Look to the skies for the perfect summer event space this year, because perched on top of London’s loveliest buildings are some of the finest alfresco venues around. Rooftop event spaces are ideal for those looking for something a little different, and breathtaking views of the capital are guaranteed. Here are our top 10. Just add sunshine.
Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens
An acre of beautifully maintained gardens cloak the roof of Cannon Bridge, creating a unique event space in the heart of the City. Surrounded by sensational views of London’s landmarks, the venue is perfect for summer events from drinks receptions to barbecues. There’s also a glass-fronted marquee - just in case!
Invite your guests into the lap of luxury at the ME Hotel, where a roof terrace creates the perfect retreat. This venue is all about elegance, accompanied by incredible views over the capital.
Dalston Roof Park
If you’re looking for a garden in the sky you’re in luck. The Dalston Roof Park is an incredible venue just waiting to be discovered. Perfect for parties, picnics, product launches and more, this one has to be seen to be believed.
Sushi Samba, Heron Tower
Head to the 38th oor of the Heron Tower for sky-high entertaining at Sushi Samba. If you’re brave enough to look down you’ll be treated to a bird’s eye view of London; look out for the Gherkin, The Shard, The Olympic Stadium and Tower Bridge. There’s also a giant bronze tree - not your average focal point.
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, Southbank
The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is one of the Southbank’s hidden gems. This quiet little oasis in the sky is home to an abundance of plants and wildlife, and its location can’t be beaten.
Aqua, Regent Street
Aqua’s roof terrace is regularly cited as one of the nest in London, and with good reason. This picture perfect sun trap is ideal for drinks receptions and private parties above Regent Street.
Boundary Rooftop, Shoreditch
Topping the Terence Conran-designed Boundary Project is the contemporary Boundary Rooftop Bar. There’s greenery aplenty, a replace to keep guests cosy and a boutique hotel below for those needing overnight accommodation. Can’t say fairer than that.
Take your event to new highs at Vista, Trafalgar Square’s open-air rooftop bar. Here the backdrop is unrivalled, with Nelson’s Column taking pride of place in this iconic square. Indulge your guests with views of historic London landmark’s for a sophisticated soiree.
41 Portland Place, Marylebone
If it’s a roof terrace in swanky Marylebone you’re after then the outside space of 41 Portland Place could be the choice for you. This versatile space is suited to all manner of summer events, from pre-dinner drinks and receptions to barbecues and candlelight dinners.
Queen of Hoxton
Situated moments from Liverpool Street Station, the Queen of Hoxton is a lively venue that’s just perfect for parties. Head to the roof for your celebrations, where brightly coloured tables and beach huts set the scene for summer nights.
To enquire about events at Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens visit diamondcityevents.com
For more information about events at any other venue contact Mask Events on 020 7940 6090 or visit mask.co.uk