7 Of The Best London Beer Gardens To Visit This Summer

Heading straight to a beer garden when that first hint of sun appears is an unwritten rule of British culture. And for good reason: nothing can give you that holiday feeling in a bustling city quite like enjoying an ice cold drink alfresco. With hundreds of beer gardens to pick from in London, we’ve compiled a list of our top seven favourites that you just have to visit this summer…

1. The Albion  – Islington


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The Albion, a gorgeous Georgian restoration, holds a wisteria-filled beer garden. Complete with mix-match chairs and French windows, this picturesque backdrop is the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon off.  Oh, and don’t forget to try their award-winning Sunday lunch.

2. The Prince – Hammersmith

Hammersmith’s The Prince pub is home to London’s biggest beer garden. If that’s not already appealing enough, its insane Instagram-worthy qualities are enough to make any blogger giddy: think marble table tops, neon lights and flowers everywhere.

3. Tanner and Co – Bermondsey


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Drop into Tanner and Co for its much-loved rustic aesthetic. With exposed brick, bar stools and dripping bulb fairy lights, you’ll feel transported to New York’s Soho. This spot is perfect for both your Saturday night or brunch on a Sunday morning.

4. The Tattershall Castle – Victoria Embankment


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Sit up close and personal with the London Eye at London’s on the Thames pub. This is perhaps the most touristy of them all, but these unparalleled views will leave any Londoner in awe. All aboard!

5. The Duke of Edinburgh – Brixton


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For a constantly buzzing atmosphere visit Brixton’s The Duke of Edinburgh, which has masterfully captured the classic British pub. You won’t find a better place to watch all the biggest sporting events – but if that isn’t your thing you can visit their jungle-themed crazy golf course instead.

6. Owl and Hitchhiker – Archway


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This is definitely the quirkiest pub on the list, featuring some unique interior and a classically designed beer garden. It also has an extensive Vegan menu to show for, making it an ideal spot for an afternoon lunch with all your friends – no matter what their dietary requirements may be…

7. Rolling Stock – Shoreditch

Based in Shoreditch, one of London’s coolest areas, the Rolling Stock is a hotspot for those of you who love live music and stunning urban backdrops. Even better, they’ve teamed up with Rack City Ribs, said to be the best cooked ribs in the street food scene.