Alfresco Drinking in London

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Whether you're searching for a location for a crafty cigarette or just prefer consuming your beverage under the stars, we have the perfect list for you, a guide to alfresco drinking in London. Our list is comprehensive and covers most styles from the intimate courtyard to the most expansive beer gardens available. If you need to temporarily escape from the congested space of a hot London bar, take a peek at our recommended list of locations for alfresco drinking in London.

Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Rooftop bars in London too.
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#266

Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
(020) 7715 5818

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is the largest of the group and features a large smoking terrace, cigar club and London's largest collection of whiskies. They also host some of the world's leading jazz, soul and blues musicians.

  • Boisdale offers a unique supper club experience where
  • fantastic dining is matched with the very best in live
  • entertainment. Boisdale presents a wide range of jazz,
  • blues & soul curated by Patron of Music Jools Holland.
  • Guests can expect world class jazz, 7 days per week.

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The Albion

#103

The beautiful Georgian garden can accommodate 120 patrons.

10 Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, London, N1 1HW
(020) 7607 7450

The Alma

#201

A beer garden is available in this relaxed gastropub for outdoor drinking and outdoor mingling.

59 Newington Green Road, Islington, London, N1 4QU
(020) 7226 3531

The Avalon

#109

A terrace, plenty of benches and sprawling overhead black canopes jutting from the side of the attractive brick building all add to the ambience of the Avalon in Balham.

16 Balham Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9EB
(020) 8675 8613

Bluebird

#1186

There is a beautiful outdoor area here at Bluebird which matches the modern style and sophistication of the restaurant.

350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU
(020) 7559 1000
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The Botanist

The Botanist


Unit 5, Broadgate Circle, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS
(020) 3058 9888

Split over two floors, The Botanist is a restaurant and bar serving British and modern European cuisine and a variety of drinks including innovative cocktails. Downstairs, the Soda Room is a sleek, late night area that has a dancefloor, booths and DJ nights.

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Gigalum

Gigalum

#50

7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, London, SW4 9DW
(020) 8772 0303

Gigalum on Clapham South is the ultimate London venue. Relax with a glass of wine in the warmth of the Gigalum's patio heaters to break the chill.

Hand in Hand

#1713

For picturesque views over the common and a stunning courtyard area, you can't go wrong with Wimbledon's Hand in Hand.

6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 4RQ
(020) 8946 5720

Jack's

#81

Jack's is a stylish bar and restaurant that offers visitors an impressive international menu that is served within a friendly and sophisticated atmosphere.

96 Isabella Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8DD
(020) 7928 0678

Leather Bottle

#670

Nearly 450 people can be accommodated in the garden of this contemporary gastro pub in Tooting.

538 Garratt Lane, Tooting, London, SW17 0NY
(020) 8946 2309

The Lock Tavern

#77

One of Camden's best loved pubs comes complete with a roof terrace and beer garden at the back where BBQs are held in the summer months.

35 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AJ
(020) 7482 7163

The Old Queens Head

#12

The Old Queens Head offers a spectacular setting with its bespoke chandeliers and its 16th Century fireplaces. An alfresco is available for revellers when the weather's agreeable.

44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN
(020) 7354 9993

Old Sergeant

#550

The Old Sergeant has a comfortable sheltered beer garden. There are chalet-style booths and murals commemorating Young’s brewery presence in Wandsworth town centre, before it merged with Wells and moved to Bedford in 2006.

104 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London, SW18 4DJ
(020) 8874 4099

The Old Ship

#1816

This is a wonderful pub with a plum spot near Hammersmith Bridge.

25 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TD
(020) 8748 2593

Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green

#24

An extensive refurbishment has restored this beautiful pub back to its former splendour on Kilburn Lane, complete with inviting garden.

19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE
(020) 8969 0098

The Parlour

#260

The seating outside is just as popular in winter as summer months thanks to the outdoor heaters which allow the many smokers to opt for spending their socialising time outside.

Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW
0845 468 0100

The Pilgrim

#303

The Pilgrim is a classic English pub with two excellent outdoor areas.

247 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London, SE11 5QU

Porterhouse

#148

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

Pub on the Park


Comes complete with its own outdoor decking area or, if the weather's really nice, you can ask for your drink to be put into a plastic cup and head over to the nearby park.

19 Martello Street, Hackney, London, E8 3PE
(020) 7923 3398

The Refinery

#64

Drinkers spill out the doors in the summer months, creating an expansive, thriving outdoor area reminiscent of places like Canary Wharf.

110 Southwark Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0TF
0845 468 0186
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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.

Spaniards Inn

#440

The courtyard at Spaniards Inn contains a huge pagoda tree centrepiece.

Spaniards Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JJ
(020) 8731 8406

The Talbot

#70

The Talbot on Mortimer Road is an upbeat gastropub-cum-local.

109 Mortimer Road, Islington, London, N1 4JY
(020) 7241 2995

Tamesis Dock

#424

This vessel holds up to 200 people and offers a number of flexible options such as the open top deck, mezzanine gallery or the main saloon.

Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London, SE1 7TP
(020) 7582 1066

The Telegraph

#250

A quaint pub with one of the best beer gardens around and real ale make The Telegraph Inn worth the bus ride from Putney High Street.

Telegraph Road, Putney, London, SW15 3TU
(020) 8788 2011

Westbourne

#716

Out the front is a well-organised terrace, which is an appealing drinking and meeting spot in the summer, and even in the winter thanks to the placement of several gas burners.

101 Westbourne Park Villas, Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5ED
(020) 7221 1332

The Windsor Castle

#304

A charming, romantic pub with a cosy beer garden for disappearing into on a lazy afternoon.

114 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park, London, W8 7AR
(020) 7243 8797

The Woodman

#1923

The Woodman's expansive garden is pretty and accommodating, not to mention being housed in one of the most beautiful parts of town, on the edge of Highgate Village.

414 Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5UA
(020) 8340 3016