Client Entertainment: What Are the Best Rooftop Bars in London?
When the sun is shining, there is no better place to take a client than one of London’s finest rooftop bars. When drinks are flowing, however, it’s easy for employees to lose track of client entertainment expenses.
Using a prepaid business card like Soldo allows your employees to pay for business entertainment expenses, while the boss can control their spending from the central web console.
With that in mind, take a look at our favourite rooftop bars in London for client entertainment…
Madison, New Change
The award-winning penthouse and lounge at Madison offers spectacular views across London’s skyline. A bustling atmosphere, diverse drinks menu and excellent service make this rooftop bar an ideal location to mingle with colleagues. Madison is also a great location to entertain if you’re looking for ways to keep clients happy and loyal.
The Trafalgar St James, Trafalgar Square
If you are looking for a space suited to sipping carefully crafted cocktails while soaking in impressive city views, look no further than The Trafalgar St James. The Rooftop has both canopy-covered and alfresco seating, making this venue one of the best places in London to take important clients all year-round.
Enjoying 360-degree views of the city, customers are taken up to the dual terraces in a unique glass elevator, from where they can see London’s entire cityscape. Embrace the very best of indoor and outdoor client or staff entertaining at SUSHISAMBA. The venue also offers an all day menu, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for place with both dinner and lunch options in London, served with an incredible view.
Coq d’Argent, Bank
This venue occupies an excellent city-centre location close to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London making it handy for any business contacts located in East London. The heated rooftop terraces of Coq d’Argent deliver stunning city views, a fine selection of wines and spirits, and a pleasantly laid back atmosphere. This place is at the high end of the cost scale so don’t forget your business credit card or expenses card!
Aviary, Finsbury Square
Situated on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Aviary occupies a prime spot in Finsbury Square and provides customers with breath-taking city views. The epitome of class, everything from the small plates terrace menu to the carefully crafted wine list is high-class.
Jin Bo Law, Aldgate
Situated on the 14th-floor in the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate, Jin Bo Law sky bar delivers stunning views of many of London’s most iconic structures. Views include The Walkie Talkie, Tower Bridge and the Shard. With a cocktail menu promising to take customers through a journey of mixology, this is a rooftop bar not to be missed.
Don’t forget to keep a record of your receipts, because logging your staff entertainment VAT or client entertainment VAT shouldn’t get in the way of a good cocktail!
Savage Garden, Tower of London
One of London’s wildest rooftop bars, Savage Garden sits 14 storeys above the city. Customers can expect an unapologetically untamed atmosphere. Visitors will enjoy savagely good food and theatrical cocktails. For an unforgettable entertaining venue, look no further.
Bar Elba, Waterloo
Named after the Mediterranean island to which Napoleon was exiled for 300 days, Bar Elba is Waterloo’s finest rooftop terrace. Situated opposite Waterloo station, Bar Elba promises an unparalleled atmosphere, a diverse drinks menu and a small but perfect food menu for your business clients and staff.
Radio Rooftop, Strand
With striking views across the River Thames, located on the 10th floor of ME London, customers will find Radio Rooftop bar. In addition to excellent service, an inspired drinks menu, views of the London Eye and Big Ben alongside the refined and relaxed terrace atmosphere, make this an ideal location to entertain colleagues and clients in style.
Aqua Spirit, Soho
Occupying a fifth-floor location on Regent Street, Aqua Spirit prides itself on providing patrons with exquisite food and drinks, delivered with style within a vibrant atmosphere. Exclusive yet comfortable, this impressive rooftop bar has one of the finest cocktail menus in London, so you won’t regret placing a prepaid business card behind the bar here.
Boundary Rooftop, Shoreditch
Boundary Rooftop is an orangery, bar, and outdoor terrace delivers spectacular views of East London. Head here for the perfect destination for entertaining, whether it’s a balmy summer evening or a cosy winter night.
Golden Bee, Shoreditch
The Shoreditch specialist in corporate parties and events, Golden Bee boasts one of the most sought-after rooftop terraces in London. Located in fashionable East London, there’s a retractable canopy meaning that you will be able to soak in the spectacular city views whatever the weather.
Ham Yard Hotel, Soho
The 4th-floor rooftop terrace of the Ham Yard Hotel is home to a dreamy garden offering beautiful views across the London skyline. With upholstered seating, comfortable Whitman benches and even two resident beehives, this unique venue will hit the mark for all the clients that you really want to impress.
601 Queen’s Rd, Wimbledon
An authentic neighbourhood bar situated in the heart of vibrant Wimbledon, 601 Queen’s Rd rightly describes itself as a social sanctuary. This bar set above the city, along with the leafy rooftop terrace, makes socialising in style a breeze.
Sky Pod Bar, Sky Garden
A spectacular rooftop bar situated among the beautifully landscaped flora and greenery of the unmissable domed Sky Garden. If you want to make a real impression on your colleagues and clients, the Sky Pod Bar is an ideal choice.
B&H Garden Room, Charing Cross Road
Soak in panoramic city views from within the lush, verdant surroundings of B&H Garden Room, situated in the heart of London’s West End. The living bar delivers a sensory cocktail journey, and floor to ceiling windows provide uninterrupted views that are certain to make just the right impression.
Capeesh Sky Bar, Isle of Dogs
In addition to exquisite hand-blended cocktails and delicious canapes, the Capeesh Sky Bar, which occupies a 48th-floor position in the heart of Canary Wharf, also provides expansive views across London. An outstanding atmosphere and excellent service ensures that your clients will have an excellent evening.
Skylark Roof Garden, Notting Hill
Overlooking Notting Hill and occupying the 10th-floor, views of the West London skyline from the Skylark Roof Garden are unparalleled. Watching the sunset with carefully crafted cocktails and seasonal eats has never been so enjoyable.
Upper 5th Shoreditch, Shoreditch
Situated in the heart of London’s creative and artistic hub, the Upper 5th roof terrace offers comfortable seating, an excellent music system to set the atmosphere, and superb service. Table service is available, and the BBQ kitchen on offer during the summer months is second to none.
Pergola Olympia, Olympia Way
If an Instagrammable location is high on your priority list, look no further than the botanical rooftop bolthole that is Pergola Olympia. Soak in spectacular city views from floor to ceiling windows while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere, bountifully-stocked bars, and supremely comfortable seating.
OXO Tower Bar, South Bank
The Oxo Tower Bar is a landmark situated on London’s South Bank, delivering spectacular views of St Paul’s and the city skyline. Ideal for celebrating and entertaining clients, place your prepaid company card behind the bar of the garden terrace and allow your clients to sample everything from hand-crafted cocktails to expertly selected wines.