12th Knot

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

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Opening Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00pm until 1:00am
Thursday: 5:00pm until 2:00am
Friday: 5:00pm until 2:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm until 2:00am


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 Rooftop Bar
12th Knot Bar

Rooftop bar and lounge overlooking River Thames

Welcome to 12th Knot. Formerly under the guise of Rumpus Room, this is our rooftop bar and lounge in London. Stylish seating, 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, mingling at the bar or on the dance floor, London’s breath-taking skyline is the main attraction.

Our dress code is smart/casual – so sportswear, trainers or flip-flops are a no no. Walk-ins are welcomed on a first come first serve basis (subject to availability). We also have an over 21 age policy and proof of identity may be requested.

Reservations may be made for parties up to 8, for larger groups please contact [email protected].

Please note that 12th Knot will be closed on Saturday, 19 October and will open at 9pm on Tuesday, 22 October. However, don’t lose your ship – you can still enjoy a cocktail or two at Lyaness and Sea Containers Restaurant.

Check out our Facebook Page @12thKnot for our latest events.

Festive Menu 12th Knot at Sea Containers London

Festive Season

With all things merry and bright, celebrating in 12th Knot during the festive season is a must. Located on floor 12 and offering unparalleled views of London’s skyline, no two nights are the same. Each Wednesday sees live music, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosts some of London’s best DJS. Cheers to Christmas!

Festive Menu

+ 44 (0)20 3747 1063
[email protected]

Winter Terrace

Rosé on the Rooftop

Coming Soon! Inspired by the arctic lights, Sea Containers London is lighting up pink this winter. Follow the light over Blackfriars Bridge and along the Thames towards 12th Knot, where the rooftop is transforming into a cosy arctic winter terrace with Champagne Laurent-Perrier. Expect twinkling lights, splashes of pink and a true wintery feel. We’ve fully prepared for the chill with blankets and cushions, because there’s something pretty special about taking in those views of London whilst wrapped up. And no terrace is complete without drinks so expect Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé along with a selection of cocktails. The night has never been so pink.

Rosé on the Rooftop Menu


Skyline Sessions

Whether you’re prepping for the weekend ahead or trying to beat that mid-week slump, we’ve got you covered as we play host to live music every Wednesday. With Skyline Sessions you’ll be saying goodbye to those everyday stresses in no time.

Brassroots Band


Make way for Brassroots, the internationally acclaimed 7-piece brass band, who bring the timeless classics with a brass twist on select Saturdays. Think big brass beats mixed with boozy Bacardi drinks, and mega weekend vibes. Get your dancing feet ready!


Find Us

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

+ 44 (0) 20 3747 1000

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