Summer is right around the corner, and with all the best outdoor and open air terrace venues getting snapped up fast at this time of year, you’ll want to get in quick if you are to secure one of these top picks.
Off the 1st floor bar is where you’ll find the roof terrace at this Shoreditch based venue, but it’s got lots to offer besides that. With 3 floors in all, the various spaces available here are all finished in an urban style, which is hotly sought-after and very much on trend right now. There is even a café with an in-house food team, meaning it won’t be a problem organising catering to keep your guests well fed throughout the duration of the event. With a total capacity of close to 500 and a good selection of nearby transport links, this is a great choice for a hassle free summer soiree.
Coq d’Argent is like a little oasis within the city, found right on the top floor of N1 Poultry, high above the noise and bustle of London at street level. This secret garden is comprised of 2 terraces, 2 central terraces and the main rooftop garden itself. Summer is the ideal time to utilise this unique offering, as the trees and flowers come into bloom and transform the space into a peaceful, natural haven. As such, the stunning views of the skyline and various city landmarks create a striking contrast that makes this a truly special place to be, and one certainly not to be missed.
SMITHS’ is an all-day dining venue spread across a total of 4 floors, including of course, a terrace. With these various flexible spaces at your disposal, you can opt for either private dining or exclusive hire – which would allow you to make the most of the whopping 850 person capacity. Keen to always offer a totally unique experience, you can even choose to sign up for a cocktail making lesson or a beef butchery masterclass, for a much more hands on and one-of-a-kind occasion. Well connected to the rest of the city, SMITHS’ sits close to good local transport links, including Farringdon and Barbican.
IET London: Savoy Place is another extensive venue when it comes to the sheer amount of different spaces on offer. With 4 floors to choose from, all coming complete with the very latest in connectivity, energy efficiency and sustainable technology, you’ve got plenty of options. The space you really want to know about however is the roof terrace. Well, fear not, as it is equally as alluring as the indoor spaces, if not more so. With breath-taking panoramic views of the iconic skyline and many of London’s most renowned sights, it is sure to impress both native Londoners and first time visitors alike.
Yet again, Bird of Smithfield is very adaptable in its use, with several different spaces, each with their own charm and appeal. These include the Birdcage cocktail bar for up to 60 guests, the more intimate Private Room on the 2nd floor which can take up to 40 guests, and the restaurant on the 1st floor which is available for private hire for up to 52 diners. The terrace is a small yet vibrant space, perfect for stepping out for a breath of fresh air. There are plenty of transport links in the surrounding area, including Blackfriars train station, and Barbican and Farringdon tube stations.
Found in the popular area of Islington, The Chapel Bar is an ideal chill out space, with a bright, airy and relaxed feel throughout. With a strong reputation as a great meeting space within the local community, they also happily welcome bookings for everything from wedding receptions to conferences. With excellent food, drinks and hospitality on offer, it is ideal for a summer dinner party, whilst the generous 5am licence means that the celebration can carry on well into the wee small hours. Just 6 minutes from Angel station, it is also easily reached from across the rest of the city.