12th Knot

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

Opening Times

Thursday - Saturday: 5pm - 1am (last entry: 00.00, last order: 00.30am)

*Please note the terrace is not bookable, tables will be allocated on first come first serve basis. Please note that 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.

12th Knot Bar
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 21 age policy and proof of identity may be requested. Reservations may be made for parties up to 10, for larger parties bookings please contact [email protected].


Northern Lights Winter Terrace in collaboration with Reyka Vodka

Join us this festive season at the Northern Lights Winter Terrace, in collaboration with Icelandic Vodka Reyka. Our winter rooftop terrace will be transformed into a magical winter playground, inspired by the auroral colours of the Northern Lights and Icelandic landscapes, with stunning views across the Thames to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the city beyond. There will be a selection of bespoke vodka-based cocktails and a light installation echoing the luminous polar lights. Adorned with faux-fur throws and sheepskin blankets to keep you warm and cosy whilst enjoying a delicious tipple amongst the fir-tree-lined terrace. The perfect place to while away a winter evening!

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

+ 44 (0) 20 3747 1000

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