Rooftop Venues London
Rooftop venues London
From wide open spaces to cosy terraces, rooftop venues in London offer a unique backdrop for your creative projects. Whether it’s filming a dramatic fight scene or romantic climax, snapping pics against the London skyline, or putting on a killer performance for your fans - using rooftop venues in London can help you to bring your next creative project to life.
Browse our range of rooftop venues in London.
Why hire a rooftop venue in London?
London's skyline is one of the most iconic in the world, boasting the second highest number of skyscrapers of any city in Europe. That means that, wherever you are, you stand a pretty good chance of having the likes of The Shard, the BT Tower, or The Gherkin posing humbly in the background of your shots.
Nothing represents the power and importance of a global city like its towering buildings, and being on top of one allows you to lean into this urban excitement, without the confines of the busy streets below.
Hiring a rooftop venue in London also allows you to film, photograph or perform outdoors whilst still maintaining a level of privacy and seclusion. London can be a hectic city, and trying to find open outdoor spaces can be a heavy task, especially when you’re trying to avoid noisy neighbours.
Organising street closures or simply trying to maintain a sense of intimacy can be difficult, but rooftop venues provide a quiet, distraction-free environment for all kinds of events and projects.
For filmmakers and photographers
Rooftop venues provide a unique vantage point for filmmakers and photographers who want to leverage cinematic backdrops for their photography and film footage.
From West Side Story to The Matrix, some of cinema’s most iconic scenes have been filmed atop city skyscrapers - everything is more dramatic when you’re several stories above ground, and this can really play into your favour as an artist.
Rooftop venues also offer you an abundance of natural light. This can reduce the need for lighting equipment, and provides a soft, flattering effect that helps maintain an authentic and naturalistic look to your photography and film footage.
For musicians, performers and events
If you're a musician or performer, hiring a rooftop venue for an intimate gig or music video performance can be an excellent opportunity to capture some stunning content to promote your art.
From Eminem to Nelly Furtado, countless musicians have leveraged the cinematic nature of rooftops to elevate their music videos. It’s difficult to compete with the dramaticism of standing hundreds of feet above ground and staring out at the city like a superhero…
Rooftop venues also provide the ideal space for film screenings, product launches, and other exhibitions and events. Their private, secluded nature gives you the unique opportunity to host an outdoor event without the expected noise and distractions of ground-level spaces.
The vast range of rooftop venues across London allows you to select a space that aligns with your specific creative needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are rooftop venues safe?
It’s crucial that your rooftop venue is fitted with the appropriate safety rigging and railings, and that you comply with capacity guidelines and other health and safety requirements. That said, rooftop venues in London are perfectly safe as long as they abide by the essential safety precautions and protocols. You can contact specific venue hosts for more information regarding health and safety.
Is it possible to find an accessible rooftop venue in London?
Unfortunately, many rooftop venues in London don’t offer full accessibility and it’s important that you check with your guests and/or crew whether this will be required. That being said, it’s still possible to find venues that can accommodate for individuals with mobility challenges - you can locate accessible venues on Tutti by filtering by those that include accessible bathrooms and step free access.
Are there noise restrictions when hiring a rooftop venue in London?
Some rooftop venues in London may impose noise restrictions, particularly at night, usually to comply with local regulations. However, this depends greatly on the acoustics of the space and its proximity to residential buildings. Let your venue host know the details of your project and they’ll be able to inform you of any noise restrictions that may affect you.
Can I visit the rooftop venue before booking it?
This will depend on the venue but in general you’ll be able to arrange a tour of the rooftop space that you’re interested in hiring. Please message the host to check whether it’s possible to see the space before you confirm your booking and arrange a suitable time for your tour.