Best Pubs With Beer Gardens In London

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Sip, Savour, and Soak up the Sun: Uncover London's top pubs with beer gardens – where the brews are cold, and the vibes are golden. Your pint-sized escape awaits!

Craving a perfect pint in the heart of London? Look no further than our curated guide to the city's best beer gardens – where the suds are cold, and the vibes are hotter than a summer fling. Whether you fancy lush foliage, riverside panoramas, or an open-air party atmosphere, we've scoured the city for the ultimate al fresco experiences. So, step into the sunshine with us as we spill the hops on London's top pubs that prove there's nothing better than a cold brew under the city's skies.


The People's Park Tavern

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360 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7BT

At The People's Park Tavern, they take their brews as seriously as your mate takes their Sunday League team. Nestled in the heart of Victoria Park, this pub for the people boasts an onsite micro-brewery churning out 'People's Pints' – a true testament to their commitment to craft. With around 70 world beers on tap, it's a beer lover's haven, but fear not, it's not all beards and beer snobbery. Picture this: old-school games consoles, weekend DJs spinning beats, and a hacienda-style garden overlooking Victoria Park. It's like sipping a cold one in the park, minus the awkward search for a loo. Now, let's talk grub – their burgers are the unsung heroes of the menu, offering more value than a gold-plated beer tankard. As for the libations, besides the in-house microbrewery, they showcase a stellar lineup of gins. The staff's banter flows as freely as the beer, and the regulars are always up for a chat – even if it's just with a muddy cocker spaniel.


The Faltering Fullback

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19 Perth Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HB

Tucked away near Finsbury Park, The Faltering Fullback is more than your average pub – it's a three-story leafy haven, a bit like the secret garden of Irish watering holes. While it may not boast the biggest beer garden in London, it certainly has the cleverest, turning a small yard into a tiered village of decking. It's a verdant layer cake with heated and covered benches, making it a cozy spot even when the chill sets in. The vibe inside may be sixth-form common room meets 1970s pool hall, but don't let that fool you – this place is a Finsbury Park favorite for a reason. The ramshackle horseshoe bar may be bustling, but the real allure lies in the outdoor wonderland, complete with a magical treehouse that fulfills all your childhood dreams. Sip on reasonably priced pints from a mainstream bar that includes Amstel, Heineken, and Leffe, and don't miss out on the Thai culinary delights served in the evening.


<> The Four Thieves
Four Thieves via Facebook

51 Lavender Gardens, London SW11 1JW

With its own micro-brewery, house-distilled gin, and an escape game in the basement, you might wonder if The Four Thieves are secretly called 'The Artisanal Sourdough.' But fear not, this Victorian palace turned funky boozer strikes the perfect balance between trendy and down-to-earth. The 'Gin Yard,' their spacious garden, is where the magic happens – a haven for sipping spirits from an extensive menu, complete with a rain-ready canopy. With 45 gins and exotic tonics that could rival a Chinese medicine shop, it's a playground for spirit enthusiasts. But the real kicker? An upstairs retro gaming room boasting 'Street Fighter 2' projected across an entire wall. And don't worry, it's not all highbrow – the scuffed wooden floors, vintage tiling, and wall-mounted taxidermy keep it real.


CRATE Brewery

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Unit 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

Picture this: a long concrete stretch of picnic benches on their terrace, where you can sip on a pint of lager or a limited edition Citra Sour while playing witness to the lively scene of ducks, canal boats, and kayakers making their thirsty pilgrimage to CRATE. And if that's not cool enough, park yourself next to the Alfred Leroy, a fairy-lit sailing boat doubling as a floating bar serving CRATE's beers, classic cocktails, and booze-spiked Jarr Kombucha. CRATE Brewery, once an old factory building, has evolved into a bar, brewery, and pizzeria. Yes, you read that right – stone-baked pizzas that are just as delicious as their craft beers.


Pub On the Park

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19 Martello St, London E8 3PE

Right on the edge of London Fields, Pub on the Park is not just a pub – it's a park-side oasis with a dapper coat of white and mint green, making it as much a visual treat as it is a beer destination. The terrace, a wooden wrap-around wonderland bathed in the colorful glow of festoon lights, is the place to be, offering bookable tables for up to 10 – perfect for those bigger gatherings where the more, the merrier. And what better way to fuel the festivities than with Bodean's BBQ delights? With fantastic views across London Fields, this smart pub garden is always buzzing, and if it gets too lively, just grab a takeaway pint and dive into the nearby park – because sometimes, the party is wherever you are.


The Ship

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41 Jews Row, London SW18 1TB

Set sail for The Ship in Wandsworth – the nautical pub where the terrace practically floats on the river. With its own dock, riverside cabins, and charming pergola, this pub stands out like a beacon for those seeking a beer garden experience with a view. The sprawling terrace offers a mahooooossssive space to enjoy sunny days with frosty beers and upbeat vibes. A locals' favorite, this historic riverside gem caters to large groups, including rugby fans, with heated booths, an outdoor bar, and a gourmet barbecue by Burger Shack on weekends. From Twickenham Spring Ale to Sharp's Coaster, the guest ales keep things lively. Whether you arrive by boat or on foot, The Ship promises a refreshing pub experience by the water.


The Crabtree

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Rainville Rd, London W6 9HA

The Crabtree is not your average Victorian boozer – it's a gastrofied haven with a gigantic beer garden that's practically a destination in itself. Locals flock here on sunny days to savor some of the finest waterside drinking in London, with stylish decking, shrubbery, and charming seats under the weeping willow. The terrace hosts a gourmet barbecue (noon–9pm, weather dependent) serving up posh burgers, and summer scorchers are celebrated with hog roasts. The interior boasts a big lounge bar with a high-vaulted ceiling, maroon leather banquettes, and ornate accoutrements. The extensive wine list and ale selection, including Doom Bar and Deuchars IPA, keep spirits high.


<> Canonbury Tavern
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 21 Canonbury Pl, London N1 2NS

Tucked away in Canonbury Place, this Georgian gem is a sliver of good taste between the madness of Upper Street and the grit of Dalston. With a walled garden that's an urban oasis, you can lounge on designer rattan sofas while sipping chilled draft beers from the outdoor bar. The menu offers a delightful range, from classic burgers with cheese, pickles, and fries to more sophisticated dishes. Whether you're craving a hearty pub classic, contemporary plates, or festive feasts, The Canonbury has it all!


<> The Eagle
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15 Askew Rd, London W12 9AZ

As a Young's pub, The Eagle boasts well-chosen wines, luxurious interiors, and reliably good grub with seasonal twists on pub classics. However, the real star is the expansive back garden – a vast, open-plan lawn adorned with beanbags, beach huts, bunting, and vibrant colors. Ibiza-style lounge terrace, swing chairs for sunset-watching, and tables for friend-filled dinners create a haven. The alfresco bar keeps thirst at bay on warm weekends, while the dedicated Burger Shack ensures you settle in for the long haul.


The Avalon

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16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB

Why settle for one when you can have three? The Avalon in Clapham is the triple threat of alfresco excellence with lively front and side terraces and a massive landscaped garden at the rear. This Balham Hill stalwart caters to all, from families enjoying sunny days to big groups on the hunt for Josper-grilled meats and summer cocktails. With heated areas, secluded booths, and a lush living wall, it's a local favorite and the go-to for leisurely lunches and family-friendly fun.