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.
Not far from Regents Park, The Union Regents Place is a lovely little spot for a post-walk tipple. Not only is there plenty of seating inside, but the bar features front and back beer gardens for all of your alfresco sipping and dining desires.
Located just yards from Primrose Hill park, The Queen's might just occupy one of the most sought-after spots in the whole of London. Hunker down at this characterful pub, where you'll find a real fire for those colder months and an outdoor terrace for when things heat up.
Located close to Mile End and Victoria Park, The Star of Bethnal Green is a perfect stop-off for ice-cold brews. Take a seat in the gorgeous space adorned with dark woods and retro lampshades, for a delicious variety of bevvies or some mouthwatering pub fare.
Swanky interiors, a roof terrace and sumptuous eats make No 32 The Old Town a great date night venue in South London. As well as its swoon-worthy looks, the all-day eatery also knocks out a range of bites, from breakfast meals to vegan plates.
If you're searching for places near Hackney Wick, then Beer Merchants Tap is a great place to pop into after a day out at the park. Choose from over 20 different taps or 500 bottles and cans (wowzer) from all over the world from Belgium to France and Norway.
The East End's Victoria Park is flanked by this award-winning gastropub, where punters sink pints in the stunning beer garden. A summertime oasis which comes alive with music and feel-good vibes when the sun's out, it's also covered and heated.
Just a short distance from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Leyton Star on High Road is a pub worth visiting. Grab your closest pals and take a seat in its laidback indoor space or outdoor terrace for some lip-smacking treats. Fancy singing your heart out? It has a karaoke room for that.
A short walk from Hyde Park, this great little joint has a long and proud history as the oldest functioning pub in Mayfair. Opened in 1738, The Running Horse has since been brought up to speed with a lick of paint and updated menus, as well as the introduction of a cocktail bar.
South London's The Gorringe Park is bringing the goods to Tooting Bec, offering weekly cinema screening, a walled garden and a whole host of tasty drinks. They also have a delicious food menu, using ingredients from both local and artisan suppliers.
Next to Victoria Park, The Crown is ideal for a knees-up with mates. As well as tasty pints and spirits, the pub has two floors and a lovely little terrace overlooking the open space. Hungry? The kitchen will have you well-fed with hefty portions of all the favourites.
Looking for a little refreshment after a ramble around Greenwich Park? The Admiral Hardy is close by, boasting a mix of traditional and contemporary decor for a cool and cosy feel. Pop along to indulge in elevated British classics and a range of tasty drinks.
Nestled between Green and Hyde Park, The White Horse is a gorgeous plot to enjoy a few post-walk tipples. Whether you fancy a refreshing pint of lager or a high-quality glass of wine, this place has got you covered. And if you get peckish? There's a mouthwatering menu of delicious small plates on offer.
After a long afternoon at Hyde Park, The Prince Alfred is the perfect place to pop into for a few drinks. You can sink a few pints in its comfy sofa bar area or grab some classic British grub if you and the gang are feeling a little peckish.
The Hux Hotel boasts an enviable location right next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. And inside? Its interiors are to die for, with luxurious seating, vintage posters on the walls and sultry lighting. But the real show-stoppers are the cocktail list and live music lineup.
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 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.
Having been a fixture in the East End since the late 1600s, The Cat and Mutton has firmly established itself on Broadway Market as the go-to for food and drink. Just across the road from the London Fields green, the pub and park complement one another in the summer months.
With Chesterfields, warming fires and a cracking beer garden, County Arms is a great shout for a meal with the family. The Wandsworth pub also dishes up everything from weekday breakfasts to Sunday lunches, along with an impressive wine and cocktail list.
Just a stone's throw from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lord Napier & Star is a great choice if you're after a top-notch boozer. Not only does this cool pub have graffiti-adorned exteriors and live DJ sets, but is also home to mouthwatering grub, from burgers to Thai food.
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.
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.
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.
Handily situated between Hyde Park and St James's Park, Eaton Square is a contemporary cocktail bar serving exquisite French and modern European fare alongside incredible signature cocktails. Hit them up at the weekend for a night of dancing to their resident DJs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kick back and relax after a long walk around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with tasty Caribbean bites to eat and flowing drinks at STREETFOODZZZ. This alfresco setting will have you enjoying Chef Collin Brown's creations while overlooking the city.
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 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.
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.