Alfresco Drinking in Soho
If you're in the mood for a spot of outdoor drinking in this thriving area of London, check out our guide to alfresco drinking in Soho before you do anything. From beer gardens to roof terraces, our recommended list of alfresco drinking in Soho will ensure a splendid evening in the summer sun.
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39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Rubens at the Palace is situated in a prime location opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and a short distance from Victoria Station. Find aristocratic grandeur, serene comfort and traditional hospitality, combined with the latest technology. Guests can enjoy award winning afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge facing the Royal Mews.
For more information on the restaurants and bars located within The Rubens at the Palace, please visit:
The English Grill
Cavalry Bar and Palace Lounge
Leopard Champagne Bar
- Located directly opposite Buckingham Palace
- Moments from some of London's best shops & restaurants
- Attentive staff will make you feel like royalty
- Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge
- Serene comfort and traditional hospitality
More Alfresco Drinking in Soho
240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
Renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group aqua has launched in London on the former site of Dickens and Jones in Regent Street. aqua spirit is the venue's bar offering a range of drinks and lighter bites within stylish surroundings. aqua spirit's roof terrace is an idyllic spot for alfresco drinking in Soho.
23-25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL
There’s a great touch for smokers and those wishing to make the most of a hot summer’s day as the front of the venue is all open and the tables lead out of the large front entrance and onto the street.
Established for over 70 years, Elysee is one of the oldest Greek restaurants in London. The ground floor restaurant has a lively atmosphere as live music is regularly hosted while the first floor restaurant is relaxed and intimate.
13 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DP
Elysee also boasts a roof garden and shisha lounge, perfect to enjoy a spot of alfresco drinking in Shoreditch.
(020) 7636 4804
An outdoor area with heaters can be found towards the rear of the brilliant Garlic and Shots on Frith Street.
14 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RD
(020) 7734 9505
Ham Yard Hotel is a busy place that as well as rooms & suites also features a roof terrace, a gym, a theatre, a bowling alley and a bar & restaurant.
The Library and Drawing Room is a guest area that boasts an impressive selection of literature from travel & world history to global issues and award winning reads.
The rooms and suites at Ham Yard hotel are designed with an innovative mix of colour, pattern and art and all rooms boast floor to ceiling length windows.
1 Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT
(020) 3642 2000
89 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SU
(020) 7734 2572
Nellie Dean is an old fashioned pub located in Soho. The venue is a favourite of locals and office workers and has plenty of outside space to enjoy an alfresco drink. As well as serving up quality drinks, Nellie Dean also offer award-winning Pieminster pies.
Sanctum Soho Roof Garden is a sleek and stylish bar found on the 5th floor of the hotel. A variety of drinks are served alongside a compact choice of meals and light bites.
Sanctum Soho, 20 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NF
(020) 7292 6100
Open April-September only
The Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HL
The Soho Sky Terrace Bar is located on the stylish Courthouse Hotel and is open during the summer season only. Refreshing cocktails and light meals are served.
(020) 7297 5571
Two Floors attracts a young and trendy crowd to its bar. There are regular DJ nights and the relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place to hang out whether you want a quick drink or a dance.
3 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PD
(020) 7439 1007
The Yard Bar is a gay bar that has regular DJ nights over the weekends. You can choose from a wide range of drinks at this friendly venue in Rupert Street.
57 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PL
(020) 7437 2652