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. 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 8th July 2024

The Manor Walworth

If it's sips in the sun you're after, this boozer near Elephant and Castle is a fabulous choice. The Manor Walworth boasts a load of refreshing beers on tap alongside old and new-world wines, not to mention a mouthwatering array of delish South American bites such as tacos, filled wraps and empanadas.

The Holden

Situated just opposite Collier's Wood station, The Holden is giving you all you could want from 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 including ale-battered haddock with chips and sirloin steaks coated in peppercorn sauce.

The Railway

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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 Sunday roasts to after-work drinks and everything in between, stick around for the pub quiz, try their worldly wines or just soak up the rays.

The Mayflower

Tucked away along the river in Rotherhithe, The Mayflower is a peaceful spot for alfresco drinking and dining. Their decking area overlooks the Thames, while the pub itself has been around since 1620, with a menu almost as extensive as the venue's history - think ale, craft beer, local gin and fine wine.

The Stag

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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 Florence

Located opposite the leafy Brockwell Park, The Florence is a traditional boozer with a beautiful outdoor space surrounded by greenery. You can sip pints from their very own microbrewery, will devouring baked camembert, charcuterie boards and dry-aged rump steak under the summer sun.

The Botanist

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In the mood for only the best pub gardens in London's Kensington? The Botanist's outdoor seating area on Sloane Square is simply perfect for balmy days, with a canopy of trees overhead and the relaxing sounds of a fountain bubbling away. Head along for gin cocktails, not to mention the Mediterranean-style small plates, signature hanging kebabs and bottomless brunches.

Green Goose

The astroturf-covered area at Green Goose makes for an urban beer garden vibe at this Bow boozer, while the brick walls surrounding it seclude you from the hustle and bustle of London life. There are 10 keg lines and four different cask ales to choose from, as well as a whole lot of classic cocktails to pair with lamb rump, rotisserie chicken or plant-based cheeseburgers.

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.

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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 aplenty, complete with pub grub mains and plenty for the kids to eat if you're bringing some along.

The Edinboro Castle

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Camden boozer The Edinboro Castle has an enviable pub garden that comes complete with both covered booths and bar seating in full sun, so you can choose based on your group's preference. This sprawling space is found between the town's markets and Regent's Park, making it the ideal stop-off after your strolls in outdoor space or a spot of shopping. Topping it off? Cold pints washing down the likes of chicken schnitzel, seafood linguine and more.

Grand Junction Arms

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 - with a seriously impressive selection of small plates and sharing platters on the menu.

The Prince

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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.

Pub On The Park

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You can find the Pub On The Park right on the edge of London Fields, come rain or shine (thanks to their massive brollies). You can grab a table boasting fantastic views across the park whilst diving into a menu full of dishes made using the freshest ingredients, so there's lots to sink your teeth into. Plus, they've got a variety of beers, wines, and spirits to accompany your dinner if you're feeling peckish.

The Spaniards Inn

With views of Hampstead Heath, The Spaniards Inn is housed in a Grade II listed building that's been around since 1585. What's more, their 400-seater garden fronts huts decorated with fairy lights and greenery-covered walls. This spot is dog-friendly too, so expect to see some cute pups as you knock back craft beers, ale and cocktails.

Union Tavern

A restored Victorian pub situated 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 a wide selection of craft beers and wines, as well as devouring sticky Korean chicken wings, loaded nachos or juicy cheeseburgers. 

The Garden Gate

As their name suggests, The Garden Gate features a spacious outdoor area, complete with picnic tables, a heated patio and a barbecue area for summer feasting. There are also a selection of unique craft beers on offer, as well as draught lagers or ciders and artisan spirits - to pair with succulent steaks, loaded burgers and seafood linguine.

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.

Barrio Shoreditch

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At their Shoreditch and Brixton venues, you'll find Barrio with some brightly coloured seating for all your alfresco drinking and beer garden needs. Each outdoor space has its own bar, so you don't even have to step out of the sun to grab a drink, and you'll find plenty of tequila and rum-based cocktails in a variety of tropical flavours, alongside Mexican-inspired grub to get stuck into.