Where To Drink Outside in London

In a city teeming with skyscrapers and jammed roads, it's no wonder that Londoners flock to some of the city's green spaces and rooftop for a drink outside come summer. But where can you find these gems? From beautiful rooftops in Peckham, to brimming beer gardens in East London, here are our top picks for some of the best places to drink outside in London.

Last updated on 23rd June 2020


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With an outdoor space that looks more like a fairground than any beer garden you've ever seen before, this is one of the best outside drinking spots in London. A perfect sun trap in summer, but with plenty of covered booths to huddle under when the rainy months arrive, Aeronaut is an ideal location for fans of al fresco drinking and dining. 

People's Park Tavern

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With a beer garden the size of a small park, this pub (next to the much loved Victoria Park) has one of the best outdoor drinking spaces in London, and definitely the best al fresco dining in east London. Along with numerous tables for drinking, eating and whiling away the summer months, there's also a whole crazy golf pitch to have a go on. 

The Abbey Tavern

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Boasting one of the best beer gardens in North London, the Abbey Tavern is a must-visit for anyone looking to get a side order of fresh air with their drinks. Located in the middle of Kentish Town, there's a sprawling outdoor space and rooftop terrace for all your alfresco drinking needs.

Head over to Tobacco Dock where this unique outdoor drinking and dining spot is waiting to save your summer. With booths, benches and daybeds spread across the rooftop, Skylight offers multiple bars for all your beer and cocktail needs, alongside street food and entertainment.

  Fulham Beach

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From date nights and housemates nights to socially distant hangouts, Fulham Beach Club is back for another year and they're set to become the spice of the summer. Turning a riverside plot into a huge urban seashore, they've got spot cabanas, booths and daybeds waiting to host your outdoor drinks.

Queen of Hoxton

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From outdoor cinema pop-ups through to a seasonally-themed rooftop, if you haven't been to Queen of Hoxton yet, what have you been doing?! The Shoreditch stalwart puts on a different theme every year, alongside bar snacks and cocktails that don't disappoint; this winter, follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City for their latest installation.