Alfresco Drinking In London

When it comes to stylish beer gardens and trendy rooftop terraces, our city suffers from an embarrassment of riches. Frankly, anybody who argues that the capital isn't the greatest place to enjoy an ice-cold drink in the sunshine is lying through their teeth. Whether you're after an Aperol spritz in verdant surrounds or craft beer by the river, here's a list of the best places for alfresco drinking in London.

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Last updated on 23rd April 2024

Vagabond - Various Sites

Take your drinks outside with a visit to one of Vagabond's various terraces. From a stunning fairy-lit snug in Battersea through to street-side tables over at the Fulham outpost, you're guaranteed top-quality craft beers and artisan wines in a gorgeous setting.


If you're on the hunt for alfresco drinks in London Bridge, check out Carrubo. Kick off your evening in the garden as you sling back a passionfruit martini or draught beer. Plus, you can munch on white crab and avocado crostinis while soaking up the sun.

The Three Compasses

If it's dreamy burgers and delicious pub grub that you're after, look no further than this The Three Compasses. Burgers come in all sorts of ways, from vegan to veggie and meat, while Sunday roasts come in hot at affordable prices, washed down with oodles of craft beer.

The Plough Beddington

In need of those all-important alfresco pours? Then get groovin' over to The Plough Beddington. This Croydon drinking den offers an outdoor terrace that's ideal for basking in the sunshine, alongside a mouthwatering food menu from the Burger Shack and beers galore.

Barrio - Bars In London

Colourful, creative and cultural, Barrio brings an exotic twist to London with its quirky outdoor terraces. Spend your summer months in its kitsch yet cool garden area as you absorb the chilled-out, Cuban quality of life. Revel in the fragrant fruit-based cocktails or sip some ice cold beers.

The Castle

The Castle's beaut of a rooftop terrace helps it to stand out from its Pentonville Road neighbours. Get yourself up here for some pub grub and a few drinks accompanied by great views, not to mention plenty of heaters to keep you toasty in the evening.