Where To Drink Outside In London

In a city teeming with towering skyscrapers and traffic-jammed roads, it's no wonder that we regularly flock to the capital's alfresco areas for a bit of peace. But where can you find these gems? From rollicking rooftops with cracking cocktails to beaut beer gardens where refreshing pints reign supreme, here are the best places to drink outside in London.

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Last updated on 19th February 2024

Kraft Dalston Bar & Restaurant

Taco Tuesday + Pint for £10 and 2 other offers

For outdoor drinks in East London, swing by Kraft Dalston Bar & Restaurant and its stunning rooftop terrace. While surrounded by verdant shrubbery and canvas parasols, delve into the menu of craft beers, cocktails and fusion fare - these guys are dishing out everything from Argentinian steaks to miso aubergine and oyster mushroom tacos.

The Pembroke, Primrose Hill

A Free Pint of Guinness per guest to kick off the 6 Nations match and 1 other offer

With signature cocktails like the Rose Blush Bliss or a Marmalade Mule, The Pembroke have your drinking needs all sewn up at their gorgeous Primrose Hill space. Head to their garden area to bathe in sunlight and surround yourself with greenery - plus there's a mouthwatering menu of chilli jam glazed sausages, steak pie, sweet potato falafel and much more.


Head to the Vicinity's terrace to uncover some of the capital's most spectacular views. This riverside joint sits in the shadow of Tower Bridge and serves up a delicious menu of street food-style eats, like burgers, falafels and pizza, alongside an impressive selection of cocktails, wines and Champagnes.


Enjoy Weekend Bottomless Brunch At Wagtail and 2 other offers

Gorgeous views? Scrumptious eats? Killer cocktails? Wagtail is the rooftop bar that you need to have on your radar. Ascend to the heavens (otherwise known as the 9th and 10th floor) and soak up the cityscapes, as well as the sunshine, with cracking refreshments to hand. And if you fancy bottomless brunch? They offer that too, complete with two indulgent courses and a side.

The Three Compasses

Showcasing one of the most bustling beer gardens in East London, The Three Compasses is simply perfect for a spot of day drinking. The classic British boozer offers plenty of space on its terrace, alongside fresh craft pints and gut-busting burgers.

Royal Oak

If you're looking for outdoor drinking in East London, make sure to give Royal Oak a visit. Found on Columbia road, it's the perfect place to relax after visiting the famous flower market, with a pretty beer garden that boasts luscious foliage and plenty of seating. What's more, this peaceful spot serves juicy burgers, seasonal pies and veggie casseroles too.

The Ship

A favourite among locals and families alike, The Ship is one of the coolest pubs going. Not only can you sit alongside the water, but this mega beer garden in Walthamstow also has an outdoor bar and plenty of food options to go around - we're talking meat or plant-based burgers alongside roast dinners and brunch plates.