Venues With Outdoor Space

Outdoor seating in London is often the most coveted, existing as a safe haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet venues with great outdoor space can often seem hard to come by in London, particularly in the centre of town. However there needn't be any trouble as you hunt for venues with outdoor seating in London - the capital is full of such places, you just need to know where to look, check out our recommended list and see if any tickle your fancy.

Last updated on 13th June 2018




The Mere Scribbler

103 user reviews 4

No stone is left unturned at The Mere Scribbler in South London. The venue caters for a wide range of different tastes, boasting a drinks menu of craft beers, international wines, local ales and classic cocktails. With a menu of comfort food treats and live rugby matches showcased on their big screens, the venue is perfect for South London's many sports fans.

The Jam Tree Clapham

91 user reviews 3

When on the hunt for venues with great outdoor space, head to The Jam Tree in Clapham for an oasis of calm. Hidden behind a giant bookcase, you'll have to hunt for this secret garden but once it has been located, this venue with outdoor space is a great place to hang out with friends and wile away the summer afternoon. Open seven days a week, this is a popular choice of London venues with great outdoor space, so be sure to book your spot.

Dinner and drinks on Hoxton Square are always a great idea - especially when you've got hangouts like this knocking about. With tasty food washed down with beers and cocktails as well as a superb line-up of live bands throughout the week, the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen also features an outdoor terrace that faces all the fun on the Square!

Ideal for those lazy weekends, the Castle has already established itself as one of Islington's most popular locations. From fine wines and real ales to locally brewed craft beers and potent spirits, the pub's diversity means that it caters to every taste. With a beautiful, rooftop beer garden that's constantly drenched in golden sunlight cum the summer, the food menu and drinks list offer the ultimate culinary experience and are capable of putting a smile on even the most cynical of faces. 

The Jam Tree Chelsea

21 user reviews 4

The Jam Tree in Chelsea is a certified babe when it comes to delicious cocktails, stylish interiors and a totally ballin' outside area. Their lush garden is lit by fairy lights come nightfall, has heaters for the chilly winter months, is definitely good for size and plays host to some hella tasty BBQ's over the Summer. 

Apples and Pears

216 user reviews 5

A colourful and vibrant bar serving wood fired pizzas and innovative signature cocktails, there's also an awesome cocktail garden to explore at Apples & Pears. It's the ideal space to unwind on Brick Lane in the warmer months, and it's fully heated for all year round alfresco revelry.

Lost & Co Battersea

103 user reviews 4

Lost & Co is a fun bar and restaurant that's quickly established itself in Battersea. Serving breakfast, dinner and everything in between, the venue's hand-crafted cocktails and ice-cold craft beers are certain to appeal to even the most cynical punter. Perfect for when the sun makes a rare appearance, the venue's pretty beer garden is capable of rivalling any in South London.

The Betjemen Arms is a Grade I listed public house, with a large outdoor terrace, perfect for alfresco drinks during summer, or huddling under the heaters during colder months. The indoors has events rooms decorated fantastically in resemblence to a kitsch, but classy living room. It has a relaxed grandeur, which is inviting and comfortable; there are screens on which to watch the sports and the bar is well-stocked, with British flavours wafting from the kitchen.

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The Saint

77 user reviews 4

Make for The Saint's spacious terrace if you're looking for after-work drinks in the shadow of St. Paul's. It comes alive post 5pm, when workers spill out of the office and get settled with a classy bottle of wine and a sharing board for the table. With a good choice of British cooking available at dinner, don't be surprised to find yourself staying longer into the night.

The Fellow

273 user reviews 4

With a heated rooftop terrace, decked out with timber benches, parasols and picturesque greenery, this fresh air space is the perfect spot for sun soaking, alfresco dining and romantic viewings of those hazy sunsets. Settle back with a tasty tipple and maybe some tasty Gastro grub with your nearest and dearest for a sweet escape way above the ground.

Brodie’s Bar & Kitchen

79 user reviews 4

This East London restaurant bar is a calling for those wanting to bask in some alfresco food and drink glory. Come and chill out on their expansive outdoor terrace complete with cushions and lounging corners where views over West India quay can be seen. Food and drink here comes of the classically British persuasion so you can't go wrong. 

People's Park Tavern

133 user reviews 4

People's Park Tavern have got more outdoor space than you'll know what to do with! Their huge circular beer garden opens out onto the lush scenes of Victoria park with multiple long benches scattered about for tired bodies to settle down onto for an afternoon. As well as that there are covered wooden shacks lining the walk to the pub's back door. If you're looking for a bountiful excess of outdoors with your pint, then this is the pub for you. 

Blue Boat

14 user reviews 3

Hankering for a drink in Hammersmith? Dying to uncover a darling venue where a maritime theme is on high, yet the price of some of London's best ales is low? A charming Fuller's pub brimming with nautical themed nooks and kitsch bits, The Blue Boat boast a patio to envy thanks to its river side views and summer charm. 

Rolling Stock

38 user reviews 5

Situated just off the main Kingsland Road strip, the Rolling Stock is one of east London's hidden gems. First and foremost it's a flourishing arts destination that hosts photoshoots, fashion shows and product launches, but it's also got one of the best outdoor spaces in east London. Surrounded by stunning murals and offering a gentle buzz of an atmosphere, grab yourself a drink and soak in some sun.

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Bermondsey Yard Cafe

19 user reviews 4

You'll be attracted to the Bermondsey Yard Café thanks to its fantastic outside space sitting in the shadow of the Shard, but if views aren't enough to get you motivated, how about a carefully curated drinks menu and delicious seasonal food made from sustainable British ingredients?

The Sipping Room

81 user reviews 4

Based in West India Quay, The Sipping Room is a welcoming bar and restaurant that serves both seasonal dishes and inventive cocktails. Open early in the morning and shutting up shop close to midnight each day, the venue serves breakfast, dinner and everything in between. If that wasn't enticing enough, the venue boasts a cosy outdoor terrace that's perfect for both cocktails in the scorching summer and hot toddiess during the colder months.

WE ARE BAR Bishopsgate

58 user reviews 4

The expansive restaurant bar Jamie's Bishopsgate boasts one of the most thriving outdoor terraces in London come 5pm. Literally minutes from Liverpool Street tube, Jamie's is the port of call for after work drinks and anyone looking to peruse their extensive wine collection. Enjoy winding down with colleagues or friends in their beautiful outdoor space. 

Royal Oak

26 user reviews 5

Perfect for a group dinner in London or a team night out, Royal Oak in Willesden is a cool pub that's full of charm and character. With a bar stocked with craft beers, fine wines and international spirits, the venue also shows the best live sport on its many HD screens. If that wasn't enough, the venue's stunning garden and rooftop are perfect for when the sun comes out. 

28 West Bar

46 user reviews 4

28West's luxurious front terrace boasts fantastic views and a lively atmosphere come rain or shine. Come summertime it's perfect for catching some rays with a few summery cocktails, and the fully covered and heated facilities means guests can pop outside in the colder months too. Stunning views of the Thames put the cherry on an impressive cake.