Make hay (or a Shandy) while the sun shines and hit one of these banging gardens the only way BarChick knows how; boozily.
PS. If it’s roof terraces you are after then check this lot out!
Soak up the sun at this old pub’s huge outdoor space. With their handy garden bar within stumbling distance, it shouldn’t take long to refresh those empty glasses either. It’s hot, you need to keep your fluids up.
77 Highgate West Hill, Camden, London N6 6BU
With space for 300 this Camden pub boasts ales, lagers, beers, ciders, wine plus BBQs and hog roasts.
57 Mornington Terrace, London NW1 7RU
Bring a gang because there's room for 280 to sit. Table service applies outside too, so you can bask in the sun without playing fives to go and get the next round in. Well behaved dogs and children both welcome.
The Woodman , 414 Archway Road , Highgate , London , N6 5UA
A decent Good pub that’s got it all; fruit machines, dart boards and a gig venue in the Cellar Bar below. The beer garden is up there with the best of them (it’s won awards). Overlooking Regent’s Canal hit the BBQ, hit the beer and kick back.
42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
A crafty multi-storey makes clever use of a small space. Tree house vibes and a decent range of beers make this place nothing short of epic.
19 Perth Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HB
8 private cabanas and a whole lot of old school picnic tables make this place perfect for groups. Enjoy acoustic sets or garden parties. Hit it for a BBQ, wicked beers and outside table service.
67 Fleet Road, London, NW3 2QU
Weeping willows and wisteria hang above and all around you in this huge picturesque patio at The Albion. If you want more of a relaxed, and beautiful setting without huge loud groups this is where to hang.
10 Thornhill Road, London, N1 1HW
Keep dry under a covered dining room when the British summer decides to p*ss on our parade or hit-up the outdoor bar on a sunny day.
14 South End Road, London NW3 2QE
When the sun's out (or not) this is where the party at. Formerly known as The Britannia the People’s Park Tavern is a big-ass garden within an even bigger ass park. It has its own micro-brewery so the booze is bl**dy legendary and it serves cocktails in jam jars, so it must be cool.
360 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7BT
Decking and picnic tables give this place holiday vibes whilst the parked up food truck serves garlic prawns and ribs. They’re big on their beers, have meantime on tap and despite its edge-of-the-city location the crowds a whole lot less rank than you might think.
226 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE
A pub in a park with a terrace, what’s not to love? Grab a table on the raised terrace and laugh at the cool kids in London Fields trying to spark up disposable BBQs in the mud. This place gets packed on match day, ladies, thank us later.
19 Martello Street, London, E8 3PE
This huge pub garden is divided into different sections. Fresh air-enthusiasts will love the no smoking area. Reserve a table cos this place is always full, cocktails aren't their thing but they do Pimms so why complain?
9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
The Gun’s entirely alfresco bar and restaurant overlooks the Thames and the O2. Hit the beer and wine and try something delicious from their open charcoal BBQ. Opening times depend on the weathe check their Twitter page on the day. 27 Coldharbour, London, E14 9NS Strongroom Head down an alleyway in Shoreditch and you'll find a mega beer garden, full of drunk media heads and music types lapping up the sunshine and beers.
120-124 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3SQ
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Shhh. Not everyone knows about this lil' beaute. It's primarily a communal garden for local folk to come chill, grow plants and watch the world go by. But it also has a cafe that sells booze (beer, cider, wine) too. This ain't a rowdy vibe, don't get us in trouble now, but if you have a date, or want to catch up with a pal without the usual raucous crowd, this is where to head. It's only open 'til 7 so you'll have to bunk off work early or slink over on a weekend.
13 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF
This sun trap is just a short walk from Oval and has got the homely vibes down. They’ve got a banging BBQ burning away and the wine is flowing.
64 Fentiman Road, London SW8 1LA
A favourite with Putney locals, this laurel-hedge enclosed garden has got long boozy evenings written all over it. Grab a jug of Pimm’s and while the night away. 8 Lacy Road, London SW15 1NL
Right opposite the park, The Rye is where you wanna be (because it's where the booze is at). It's got a kick-ass garden, outdoor table tennis, a load of tables and sunken terrace. Bring everyone - mates, baby, dog, nan. There's no-one who doesn't like a game of beer pong in the sunshine.
31 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 3NX
Not be the biggest but they've definitely worked with what they've got. Plants and vines are tangled around the wooden shelter and high tables and stalls and a couple of sofas make this place lovely.
339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS
The Avalon’s back garden is more than just some outside spot for a p*ss-up, obviously it's that as well but with little dens, umbrellas, cushioned areas and tables, it's the perfect spot for all ages (and dog-friendly). Tuck into the full menu or grab a burger from the BBQ, you won't regret it!
16 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9EB
A traditional pub with a jokes name, The Gipsy Moth is all about British summertime with its over-spill of outside tables plonked right next to The Cutty Sark. There's a damn fine beer selection, huge heaters and a covered conservatory in case of emergency.
60 Greenwich Church Street, London, SE10 9BL
This chain pub has a huge outdoor area well worth using and abusing. With eleven Thai-style tree houses no less, an enormous 25sqm outdoor film screen and huge wooden tables, there’s space for everyone. Tuck into their tasty food menu and get the beers in. These guys take summer sessions really seriously.
123 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5UA
An outdoor space overlooking the Thames, who could ask for more? Next to the Tate Modern perch on the patio and ponder the meaning of life as you look over St Paul’s Cathedral and the boats sailing by on a summers evening. I'ts pretty poetic really.
52 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 9JH
Not that nasty faux-qualification you had to do at school but instead one of Brixton's best kept secrets. Don’t be put off by the slightly damp and dark alleyway you'll need to navigate, an enormous garden awaits you. A BBQ, big screens and hay bales make this place classic.
204 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8AG
Set away from Clapham High Street, this hidden pub is rocking a hidden garden too. Chilled but filled with groups of boozing mates, this one’s a great spot for a lazy days drinking with pals. The BBQ gets fired up to keep you going too so stick around all day.
70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
Secret Garden Party comes to Battersea. Serious festival vibes, mismatched sofas, board games and oversized lamps; drinking in a beer garden has never been so fun.
231 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LG
Ever walked past that random looking restaurant outside Clapham Common tube station? Well head inside because they’ve got a secret garden and it’s banging! All cushions, secluded areas and big tables, it’s perfect whether you’re doing al fresco date night or just a big garden p*ss up.
9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA
A 200 capacity sun-trap hidden off the New Kings Road has its own dedicated bar that mixes up decent cocktails and pulls good pints. Plus a BBQ for dishing out hog roasts, meat and fish cooked over charcoal.
541 King's Road, London, SW6 2EB
Ealing Park Tavern’s garden has been kitted out for the summer with ping pong tables and colourful cabanas. There's also a British BBQ - we're all over the chorizo and avocado hot dogs and juicy lamb burgers. Grab a pitcher of Long Arm Brewing Co. beer (brewed on-site) and you're sorted.
222 South Ealing Road, Ealing, W5 4RL
If you’re keen on craft beers, then this is the spot for you. Enjoy regular tasting sessions with beers both local and further afield in the canalside beer garden.
45 Woodfield Road, London, W9 2BA
Not a garden per se this terrace is a bit of an institute for those who play west; it’s brimming with tables and hotties. The bar is overflowing with booze and the pub sends out some damn fine food.
101 Westbourne Park Villas, London, W2 5ED
Tuck into a rotisserie chicken from the Garden Bar and Grill and drink wine, beer, spirits or Champagne.
41 Bramley Road, London, W10 6SZ
A pretty charming pub with whitewashed walls, a cocktail bar, sweet mismatched furniture, coloured glasses and flowers on the tables. Long out a lunch in the garden out back.
227 King Street, London, W6 9JT
A big-ass pub and a big-ass beer garden complete with lots of places to hide away with a lover, an outdoor BBQ and riverside views. Tuck into a burger, grab a bottle of rose, climb over the wall down to the pebble beach and watch the rowers do their thang on the river.
Rainville Road London, London, W6 9HA
As seen on ‘Bafta award winning’ Made in Chelse expect stylish garden furniture, swinging chairs and comfy pillows surrounded by a whole lot of plants. Drink frozen Daiquiris and ride a Sloaney Pony into the sunset.
9 Phene Street, London, SW3 5NY
A large grass area, pillows, space for picnic blankets, swing chairs and a terrace with a great BBQ and outdoor bar complete with a Tuck Shop - you can count us right in! You can’t hire the whole thing but you can reserve sections, so make sure you do cos this place is gonna get rammed on any sunny day.
215 Askew Road, London, W12 9AZ
Technically it’s not a beer garden, it’s a boat, but it's epic so whatevs. Built in 1934, this retired passenger ferry now serves booze while rocking on the Thames. Party till 3am at the disco but watch your footing on the gangplank.
Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2HR
The Yard, Soho Hidden in the busy streets of Soho is a whole courtyard at one of BarChick’s favourite gay bars, The Yard. An al fresco bar in the year-round heated courtyard and another up on the balcony 'loft area', plenty of seating and if you're a planner you can book an area ahead to make sure you get a good spot.
57 Rupert Street, London W1C 7PL