Private Summer Igloos, Huts and Pergolas in London

Hunting down that extra special outdoor venue for your next birthday celebration? Or perhaps you're after a private summertime space to catch the football? Luckily, London's most popular beer gardens and rooftop terraces offer a range of small group options. From cosy igloos to heated pergolas and quirky huts, these spots boast the perfect balance of exclusivity and atmosphere. Check out our guide to the best outdoor venues for small groups here.

Last updated on 23rd June 2020

Skylight is the East London wonderland of all things summer fun. This iconic Tobacco Dock rooftop is the ideal setting for a spot of daytime drinking, with Instagrammable day beds and pergolas available to book for groups of up to ten. 

The Edinboro Castle

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Situated between Camden station and Regent's Park, The Edinboro Castle is a North London hidden gem. Offering a sprawling beer garden with long picnic tables and private heated booths, it's the perfect place to sip on a glass of Pimm's on those balmy summer nights.


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With live entertainment, hearty grub and a constantly well-stocked bar, Acton's Aeronaut comes up trumps every time. Better yet? The twinkly beer garden is decked out with several cosy circus-themed huts - a gorgeous quirky setting for your next group gathering.

The Castle Tooting

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One of Tooting's most historical watering holes, The Castle has been part of the Young's estate since 1832. A much-loved spot for post-work drinks, the beer garden here is constantly heaving. Save yourself a seat by reserving one of the wooden huts, which come with vibrant furniture and pretty festoon lighting.

People's Park Tavern

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One of London's quirkiest spots, People's Park Tavern is known for its calendar of monthly supper clubs, weekly quizzes and cool theatre offerings. The real pull of this place though is the green and leafy outside space. Shelter from the elements by heading to one of the wooden pergolas, or grab yourself a picnic bench to be in the midst of the fun.

The Leather Bottle

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A hugely popular spot in Earlsfield, The Leather Bottle is a wonderland of alfresco drinking and dining. Frequented by dog-walkers and families in the day, this place kicks it up a notch as night falls, with private sheds available for small group gatherings and an outdoor bar for easy-access top-ups. 

The Wood House

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Located in Sydenham, The Wood House offers one of the capital's largest outdoor drinking and dining spaces. Recently benefiting from a fresh makeover, the sprawling garden is now home to cosy fire pits, pretty pergolas and lawn games. Hosting regular BBQs throughout the summer, it's the perfect place to soak up a few rays whilst sipping on a spritz.