100 Best Beer Gardens In London

Tired of traipsing around the capital for a sip of something refreshing in the sunshine? We've all been in search of an ice-cold pint on a hot summer's day, but lucky for you, we're here to help. From the hidden Shoreditch gems to ones sitting pretty in the heart of Clapham with a TV screen for the rugby nearby, we’ve made it our duty to line you up with the best beer gardens in London, from the bookable to the beautiful.

Last updated on 23rd March 2023

The Lock Inn

For one of the best beer gardens in Hackney, look no further than The Lock Inn. Their outdoor space is overlooking the canal in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, for a friendly and relaxed community feel. Better yet, they've got live sport, darts, music and food to boot, boasting independent pub status, big burgers and that all-important chilled-out vibe.

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Reasons for visiting the WGT beer garden are three-fold. For starters, it's huge - so there's no need to worry about whether you'll get a spot. Secondly, it's a suntrap in summer with its own bar, so you can sun yourself without having to traipse back to queue for your next round inside. The third? Craft beer up the wazoo, complete with pub gru mains and plenty for the kids to eat if you're bringing some along.


If you're looking for a cosy beer garden in west London, get down to Distillers where you'll find attentive service, a delicious British menu and an impressive selection of craft beer; both bottled and on draught. There's even live bands most evenings.

The Sun Inn

Home to one of the best beer gardens in West London, The Sun Inn is the Barnes pub helping you to make the most of the spring and summer seasons. Head over to their picturesque haunt for fresh pints, tasty food and plenty of vitamin D.