Harking on down to Hackney, and looking for a great venue with a teaming outdoor space? Then hot foot it to one of the most unusual plots in East London. Not only a canal boat that often sets sail upon the Hackney shore, Alfred Le Roy also boasts private hire.
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. While venues with great space outside can seem hard to find, they are out there if you search for 'em. The capital is packed with fabulous beer gardens, rooftop terraces, riverside seating - you name it. Check out our recommended list of venues with outdoor space in London and see if any tickle your fancy.
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Fancy taking part in a quirky activity while soaking up the sun? London Shuffle is a cool venue with outdoor space that allows you to catch some rays while scoring points and sipping cocktails. Whether you'e heading over for brunch or a quirky date, this is a place unlike any other.
People's Park Tavern have got all the outdoor space you could need. Their huge circular beer garden opens out onto the lush scenes of Victoria park, with wooden shacks lining the walk to the pub's back door and some really cool, quirky decor acting as a backdrop for summer shindigs.
Housing Soho's largest rooftop terrace, with incredible views of the West End, The Century Club brings together work, rest and play in the heart of London. Hidden behind a modest front door in Shaftesbury Avenue, this hidden member's club is the place to be for summertime partying.
Now how's this for a rooftop garden in Central London? Boasting glorious 360 views of the city, Coq D'Argent Bar and Restaurant overlooks landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House and Monument, as well as serving up mouthwatering French fare, making it one hot summer destination.
The Rooftop is a unique perfect setting for sipping cocktails and soaking up some breath-taking views. Complete with canopy-covered seating, outdoor heaters and blankets, this alfresco destination will have your date nights and after-work tipples covered come rain or shine.
Located at the heart of East London, the Queen of Hoxton is a fun place for after-work drinking sessions, catching up with mates and epic club nights. The bar's incredible rooftop not only boasts views of the city, but often features a quirky theme and is renowned for its movie screenings.
The Lampery is a cool British restaurant that celebrates our country's diverse cuisine through its menu, with stylish interiors and a chilled-out vibe to match. Adding to this is the floral ceiling in the dining room and large doors that can be opened up to bring the outside indoors.
Wish you could be transported to a tropical paradise this summer? Well you needn't look further than London's best Thameside beach in Fulham, where the sun-soaked sands come complete with fun activities, quirky games, delicious pizzas and refreshing cocktails.
Eight Moorgate is a stylish private members cub with an impressive garden terrace that overlooks the city. As well as offering stunning views, the bar is always brimming with expertly-mixed beverages and an enticing choice of seasonal plates from star chefs to graze upon.
Serving up the best of British cuisine with picturesque water views, Browns Butlers Wharf is a relaxed, welcoming brasserie and bar on the Thames. Join them for summer cocktails on the large outside terrace and top up your tan with a menu of seasonal creations just waiting to be sampled.
Boasting one of the best outdoor pub spaces in Wandsworth, this Young's pub is the perfect location for some al fresco summer drinking or a fun night out with pals. To complete the experience? Make sure you dive into their menu of classic pub grub.
With twinkling fairy lights, an intimate setting and plenty of craft beer, The Birds in Leystone has the perfect beer garden for lounging about on summer days. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, the venue also has a stylish interior with bird cages, retro pieces and traditional features.
Paradise Alley is one of Brick Lane's top outdoor destinations for a drink and a dance under the sun. Swing by for fabulous events, alfresco sips, dancing till dawn and some stellar DJ performances, with plenty of drinks to keep you fuelled throughout your time with them.
With an outdoor terrace to boast, it's no wonder that Big Chill Bar is prime pickings for for drinks outside in London. From affordable bevvies to a sweet spot under the sun, this laid-back local bar is a promising haunt for all things drinks and dancing in the city.
The Mere Scribbler 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 and live matches on their big screens, the venue is perfect for South London's many sports fans.
Rotunda is a sleek Kings Cross eatery with some seriously impressive canal-side seating that cannot be missed in summer months. Whether you're craving expertly-sources beef and lamb or their fresh fish, vegetarian and vegan options, simply pair with a refreshing drink and enjoy the views.
Perfectly perched on the riverbank, No 29 Power Station West is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar with enviable interiors, a menu of brasserie classics and elegant cocktails. When it's warm outside, there's no better place to sit than opposite the Thames under the botanical decor.
With the only terrace in Hackney Wick to site directly on the canal towpath, White Post Cafe has a pretty special outdoor vibe. The bar and cafe is a happening spot which is open from morning through to night, head there first thing for coffee, or come in evening when DJs play.
Tucked away in a secretive Mayfair courtyard comes Hush, a swanky restaurant and bar. Join the venue on their gorgeous outdoor terrace for amazing cocktails and a delicious selection of modern European small plates if you're feeling peckish.
Dinerama is an open-air paradise of food and drink in Shoreditch, with retractable roofs in summer and toasty log-burning fires in the cooler months. Check out the venue's 10 bars serving an array of drinks, as well as some of the city's very best street food slingers that add to the festival vibe.
One of the quirkier places to dine outdoors in London, Barge East is a cool, contemporary restaurant boat that provides a unique day-to-night experience. Join the restaurant bar for summertime sipping under the sun and romantic evenings with delicious dinners, because this place can do it all.
The Sipping Room is a welcoming bar and restaurant that serves both seasonal dishes and inventive cocktails. Open all day, every day, the bar's outdoor terrace is perfect for both cocktails in the scorching summer and hot toddiess during the colder months.
Omeara has a lot to offer, with a 320-capacity live music venue showcasing incredible musicians alongside a top Mexican canteen. Step outside, and you'll discover their terrace with beautiful views of the Shard and Southwark Cathedral too, perfect for summertime tequila drinking.
Serving breakfast, dinner and everything in between, Lost Society's cocktails and 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 rivaling any in South London.
Savage Garden is a dramatic destination rooftop bar just minutes from Tower Hill station. Perched on the 12th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton, the bar overlooks some of the city's most iconic landmarks as well as pouring innovative cocktails and hosting incredible events.
A dazzling gastropub, bar and live music venue close to Queen's Park, Paradise By Way of Kensal Green features one of the area.'s top garden spaces. Saturdays are all about brunching and guzzling cocktails, while Sunday's call for roasts and Bloody Marys under the sun.
Fronting a delightful terrace, perfect for al fresco dining, this charming hotel, restaurant and bar complex is also no stranger to a seasonal pop up, offering a ski lodge for the wintry months, and a beach club offering for warmer weather.
NT's is a buzzing warehouse-style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway in the heart of Hackney. Hailed as the area's top night time destination, it comes to life when the sun goes down with some of the industry's biggest DJs, an ever-changing cocktail menu and impressive views.
Aviary is a fabulous drinking and dining destination in the City, with spectacular views over London and an equally-impressive menu to boot. Whether you're topping up your tan in the summer or seeking refuge in a pop-up igloo when it's cold outside, this is one unique place to visit.
Apples and Pears is a colourful and vibrant bar serving innovative signature cocktails and an awesome garden. It's the ideal space to unwind off Brick Lane and catch some rays on summer afternoons, with a heater all year round alfresco revelry in the cooler months.
Bar Elba is a rooftop bar in London Waterloo that acts a suntrap in summer, but can be converted into a cosy hideaway in the colder moths. To tempt you further, it boasts views over London's most iconic landmarks and has a fun, tropical theme of sunny colours to accompany the vibrant cocktails.
The Old Brewery is a charming and characterful building located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. This place boasts impressive interiors with modern meets traditional styling, while outdoors there's an impressive beer garden for all your summer needs.
The Exhibit has it all under one roof, from bottomless brunching and sing-along boozicals, to exclusive cinema and karaoke suites. What makes the space even better? The fabulous outdoor terrace spake that's ideal for topping up tans and cocktail sipping in the summer months.
You can't really get closer to the river than this, a dining cruise restaurant bar with massive glass windows that give you a 360 expeimce while sailing down the Thames. Join Bateaux London for lunch, afternoon tea and unique dinners, and you'll have a wonderful time soaking up the city.
Looking for a cool bar in Shoredicth with outside space? Barrio is certainly the place for you, with its vibrant decor, central location and banging menu of cocktails. If that's not enough to entice you, make sure to check out the bar's brilliant happy hour deals.
Offering its guests a canal-side bar and alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal and Granary Square, The Lighterman is a pretty place for getting together and hanging out. What makes this place better? The craft ales, seasonal cocktails and menu of gastropub classics that simply must be savoured.
If you're seeking something more floral, Brunswick House & Garden is your gal. A renowned relic of Georgian Vauxhall, the venue remains visually untouched and original in its decorative 18th Century atmosphere, however it's the glorious garden that's really a highlight of any visit.
Vagabond Northcote Road boasts a gorgeous rooftop terrace that makes for a brilliant after-work drinks, date night or group catch-up destination. As well as offering a vast array of carefully-selected bottles, they serve seasonal small plates, cheeses, charcuterie and steak to pair and share.