Selecting the coolest rooftop venues for hire requires more that just sifting through the best reviews or newest restaurants, as not all bar venues with a view will necessarily have the best happy hour specials. Because of this it’s important to look at the entire venue, and not just their rooftop bars. Of course if you’re planning something for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve, then you might make some exceptions, but generally speaking you’re going to want a great location with an amazing rooftop. Since so much goes into choosing the best venue, we’ve taken out some of the leg work, and have a list of our five top picks of the best intimate rooftop locations in London.
An exclusive penthouse rooftop terrace bar and conservatory, the Sky Bar St. Paul’s is one of the most stunning rooftop venues in London. Covering more than 22,500 square feet, and commanding stunning views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, it’s sure to amaze and delight all of your guests. Often used for drinks receptions, summer events, and private product launches, it’s a great space for anything you want to do that doesn’t require a DJ or live band (this is not a music venue). That doesn’t mean you can’t make a little noise though, as there are in place PA systems, LED lighting, and full audio visual support options in place. There is also a fully operating kitchen, butler, and catering if necessary. Comfortably hosting up to 200 guests, and minutes from Blackfriars, Mansion House, and St. Paul’s stations, it’s a great venue that’s easy to reach.
A brilliant white space that’s absolutely flooded with natural light from countless windows throughout, SNAP is more than just a great rooftop location. It’s a space that stretches across a range of diverse rooms, each set to a particular period, including historic themes, loft styles, and shabby chic. Then there’s the rooftop, which is huge, offering great views of the city and plenty of big open sky. While the venue does not cater to birthday parties or similar events, and it’s not a live music venue, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have a good time. It’s well suited to wedding and corporate events, and hosts up to 200 guests over 8,300 spacious square feet of versatile space. It’s also easy to reach at just six minutes walk from the Old Street tube station.
One of the best intimate finished EC1 rooftop penthouses in London, VeLOFT is a venue that leaves little to want. This conference facility has the latest in state of the art technology, supporting a wide range of conference and business functions while also being well suited to more private and intimate events, or even film screenings. There’s ample space to mingle in the finished exterior rooftop space, or sit in the modern themed interior areas. For conferences and business needs the drop down screen will please any public speakers, while drinks and refreshments can be set up in or out of the main areas. Providing a wide range of options, VeLOFT is among our top pick of venues for more intimate corporate events that require a rooftop space. It comfortably hosts up to 150 guests, and is just steps from Angel or Farringdon stations.