10 Beer Gardens to Visit in London

It’s the perfect time of year to go out and make the most of the summer weather basking in the sun and enjoying a drink al fresco.

Here are  some of London’s greatest beer gardens to provide you with an afternoon getaway this season.

1. The Canonbury Tavern – Canonbury Place

The Canonbury Tavern has one of the best pub garden spaces in the city with an urban oasis. Enrich yourself in the pub’s history while drinking in the garden where George Orwell wrote part of 1984.

2. The Duke of Edinburgh – Brixton

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Savour your drink in one of the biggest beer gardens in the south area of London with great seating areas, a large bar, and a BBQ pit.

3. The Crabtree – Fulham


If you’re looking for a relaxing time overlooking the Thames, the Crabtree’s beer garden is the place to be. This iconic pub also offers a lounge bar and a fine dining restaurant for a great evening out.

4. Albion – Islington


Enjoy the perfect ambiance to relax and forget your worries at the Albion pub. Spend an afternoon in their beer garden enjoying the scenery situated within the Barnsbury conservation area.

5. The Garden Gate – Hampstead


Visit one of the city’s finest beer gardens at the Garden Gate. Have a drink and enjoy home cooked pub food in this 19th century pub.

6. Grand Union – Brixton

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Have an experience at Grand Union’s beer garden in Brixton. Embrace the Thai design while relaxing in a hammock or warming up by the fire pit as the sun sets. The pub is also equipped with ping pong tables, an outdoor stadium, and an outdoor projector screen for entertainment.

7. People’s Park Tavern – Victoria Park

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Spend an afternoon lazing away in the people’s park tavern’s spacious garden. It’s relaxed atmosphere welcomes people to enjoy a drink in the summer sun.

8. Earl of Essex – Islington


Located just around the corner from Angel tube, the Earl of Essex offers an impressive selection of beers. Their significant garden and great food welcomes a memorable experience with friends and family.

9. The Ship – Wandsworth


Relish in traditional cooked food, enticing wine, and great beers all while overlooking the Thames river. This unique pub and its location make it a captivating place to be entertained.

10. The Dolphin – Sydenham


The garden at the The Dolphin offers an alluring space with its maze-style hedges giving the garden a private appeal. The pub has a range of craft beers and excellent wine as well as a great kitchen serving food to its customers.