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 22nd October 2020




The Castle Tooting

1060 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. 

Watson's General Telegraph

237 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 Exhibit

585 user reviews 4

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.

@ Pergola Paddington on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Save 50% on ticket Winter Chalet (4 people) 12pm-2.45pm with discount code LAUNCHDAY
Valid on the following dates: 03/12/2020.

Pergola Paddington are bringing the winter beer garden dream alive with their seasonal pop-up. Combining hot cocktails, snow covered trees and festive plates in a truly magical setting, we're expecting big things from this 2020 experience.

Union Tavern

21 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 Four Thieves

46 user reviews 4

2 Pizzas for £10!

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 Prince

33 user reviews 4

This booming West Brompton is a must-try for drinks outside, whatever the season. Littered in foliage during the summer and churning out heaters and street food in the winter, it's a great spot for those looking to meet up in the great outdoors.

Aeronaut

767 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 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.

Owl and Hitchhiker

13 user reviews 5

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 Devonshire

275 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.

No 32 The Old Town

662 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 Birds

54 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.

Lost Society Battersea

566 user reviews 5

£6.5 on Selected Cocktails and 3 other offers

Sitting comfortably on Battersea Park Road, Lost Society 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 on their cute terrace.

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.

King's Head Roehampton

285 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.

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 Duke of Edinburgh

111 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.

The Kings Head

528 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.