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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Last updated on 26th February 2021

Pergola Paddington

53 user reviews 3

One of the best outdoor drinking spots in London, Pergola is the Paddington rooftop bar bringing you food, booze and views. Grab a table on the covered terrace and get stuck into some delicious food and their gorgeous cocktail selection.

The Birds

67 user reviews 4

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.

The Mere Scribbler

237 user reviews 4

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.


154 user reviews 4

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. 

Bar Elba

1453 user reviews 4

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 Prince

58 user reviews 4

Just a short walk from West Brompton station, The Prince is a pretty pub fronting one of the best outside areas in London. Fully covered, heated and decked out in flora and fauna, it's the ideal spot for outdoor dining this spring and summer.

White Post Cafe

3 user reviews 4

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.

Bateaux London

1 user review 4

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.