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London’s Top 15 Beer Gardens for Relaxation and Refreshment

Beer Gardens for Relaxation and Refreshment

There’s nothing better than relaxing with a cold beer in one of London’s best beer gardens on a hot day. So, drinks or a cold glass of wine also work well when drinking. But we’re sure you already knew that.

Everyone looks forward to the feeling of being able to sit outside without being cold every year as summer approaches. This is true whether you want to eat, drink, or relax. But there aren’t many better feelings than sipping a cold drink while wearing sunglasses in a beautiful beer garden. You might think of country beer gardens far from the city, but London has a lot of great beer gardens right in the middle of everything that’s going on that is well worth a visit.

People’s Tavern Park

Do not come here for “a quick pint.” This cutting-edge spot takes its beer seriously, with a microbrewery on-site making cask-conditioned “People’s Pints” and a bar serving about 70 beers worldwide. No, it’s not a holy, beard-stroking vibe. There are old game consoles, weekend DJs, and a yard in a hacienda style. The second one faces Victoria Park and has a kitchen outside and a great range of drinks. It’s like drinking in the park, but you don’t have to keep going back and forth to the bathroom.

The Albion

This Georgian pub is located halfway between Upper Street and the Caledonian Road. It has a genuinely old-fashioned English charm that fits perfectly with its name. Being far enough from the main roads means that there is almost no traffic noise in the walled-off beer garden, which has trees and bright flowers. A traditional range of beers on tap is available for beer drinkers, there is a short list of cocktails, and the menu is full of British-inspired dishes that go well with the excellent wine list. In the summer, keep an eye out for grills in the yard.

The Crown & Greyhound

The Crown & Greyhound, an ancient bar in Dulwich Village known as “The Dog’s to locals, was closed for so long for repairs that it’s a wonder it’s finally open again. Since it’s still the same neighbourhood landmark, the beer garden is still there. The park is vast and full of trees. It’s a great spot to relax in the shade with a fancy G&T or one of the pub’s alternative beers and ales, such as Meantime, Camden, or Sharp’s.

The Ship

This historic riverside pub is excellent for big groups, especially rugby fans. It has a vast decked yard with five heated booths, a covered area, an outdoor bar, and a pattie-obsessed pop-up Burger Shack that serves gourmet barbecue all day on the weekends. Pair it with a guest ale. The guest ales change every two months, but Twickenham Spring Ale and Sharp’s Coaster are regulars. If the weather stops you from having fun outside, you can still have fun with a table in the big garden room with a glass roof. This room has views of the Thames and doesn’t get windy or rainy.

In Southwark, Vinegar Yard

A beer yard is better than a beer garden. This place has drinks, food, a junk market, and good old-fashioned art. Yes, Vinegar Yard has it all. This is a great place to hang out with your friends in the summer and enjoy a cool drink in the sun. 

The Eagle and the Shepherd’s Bush

The Eagle in Shepherd’s Bush has one of the best beer gardens in West London. It has a lawn with beanbags, deckchairs, and smaller booths that look like outhouses. Of course, it also has a burger stand outside.

The White Horse

It’s been called the ‘Sloaney Pony’ because of the people who frequent this Parsons Green pub, but don’t let that put you off. The White Horse’s ample outdoor space is always busy and has a beautiful view of the green.

The Prince

People who own The Prince say it’s “London’s biggest beer garden.” We can’t confirm that, but we know they know how to make a place lively with fun and entertainment. This is a great place to rain or shine because the roof can be pulled back. It’s part bar, part food hall.

The Grand Junction Arms

The Grand Junction Arms’ beer garden is next to the Grand Union Canal and has beautiful views. It also has an extensive beer garden and cosy huts with fires, so it’s a great choice any time of year. Also, the garden burger shack is there for you to eat when you get hungry. 

The Faltering Fullback

The city has more extensive beer gardens, but the one outside of this popular, ivy-covered Finny P neighbourhood spot is one of the smartest. Because the owners had a small yard, they had to build up. They used decking to make a tiered village with room for several tables on each split floor.

Canonbury Tavern

George Orwell used to live in this area and often went to this pub. It was one of three that gave him ideas for “The Moon Under Water,” an essay about what makes a great London pub. Outside in the walled garden, you can relax on a designer rattan seat and drink a cold draft beer from the bar. The bar also serves cold bottled beers, wines, and spirits. 

The Axe: A straight-up local pub that does everything – food, drink, atmosphere.

Locals and beer lovers like this bar, which opened in the space that used to be the popular Belgian beer bar Jan’s. A cosy, well-decorated beer and smoking yard added to the pub also helped. You can hole up here with a pint from one of the many taps or a great G&T, or you can take a break after one of the many fancy meals on the extensive gastropub menu.

The Castle

The Castle has been a pub since 1832, but the decor is very different. The garden, which used to be a parking lot, is charming. It has cabana-style castle huts, some of which have built-in fires and drinks fridges and on-demand heating on the terrace. This garden is by far the best thing about this pub. You can find pub food on the menu, like burgers, pies, fish, and chips, and ambitious meals like pork rib-eye with crispy-edged black pudding and purple sprouting broccoli.

The Scolt Head

Scolt Head’s beautiful beer garden in Dalston is ivy-covered and makes you feel like you’re not in the real world. This cute spot has its lamppost in the yard and is a great place to enjoy a craft beer late at night.

The King of Prussia

According to the many plants that decorate the dining rooms of this lively neighbourhood bar, the inside might feel like a garden. The pub also has a lovely beer garden. Pints, pizza, and a place outside are all great together.


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