For London’s best beer gardens, look no further. North, South, East or West, we’ve got your outdoor boozing covered!

West London’s best beer gardens

They say: “The lower bar has access to a heated canalside garden and barbecue area.”
We say: “On weekends, they crank up the barbecue as well, so it’s a great spot for a Sunday session with a big group of mates.”
» Woodfield Rd, W9 2BA
Tube: Westbourne Park
020 7286 1886

They say: “A newly refurbished iconic Victorian pub set on the river in Fulham [with] stunning views of the Thames from its extensive beer garden.”
We say: “An enormous beer garden (above) that’s awesome! Perfect for a relaxing drink in the sun.”
» Rainville Rd, W6 9HA
Tube: Baron’s Court
020 7385 3929

They say: “From our famous barbecue and sunny beer garden to our warm and comfortable interior, we strive to create an environment that everyone can enjoy.”
We say: “A brilliant place to meet friends – it has daily barbecues and a sunny beer garden right on Parsons Green.”
» Parson’s Green, SW6 4UL 
Tube: Parson’s Green
020 7736 2115

South London’s best beer gardens

They say: “Weather permitting, we’ll be grilling speciality sausages and handmade burgers all summer long.”
We say: “It’s right on the common.”
» Old Town, SW4 OJL 
Tube: Clapham Common
020 7622 4980

They say:
“The back doors open up on to a wild country beer garden where delicious barbecue food is offered up.”
We say: “It has a great decked area, which you can hire out for large groups. Plus they do a very tasty barbecue for when you are peckish after a few drinks in the hopefully sunny afternoon.”
» Fentiman Rd, SW8 1LA  
Tube: Oval
020 7793 9796

They say: “The bar and decked area open out on to the beautifully landscaped gardens and, surrounded by leafy hedges, you wouldn’t know you were in London.”
We say: “With great ambience and friendly staff, it’s a perfect way to spend a summer’s day.”
» Sydenham Hill, SE26 6RS 
Tube: Sydenham
020 8693 5666

East London’s best beer gardens

They say: “We are officially one of Hoxton’s best kept secrets. Whether you’re inside enjoying one of our vast selections of draught or real ale, or basking in the sun in the area’s biggest and best beer gardens, it’s fun, fun.”
We say: “Coloured lights and heat-lamps make this garden wicked day or night. Plus, the grub’s good.”
» Shepherdess Walk. N1 7LB
Tube: Old Street
0207 250 0507

They say: “Unpretentious with live music inside. We only take cash.”
We say: “Surreal, quirky pub. In the summer, boozers spill out onto the adjacent field beside the canal.” 
» Grove Rd, E3 5BH 
Tube: Mile End
020 8980 2918

They say: “Lovely pub overlooking London Fields where friendly bar staff will pop your beer in a plastic cup if there’s no room at the bar.”
We say: “If your picnic beer’s gone warm, this is the handiest pub from London Fields to get a cold one.”
Tube: London Fields
020 7275 9586

London's best beer gardens

North London’s best beer gardens

They say: “The Albion is a Georgian gem left over from a time when Islington was fields and farmland.”
We say: “A gorgeous walled beer garden, full of flowers and trees. The beer garden is big, but we’d definitely recommend booking a table in advance, especially in the summer as it gets incredibly busy.” Travel editor Janine Kelso
» Thornhill Rd, N1 1HW 
Tube: Angel
020 7607 7450

They say: “Responsibly-sourced, seasonal food, good beers, exceptional wines and spirits, and a warm welcome have made this neighbourhood gem an institution among those in the know.”
We say: “This has a lovely walled garden a stone’s throw from Primrose Hill. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities enjoying the gastro fare at a table next to you.”
» Gloucester Ave, NW1 8JH 
Tube: Camden Town
020 7722 0950

They say: “The south-facing beer garden overlooks Regent’s Canal and is an oasis in the middle of Camden and a fantastic sun trap.”
We say: “This is a great place to enjoy a drink and barbecue food in an unpretentious atmosphere. A gastropub it ain’t – a friendly, authentic local boozer it is.”
» St Pancras Way, NW1 0QT 
Tube: Camden
020 7387 4805

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