Over 89 Best Beer Gardens In London

Tired of traipsing around town, begging to stumble across one of London's best beer gardens for a sip of something cold in the sunshine? We've all been there, in search of a cold pint on a hot summer's day, but lucky for you, we're here to help. From the hidden in Shoreditch to the pretty in Clapham, we’ve made it our duty to line you up with the beer gardens you don't want to miss in the city.

Last updated on 19th August 2022




The Rising Sun

155 user reviews 4

Located in the heart of Richmond is one of the best beer gardens in the city. The Rising Sun also happens to sling out amazing burgers, cracking pints and a wide variety of vino - perfect if you're also a sports fan looking for the perfect plot to catch the game.

The Ship

990 user reviews 4

There are beer gardens, and then there's The Ship. A family-friendly and locals favourite , The Ship not only has bars in the garden and British cuisine in the kitchen, this beer garden is set right by the water for summer vibes, winters curled up in covered spaces and then some.

The White Bear

673 user reviews 5

South London is definitely not short of great beer gardens, but the White Bear's garden certainly has to feature high on the list. Having been created in 1780, just as the British lost their grip on the American colonies, the venue is full of vintage antiques, and the walls are covered in grainy photographs and satirical newspaper cartoons. 

With plenty 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.

The Devonshire

571 user reviews 4

One of the most historic and beautiful pubs in the whole of south London, The Devonshire's alfresco garden is spot on for summertime basking. Get yourself set up with something from their extensive range of ales, craft beers, spirits and wines then get out into the great outdoors as they fire up the BBQ.

Distillers

2 user reviews 5

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 Four Thieves

230 user reviews 4

The Kids Table

The Four Thieves is a wonderfully special establishment, and a glorious place to spend lazy evenings. Let your night filter outside even on chilly winter nights, as charming covered areas, heaters and squishy seating makes the garden a very hospitable environment. In the summer, the scent of lavender will waft down from the roof, where it is growing in preparation for being distilled into gin. 

Union Tavern

22 user reviews 4

A restored Victorian pub in Notting Hill, The Union Tavern sure does spoil us Londoners with a beautiful canal-side garden. Watch the boats drift down the river on a sunny day while you choose from their wide selection of craft beers and wines. This pub features an electric mix of décor and has an outdoor screen for films too.

Hackney Tap

1 user review 5

After some bevvies in the sunshine? Then put on your glad rags and head to Hackney Tap. This fabulous venue is home to cosy interiors, including parquet floors, alongside a fantastic beer garden for those summertime antics. Hungry? Delve into its signature gyozas. Yum.

The Charles Holden

48 user reviews 4

One of the best beer gardens in South London, The Charles Holden is giving you a traditional English pub, perfect for afternoon drinks or a cosy date night. Along with slinging out top-notch pints, the spot showcases delicious pub grub.

Fourpure Taproom

109 user reviews 5

Fourpure Taproom is home to one of the best beer gardens in South East London. Nestled within the Bermondsey brewery site, this outdoor space is a stunning spot for topping up your vitamin D levels with small batch beers and classic American eats.

Junction Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Home to Victorian-style interiors and a crackin' menu, Junction Tavern in Tufnell Park also have a glorious garden space. Head to this much-loved boozer in the warmer months to enjoy a lip-smacking cocktail, or a few small plates with friends. 

Grand Junction Arms

82 user reviews 4

Nothing is better than sipping on a fresh pint of beer in a fabulous beer garden. And the Grand Junction Arms knows this all too well. Fronting a gorgeous balcony and garden space, this is the perfect spot for alfresco dining and drinks in the sun.

Owl and Hitchhiker

71 user reviews 4

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 a unique immersive escape room.

Watson's General Telegraph

363 user reviews 4

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 and covered in winter with heaters. Finally, it's got its own bar, so you can sun yourself without having to traipse back to queue for your next round inside.

The Castle Tooting

1756 user reviews 4

While you never may have thought it, Tooting harbours one of the best places to drink outside in London. Head on down to The Castle as their big garden not only provides a quaint British experience, there's real ale, bookable huts with heaters come winter and British grub to boot. 

The Kings Head

939 user reviews 4

A trusty gastropub that's a huge hit with Winchmore Hill locals, The Kings Head also features a gem of a decked beer garden. Pick up anything from a good range of ales, fine wines and refreshing beers from inside and make straight for this tranquil outside space; there's an all-day menu of fresh and ethically sourced food if you should fancy a bite to eat.

The Birds

149 user reviews 4

Head east to find a quirky, laid-back and traditional boozer with bags of charm. The Birds in Leytonstone is a stylish spot that is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock; find craft beers, mismatched furniture and a quaint beer garden at this spot.

Rolling Stock

106 user reviews 4

Fitting of its space on the Shoreditch scene, it's no wonder that Rolling Stock is a wonderland of art and debauchery. Not only boasting its own art gallery and a neat rotation of top DJ names, their beer garden is a corker of urban art, and outside bar, cutesy tables, industrial offsets and more in the heart of Kingsland Road. 

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As part of a group of beer and ale enthusiasts, Highbury's Brewhouse & Kitchen delivers a menu full of mouth-watering dishes alongside a selection of international and home-brewed craft beers. To soak up all the summer sunshine, their idyllic beer garden, decked out with rustic stools and barrels, offers guests the perfect, Vitamin D boosting spot to unwind in after a long day of work. 

The Adam & Eve

64 user reviews 4

Fancy a bit of alfresco sipping? The Adam & Eve over in Homerton boasts a gorgeous garden with plenty of seating, verdant plants, sports screens and colourful bunting. If you get peckish, the pub serves up delicious Thai street food.

King's Head Roehampton

533 user reviews 4

Roehampton's King's Head boasts a serene garden space with lots of tables and plenty of cover for if the weather should turn, and it's just lovely. Get yourself out here with a chilled tray of drinks - the pub offers Young's ales, craft beers and a superb wine list - and don't lose faith if you've missed out, the floor-to-ceiling windows lets the light flood in to make it feel like you're pretty much outside anyway.