an exclusive private dining room in the cupola crowning the building.
A place to see and be seen, Wagtail delivers the ultimate 360° views of iconic London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, the Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie.
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When picking this year’s favourite rooftop spots, Sabine Rooftop Bar has to be my number one! Since opening in May 2021, it’s been popular with City workers, tourists, event bookers, and of course…influencers! With unrivalled views of St Paul’s (you literally can’t get much closer!) and breathtaking vistas of the London skyline, including The Shard. The Eventify team recently held one of their fab #EventifyExploresVIP events at the stunning location. Would you like to join them at future exclusive VIP events? Click here to sign-up now.
Next, we’re heading from the City to South London. Skylight Peckham boasts beautiful event spaces under big skies, an excellent option for private events hire for up to 250 guests or smaller parties from 30 to 150 attendees. After opening in 2021, the venue has launched BBQ menus, drag brunches, and more! Also, see their sister venue in East London – Skylight Tobacco Dock
Now back to the City and one of the original favourites – Madison. On the top floor of One New Change with an infamous panorama of St Paul’s. If you haven’t been in person, you will have seen the photos. It is renowned for its social atmosphere with DJs and live music during the summer months. Various spaces are available for semi-private hire, depending on your event requirements and guest numbers.
The ultimate pick for team socials, informal gatherings and simple drinks with colleagues and friends has to be Bar Elba. Based in Waterloo, this super fun elevated bar promises excellent ambience and some tremendous boozy drinks packages and themed brunches over the weekend. If you’re looking for private hire or a reserved area, contact the Eventify team, who can arrange this for you completely free of charge!
Another great option in the City is Aviary. A rooftop restaurant and bar at the summit of Montcalm Royal London House. It was freshly renovated in April 2022 and offers magnificent aspects, yummy cocktails, and seasonal dishes in a luxury setting. This venue is consistently popular with clients hosting daytime events at the Montcalm RLH or nearby venues looking for an alternate setting for their evening event.
A firm favourite for corporate events and frequently used by Eventify, Sea Containers boasts not one but two rooftops for your private events – they are spoiling us! Both spaces provide jaw-dropping outlooks over London’s iconic landmarks – the Shard, Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater, St Paul’s, OXO Tower and the London Eye. Level 12 is a flexible blank canvas events space with a beautiful high-altitude platform perfect for product launches and networking. The stunning penthouse roof terrace has 360-degree views over London – perfect for summer parties for up to 225 guests.
Seabird is a rooftop seafood restaurant with London’s longest oyster menu and an impressive marble raw bar. This restaurant is situated at the top of the Hoxton Southwark in a more formal setting. It is perfect for post-meeting dinner events, a stand-alone venue for client entertaining or that important team lunch! The Hoxton group have three London venues, each with flexible event spaces on offer – Contact Eventify for more information.
Concluding my list is a sky-high classic – Sushi Samba, a celebration of Japan, Brazil, and Peru’s culture and cuisine. Located on the 38th and 39th floors of the tower at 110 Bishopsgate, with London’s highest outdoor dining terrace. A firm favourite with Londoners, Sushi Samba is an ideal setting for small or large events. The opportunities are endless, with private dining, sushi classes, exclusive parties, sake tasting, and more possibilities.
So that’s my list of favourite London rooftop venues – I’d love to hear from my fellow event planners and learn about your favourite soaring settings for special occasions. Are there any I haven’t mentioned that you think should feature in the top spots?
As I write this in springtime, savvy event bookers are securing their summer event venues before the last-minute mad rush when summer arrives! It happens every year – suddenly summer is upon us, and the annual summer party is remembered, but it’s too late, and your favourite venues have been snapped up. Make the most of Eventify’s free venue finding service and contact them today to save yourself time and money, and let them source your venues for you!
Diary of a Party Girl x