Top Outdoor Bars in London | How to Stay Covid-Safe for Your Christmas Drinks

Sandra Oberg

Travel, Travel News, Work & Play Guide

Are you looking for the perfect location for your Christmas drinks in London? In the UK Covid related restrictions are lifted, however, this does not mean everyone is yet comfortable socialising in crowded indoor places. Bars and restaurants across the country are operating with covid-secure safety measures in place. To minimise the spread and make sure everyone enjoys their drinks, here is our list of the best outdoor bars in this thriving city to go for a Christmas drink safe from Covid-19.

  1. Madison
  2. Aviary
  3. The Hari Hotel Garden Terracee
  4. Mercer Roof Terrace
  5. The Rooftop


A view over London that you just don’t want to miss! This award-winning wonderful bar and restaurant is decorated with outstanding decor that gives you a Manhattan-style feeling. It has an outdoor rooftop and heaters to stay warm. Lovely food, delicious cocktails, friendly and attentive staff, and an amazing view – all you need after a hectic day.

The menu has a wide range of drinks and mouth-watering meals, grills from wood-fired Josper oven, salads, burgers, and many slow-cooked classics.

Beautiful Calico House is only a 3-minutes walk away from the Madison roof terrace. A perfect place for you to stay in if you are visiting London.

Girl playing trumpet at Madison, London.
Courtesy of Madison, London


At Aviary you will find amazing drinks and many different dishes if you fancy lunch or dinner, everything from traditional to authentic – and the best part, you can enjoy it with a great view at their Treetop Jungle Terrace outside sat in an igloo(without being cold), check it out below!

Cosy igloos to stay warm at Aviary, London.
Courtesy of Aviary, London

Treetop Jungle Terrace is inspired by tropical destinations. Sit back and relax in your pre-booked luxury heated igloo, and why not try their jungle-themed cocktails whilst looking over the spectacular London skyline?

Vetro Old Street Apartments are only a 4-minute walk away from this fantastic place.

The Hari Hotel Garden Terrace

In the heart of Knightsbridge – here you will find an elegant and neat outside bar terrace, they provide excellent service and lots of splendid cocktails and beers. This terrace garden is open all year round, a great place to have a drink under warming heaters on a cold winter day.

Feeling a bit festive and fancy a Christmas meal with your drink? Hari has a menu with a big range of incredible options of different dishes with starters, mains, and desserts. Keep in mind, tables do get booked up quickly, just make sure you have your table reserved before your travel.

Stay at Phonix Hous – only a 6-minutes walk away.

Hari Hotel Garden Terrace with beautiful lights, London.
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Mercer Roof Terrace

Here the guests can dine al fresco or enjoy a tasty drink at the bar above the city lights. The atmosphere is cosy and warm with professional friendly service. There are plenty of heaters and igloos available to reserve in the outside area which makes it a safe and warm place for your Christmas drinks.

If you are looking for an outdoor place in London for your business meeting, this place is a great choice. You can hire Mercer Roof Terrace(and igloos) for breakfast meetings until 10 am, just remember to book in advance.

Queen Street Apartment is a one-minute walk from Mercer Roof Terrace

The Rooftop

Your first thought when entering The Rooftop will probably be “wooow!” – it is hard to describe with words how amazing this place is. The cityscape is definitely worth seeing if you want to impress a client.

Fantastic service and really great atmosphere if you are looking for chilled but trendy outdoor bars in London with tasty cocktails, beers, ciders, whisky – and you name it! Trafalgar Place is just a 3-minutes walk away.

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