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 21st October 2021




Watson's General Telegraph

338 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, just head down in your own time and soak in the buzzing atmosphere. 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. Result.

The Faber Fox

426 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.

King's Head Roehampton

439 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.

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 Kings Head

736 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.

No 32 The Old Town

937 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 White Bear

550 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. 

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.

Aeronaut

940 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. 

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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 Adam & Eve

15 user reviews 4

Fancy a bit of alfresco sipping? The Adam & Eve over in Homerton boasts a gorgeous garden with plenty of seating, verdant plants, sports screens and colourful bunting. If you get peckish, the pub serves up delicious Thai street food.

The Rising Sun

135 user reviews 4

Family friendly and found on the streets of Richmond, The Rising Sun is giving you London beer garden bliss all round. Perfect to tide over both a balmy lunch and dinner, head on down to this casual spot where the young, old and everyone in between love to hang out.

Cargo

330 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.

The Devonshire

459 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 Wood House

1932 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 Arnos Arms

813 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.

Owl and Hitchhiker

57 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 Four Thieves

124 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.