Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time to soak up some sunshine in London’s best beer gardens – particularly if we’re lucky enough to have an Indian summer this year.
Here, we’ve gathered together six of the best beer gardens in London:
1. The People’s Park Tavern, Hackney
First up, we have the People’s Park Tavern, voted by The Londonist readers as the best pub in Hackney. And it’s not hard to see why. The tavern has a huge garden, which backs onto Victoria Park. Plus you can enjoy this lovely beer garden all year round – in summer it’s sun-drenched and in winter, it’s heated and covered.
Image from The People’s Park Tavern
2. The Distillers, Hammersmith
The Distillers has one of the most unique beer gardens in London, combining a village green atmosphere with beach huts and an outdoor living room, complete with fireplace.
Each beach hut is like a little living room, perfectly sized for a group of friends. Plus, with a huge selection of craft beers and a delicious food menu, you can’t go wrong.
3. The Crown & Shuttle, Shoreditch
With exposed brickwork, distressed furniture and an eclectic selection of pot plants, this beer garden at the Crown & Shuttle has a stylish look and a relaxed atmosphere.
The perfect spot in Shoreditch for catching up with friends, the Crown & Shuttle offers pub food classics and a great selection of beers.
Image from Crown and Shuttle
4. The Golden Bee, Shoreditch
Located between Shoreditch and London’s financial district, The Golden Bee combines sleek interiors, stunning urban views and an excellent cocktail menu.
Plus, there’s plenty to keep you entertained – with a resident DJ and a beautiful rooftop cinema, showing classic films as well as new releases.
Image from The Golden Bee
5. The Waterside, Fulham
For relaxing riverside views, try The Waterside in Fulham. With comfy seating areas and a great menu featuring pizzas and Sunday lunch, The Waterside is perfect for alfresco dining.
Image by The Waterside
6. The Phene, Chelsea
With a heritage stretching back to 1853, The Phene is very much a part of life in Chelsea. The pub’s beer garden is extremely popular and the perfect place to enjoy their signature dish, lobster and chips.
Plus, there’s over 30 wines available by the glass and a huge selection of local London brewed ales.
Image from The Phene
Do you have a favourite beer garden in London? Share your favourite places for a pint below.