Best Beer Gardens in London

Tired of traipsing around town, begging to stumble across one of London's best beer gardens? 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 count those days as a thing of the past. Wherever you are and whatever your preferences, we’ve made it our duty to line you up with the best outdoor spaces, from the trendy to the laid back. 

Last updated on 29th April 2021




The Duke of Edinburgh

205 user reviews 4

With a huge garden space that's filled with glowing lights and bustling crowds, The Duke of Edinburgh is a great place if you're after alfresco drinks in Brixton. Join the south London favourite for cocktails, beer and food from White Men Can't Jerk.

Fourpure Taproom

64 user reviews 5

Fourpure Taproom is home to one of the best beer gardens in South East London. Nestled within the Bermondsey brewery site, this outdoor space is a stunning spot for topping up your vitamin D levels with small batch beers and classic American eats.

The Wood House

1553 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. 

The Four Thieves

53 user reviews 4

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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. 

Owl and Hitchhiker

35 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.

King's Head Roehampton

345 user reviews 4

Roehampton's King's Head boasts a serene garden space with lots of tables and plenty of cover for if the weather should turn, and it's just lovely. Get yourself out here with a chilled tray of drinks - the pub offers Young's ales, craft beers and a superb wine list - and don't lose faith if you've missed out, the floor-to-ceiling windows lets the light flood in to make it feel like you're pretty much outside anyway.

The Kings Head

591 user reviews 4

A trusty gastropub that's a huge hit with Winchmore Hill locals, The Kings Head also features a gem of a decked beer garden. Pick up anything from a good range of ales, fine wines and refreshing beers from inside and make straight for this tranquil outside space; there's an all-day menu of fresh and ethically sourced food if you should fancy a bite to eat.

Distillers

2 user reviews 5

If you're looking for a cosy beer garden in west London, get down to Distillers where you'll find attentive service, a delicious British menu and an impressive selection of craft beer; both bottled and on draught. There's even live bands most evenings.

The Castle Tooting

1221 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 Exhibit

702 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch and 1 other offer

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.

Bar Elba

1694 user reviews 4

Like your beer gardens on a rooftop with views of central London? Then look no further than Bar Elba, a gorgeous sky-high bar in Waterloo. Touting gorgeous decor, cracking happy hours and a fabulous weekend bottomless brunch, this beauty isn't to be missed.

Cargo

321 user reviews 3

You might think of Cargo as a thriving clubbing destination first and foremost, but the venue also features an enormous decked beer garden and BBQ area just perfect for chilling in. Set yourself up with a chilled glass of wine or a crisp pint and prepare to while away the hours at this top Shoreditch destination.

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 Sun Inn

9 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.

The Arnos Arms

594 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.

B&K Beer Masterclass from £20 and 1 other offer

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 Birds

95 user reviews 4

Head east to find a quirky, laid-back and traditional boozer with bags of charm. The Birds in Leytonstone is a stylish spot that is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock; find craft beers, mismatched furniture and a quaint beer garden at this spot.

The Abbey Tavern

88 user reviews 4

Fronting one of the best beer gardens in London, this unique pub in Kentish Town is an excellent spot for soaking up the sun in the summer months. Alongside screening big sports game and offering a lovely area for chilling out, it's also got in-house kitchen residents Nanny Bill's on hand to serve up some delicious burgers to boot.

No 32 The Old Town

752 user reviews 4
This airy neighbourhood bar and restaurant in Clapham not only promises delicious fare and a varied selection of beers, it also fronts an outdoor rooftop terrace, perfect for soaking up the rays in the summer months and chilling under festoon lighting and heaters come winter. A beer garden in London surrounded by leafy trees and the Common, come here for tasty grub and relaxing summertime drinks.

The Faber Fox

298 user reviews 4

Noted for its neighrbourhood charm and intimate beer garden, this friendly local boozer in Crystal Palace is a perfect spot for sunny afternoons and warm evenings thanks to a sports-friendly atmosphere and light, summer gins.