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 9th May 2022

The Kings Head

850 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.


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.

Owl and Hitchhiker

71 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.

The Arnos Arms

951 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.

For one of the best beer gardens in London, look no further than The Lock Inn. Their outdoor space is overlooking the canal in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, for a friendly and relaxed community feel. Better yet, they've got live sport, darts, music and food to boot.

Fourpure Taproom

103 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 Exhibit

924 user reviews 4

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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.

The Manor Arms

363 user reviews 4

Shhh... Did you know that Streatham has a secret beer garden? Found at The Manor Arms, this sprawling space offers vibrant furnishings, strewn fairy lights and a tented cover in the winter. It's a gorgeous spot whatever the weather, and ideal for chowing down on elevated pub grub.

The Castle Tooting

1676 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. 

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 Rising Sun

140 user reviews 4

Located in the heart of Richmond is one of the best beer gardens in the city. The Rising Sun also happens to sling out amazing burgers, cracking pints and a wide variety of vino - perfect if you're also a sports fan looking for the perfect plot to catch the game.

Truman's Social Club

173 user reviews 4

Truman's Social Club is an all-new drinking and dining destination in Walthamstow. Starting off as a large beer garden serving local drinks and street food, the venue hopes to expand into an on-site brewery, taproom, market, music space and artist studios with Truman's beer at the heart of it all. 

The Miller

5 user reviews 4

We can't think of many better ways to spend a sun-soaked day away from the office than at The Miller. Bag yourself a spot in the garden and work your way through their extensive list of local craft beers and real ciders, with authentic pizzas on the agenda if you should find yourself feeling peckish.

Junction Tavern

3 user reviews 5

Home to Victorian-style interiors and a crackin' menu, Junction Tavern in Tufnell Park also have a glorious garden space. Head to this much-loved boozer in the warmer months to enjoy a lip-smacking cocktail, or a few small plates with friends. 

Ferry Boat Inn Tottenham

14 user reviews 3

Fronting a huge riverside beer garden with over 50 seats, Ferry Boat is coming up trumps in the outdoor drinking and dining department. This heated space also comes complete with garden games, hearty pub grub and a range of award-winning ales.

The White Bear

629 user reviews 5

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. 

The Wood House

2179 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. 


1016 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. 

The Devonshire

542 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 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.

The Sun Inn

11 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 Four Thieves

196 user reviews 4

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. 

No 32 The Old Town

1087 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 Engineer

81 user reviews 5

If you're searching for a nice beer garden in London, look no further than The Engineer, a historic watering hole, sure to be a crowdpleaser among your friends. Settle into the spot for cask ales, burgers and classic Sunday roasts.

The Steeles Pub

1 user review 2

If you're on the hunt for a Camden boozer with a gorgeous beer garden, then the wait is over. The Steeles pub boasts a beauty, as well as serving up plenty of pub grub, cocktails and beer. To top it off? You can come here for your weekly quiz night and jazz fix too.

The Ship

963 user reviews 4

There are beer gardens, and then there's The Ship. A family-friendly and locals favourite , The Ship not only has bars in the garden and British cuisine in the kitchen, this beer garden is set right by the water for summer vibes, winters curled up in covered spaces and then some.

Watson's General Telegraph

357 user reviews 4

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. Secondly, it's a suntrap in summer and covered in winter with heaters. Finally, it's got its own bar, so you can sun yourself without having to traipse back to queue for your next round inside.