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Nothing says English summer like an amazing outdoor celebration. Are you planning casual drinks with friends, a classy company cocktail party, a crazy all-night party, or another special event? Here at Tagvenue, we have a great selection of London rooftop venues that are perfect for those long days and warm late nights. Whether you’re after a charming terrace, a quirky beer garden, or one of London’s hottest bars, Tagvenue knows the most amazing rooftop venues for that refreshing al fresco feel this summer. Hop over to our search bar and book your rooftop venue today!

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Rooftop Venues Hire Guide

Want to take in London’s world-famous skyline from one of the best rooftop venues in town?

Then you’re probably looking to hire a rooftop restaurant, terrace, or beer garden that’ll have you feeling on top of the world. From next-level bars serving up refreshing Pimm’s cocktails to romantic wedding venues with the city’s best views, our shortlist of great London rooftops for private hire is sure to come in handy.

And the best part? Our friendly team is happy to give personalised venue recommendations, whether you’re after a sky bar in central London with panoramic views of the city, an open-air eatery in Covent Garden, or a cooler-than-cool hipster hangout in Shoreditch. So what are you waiting for? A fantastic al fresco venue with picture-perfect views of London is only a couple of clicks away!

When hiring a rooftop party venue make sure to consider:

Your budget. Decide how much you can spend on your event and how much of it should go towards your venue hire. You don’t need to break the bank to hire a rooftop venue for your party, but if you’re organising the event on a budget consider hiring the venue on a minimum spend basis.

Type of event. Depending on what you want your event to be you can look for different kinds of venues. If you’re hosting a movie night, you will need to look for a rooftop cinema. A drink reception can take place in a smaller venue, as it’s usually a standing-up event. A corporate dinner will require a venue big enough for everyone to sit comfortably at the table.

Location. Try to find a venue that can be easily reached by everyone attending, whether they travel by car or by public transportation. If you’re going to have guests travelling from outside the city, make sure the venue can be easily found. If your guests arrive by plane, it would be sensible to find a place near the airports for fast access. Such a venue may have an additional benefit of watching the take-offs and landings of planes, adding a bit of extra to your event.

Accessibility. Be very considerate of people attending your event. If you have guests who need extra assistance, such as those with disabilities, the elderly, or maybe parents with strollers, look for a venue that will be easily accessible to them. Before you make your booking ask the venue manager whether the building has an elevator or if there is any other easy way to access the rooftop.

Contingency plan for rain. Even if you check the forecast, the unpredictable British summer means that you should make a backup plan for any unexpected rainy weather. Check whether the venue offers umbrellas or a retractable roof that can be used as a shelter for the bad weather. You can also ask the venue manager if there would be another room where you could move your party to in case of rain.

Time of the event. When planning your event it’s best to take into consideration when the hottest moment of the day will be. You can schedule the event after it passes or provide your guests with shade and refreshing cold drinks. If you’re planning an evening event you can ask the venue whether they could provide staggered heaters for any late night chill.

Lighting. If you want to organise your event during the nighttime, (which we highly recommend - those famous city lights of London!), consider adding extra lights to elevate the atmosphere of the event. Decorative paper lanterns, battery-operated candles, or strings of fairy lights are all fantastic options. 

Civil ceremony licence. If you’re planning for a one-of-a-kind rooftop wedding make sure the venue has a civil ceremony licence. If you can’t have the ceremony in your dream venue perhaps you can organise a wedding reception there and still celebrate the big day in a beautiful setting.

Other tips and tricks for an outdoor celebration:

  • Consider whether to provide a dress code (like cocktail attire, smart casual, or fancy dress).

  • An umbrella provides shade and helps to define an outdoor dining room.

  • Skipping tablecloths will make wind less of an issue.

  • Encourage guests to roam by setting up drinks and dessert tables in separate areas.

  • Natural raffia fans or classic accordion fans look pretty when placed in baskets and are perfect for hot weather.

  • Have mosquito repellent handy for your guests.

Here are some of our venue rooftop venue recommendations:

  • LSQRooftop - offering one of the best views of London’s skyline you are sure to impress your clients here. Available for private hire, it’s a great spot for family reunions as well. Guest rating: 4.6/5
  • Roof Terrace at TT Liquor - available only for exclusive hire, this picturesque spot is great for a networking event or a private function. Guest rating: 4.8/5
  • Roof Top at Bow Street Tavern - this snug venue in the heart of Covent Garden, offering an outside TV, is a perfect spot for private film viewing or corporate presentations. Guest rating: 4.6/5

FAQs about Rooftop Venues in London

How much does it cost to hire a rooftop venue in London?

If you are seeking to hire a rooftop space for your party, expect straight hire fees to range from £30 to £3000. For minimum spend options, expect prices to start around £500 and reach as high as £3000. Per person prices are available from £10 to £50 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Can I hire a rooftop venue in London for my wedding?

A rooftop is an amazing choice for any wedding and with the right kind of venue you will also secure an amazing backdrop for your event. Imagine getting married in front of a panoramic view of the London skyline, or the dome at St Paul’s. Or maybe you fancy a view of Westminster or the Tower Bridge? Before you hire your venue though, make sure it holds a licence if you would like to have a civil ceremony there as well.

What happens if the weather changes during my rooftop party?

Many rooftop event spaces are part of a larger venue and may be prepared to move the event inside if the weather turns suddenly. You can also find venues that offer full or partial cover, some even have retractable roofs. It could even be possible to book an alternative date. Discuss your options ahead of time with the venue manager, and get all the details in writing.

Which areas of London are best for a rooftop venue?

Rooftop venues can be found all over the city, so if you’re interested in holding your party in one particular location, we are sure you will find the perfect rooftop venue there. But if you’re flexible with your location, we recommend looking for a venue near the River Thames for the panoramic views of the river. Try The City or Canary Wharf for the world-famous views of London’s skyline. Search along the tube lines for easy access to your venue.

Guests Reviews of Rooftop Venues on Tagvenue

Anthea D.
Booked Full Venue Hire at Golden Bee
Great venue, we had our staff party here and in the 9 years we have been doing staff parties this was the best so far. This is the first time we used Golden Bee and we would love to make this our go-to staff party venue. Paige organised everything for us ahead of the event, her recommendations on catering and entertainment were excellent. The price of the drinks were really cheap which meant our employees could order what they wanted within our budget which lasted to the end of the night. The decor was summery and the staff were really friendly and helpful.
Ife O.
Booked The Cocktail Lounge at The Lock Tavern
The staff were really accommodating of all my requests such as custom cocktails & bringing in my own decorations. The venue is truly beautiful and well located within walking distance to 2/3 stations. The staff are lovely, and though there were some minor hiccups, did their best to make up for them such as with complimentary drinks. All my guests were really complimentary of the venue & loved the vibes which made it incredibly sad that it got cut short early and suddenly with no explanation [until following up severally, will touch on this in the negatives]
Amandip P.
Booked Roof Terrace Uncommon Borough at Uncommon Borough
We held our wedding Anniversary Drinks at Uncommon Borough and the venue was amazing! Perfect for what we wanted and the night was enjoyed by all! We had the whole place to ourselves and could order our own bar and DJ. The venue itself is stunning and has amazing views of the Shard and is the perfect size for a drinks event with cool seating and room for a dancefloor. The uncommon staff were amazing and helped us with planning everything, we can't thank them enough! It took so much stress of our heads, we didn't have to do anything but turn up and enjoy our night! We can't recommend Uncommon highly enough! Thanks for everything!
Lienda K.
Booked Roof Top Terrace at Bow Street Tavern
Excellent venue and was perfect in the sunshine! The staff were incredible and I appreciated the autonomy we had in the space (own decor, own bday cake etc...). I was also incredibly pleased to have found the place already set up in the way I had asked, and I credit this to the amazing staff who were super attentive.
Quadri J.
Booked Roof Top Terrace at Bow Street Tavern
everything ?Big shout out to Mireia, Andy, and other staff members present on the day of my event, Birthday/Listening party of my single with my friends and fam on 19th of this month at the Rooftop. superb service, superb venue, superb night... if there is 100 I'm giving... no complaints or anything just great care so I could have the best night. Thank you so much Bow Street Tavern
Madeleine B.
Booked Garden at Freud Museum London
Daniel and Francisco were so incredibly helpful and accommodating - thank you for letting us use your beautiful venue for the evening!
Anna C.
Booked The Terrace at The Collective Venues - Bedford Square
Lydia and the team were so helpful and accommodating! Everyone had a fantastic time and the staff at the venue were so great!
Rachael G.
Booked Grand Saloon Terrace at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Absolutely outstanding, could not recommend enough as a venue. Beautiful venue. The food was amazing. Service was excellent - they really went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect. Great value too

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