Explore our beer gardens

We’ve watched and waited with baited breath as the temperatures have crept slowly up, and now it’s finally time to whip off those jackets because summer has arrived! We don’t know about you, but summer in London only means one thing to us…BEER GARDENS! Long evenings spent in buzzing beer gardens with a cool pint in hand, what more could you want? And oh my have we got you covered in that department…

The Hippo watering holes conceal a secret stash of beer gardens across London. If you find yourself in Canary Wharf surrounded by towering skyscrapers, thinking ‘I will never a quaint beer garden’…you stand corrected! Just one stop down on the DLR will bring you to The George. An East London boozer with a hidden secret through the back doors. Tucked behind the traditional pub you’ll find a gem of a beer garden, a total sun trap complete with vine covered terrace, BBQ and beach hut bar.

In Forest Hill, The Signal is also hiding a hidden gem: a covered Middle Eastern inspired covered beer garden, complete with Shisha pipes. A top tip from us, keep an eye out on for BBQ and Bubbles events over bank holiday weekends. If roof terraces are what you’re after then head upstairs at The Grafton in Kentish Town. Grab yourself a while you watch the bustle of the Prince of Wales road below.

Nothing beats the buzz of a beer garden packed with after work drinkers, celebrating the escape from the office! On any given day you’ll find exactly that in the sunny beer garden at The Duke of Sussex in Waterloo. It’s the only place to be for a post work drink or sunny lunch, looking out over the Millennium Gardens community park.

Who doesn’t love a bean bag? Now throw it on to a sunny pub terrace, add some French boules and a pub dog and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a top notch pub garden. Where do you find this holy grail of pub gardens? Just head down to the Black Horse in Kingston and while away a sunny afternoon with a BBQ and some bubbles.

Last but not least, she is small but she is mighty…the Colton Arms. A nook of rose garden in Barons Court where you can quite literally here the crowds at Queens Tennis cheer.