Beer Gardens in London

Tired of traipsing around town in search of the best beer gardens in London? We've all been there, but luckily enough we're here to help you 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 summer pubs and bars in London. Rally up some pals, slap on the sunscreen and prepare yourself for a day of sipping in the sunshine.

Last updated on 9th November 2018




King's Head Roehampton

98 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 Candlemaker

21 user reviews 4

Late Night Happy Hour and 2 other offers

You'd be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and jolly beer garden in London than Candlemaker's delight of an outside space! Split up into brightly clad booths; generously laden with foliage and fairy lights, this is the perfect place to enjoy a pint and something from the excellent menu. Get your brunch on, or sample their hearty menu full of British classics.

People's Park Tavern

177 user reviews 4

With an enormous beer garden space that stretches out to meet the tip of Victoria Park, this is one of the best open-air drinking and dining spaces in East London. We'd heartily recommend popping over as soon as that sun pokes through the clouds, your reward comes in the form of BBQ'd treats and loads of chilled drinks.

The Jam Tree Chelsea

28 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch and 3 other offers

The spacious beer garden is the jewel in the Jam Tree Chelsea crown. With room to seat 60 and an overall capacity of 200, the garden also has its own dedicated outside bar and BBQ with a reputation for whipping up mouth-watering hog roasts, meat and fish. Dark clouds circling? No need to retreat inside just yet; the garden features considerable covering and the heated patio means you can stop by in winter too.

The Rose Pub

2 user reviews 4

Half Price Mondays and 2 other offers

Lovingly known as Fulham's 'village pub', there's a comfortable and relaxed feel to The Rose. That's due in no small part to the beautiful garden, with its secluded areas, water feature and flowerbeds creating an ambience that always impresses. These guys fire up the BBQ come the warmer months and the garden is heated, which means you can enjoy something from their extensive menu of wines, premium spirits, cocktails and bottled beers no matter what time of year you're visiting.

The Wood House

549 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 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. Each is heated, and lined with colourful flowers and winding branches, offering visitors a quaint spot in which to fade away and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 

King's Head & Courtyard

375 user reviews 4

Saturday Bottomless Prosecco Brunch and 5 other offers

Boasting one of the biggest beer gardens in Fulham, this popular bar's backyard is comfortable and covered making it a perfect drinking spot whatever the weather. Its interiors aren't too shabby either, with botanical and jungle motifs filling every corner of the pub. 

Aeronaut

404 user reviews 4

Can't have a brewpub without one hell of a beer garden can you? Welcome to Aeronaut, where traditional is not something they exploit. The circus is truly in town at this beer garden lined with stripy coloured booths paying homage to the hook-a-ducks, strong man and coconut shys of the circus trade. Retreat into one of these semi-private seating booths for cool beer under a warming heater. A cornucopia of vibrant colours and lots of character, Aeronaut is a fun-filled pub with beer garden to match.

Christmas Feast Menu 3 courses for £35

A trusty gastropub that's a huge hit with Winchmore Hill locals, The King's 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.

The Four Thieves

35 user reviews 4

Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers

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. 

The Exhibit

457 user reviews 4

Brunch + Bottomless Bubbles / Bellinis (£18pp) and 3 other offers

The Exhibit is an all-day drinking and eating hub full of friendly staff and great times – but they also have a killer of a 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 smokey summer streets.

Tanner and Co

83 user reviews 4

Get 2 free bottles of house wine and 2 other offers

Just a few steps away from London Bridge and the Shard is Tanner and Co., a cute restaurant bar that has a great London beer garden. Escape the streets in their unique little hideaway, complete with wooden floors and cool furnishings where you can relax, drink a delicious cocktail, beer or wine and have fun in the sun.

Richard The First

140 user reviews 4

Beautifully decorated with vintage photographs, colourful furniture and an outdoor patio that could rival any in London, the Richard I pub in Greenwich is an easy-going bar that's become a favourite den for locals and tourists alike. Alongside a great range of real ales, craft beers and classic gastro food, the pub's patio comes to life during the summer months, washed with golden sunlight and offering a great spot to unwind during those lazy weekends.

Lost & Co Battersea

149 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch £25

Sitting comfortably on Battersea Park Road, Lost & Co is a versatile restaurant and bar that's become a favourite amongst the locals in South London. Priding itself as something of a jack-of-all-trades, the venue serves Australian coffee in the morning in addition to the hand-crafted cocktails and ice-cold craft beers. Perfect for when the sun makes a rare appearance, the venue's pretty beer garden is capable of rivalling any in South London.

The Old Brewery

194 user reviews 4

Set in a stunning building within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, this is a unique and historic hangout that's one of the best pubs in Greenwich. Their lovely outdoor terrace is found just a few yards from the legendary Cutty Sark and is an ideal spot to cool off with a pint of locally brewed craft beer when it's warm and sunny in London town.

Gigalum

75 user reviews 4

COMPLIMENTARY MULLED WINE & MINCE PIES and 4 other offers

A hot-to-trot party spot in the heart of Clapham, Gigalum is a gem for those late night antics and easy, breezy summer drinks. With their outside plot ever packed with punters come the summer, and their seething party beats heard through the door, Gigalum a go-to destination for all things Vitamin D and debauchery.

The Star by Hackney Downs

103 user reviews 4

2 for £12 burgers every Monday and 4 other offers

The Star by Hackney Downs is a lively East End boozer that's a popular spot for locals and those in the know. This quirky pub has an array of colourful interiors, but it also has a great outdoor space that is a perfect suntrap. With tables looking out over the adjacent Hackney Downs park, this is a great spot for a cool pint on a hot summer's day.

Union Tavern

17 user reviews 4

20% off your food bill

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.

Watson's General Telegraph

160 user reviews 5

Reasons for visiting the WGT beer garden are three-fold. For starters, it's huge - so there's no need to worry about whether you'll get a spot, just head down in your own time and soak in the buzzing atmosphere. Secondly, it's an absolute suntrap, doused in glorious rays for a significant part of the day. Finally, it's got its own bar, so you can sun yourself without having to traipse back to queue for your next round inside. Result.

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. 

No 32 The Old Town

218 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. A beer garden in London surrounded by leafy trees and the Common, come here for tasty grub and relaxing summertime drinks.

The Chelsea Pensioner

20 user reviews 5

A secret beer garden with quality beers – sounds like a match made in heaven right? The Chelsea Pensioner is everything you could want from a pub and much more. With an eclectic entertainment programme, brilliant happy hour deals and delectable bar snacks it's a socialising experience that won't break the bank.

The Gorringe Park

71 user reviews 4

This multi-facing South London pub is one of Tooting's best kept secrets. As is their beer garden. Though the inside of the pub fronts everything from delicious gastro grub and craft beer, to its very own cinema room, the beer garden at Gorringe Park is also impressive, boasting a large space with quirky furniture, making it perfect for the warmer months. 

The Devonshire

25 user reviews 4

One of the most historic and beautiful pubs in the whole of south London, The Devonshire's alfresco garden is spot on for a spot of summertime basking. Get yourself set up with something from their extensive range of ales, craft beers, spirits and wines then get out into the great outdoors as they fire up the BBQ.

Rolling Stock

38 user reviews 5

Fitting of its space on the Shoreditch scene, it's no wonder that Rolling Stock is a wonderland of art and debauchery. Not only boasting its own art gallery and a neat rotation of top DJ names, their beer garden is a corker of urban art, and outside bar, cutesy tables, industrial offsets and more in the heart of Kingsland Road. 

The White Bear

227 user reviews 4

South London is definitely not short of great beer gardens, but the White Bear's garden certainly has to feature high on the list. Having been created in 1780, just as the British lost their grip on the American colonies, the venue is full of vintage antiques, and the walls are covered in grainy photographs and satirical newspaper cartoons. As you'd expect to find in a modern pub, the venue's chef plates up a range of traditional British recipes, including gravy drenched roast dinners and piping hot catch-of-the-day dishes. 

Barrio Shoreditch

56 user reviews 4

A little slice of paradise in the heart of East London, Barrio Shoreditch is a taste of all things tropical without the daunting price tag. Toting the wares of South America meets the South Pacific and cavorting with all things colourful, this nugget is a den of cool benches, charming murals and cracking cocktails.