These are tastiest tried-and-tested outdoor summer terraces in London

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Let’s be honest: June got off to a bit of a false start this year. We couldn’t exactly usher in the summer with open arms while gusty winds raged all around us, and heavy grey clouds loomed ominously overhead.

But we can all collectively let out a big sigh of relief now, because things are finally looking up — summer is well and truly in the air, which means it’s officially time to take full advantage of all the outdoor spaces that London has to offer.

Summer outdoor terraces are plentiful in the city — from cosy, intimate and sun-dappled secret spaces tucked in little alleyways and courtyards, to buzzing and lively roadside hotspots, there’s something for every occasion.

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Best summer terraces in London at a glance

  • Best atmosphere — The Constitution, Young's Pubs

  • Best food — Los Mochis, Notting Hill

  • Best drinks —Pan Pacific x Roseblood

London is bursting at the seams with unique outdoor spaces — so read on for a taste of some of our faves. And don’t forget to check out our list of the best rooftop terraces in London, while you’re at it.

11 best summer terraces in London right now

Dalloway Terrace

Dalloway Terrace is a botanical wonderland tucked away in the luxury Bloomsbury Hotel. Stepping into this secluded, covered terrace transports you away from the hustle and bustle of central London. The decor may be dainty and delicate, but this restaurant's menu packs a powerful punch, with brunch, afternoon tea and Sunday roasts all on the menu. It's a convenient stone's throw away from the British Museum, too.

Address: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN


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TOZI Summer Terraza

TOZI Grand Cafe has just opened up a new Italian salute to summer — an outdoor terraza complete with jasmine arches, olive, and citrus trees. The lush and vibrant enclave brings the sophisticated, laid-back essence of the Amalfi Coast to London. Here, you can soak up the sun while gazing up at the iconic chimneys of Battersea power station and sipping on an aperitivo. La dolce vita, indeed.

Address: 3A Electric Blvd, Nine Elms, London SW11 8BJ


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Pan Pacific x Roseblood Rosé Terrace

Calling all rosé lovers! Luxury five-star hotel Pan Pacific London has partnered with rosé brand Roseblood to bring us the ultimate love letter to the Provence wine region. This pop-up terrace is a pale pink paradise that is undeniably Insta-worthy. On the menu — of course — is Roseblood rosé galore, as well as a range of wine-based cocktails, not to mention some delicious fromage boards to pair them with. J'adore.

Address: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB


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Pan Pacific Hotel

The Constitution, Young's Pubs

Stumbling across this hidden gem during a canal-side walk, it's near impossible not to stop by for a tipple or two. The newly reopened pub features a ground-floor terrace on the water's edge decked out with cosy fairy lights, as well as a rooftop terrace with a retractable roof to allow the sun to flood in. The pub boasts all the charm of an old-school establishment with a modern, sleek twist —making it the ideal spot for a refreshing pint or chilled glass of vino.

Address: St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT


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Young's Pubs

Los Mochis, Notting Hill

Los Mochis London City is one of our favourite rooftop terraces for sweeping views of the city, but their cosy sister restaurant in Notting Hill boasts a different kind of charm of its own. This quaint roadside restaurant is a pooch-friendly and laid-back spot with a mouthwatering menu, offering Japanese-Mexican fusion fare from sashimi to ceviche. It's the perfect place to enjoy tacos and tequila while soaking up the West London sunshine.

Address: 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN


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Twilight Terrace by Bar Antoine

This pop-up pavilion at Bar Antoine in the heart of Mayfair is here to inject some Parisian flair into your summer. Featuring elegant, Mediterranean-inspired decor with cool blue and yellow hues, and bathed in the warm glow of fairy lights, it's a dreamy, indulgent spot for al-fresco sundowners.

Address: Bar Antoine, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7DR


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Bar Antoine

The Little Scarlet Door, Soho

It's hard to believe that this cosy courtyard is tucked away behind the busy and buzzing James Court. This is the place to get the party started this summer, with delish cheese toasties and light bites on the menu, along with disco ball sharers and £5 picantes to wash them down. And when the sun goes down, simply move indoors for a light-night boogie — inside the New York loft-inspired apartment, the ultimate house party vibe awaits.

Address: 12-13 Greek St, London W1D 4DL


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Little Scarlet Door

Chucs Cafe Kensington

Sipping on a cocktail while gazing at the ornate white houses that line Old Brompton Road, it feels like you've just stepped into a glamorous 1950s French film. Chucs has partnered with Malfy Gin to create a series of exclusive cocktails, which are available at all four locations through the summer months. Channelling the Côte d'Azur and Amalfi Coast, Chucs is spritzing its way through the summer with a refreshing selection of gin-based cocktail creations. In Kensington, an exclusive Hugo Spritz cocktail has been added to the menu, too.

Address: 97 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3LD


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Chucs Cafe

Isabel's Mayfair

Isabel's has established a rep for itself as Mayfair's chicest hideaway, and their roadside terrace is the perfect place to people-watch or unwind after a shopping spree on New Bond Street. Don't forget to sample their newly refreshed menu, derived from the essence of Latin and Mediterranean cuisines, featuring light bites such as Padron peppers and pistachio dip with pomegranate and coriander.

Address: 26 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HY


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The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield

What better place to wile away a summer afternoon than in one of London's largest pub gardens? The Leather Bottle has recently undergone a makeover, and the outdoor terrace area now features bookable huts for parties of up to 15 people, right next to two new outdoor bars and a Burger Shack. Next Euros game here, anyone?

Address: 538 Garratt Lane, London, SW17 0NY


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The Leather Bottle

The Sipping Room Havana Cuban Mode Terrace, West India Quay

Just a stone's through away from Canary Wharf, you'll find this foliage-laden, colourful Cuban paradise. This outdoor terrace was created in collaboration with cult classic rum brand Havana Club, bringing the zesty taste of the tropics to the city with a vast array of rum-based cocktails and sharing plates.

Address: West India Quay, 16 Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AX


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