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.

Last updated on 13th March 2023

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 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.

The Bridge Greenford

Is the sun shining? Then you best head to The Bridge Greenford. This popular joint has a laid-back garden space that's ideal for quaffing ice-cold pints or a glass of pinot in the sunshine. On the food front, this spot has plenty of hearty options, from steak to Sunday roasts.