Alfresco Drinking in Soho

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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.

Don't forget to check out our full recommended list of Soho bars too.
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Tower of London, The Wharf, St Katharine's & Wapping, London, EC3N 4AB
(020) 3166 6949

Sargeant's Mess is a diner and café situated at the Tower of London serving an all-day British menu. A modern and comfortable restaurant, guests can relax and soak in views of the river Thames and the Tower of London.

With a beautiful terrace on the Thames, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner tucked under the historic walls inside or out, whatever the weather.

  • An all-day diner and café at the iconic Tower of London
  • Offering delicious, seasonal, simple British food
  • Using the best local producers and farmers
  • All served by a friendly and attentive team
  • Open from 8am, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner

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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.

Bar Soho


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.

23-25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL



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.

Elysee also boasts a roof garden and shisha lounge, perfect to enjoy a spot of alfresco drinking in Shoreditch.

13 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DP
(020) 7636 4804

Garlic and Shots


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

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
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Nellie Dean

Nellie Dean


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


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

Soho Sky Terrace Bar


Open April-September only

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.

The Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HL
(020) 7297 5571

Two Floors


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