The Flask

This 17th-century pub in cosy Highgate Village boasts one of London’s best beer gardens, with lots of flowers, foliage and fairy lights giving it a classic English country garden feel.

Heaters keep it warm in winter.

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The Water Poet

The walled beer garden at the back of this Spitalfields boozer is huge, with a covered marquee on the decking and a generous peppering of gas heaters keeping things snug. Plus, they sell Little Creatures.

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The Garden Gate

Right next to Hampstead Heath, this cute 19th-century drinking hole has a lovely green garden in which to sip on specialty brews, including offerings from Camden Town, Sierra Nevada and Brooklyn Brewery.