The best beer gardens in London

What's more British than hitting the beer garden the second it gets over 15°C... Nothing. So, if you're in London, we thought we'd let you in on some of our favourites. Scroll down and check them out!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 6th Jul 2022

The sunny season has well and truly started, and in our opinion, there's no better place to spend it than in a beer garden. So, if you're bound to the busy streets of the capital and are looking for a place to go with the work lot after a busy day, or maybe a place to day drink till sunset with your mates.

If there's one thing London isn't lacking, however, its beer gardens. So with all the choices, we wanted to narrow it down for you and let you in on all the best beer gardens in London. So scroll down and get your maps ready (they fill up quick!)



The Ship

Image: The Ship on Facebook

When: 11am - 11pm Every day, open until 12am on Saturdays.

Where: 41 Jews Row, London SW18 1TB

Found in the back of a South West gastro pub, this Thame-side beer garden is a popular haunt for big groups, particularly the rugby lads, but with wooden benches aplenty and a promise of 'booking or no booking, you’ll always be welcome on board', we're sure it won't affect a top time here.

This place also has some fantastic scran on offer, especially the chin-dribbling burgers of Burger Shack, the 'best burgers in Wandsworth.' So if you're in this part of town, the sun is beating down and you fancy a bev, look no further.



Pub on the Park

Image: Pub on the Park on Facebook

When: 12pm - 11pm every day, open until 1 am Friday and Saturday

Where: 19 Martello Street, London, E8 3PE

This Hackney-based establishment has created quite a name for itself recently, and, being located in London Fields, its beer garden takes you away from the claustrophobia of concrete and into the greenery, a great escape from the metropolis of the city. Not only that but it's a great place to watch live sport with several large screens, and is right near Hackney Empire and Ocean making it a perfect stop for sports lovers and gig-goers alike.

Alongside all of this, Pub on the Park serves up some top-notch grub from burgers to hotdogs, to pub classics, to a good old Sunday roast. So what are you waiting for, get down and see what all the hype is about.




Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden

Image: Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details

Where: 121 Sydenham Rd, London SE26 5HB

Located beneath the train track of Vauxhall this garden is an urban oasis for foodies and beer lovers alike. With an open kitchen that looks to make 'daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.' They also have Smirnoff bars for the normies and three massive LED screens that host a wide variety of sporting events.

The Vauxhall Comedy Club also brings world-class comedy to under the train arches, with previous guests including the likes of Jack Whitehall, Kae Kurd and more. 


Find out all the events at Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden - here



The Prince of Wales

Image: The Prince of Wales on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details

Where: 4 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY

Recently described as The best outdoor terrace in London by TimeOut, The Prince of Wales should be on the itinerary. Its two-tier terrace will blow you away with the exceptional sound system and range of great events held there. Downstairs is pretty great too and holds host to international DJs and acts on the weekends, all held inside its 1920s art-deco dancefloor, that's fabled to be rather bouncy.

|It's just one of those places you've gotta go and experience yourself, so whether it's for a quick pint or a full night dancing, in terms of the best beer gardens in London, this is definitely the grooviest.


Find out all the events at The Prince of Wales - here 



Queen of Hoxton

Image: Queen of Hoxton on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details

Where: 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX

Bar, nightclub, roof terrace, performance space and art gallery, Queen of Hoxton is a staple of the East Ends cultural fabric, complete with a delicious off-the-grill menu and inventive cocktail list.

Their stunning rooftop terrace is always bouncing and hosts a number of seasonal immersive pop-ups. Recent themes include Smokin Gracie, a Cuban-themed bar with cabanas and domino tables, and Once Upon A WigWam, inspired by Grimm's fairy tales and complete with a gingerbread bar. It's a great laugh and is also host to a number of top events. Get yourself up there!


Find out all the events at Queen of Hoxton - here



The CLF Art Lounge and Roof Garden

Image: The CLF Art Lounge on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details

Where: Station Way, London SE15 4RX

Speakeasy-style lounge bar meets 21st-century cocktail lounge, bar, restaurant and entertainment space - The CLF Art Lounge is a 2 floor seated only venue, with a stunning Roof Garden, set up for people to chill, converse, eat drink and be thoroughly entertained. This entertainment comes in the form of a multitude of forms, namely Funk, Soul, JazzFunk and Dancefloor Jazz.

This truly is the place for you to kick back, chill and enjoy the finer things. Plus, f you're into a whole range of international music and jazz, then the curated playlist by Jazzheadchronic (The South London Soul Train) is something we know you will dig. Add to that a 300 sqm seated table service-only Hennessy roof garden upstairs, this truly is the place for you to kick back, chill and enjoy the finer things.


Find out all the events at CLF Art Lounge - here



Peoples Park Tavern

Image: Peoples Park Tavern on Facebook

When: 12pm - 12am every day, open until 2am Friday and Saturday

Where: 360 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7BT

This sprawling paradise of a beer garden is impossible to avoid if near Victoria Park; dotted with palm trees, traipsed in bunting, and constantly emitting the best vibes, Peoples Park Tavern is the place to be. Not only do they attract a whole host of drinkers, but also the sports brigade, having a variety of big-screen dotted inside and out, it gets a bit rowdy during matchday, but there's nowhere we'd rather be.

Not only this, but the pub has its own micro-brewery on-site and a wide variety of tasty gins, so you'll never get bored with all the new booze you'll be trying. Right, stop listening to me, go get yourself a pint here.



The Prince

Image: The Prince on Facebook

When: 12pm - 11pm every day

Where: 14 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1TT

This sprawling pub is one of the biggest beer gardens in the whole capital, and boy does it deliver on that. Covering multiple buildings, The Prince has room for over 800 guests, a retractable roof for when British summertime hits, four incredible independent food vendors, and one bloody gorgeous setting, it's the daddy of London beer gardens, and is garnering more and more attention by the day.

Those that delve a little deeper into the quiet corners and unmarked doors will discover the secret magical corners the owners have crafted, each is bursting with natural light and floral splendour, this may just take the top spot for the best beer garden in London, so get yourself in the (but make sure to book if you're with a big group, you really don't wanna be turned away.)



Crate Brewery

Image: Crate Brewery on Facebook

When: Opening times vary, check their website for details

Where: Unit 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

Crate Brewery is one of London's best-known breweries, and you only need to take one look at the canal-side beer garden to see why. Serving up top-tier beer and tongue-tingling pizzas, these lads know what they're doing, and if you're a stickler for an industrial vibe, we genuinely can't think of anywhere better. 

Crate is not the only thing on this site either, The famous Hackney White Building is also host to Silo, an award-winning zero-waste restaurant, the WB market selling a range of homewares and gifts, and on the canal is Crates's own boat, The Alfred Le Roy, where you can also book and chill with a pint. It's probably the 'coolest' place on this list, and definitely, one to check out if you're after the best beer gardens in London.



The Terrace at Alexandra Palace

Image: Alexandra Palace on Facebook

When: 11am - 11pm every day

Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Now, we're saving one of the best for last, you will have to book for this one but it's so worth it, you'll get the best possible view of London from a beer garden you can find. As, well as the views of the city, the view the other way isn't too bad either. You'll be on the grounds of Alexandra Palace, feeling like royalty whilst supping your pint, and looking down on all those peasants below (okay that may be a bit far but it's still pretty great). 

If you catch a sunny day when booking there's no better place to escape from the busy urban sprawl of Big Smoke and just sit with your mates, have a laugh, and take in the sights.




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Header Image: Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden on Facebook