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32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

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Let’s take this outside.

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe.

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The inside of this ancient London pub is pretty excellent, but if you’re looking for somewhere to watch the sun set over the city, then The Mayflower’s Thameside decking can’t be beaten.

The Captain Kidd, Wapping.

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Sam Smiths pubs, with their cheap booze, and wonderful old locations, are already pretty damn great, but throw a load of riverside decking into the mix too, as is the case at The Captain Kidd, and you’ve pretty much got a dream pub.

The Canonbury, Canonbury.

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The kind of place locals swear by on a sunny weekend afternoon, and nice enough to bother traveling to even if you’re not a local.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton.

The Duke of Edinburgh

For sports events, bank holidays, or any other cause for collective celebration, this massive beer garden always brings it when it comes to whipping up a party atmosphere. Also great for when all you want to celebrate is that fact that the sun’s out and the barbecue’s all fired up.

The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park.

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Faltering Fullback

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Faltering Fullback

 

Sometimes known as the ‘Ewok Village’, the garden at this lovely old pub is a veritable maze of stacked decking and flowers.

The Ship, Wandsworth.

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Sure, you’ll have to contend with the odd gang of Red Trousers, but The Ship’s excellent riverside outdoor space, complete with a barbecue that roars from spring through to autumn, and gorgeous views, make it totally worth it. A beer garden that is something of a London institution.

The Woolpack, Bermondsey.

The Woolpack, Bermondsey.

The Woolpack

If you’re killing a bit of time before dinner at one of Bermondsey Street’s great restaurants, or just looking for a nice big garden just off London Bridge’s tourist trail, then you can’t get better than The Woolpack.

The Clapton Hart, Clapton.

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This hub of E5’s social activity thrives even more in summer with a sunny garden where you’re bound to bump into someone you know.

The Crooked Billet, Clapton.

The Crooked Billet, Clapton.

The Crooked Billet

Beer gardens aren’t just for day time, don’t you know, and The Crooked Billet’s fairy-lit outdoor space really comes into its own on a hot summer night.

The Lion, Stoke Newington.

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Lion

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Lion

 

Take a short skip across the road from Clissold Park to The Lion and you can keep on soaking up the sun, now with a cool, crisp pint in your hand.

People’s Park Tavern, Victoria Park.

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

People’s Park Tavern

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

People’s Park Tavern

 

The garden is so massive at The People’s Park in Victoria Park that it’s practically a park itself, except with booze that hasn’t gone warm in the sun or fizzed up in your bag.

The Water Poet, Shoreditch.

The Water Poet, Shoreditch.

The Water Poet

After work The Water Poet is a sea of city suits, but that can be forgiven when it has so much pretty outdoor space. Or of course, if you are a suit, and then you’ll feel right at home.

Pratts and Payne, Streatham.

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

Pratts and Payne

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

Pratts and Payne

 

Make a point of coming here on a Sunday so that you can spend your sunny day outside with one of their excellent roast dinners.

The Railway, Tulse Hill.

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Railway

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The Railway

 

Finding yourself in the garden at The Railway is a bit like stumbling upon a magical, woodland glade, but in South East London with loads of booze, and music and other such festivities that you’d never find down the woods.

The White Hart, Stoke Newington.

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Probably the biggest beer garden in N16, and Connect 4 to play while you enjoy your pint. What more could you want from a pub?

The Sun, Camberwell.

The Sun, Camberwell.

The Sun

Naming your pub “The Sun” sets the beer garden bar pretty high, but this expansive space with loads of tables and rays more than delivers.

The Spaniards, Hampstead Heath.

The Spaniards, Hampstead Heath.

The Spaniards

The Spaniards, with its cosy fire, and quaint old atmosphere is a pub worth visiting any time, and its pleasantly shaded beer garden gives you even more reason to go there on a sunny (or indeed, drizzly) summer day.

The Flask, Highgate.

The Flask, Highgate.

The Flask

Big, sunny and full of beautiful flowers. What more could you ask for in a beer garden.

The Edinboro Castle, Camden.

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The garden at The Edinboro Castle is usually teeming with people, yes, but with good reason: it’s a total sun-trap, with shady booths for when the heat gets too much and the barbecue roars all summer long. Definitely preferable to fighting your way around the sweaty market if you happen to find yourself in Camden.

Inn the Park, St James’ Park.

Inn the Park, St James' Park.

Inn the Park

As the name suggests, this pub doesn’t just have a beer garden, it has a whole damn park! St James’ Park, as it happens, which is practically the Queen’s garden.

The Old Brewery, Greenwich.

Liquid lunch.

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Also taking advantage of its surroundings is Meantime’s brewery-come-pub, right on the edge of Greenwich Park, where you can enjoy beer brewed on site and excellent food.

The Gowlett, Peckham.

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This hidden Peckham gem has a modest outdoor area at the back, but the real tables to bag on a sunny afternoon are the ones out the front which are drenched in the best rays right about the time you’re on your way home from work and gagging for a pint. Plenty of local cats are likely to join you too.

The Hobgoblin, New Cross.

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This old student institution may have recently caught a serious case of gastropub, but whatever your thoughts on that matter, its massive garden is still one of the best in South East London.

New Cross House, New Cross.

New Cross House, New Cross.

New Cross House

Not just a beer garden, but a beer garden with a treehouse, which you’ll be thankful of when you want to defiantly sit outside on one of London’s many rainy summer days.

The Rye, Peckham.

The Rye, Peckham.

The Rye

While everyone else is scrabbling for seats at Peckham’s summer-hit rooftop, Frank’s, head up the road to The Rye where you’ll find loads of table and a barbecue too.

The George IV, Chiswick

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The George

32 Pubs With Excellent Beer Gardens In London

The George

 

A beer garden that’s both sunny and cosy thanks to comfy seats and undercover areas.

The Windsor Castle, Kensington.

The Windsor Castle, Kensington.

The Windsor Castle

In an area heavy on fancy roof gardens and expensive bars, a good trad garden where you can eat posher-than-your-average pub food without breaking the bank is very welcome.

The Nag’s Head, Walthamstow.

The Nag's Head, Walthamstow.

The Nag’s Head

The Nag’s Head brings a bit of tropical cheer to E17 with its delightful palm tree shaded garden.

The White Horse, Parson’s Green.

The White Horse, Parson's Green.

The White Horse

If you fancy a spot of posh people watching, there’s no better place than The White Horse’s (or the Sloaney Pony, as it’s often known) street side garden. And for those less socially inclined, there’s an incredible craft ale menu and barbecues all summer.

The Old Fountain, Old Street.

The Old Fountain, Old Street.

The Old Fountain.

It’s hard enough to find a pub with non-pavement outside space around Old Street, let alone a roof terrace without a mile-long queue, but The Old Fountain delivers on both counts. Pro-tip: bag a table just before the surrounding offices let out.

The Dove, Hammersmith.

The Dove, Hammersmith.

The Dove

If a pub back onto a river then you’ll have to build the garden up the back of the pub, which they have at The Dove with this multi-tiered wonder. Grab a table early and soak up the sun all afternoon.

The Garden Gate, Hampstead Heath.

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You’ll fight for a table at The Garden Gate in the heart of Hampstead, but it’ll be well worth it when you fancy a beer and a burger after a walk on the Heath.

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