Pubs and Bars Near London Parks

The city is absolutely brimming with green spaces, perfect for all your summertime bathing and cold weather walks. And wherever there's an urban oasis, there seems to be a watering hole close by, offering that final pit-stop before you venture home. Whether you're on the hunt for a stylish cocktail haunt to warm you up or a traditional boozer with a suntrap of a beer garden, we've put together a list of pubs and bars near London parks, suitable for all seasons.

Last updated on 1st June 2021

Lord Morpeth

15 user reviews 5

Located in prime position by Victoria Park, the Lord Morpeth is one of the best pubs in the area. Not only will you find quality beers and pizza from Sourdough Saloon, but also Instagrammable interiors and cute corners.

The Garden Gate

8 user reviews 4

The Garden Gate is a proper London pub near Hampstead Heath. Old school interiors, cosy lighting and an impressive back bar of craft ales, spirits and IPAs make it a prime rest stop after a trudge around the scrubland, whilst a spacious beer garden is on hand if a rare moment of sunshine should appear.  

Found yourself in Central London? Hyde Park is surrounded by drinking haunts to suit all types, touting happy hour cocktails, craft brews and wine lists galore. Spend your evening eating and drinking your way round Westminster, Mayfair, Paddington and Kensington. 

London Fields has tonnes of cool bars and restaurants ideally suited for an afternoon drink. Take your pick from an eclectic mix of neighbourhood cocktails haunts, rooftop spots and craft breweries all around Hackney and Haggerston.

If you're checking out Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park you might as well make a day of it with an evening brewski at one of these swanky boozers nearby. After a sky-high sip? Roof East has got you covered. Fancy some entertainment with your pint? Take your pick between bowling alley bars and ping pong party dens.

In an area steeped in history, it only seems fitting that its drinking options should follow suit. Charming country-esque pubs, elegant bars and retro-inspired joints all make for a civilised sip after your tramp around the heath.

Four Quarters East

45 user reviews 4

Arcade games, craft beer and classy cocktails are all up for grabs at Four Quarters East. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park bar is bringing you a hefty helping of nostalgia with everything from Space Invaders to vintage Pacman, retro Nintendo to Sony consoles, accompanied by unique sips from local brewers.

Nestled in the corner of Wapping Gardens, this East London pub is a great shout for a post-park trip drink or meal. The Turks Head is serving up on-tap beers and French-inspired food, as well as a knockout brunch, in its chic outdoor terrace.

The Cow

735 user reviews 4

Whether you're searching for a mid-shop refuel or a pit-stop after totting around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Cow is for you. Decked out in suave seating, the restaurant has plenty to keep you happy with a selection of light bites and hearty dishes, along with real ales, innovative cocktails and earthy wines.

The Britannia

235 user reviews 5

Walk along Kensington High Street and you'll find The Britannia, a historic Chelsea haunt. Pouring pints since 1834, the pub harks back to its heritage with comfy armchairs and wood-burning stoves, whilst modern additions help to make it one swanky boozer. 

Gaze over Wandsworth Common whilst chowing down on a bottomless weekend brunch at The Althorp. Not your kind of thing? The popular hangout also hosts a number of live music nights and stocks booze from both local and global breweries.

The Naturalist

177 user reviews 4

When it comes to places to drink near parks in London, The Naturalist is one of the best. Nestled close to Finsbury Park, right by the Woodberry Wetlands, this bistro combines gawp-worthy interiors with a cracking menu of seasonal produce served up seven days a week.  

The Clock House

437 user reviews 4

Peckham is filled with cool places to drink and The Clock House is no exception. At first appearances, this gastropub is a one-stop-shop for comforting dishes and adorable interiors. However, take a look behind a bookcase and you'll find a hidden den mixing up curious concoctions.

The Green Man

726 user reviews 5

Venture south of the river and you'll come across The Green Man, a snug pub by Putney Heath. During the colder season, it has plenty to keep you toasty with fires, cask ales and heartwarming food, whilst the summer months see the beer garden abuzz with sun seekers and afternoon drinkers.

The Coach & Horses Kew

678 user reviews 4

Looking for a drink near a park? You could do a lot worse than The Coach & Horses. Situated by the famous Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, the gastropub provides the perfect respite from a day of roaming through the greenery, whilst their chefs whip up comforting grub. 

The Windmill Clapham

1540 user reviews 4

The Windmill is an enchanting boutique hotel and pub on the south side of Clapham Common. Enjoy a classy meal in the fancy dining room or relax with a drink by the bar - whatever your fancy,  it's got you covered. Make sure to swing by their beer garden for a post-park aperitif as you listen to local DJs.

The Star by Hackney Downs

217 user reviews 5

Sitting pretty, just shy of East London's Hackney Downs, The Star is a great destination to dose up on drinks after a day of lazing around in the sunshine. Brimming with craft beer, favourite draughts and burger bites, grab a little something on your way home from the park at this beloved boozer.

The Princess of Wales

19 user reviews 4

You've no doubt heard of Greenwich's Royal Observatory but you'd be missing out if you didn't also pay a visit to The Princess of Wales while you were there. Merely minutes away from the iconic park, this boozer has it all - lashings of character, mouthwatering nosh and a spacious beer garden.