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The chic, modern and contemporary Radio bar can also be used as an exclusive event space. It is a great venue in the heart of London that will leave your guests in awe when they see the skyline from the bar. Events are run seamlessly and efficiently with our great events team who will be able to suggest the best canapes, bowl foods and drinks which will tickle the taste buds of your guests.

Sitting at the top of the building behind the iconic Sea Containers letters, our stunning roof terrace is one of the capital's most exclusive and distinctive outdoor event spaces. With panoramic, 360 degree views of the London's most well-known architecture, you event will feel like it is floating on the London skyline.

The St Paul's Pavilion is a beautiful space located on the sixth floor of the Southbank Centre with fantastic views of Central London looking towards the City. Hire of the Pavilion comes with access to a private rooftop bar and balcony. It is suitable for a variety of events from meetings and workshops to receptions and dinners.

The Clubhouse Bank - Roof terrace features a private roof-terrace set against a backdrop of the City skyline with stunning views of major City landmarks such as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie, Tower 42 and The Lloyd's Building. With the creative expertise of our in-house events team, this unique outside space can be transformed to meet a range of bespoke requirements. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Five floors up, our brand new, premium State Rooms cater for social receptions of up to 240 people, or for formal dinners and conferences of up to 160 people. It's a flexible space for business or pleasure. Most appealing is the rooftop terrace, providing stunning views over London. Room hire ranges from £1800-3000 or DDR is £70.

Running the whole length of the Pavilion, the Roof Terrace is a beautiful and airy space with a long balcony and remarkable views of the Ground. Used by MCC Members on match days as a place to enjoy the cricket over a drink in the sun, it makes a dazzling and spacious rooftop bar in London for a summer drinks party or reception.

With powder blue seating and pink cherry blossom trees, the terraces at Yauatcha City epitomise balmy relaxed days and long summer nights in London. The rooftop bar can be hired exclusively and can accommodate up to 60 guests for a cocktail and canapé party or 30 for a sit down meal. The two terraces look out over lively Broadgate Circle. Complete with a DJ and an outside bar, the terraces are perfect for summer parties, corporate events, launch parties and more. Each terrace has a canopy covering to protect guests from the elements.

Whether you're hosting a cocktail party, an office get together or your very own product launch The Rum Rooftop bar in London is the perfect, unique space for you and your guests to soak up the summer heat whilst drinking rum and enjoying our delicious street food from around the world.

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Planning Your Next Rooftop Event

If you are looking to wow your guests why not host a show-stopping sky high soireé. The sky really is the limit when booking a rooftop venue. Rooftop events can offer a truly unique experience and can elevate any corporate or private event to a whole new level.

1. The early bird catches the worm The best rooftop venues get snapped up every quickly, with demand for rooftop venues increasing all the time. If you’re hoping to sip sundowners on the roof with your very own private panoramic city views, you will need to consider booking at least 6 months to a year in advance.

2. Weatherproof your party Plan for the worst, hope for the best and take what comes. Rooftop venues are of course open to the elements, so fail to plan for all weather conditions at your peril. Make sure that you have a plan B in place if it rains on your parade and makes sure to weatherproof everything down to your menu and your dress code.

Consider your event timings. Will your guest be exposed to the midday sun, or left out in the cold once the sun sets. Check whether the venue provides outdoor heating.

Think about providing suncream, hand-held paper fans or blankets to make sure that guests are comfortable at all times and don’t suffer from heatstroke or sunburn.

Always make sure that there is plenty of drinking water available for guests, at all times, to make sure that they stay hydrated in hot weather.

Check whether the venue provides catering and bar facilities, or if would you need to enlist a catering company. You will need to provide plenty of shade if a large area of the terrace is open to the elements, or if you have food service areas out in the open.

The higher your venue, the windier it is likely to be. Always avoid tablecloths or items that can easily blow away in the wind. You will need to consider whether you will need to hire additional indoor space alongside your rooftop area in case of bad weather or to provide enough functional space for your event. Additional indoor space may not be included in the venue hire so bare this in mind when planning your event.

3. Money matters Rooftop venues do often come at a premium, however, there are a couple of tricks to keeping on-budget. Rooftop venues often lend themselves to more casual dining options such as standing buffets, bowl food and BBQs. This will help to keep costs down. If you have a limited budget, hosting your rooftop event in the daytime is often a lot more cost effective than in the evening.

4. Get in the zone Rooftop spaces come in all shapes and sizes, from small garden terraces to large uncovered rooftop decks, so you often have to put a lot more thought into the layout of your event. Rooftop spaces can often be long and narrow, encourage guests to roam by setting up drinks and dessert tables in separate areas, or by creating zones that break up the space and provide different points of interest.

The type of event you’re hosting will have a huge impact on the type of space you need (do you need a rooftop cinema for a movie night, a rooftop bar for a drinks reception or a rooftop restaurant for a corporate dinner?) Overall seating space and event furniture can be limited, so you will need to be much more cautious about your guest numbers and the venue capacity.

5. Access all areas With the nature of rooftop spaces, accessibility can be an issue for both guests and suppliers, you will need to bear this in mind if you have any specific requirements for guests, set-up or catering. Onsite parking and good transport links are also a key thing to consider.

6. Lights, camera, action Rooftop venues can offer lots of different options for lighting and photo opportunities. Decorative paper lanterns, battery-operated candles or strings of fairy lights are all fantastic options to brighten up your space and create visual interest, but it’s important to check with the venue to understand the power supply and any restrictions on installations.

So, all that's left to do is find your perfect venue and get planning.

About Rooftop Bars in London

Our selection of London's best rooftop venues, from secret spots to well-known rooftop bars. London's growing skyline means we're getting spoiled for choice for cool rooftop venues with breathtaking views of the city. Well away from the bustle of the streets below, these prime spots are the place to be during the summer months. So whether you're wanting to wow your guests at your next corporate event, or want to bring the right vibes to a cool summer party with friends, there's always going to be an ideal rooftop spot in this great city. Click through to a venue's profile to enquire for free. Got questions? No problem. Give our Venue Experts a call, let us know what you're needing, and we'll be on hand to offer some free professional advice.

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