Make the most of the great outdoors whatever the weather is doing with these great terraces and rooftops in Shoreditch.

1 Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch Bar & Terrace

Serving up signature Nobu dishes, small plates and sushi, as well as sublime cocktails, ideal for sunny days, this new bar and terrace - latest edition to the Nobu empire  - opens up just in time for summer. It comes with a sunken garden terrace, Japanese art and slick new interiors, as well as Nobu favourite dishes - creamy crab rolls, lobster tempura caviar rolls and shrimp tempura truffle tonkatsu rolls.

Address: Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH


2 Laurel’s On The Roof, Curtain Road

Find this Californian-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant perched on top of the Mondrian hotel. This pool-side restaurant brings as touch of retro Hollywood glamour to east London and to your brunch, Sunday roast, lunch or dinner.

Address: 45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3PT


3 Finsbury Square Garden

Cheerful and causal, Finsbury Square Garden is a cafe and bar that benefits from the greenery of Finsbury Square. Rows of picnic tables sit across its outdoor terrace, which has heating and is partially covered. From here, you can enjoy the square's on-goings as well as munch on street food, cocktails or coffee, morning to evening.

Address: Finsbury Square EC2A 1RR


4 Old Fountain, Baldwin Street

A really lovely pub with the charm of leather seating, dark wood and stained-glass windows, Old Fountain has a well-kept rooftop terrace to enjoy the sun in. During the week, Milo's Calzone runs the kitchen, proofing and rising and then making sourdough calzone. Come Sundays, you've got an elegant take on a Sunday roast.

Address: 3 Baldwin Street EC1V 9NU


5 Golden Bee, Old Street

A bee-themed rooftop bar that will make you think getting dolled up for a Saturday night on the town is sweet as. Atop of three storeys of club, this cocktail bar and lounge boasts views of east London and the city, fire pits for winter, drink specials and food platters for hungry tums. During the week, it's very much post-work vibes, but come the weekend, Golden Bee is club, club, club, and more club.

Address: Singer Street, EC1V 9DD


6 The Rooftop, Shoreditch High Street

On top of One Hundred Shoreditch Hotel the old Ace Hotel, The Rooftop goes big on Cali vibes, with Palm Springs inspired interiors. Although it opens late in that the day (from 3pm Thurs and 5pm other days), you till go for a weekend brunch of Americana -style dishes and a cocktail or two. Spots on the terrace are given out on a first come first serve basis. Closed Mondays and Sundays.

Address: 100 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JQ


7 Strongroom Bar, Curtain Road

Claiming to be Shoreditch's biggest beer garden, around 30 tables sprawl across the courtyard, which comes partially covered. Very much a beer and burgers type of joint, but a gourmet one, tuck into the likes of pulled-mushroom burgers and signature brew beers.

Address: 120-124 Curtain Road EC2A 3SQ


8 Queen of Hoxton, Curtain Road

Breezy and casual, the Queen of Hoxton rooftop cocktail bar, that receives regular makeovers. Currently, the rooftop bar is decked out like a magical cherry blossom garden, which also happens to serve burgers and cocktails. Don't book ahead, open Tuesday to Sunday, spots up here are on a first come first serve basis.

Address: 1 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX


9 Aviary, Finsbury Square

Aviary has one of the top rooftop drinking spots in the City, with its famous igloos for cooler months and uncovered lounge areas with a more relaxed dining and drinking, and for balmy evenings. Accompany the cracking views of the City skyline with a botanical cocktail.

Address: 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square EC2A 1DX


10 The Culpeper, Commercial Street

A green rooftop garden that grows herbs and vegetables for the pub’s kitchen, Culpeper’s rooftop is charming oasis near Liverpool Street – you can even volunteer to tend to its plots. Already an excellent place for the list of natural wines and dishes making the most of nature’s bounty such as pickled mussels, roast parsnip, walnut mayo and watercress; and stuffed cabbages with spiced lentil and cauliflower, the rooftop garden just makes things better.

Address: 40 Commercial Street E1 6LP


11 SMOKESTAK, Sclater Street

If you’re in the mood for food with your sun, then BBQ restaurant SMOKESTAK has as large south facing terrace for you to make the most of the warm sunshine. While you bask in the sunshine, feat on signature dishes of the likes of crispy ox cheek with anchovy mayo, pigtails with soy molasses and charred pork belly rib, pickled cucumber. While the menu sounds like a meat-eater’s dream there’s also enough vegetable-based dishes for the vegetarians as well.

Address: 35 Sclater Street E1 6LB


12 Boundary Rooftop, Boundary Street

The Boundary rooftop combines grape producing vines and wild herbs to create a rooftop garden space that is open all year thanks to the weatherproof pergola and open fire. In terms of eating, you can expect Mediterranean hors-d’oeuvres, bar snacks and steaks off the grill. When the weather’s good there may be a wait on tables, and the venue doesn’t take bookings on small tables so either get together a group or expect to join the well-dressed queue of punters. The views over the roofs of Shoreditch are worth it, though.

Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E2 7DD



13 TT Liquor, Kingsland Road

TT Liquor has a garden roof terrace with great views over the City skyline this summer. As well as seating among the verdant greenery, there are covered and heated booths from which to enjoy summer spritzes, charcuterie and Neapolitan pizza made on-site by Good Fired Pizza. Booths are can be covered should the weather turn, and come heated too.

Address: 17 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8AA


14 Upper 5th Shoreditch at Courthouse Hotel, Old Street

With a panoramic view over the City of London skyline, the Upper 5th Shoreditch is a sweet spot for a sunny summer’s evening. There’s comfy seating with table service, with light bites and sharing plates. Walk-ins seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are recommended for larger groups.

Address: 335-337 Old Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9LL