Best Beer Gardens In London

Tired of traipsing around the capital for a sip of something refreshing outside? 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.Β 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 London beer gardens.

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Last updated on 19th February 2024

The Wood House

Elegantly decorated and bursting full of colour, the beer garden at The Wood House offers Dulwich's residents a cosy spot to unwind and take in all that the summer (and winter, with heaters) has to offer. Complete with ping pong tables and beautifully crafted garden furniture, this place is perfect for enjoying award-winning ales and continental beers.

Owl and Hitchhiker

Found in Islington, Owl and Hitchhiker is a pub jam-packed with eccentricities, which comes as no surprise when you learn that it's inspired by The Owl and Pussycat and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Along with a slick outdoor drinking space, the pub has an escape room for a little added entertainment.

The Prince

Mother's Day Roast

This booming West Brompton pub is a must-try for drinks outside, whatever the season. Littered in foliage during the summer and churning out heaters and warming bevs in the winter, it's an ideal spot for those looking to meet up in the great outdoors. And if you're hungry? Nab all-day eats like fish 'n' chips, chicken burgers and pizzas, with delicious brunch plates including French toast on the cards too.

Royal Oak

Get on down to Royal Oak in Bethnal Green to while away the hours in its lovely beer garden, surrounded by plants and gorgeous white brick walls. What's on the menu? A fantastic range of liquid libations, from craft beers to wines, not to mention classic British cuisine - make sure to check out their mega Sunday roasts.

The Brownswood

If you're after a beer garden in Finsbury Park, then The Brownswood has an absolute beauty for you. This Victorian pub has been lovingly restored, with no expense spared on the outdoor space either, so you can sip pints or eat your Sunday roast in style, following up your antics with a walk in nearby Clissold Park.

The Stag

We LOVE Fridays - Β£10 WINGS ALL DAY!!! Happy Hour on House Cocktails FROM 5PM TO 7PM.

Situated in the Hampstead area, The Stag is a traditional pub with a stunning beer garden. A real sun trap, you can enjoy a cracking lineup of craft beers here, with 24 different taps of the stuff on offer. What's more, these guys host regular live music and you can grab seasonal pub grub like truffle macaroni cheese, fish 'n' chips and crispy chicken or plant-based burgers.

The Manor Arms

Shhh... Did you know that Streatham has a secret beer garden? Found at The Manor Arms, this sprawling space offers vibrant furnishings, strewn fairy lights and a tented cover in the winter. It's a gorgeous spot whatever the weather, and ideal for chowing down on elevated pub grub, from British sharing boards to hearty pies and burgers.

The Castle

After a rooftop beer garden? The Castle in Angel has to be your first port of call for its terrace overlooking Islington. Not only has this sky-high space got its own screen for making sure you don't miss live sport, but there's cocktail trees, magnums of wine and classic pub grub like camembert sharing boards and Sunday roasts too.

The Railway

Thursday Cocktail Happy Hour and 2 other offers

With a spacious outdoor garden in the heart of Streatham, a cosy tea room and airy pub serving seasonal dishes, this southwest watering hole is a top destination all year round (but especially when the sun is shining). From brunch to after-work drinks and everything in between, stick around for the pub quiz, try their worldly wines or just soak up the rays.


Situated in the heart of Peckham, Skylarking is a great spot for those alfresco antics with friends. Not only does this hotspot flaunt a fabulous array of events, from quiz nights to live DJ nights, but there's also a pretty epic happy hour where you can get two for £12 cocktails from 4 'til 7pm on weekdays.

Alwyne Castle

Boasting a prime spot in Highbury, The Alwyne Castle offers outdoor seating both under a cover and out in the sun, wrapping around the entire building. This spacious garden combines urban vibes and wooden furniture with pretty foliage, the ideal setting for sinking pints of craft beer or a selection of artisan spirits.

The Black Lion, West Hampstead

2 Cocktails for Β£12 - Every Wednesday from 6pm. and 2 other offers

Our guide to beer gardens wouldn't be complete without The Black Lion in West Hampstead, a lovely boozer where the outside space is plentiful. Not only that, but they also offer £12 lunch deals, bangin' burgers and more alongside two for £12 cocktails every Wednesday and Monday night happy hours with £6 drinks.

The Wrestlers

With copious amounts of outdoor space surrounding this old school boozer, you can guarantee plenty of opportunities to have a pint in the sun (when it comes out, that is). Head to The Wrestlers, which is just off Highgate High Street, to settle down in this gorgeous place and tuck into Bavarian meat or veggie hotdogs, sirloin steaks and all sorts of burgers.

The Lock Inn

Groups of 10 get 2 free bottles of Fizz!!

For one of the best beer gardens around, look no further than The Lock Inn in Hackney. 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.