12th Knot

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

Opening Times

Tuesday - Friday: 5pm - 12.30am
Saturday: 5pm - 1am

*Please note 12th Knot will be closed for private hire on Tuesday 6 June
*Please note the terrace is not bookable, tables will be allocated on a 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 terrace overlooking River Thames

Welcome to 12th Knot, our vibrant rooftop bar and terrace in London. Stylish seating, a curated list of wines, and cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients – all set against an unrivaled backdrop of the River Thames and St Pauls.

A true reflection of South Bank’s energy, expect bright, striking décor and an open-plan layout that puts London’s breathtaking skyline at centre stage. 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 so we recommend booking in advance, but we will accommodate 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].


COMING SOON: 12th Knot Summer Terrace

Celebrate summer in style at the new 12th Knot summer terrace in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire Premiere Cru. Taking inspiration from the iconic Studio 54 disco era, 12th Knot will be getting a glitzy makeover this summer, featuring a bespoke menu of 70s inspired cocktails such as the Lychee & Melon Sour, featuring Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, melon & lychee, lemon juice and egg white plus a programme of monthly disco nights and plenty of sparkle to bring a little bit of New York glamour to London’s South Bank. With spectacular riverside views across St Pauls, there really is no better place to celebrate summer. Opening 31 May, be one of the first to book via the link below. 

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12th Knot Live Music Sessions

Join us at 12th Knot and enjoy a programme of weekly live music events, made up of an eclectic mix of music genres, live funk & soul DJs and classic 45s vinyl nights.

Keep an eye on our What's On page for our weekly lineups!

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Find Us

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

+ 44 (0) 20 3747 1000

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