It’s an unspoken rule for Brits that, as immediately as temperatures exceed 15°C, you must hurry to the nearest beer garden.
Below are 20 brilliant beer gardens around London, conveniently organised by location by London Top Sights Tours
East London beer gardens
1) The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch
An old Shoreditch institution that dates back to Victorian times, the C&S closed some time around the millennium, having degenerated into a strip bar. It was reborn in 2013 as a modern, craft-beer focussed pub with much to commend it.! 226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ.
2) People’s Park Tavern, Hackney
A true Hackney pub through and through, People’s Park Tavern is a pub for the people, inspired by the people.
Nestled in the heart of Victoria Park, our secret garden is the East London escape you’ve been looking for. With our own onsite brewery, outdoor BBQ kitchen, pop-up cocktail bar, beer box and more, you won’t want to be anywhere else this summer.
360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT. See more great pubs in Hackney.
3) CRATE Brewery, Hackney Wick
CRATE is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated canal-side in a former print factory.
Built, owned and operated by locals, our converted industrial interior is one of a kind and has been crafted with reclaimed materials from around the Wick. Since launching in late July 2012, their unique look and delicious offerings have garnered national and international acclaim.
r. Unit 7, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN.
4) Pub on the Park, London Fields
Airy traditional pub with sofas and standard lamps, park-side beer garden, boules and weekend DJs.. 19 Martello St, E8 3PE.
South London beer gardens
5) The Phoenix, Clapham
6) The Magic Garden, Battersea
Festival vibes near Battersea Park. Inside the pub is fine, and had a some good corners but really it’s all about the quirky garden.
They even host live music some evenings. 231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG.
7) The Ship, Wandsworth
The Ship is a traditional local pub in the heart of Wandsworth SW18. Know for their Sunday roast, a runner up in the Observer Food Monthly Best Sunday Roast. 41 Jews Row, Wandsworth, SW18 1TB.
8) The Herne, Peckham
The Herne Tavern is a classic Victorian pub tucked away on Forest Hill Road in East Dulwich, opposite the glorious green space that is Peckham Rye.
2 Forest Hill Road, SE22 0RR.
9) The Falcon, Clapham
The Falcon is a wonderful mix between a proper British pub and trendy, hipster hangout. Come here for the beer garden and stay for the wicked grub. 33 Bedford Road, SW4 7SQ.
10) The Rye, Peckham
Modern pub with brick walls and red velvet banquettes, plus a huge garden with heated/covered areas. The Rye has some serious countryside pub vibes. 31 Peckham Rye, SE15 3NX.
11) The Avalon, Clapham
The Avalon is famous for its steaks and burgers, but its garden is one of London’s best. It is one of the largest gardens in the area. 16 Balham Hill, SW12 9EB.
South East London beer gardens
12) The Gipsy Moth, Greenwich
Within view of the famous Cutty Sark, The Gipsy Moth is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a lazy lunch, family dinner or social eats with friends, The Gipsy Moth offers flavoursome food, an explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions. 60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL.
13) The Woolpack, Bermondsey
The Woolpack is a Youngs pub serving the best Sunday Roast in South East London near London bridge station, River thames, Tower bridge & Guys Hospital
Central London beer gardens
14) The Tattershall Castle, Embankment
Tattershall Castle is a floating pub and restaurant moored on the River Thames at Victoria EmbankmentThe views don’t get much better than those at The Tattershall. It’s perfectly located opposite the London Eye and, as you can imagine, it gets very busy when the sun shines. Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, SW1A 2HR.
West London beer gardens
15) The Eagle, Shepherd’s Bush
It’s the beer garden that steals the show at The Eagle. A glorious space with its very own bar and Burger shack. Kick back and wile the hours away in style in one of the top alfresco spaces in West London. The garden is naturally perfect for a summer drinks party in one of the two available Garden Huts for hire or just to bask in the sunshine on one of our many garden tables with a fruit Aperol Spritz or one of our crisp and refreshing rosés.215 Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 9AZ.
16) The Prince, Earl’s Court.
Half of the roof that covers the garden has been raised and replaced with a brand new shiny retractable roof. Ready for you to while away the long summer days and nights under the sunshine. 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT.
17) The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield
The Leather Bottle has been proudly standing in the heart of Earlsfield since the 1700’s; serving delicious food and drink to all who visit. The menus are packed with a variety of delicious dishes. From light bites for lunch to hearty pub classics for dinner; they’ve something to suit all appetites and taste buds. Food is served throughout all parts of the pub and the the bright, airy restaurant. . 538 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, SW17 0NY.
18) The City Barge, Chiswick
The City Barge is a historic 14th century public house with a wealth of history behind it and is situated on the Thames riverside, nestled in the picturesque area of Strand on the Green, Chiswick. 27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, W4 3PH.
19) The Windsor Castle, Notting Hill
Situated between Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington, The Windsor Castle is a hidden gem amongst London’s myriad of pubs, and ahead of the game in providing the perfect setting for a truly memorable drinking and dining experience. Nestled amongst the area’s beautifully-preserved architecture, The Windsor Castle’s interior has been lovingly preserved, blending sumptuous Victorian period features and traditional wood-panelling with stylish contemporary touches. Boasting an open fire and many a cosy corner, the pub also offers an inviting courtyard beer garden – perfect for laid-back afternoons, al-fresco dining or just a glass of something special on a sunny day.
114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, W8 7AR.
20) The Crabtree, Hammersmith
The Crabtree is pretty iconic in W6, an iconic pub situated on the quietest and most picturesque stretch of the Thames between Hammersmith & Putney bridges.. Rainville Road, Hammersmith, W6 9HA.