12th Knot

Eclectic rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the River Thames and London's skyline.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 1am

*Please note the terrace is not bookable, tables will be allocated on first come first serve basis. Due to licensing the outdoor terrace will be closed at 10pm


12th Knot is located on the 12th floor of Sea Containers London. The nearest station is Blackfriars which is an 8 minute walk away and Waterloo station is a 10 minute walk away.

Stylish, great cocktails, DJs and live music - welcome to 12th Knot

Rooftop bar and lounge overlooking River Thames

Welcome to 12th Knot, this is our rooftop bar and lounge in London. Stylish seating, a curated list of wines, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music – all set against an unrivalled backdrop of the River Thames and London.

A true reflection of South Bank’s vibrant energy, expect bright, striking décor and an open-plan layout which puts the panoramic views centre stage. So whether you’re curled up on a window seat, relaxing on the balcony, or mingling at the bar, London’s breath-taking skyline is the main attraction. And what’s more, the terrace offers striking views of the world’s longest public art commission, Illuminated River.

Our dress code is smart/casual – so sportswear or flip-flops are a no no. The space gets busy, especially on Friday and Saturday, so we recommend booking in advance, but we will try to fit walk-ins where possible.

Please note that we have an over 18 age policy and proof of identity may be requested. Reservations may be made online for parties up to 7, for larger group bookings please contact [email protected].


12th Knot Summer Terrace in Collaboration with Grey Goose Essences

Celebrate British Summertime at the new 12th Knot Summer Terrace in Collaboration with Grey Goose Essences. Our 12th Knot outdoor terrace brings a little bit of the English countryside to London’s Southbank, set against a backdrop of unrivalled views across the Thames and St. Paul’s Cathedral - the ideal spot for a sundowner. Try one of our bespoke cocktails using the newly launched Grey Goose Essence flavours and indulge in an ‘urban picnic’ of delights, with picnic style delicacies such as chipotle lobster roll, grilled cilantro prawns and smoked BBQ jackfruit sliders topped off with cookie dough and Guinness ice cream for dessert.

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Sea Containers London
20 Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1 9PD

+ 44 (0) 20 3747 1000

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