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10 of the Best Beer Gardens in London

Pints from Peckham to Bloomsbury

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing riverside pint or the opportunity to host your own Beer Garden BBQ, this is our ultimate guide to the best Beer Gardens in London…

The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton

The Duke of Edinburgh is nestled on a quiet corner in Brixton. An unassuming South London establishment, it boasts one of the biggest beer gardens in town with vast seating, a bar and fire pit. The Duke of Edinburgh is the perfect place to drink away long summer days, or equally, lounge under the heaters during the colder months and sip on a craft ale. Don’t miss the White Men Can’t Jerk residency at their kitchen for some of the most authentic Jerk Chicken in London.

The Cat’s Back, Wandsworth

Located in the Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, The Cat’s Back is a traditional family pub just waiting to be discovered. In the beer garden, their barbecue can be hired for private functions, so if you fancy hosting your own beer garden BBQ, then look no further. Whilst you’re there, be sure to try a pint of Harvey’s, undoubtedly some of the best British brewed beer and unfortunately hard to find in London! Certainly a relaxed affair, The Cat’s Back gives a beer garden experience unlike any other!

The Gipsy Moth, Greenwich

Immersed in maritime tradition and overlooking the landmark Cutty Sark, the beer garden at The Gipsy Moth is a truly unique Greenwich experience. Situated close to the Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum, The Gipsy Moth offers the perfect spot for relaxation and refreshment whilst sight-seeing or strolling around the area. Be sure to stop here for your afternoon tipple.

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Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury

Fully heated in winter, this year-round destination offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light and elegant terrace in the spring and summer months. The seasonal cocktail list carries Dalloway Terrace seamlessly through the year, making it one of our favourite drinking spots in London. Be sure to visit their Juicery which uses integrative medicine to blend signature recipes that taste as good as they are for you. Certainly a more sophisticated interpretation of a traditional beer garden!

Dalloway Terrace Interior

The Rye, Peckham

After an extensive refurbishment, The Rye has been transformed into one of the most inviting family pubs in London. The Rye’s Beer Garden offers something for everyone with a ping pong table and other games to keep the whole family amused – ideal for keeping the little ones occupied whilst you enjoy that well-deserved G&T! With weekend events throughout the year, the garden at The Rye is a perfect for socialising with friends and family.

The Ship, Wandsworth

As one of the most iconic pubs in London, The Ship has been a staple of London’s pub scene on the banks of the Thames since 1786, undeniably making it one of the most famous pubs in London. Whether a blustery winter’s day, or a summer scorcher, The Ship is a buzzy location in every season. The views of the Thames and Wandsworth bridge are unrivalled, making The Ship the ideal al fresco drinking spot.

the ship wandsworth

The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell

As Autumn approaches, with the evenings suitably less balmy, the beer garden at The Crown Tavern is still the place where the residents of Clerkenwell Green flock. The Crown’s garden boasts space for your closest friends, a barbecue and plenty of tables and chairs to enjoy a refreshing pint from their outdoor bar. What more could you ask for?

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Crate Brewery, Hackney

Crate Brewery is not technically a pub, however, it serves great beer and has stunning views of the River Lee, so we won’t argue… It’s an ideal spot for big groups, and big drinkers, with craft beer and cider on offer. What’s more, Crate’s prime position on the bank of the Lee is unlike any other pub in London.

The Crown

The Rose, Fulham

Known as Fulham’s ‘Village Pub’, the garden at The Rose is typically quaint. Enjoy a refreshing drink as you listen to the gentle swell of the water features and admire the carpet of flowering shrubs. Just perfect for a lazy afternoon drink or meal with friends. Totally unique, the layout provides private and secluded areas perfect for a quiet (or not-so-quiet) afternoon.

The Albion, Islington

Arguably one of the most beautiful beer gardens in London, The Albion’s garden space is flooded with wisteria and flickering candles which make for endless Instagram opportunities. The French windows in the restaurant open onto over 450 metres of wisteria-filled English country garden – truly breathtaking!

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