Best Summer Terraces in London

 
 
 

Peggy Porschen

 

Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make these summer terraces the most Instagrammable in London.

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The Residence on the Roof

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3P 3AX

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 

Dates: 01st July - 01st September 2019

 
The Residence on the Roof

The Residence on the Roof

 

Escape to the rooftop at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square this summer for a cocktail or two high above the hustle and bustle of central London. The hotel is opening an exclusive rooftop bar for the summer season, situated on the terrace of one of its luxury private residences. A stylish oasis with comfortable loungers, the bar offers views across the Tower of London and The Shard. Head Bartender of the hotel's Rotunda bar, Harry Nikolaou, has created a special menu of seasonal cocktails just for the residence with options including The Mexican, a twist on the classic margarita and The Colada, a minimalist take on the pina colada. Guests can also tuck into a curated selection of bar snacks such as dim sum and creative sushi rolls.

 
 
 

Patch & Picnic

Thames Path, outside Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XT

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Patch & Picnic

Patch & Picnic

 

The South Bank is a lovely spot for a Thames-side stroll in summer but if you want to turn an outing into a special occasion book in at Patch and Picnic. This pop up by Jimmy Garcia offers outdoors games, picnic platters and hampers as well as G&Ts and chilled glasses of rose. A hamper for four comes with b utcher's game pie, roast Mediterranean vegetable tart and pepperdew peppers stuffed with feta. If you want something more meaty than a picnic, you can get street food from the BBQ Club pop up next door.

 
 
 

Oxo Tower: The Lillet Terrace

Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, SE1 9PH

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 08th July - 18th August 2019

 
Oxo Tower: The Lillet Terrace

Oxo Tower: The Lillet Terrace

 

The outdoor terrace at the OXO Tower Bar brings a little corner of France to the South Bank this summer, with French wines and fruit infusions made in Bordeaux on the menu. The 'French Rendez-Vous' makeover includes a redesign of the terrace, a photo wall, accents of red flowers and a swing seat. A cocktail menu showcases the Lillet Rose, a light summery drink, whether in a Spritz, mixing rose with elderflower cordial and premium tonic, or the French Negroni.

 
 
 

Somerset House Terrace

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 
 
Somerset House Terrace

Somerset House Terrace

 

For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu ofSpanish-inspired tapas and an outdoor swing. The enviable riverside location commands wonderful views of the Thames from the other side of the 18th-century courtyard. Order padron peppers or stone baked flatbreads topped with chorizo, manchego and rocket and watch the boats meander along the river as the sun goes down.

 
 
 

Green Bar Summer Terrace with Veuve Clicquot

Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 20th June - 01st September 2019

 
Green Bar Summer Terrace with Veuve Clicquot

Green Bar Summer Terrace with Veuve Clicquot

 

Step off Regent Street into the Green Bar Summer Terrace, a bright, verdant terrace created in partnership with Veuve Clicquot at Hotel Cafe Royal. With tropical greenery enveloping a small area outside the hotel, it's the perfect spot to take a respite from the hustle and bustle of central London. A selection of summer cocktails made using Veuve Clicquot Champagne are available alongside a selection of light dishes and new sushi creations. Those with a sweet tooth can also tuck into Michelin-starred Albert Adria's famous cheesecake.

 
 
 
 

Parrillan

Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Parrillan

Parrillan

 

Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan. The partially covered 100-seat restaurant bar and grill is run by the nearby Barrafina, with a menu by Executive Chef, Angel Zapata Martin. For the parrilla, they give you with your own mini charcoal grills, or parrillas, so you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at your table.

 
 
 

Koko Kanu Tropical Summer Terrace

Granary Square Brasserie, 1-3 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 08th July - 01st September 2019

 
Koko Kanu Tropical Summer Terrace

Koko Kanu Tropical Summer Terrace

 

Granary Square Brasserie brings a taste of the Caribbean to London this summer with its tropical terrace created in partnership with Jamaican coconut rum, Koko Kanu. The pop-up has transformed the restaurant's outdoor area into a tropical paradise complete with palm trees, vibrant flowers and fluttering hummingbirds. Once guests have entered through the eye-catching palm tree archway, they will be able to get comfy among floral prints and teal accents - the perfect setting to relax with a limited-edition Koko Kanu cocktail. Lunch and dinner will both be available on the terrace and to complement the pop-up the restaurant will be hosting a series of tropical brunch events throughout the summer complete with live music and DJ sets.

 
 
 

Bar Douro

Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Bar Douro

Bar Douro

 

Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely rustic restaurant from Max Graham, whose family's business, Churchill's Port, has been making wine in the Douro Valley for two centuries. Inspired by the traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, the menu includes small plates of croquettes de alheira, suckling pig, octopus and pork ribs.

 
 
 

Jurema at The Mandrake

The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PG

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Goodge Street Station

 
 
Jurema at The Mandrake

Jurema at The Mandrake

 

Sitting at the heart of The Mandrake - an eccentric boutique hotel in the heart of Fitzrovia - Jurema is a hidden jungle oasis. The beautiful outdoor terrace is tucked away above the hotel, which itself only has a discreet entrance, to offer a calming escape from the bustling streets below. With jasmine plants climbing the walls, rattan furniture and cosy cushions filling the space, and a plant-filled greenhouse sitting above, it's one of London's most striking outdoor spaces. Food comes from the hotel's in-house restaurant, Yopo, with a menu of Amazon-inspired dishes such as Iberico pork tacos, courgette flower toastadas and sea bass ceviche while the cocktail menu combines bold flavours with refreshing elements.

 
 
 

Hanami Terrace: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, 10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 05th April - 01st September 2019

 
Hanami Terrace at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

Hanami Terrace at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch

 

To celebrate the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, the terrace at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch has been transformed into a peaceful haven with pink florals covering the walls. In Japan, millions of people drink, dance and dine beneath the blossom and Hanami brings the spirit of this tradition to London for the summer. Come for cocktails or opt for the afternoon tea and you'll be served sushi rice pudding with pecan candies as one of the five Sakura-inspired dishes.

 
 
 
 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 197 King's Road, London, SW3 5ED

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 13th May - 28th July 2019

 
The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow

The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow

 

In honour of this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Ivy Chelsea Garden has been transformed with a striking Flower Meadow installation. Sure to be a hit with the city's Instagrammers, the installation sees the restaurant's exterior adorned with yellow, pink, blue and lilac flowers, interspersed with verdant green foliage.

 
 
 

The Mount Street Deli

100 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2TG

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
The Mount Street Deli summer terrace

The Mount Street Deli summer terrace

 

A fashionable addition to Mayfair, the outdoor terrace at this delightful delicatessen opposite Scott's is done up with an abundance of flowers this summer. Venture inside The Mount Street Deli and you'll find shelves stocking the very best in Italian produce, a daily-changing menu and fig lonzino (a type of cake from Ancona, served with cheese).

 
 
 

Peggy Porschen

116 Ebury Street, Victoria, London, SW1W 9QQ

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
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Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porschen

Selling excellent cakes and pastries Peggy Porschen pushes the boat out with its pretty-in-pink facade. Adding to the original Belgravia shop, Peggy Porschen recently opened a Chelsea Parlour with the full savoury menu available from spring/summer 2019. Known for their floral installations, the blooming facade display changes every season and you can see the latest incarnation from mid May.

 
 
 

Dominique Ansel Bakery

17-21 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery

 

He was named the World's Best Pastry Chef in 2017 at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards and from his Belgravia bakery Dominique Ansel sells the cronut - a croissant-doughnut hybrid - which he famously invented. The Elizabeth Street shop is picture perfect with a beautiful outdoor terrace which blooms in summer.

 
 
 

Pergola Paddington

5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London, W2 6PY

Tube: Paddington Station

 
 
Pergola Paddington

Pergola Paddington

 

This secret hideaway in the heart of West London comes with a covered dining area for 850 covered with foliage, four food outlets and seven comfy day beds on the top deck terrace - perfect for soaking up the sun. Following its first summer, when Pergola Paddington proved to be a big hit, the fashionable food court is back.

 
 
 
 

The Prince

14 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1TT

Tube: West Brompton Station

 
 
The Prince

The Prince

 

This summer the garden at The Prince gets a beautiful seasonal makeover with the heady scents of hydrangeas and a canopy of wisteria draping overhead. The west London pub has been converted into a fully protected food court with four food kiosks. Coqfighter, Patty & Bun, Begging Bowl, Foley's Bao and Yakitori Grill are all on the new line up from 12th April 2018... al fresco drinking and dining at its best.

 
 
 

J Sheekey

St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
J Sheekey

J Sheekey

 

The famous J Sheekey fish restaurant, hidden down a narrow Victorian backstreet and guarded by an elegantly dressed doorman, has a wonderful terrace that really comes into its own in summer. The J Sheekey Atlantic Bar terrace is an elegant spot for some top notch pre-theatre food. It's worth noting that if you visit for a late lunch (between 2.30pm and 6pm), the chances of getting a terrace table without a reservation are very good.

 
 
 

Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, Marylebone, London, W1U 5RB

Tube: Baker Street Station , Regent's Park Station

 
 
Orrery's Rooftop Terrace

Orrery's Rooftop Terrace

 

Perched on top of the converted stable block that houses Orrery, a Marylebone favourite since 1997, is a lovely south-facing terrace which, on sunny days, resembles the South of France. The restaurant had a complete refurbishment in 2018 and its suntrap terrace is a fabulous alfresco space for up to 20 seated.

 
 
 

No. 29 Power Station West

29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
No. 29 Power Station West

No. 29 Power Station West

 

No. 29 Power Station West, in Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station, has a wonderful outside terrace which becomes a real hotspot in summer. Decorated with planters filled with greenery and flowers, set off by white walls, the all-day venue offers casual bar dining, with an Antipodean-inspired menu. When the sun shines, the outside terrace is the best seat in the house with gorgeous views of the River Thames and Chelsea Bridge.

 
 
 

Courtyard Garden: Sanderson Hotel

Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG

Tube: Goodge Street Station , Oxford Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Courtyard Garden: Sanderson Hotel

Courtyard Garden: Sanderson Hotel

 

Parrots and butterflies rest in the foliage that has blossomed in the Courtyard Garden, a hidden gem next to the Long Bar at Sanderson hotel. The hotel's lobby art installation, The Worm, has also undergone a tropical transformation, with a floral living wall and a 3-D effect butterfly. The summer oasis, created in partnership with Veuve Clicquot Rose, has brought the bar and garden into bloom with flowers, banana leaves and palm plants climbing up the onyx bar.

 
 
 

Mr Fogg's Summer Terrace

Mr Fogg's Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD

Tube: Green Park Station

 

Dates: 01st June - 01st September 2018

 
Mr Fogg's Summer Terrace

Mr Fogg's Summer Terrace

 

Mr Fogg's Residence in Mayfair welcomes the summer with its Hendrick's Botanical Garden, a quintessentially British garden overflowing with beautiful blooms, botanicals and bric-a- brac. The perfect place for ladies and gentlemen to take the air and while away the long summer evenings beneath the stars.

 
 
 
 
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