Alfresco Drinking in Central London

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Grab a drink at one of the following examples of alfresco drinking in central London and make it a summer to remember in the city. We've listed some of the best options, coupling impressive outdoor seating with rewarding drinks menus, so if you're searching for inspiration, check out the following suggestions for alfresco drinking in central London.

Don't forget to check out our full recommended list of Central London bars too.
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347 North End Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1LY
(020) 3879 9248

Simmons in Fulham is unique bar featuring a quirky interior with mismatched and vintage items throughout. On the drinks list is a comprehensive selection including wines, Champagne and cocktails served in teacups.

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The Beach Bar

The Beach Bar

The Montague on the Gardens Hotel, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001

The Montague on The Gardens is lucky to have a wonderful outside area overlooking peaceful gardens. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate your summer party or make the most of the festive season in London then the themed Ski Lodge or Beach Bar is the place to be!

During the summer months the Wood Deck is transformed into an incredible pop-up Beach Bar, complete with real sand, summertime cocktails and delicious BBQ food. Perfect for large parties and tailored to your requirements it's a mini oasis in Central London!

From mid-November and due to popular demand, the famous Ski Lodge is welcomed back, transforming the Wood Deck into a winter wonderland complete with everything you need to get into the festive spirit.

The Castle


The Castle is a popular venue that boasts a wide range of drinks on an extensive drinks list, accompanied by modern dishes on the food menu. An outdoor area is available for the good weather.

54 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9HF
(020) 7713 1858

The Fence


The Fence features a diverse food menu with dishes from across the globe and a selection of vegetarian choices. DJs also play on select nights during the week.

67-69 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6BP
(020) 7250 3414

The Kings Arms


Situated on a quiet corner off Great Titchfield Street, the Kings Arms has a picturesque and leafy summer location.

68 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7QH
(020) 7580 8317

The Perseverance


There are even a few picnic tables with umbrellas outside the old Perseverance - in the summer this area brims with drinkers making the most of the lack of traffic.

63 Lambs Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3NB
(020) 7405 8278



One of the few pubs in Central London to offer a large outdoor space, the Porterhouse courtyard is understandably very popular.

21-22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA
(020) 7379 7917

Punch and Judy


The Punch and Judy is a local London pub that serves standard pub fare and has a terrace to sit out on in the warmer months.

40 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF
(020) 7379 0923

Radio Rooftop Bar


Radio Rooftop Bar is a destination bar on the 10th floor of ME London. Boasting stunning views and stylish surroundings, Radio Rooftop Bar also hosts a monthly cocktail party with DJs, cocktails and finger food.

ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3440



A hugely popular Covent Garden pub, unusual for Central London thanks to its large standing room outside.

1 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BF
(020) 7836 9838
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Simmons Euston Square

Simmons Euston Square

21 University Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6JL
(020) 3879 9252

Simmons Euston Square is a quirky cocktail bar with regular drinks promotions. Simmons has a fun, friendly atmosphere and is ideally situated for after work drinks in Euston.