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 22nd June 2022




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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 Arnos Arms

969 user reviews 4

One of our top recommendations for beer gardens in North London, The Arnos Arms is home to a gorgeous outdoor space, perfect for alfresco drinking and dining. With a retractable roof, pretty fairy lights and toasty heaters, it's a great space, whatever the weather.

The Miller

5 user reviews 4

We can't think of many better ways to spend a sun-soaked day away from the office than at The Miller. Bag yourself a spot in the garden and work your way through their extensive list of local craft beers and real ciders, with authentic pizzas on the agenda if you should find yourself feeling peckish.

The Spark House

1 user review 5

If you're on the lookout for somewhere to enjoy an alfresco tipple, The Spark House is a great shout. Found in East London, this brilliant boozer boasts a fabulous beer garden and a rooftop terrace. Head on over for brunches, Sunday roasts, sunny sips and late-night DJs.

Watson's General Telegraph

357 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.

Grand Junction Arms

57 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.

The Exhibit

938 user reviews 4

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The Exhibit is an all-day drinking and eating hub full of friendly staff and great times – but they also have a sterling beer garden too. Not only does it have its own balcony for al-fresco drinking – and the perfect spot for people watching – there's even a hidden terrace complete with plants and vibrant summer vibes. Grab a cocktail and you've basically escaped the smoky summer streets.

The Wood House

2230 user reviews 4

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, the real gems in this idyllic location are the brightly coloured huts. 

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.

The Castle Tooting

1712 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 Engineer

104 user reviews 5

If you're searching for a nice beer garden in London, look no further than The Engineer, a historic watering hole, sure to be a crowdpleaser among your friends. Settle into the spot for cask ales, burgers and classic Sunday roasts.

The Devonshire

554 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.

The Adam & Eve

58 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.

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.

Truman's Social Club

182 user reviews 4

Truman's Social Club is an all-new drinking and dining destination in Walthamstow. Starting off as a large beer garden serving local drinks and street food, the venue hopes to expand into an on-site brewery, taproom, market, music space and artist studios with Truman's beer at the heart of it all. 

The Manor Arms

376 user reviews 4

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.

Aeronaut

1025 user reviews 4

Can't have a brewpub without one hell of a beer garden can you? Welcome to Aeronaut, where traditional is not something they exploit. The circus is truly in town at this beer garden lined with stripy coloured booths paying homage to the hook-a-ducks, strong man and coconut shys of the circus trade. 

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 Four Thieves

205 user reviews 4

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. 

The White Bear

642 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. 

Ferry Boat Inn Tottenham

58 user reviews 4

Fronting a huge riverside beer garden with over 50 seats, Ferry Boat is coming up trumps in the outdoor drinking and dining department. This heated space also comes complete with garden games, hearty pub grub and a range of award-winning ales.

The Sun Inn

11 user reviews 5

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.

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.

For one of the best beer gardens in London, 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.