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Best outdoor bars and restaurants in London

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Knight Frank
London and Country specialist property buying agents
21 Aug 2017  |   Philip Eastwood

The Buying Solution’s London team share their favourite bars and restaurants with outdoor seating in the capital.



Pergola on the roof 

Miami meets White City on top of the former BBC car park in Shepherd’s Bush.

Kensington Roof Gardens 

Roof-top restaurant bar and outdoor cinema set in 1.5 acres.

The River Café 

Long-established Italian restaurant overlooking the river in Hammersmith.

Dock Kitchen 

Canal-side restaurant on Ladbroke Grove, housed in a Victorian wharf building.



Radio Rooftop Bar 

Cocktail and tapas bar situated on the 10th floor of the ME hotel on the Strand.

Aqua Spirit 

Cocktail bar with outside terrace in Oxford Circus.

Chiltern Firehouse 

Small outside terrace for eating and drinking (and watching the world go by on Marylebone’s Chiltern Street).

Somerset House Terrace

Various different options here but Tom’s Terrace is particularly good for views over the South Bank.

The Roof Deck at Selfridges

Great, central location and delicious cocktails.

The Aviary 

Rooftop bar in the City with a bird theme. Amazing views of the London skyline.

Sushi Samba 

Japanese-Peruvian fusion food on 38th floor of the Heron building in Bishop’s Gate.

The Ned 

Members’ only club with rooftop pool and bars in former Midland Bank building.



Bluebird Chelsea 

Large terrace on King’s Road. Great for people-watching.

Gaucho Richmond

Argentinian restaurant on the towpath overlooking the river.

Ivy Garden Chelsea 

Sunny garden location half-way down King’s Road.

Brew Putney 

All day dining with outdoor terrace.

Leather Bottle

Pub in Earlsfield with an enormous beer garden complete with beach huts



Frank’s Café

The original pop up on a car park roof in Peckham.

The Terrace at Oxo 

Lovely views overlooking the Thames from the Oxo Tower.

Terraza on the Thames 

Pop up terrace in the Columbia Restaurant in Rotherhithe.

Lido Café, Brockwell Park 

One of the best lidos remaining in the capital with a great cafe.



Freemason’s Arms 

Hampstead favourite with a large pub garden.

Big Chill House 

Colourfully-decorated rooftop terrace in King’s Cross.

The Castle 

Great gastropub in Islington with a fabulous roof terrace.



The Boundary Rooftop 

Bar with a heated orangery in Shoreditch.

The Culpepper 

Rooftop terrace with herb garden, wood fired grill and bar in Commercial Street.

Roka, Canary Wharf 

Top-notch restaurant with glamorous roof terrace.

Dalston Roof Park 

Trendy pop up venue hosting different events throughout the summer.

Shoreditch House 

Members’ only rooftop pool and bar.

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