5 of the Best Pub Gardens in London

With the days gradually getting longer, lighter and that little bit warmer, the trusty puffer jacket that has kept you warm for what feels like the past 76 months can finally be put back in your wardrobe. SPRING IS COMING. And with it comes the endless possibilities that the warmer weather brings.

Perhaps the most exciting thing of all is the chance to once again resume our favourite British pastime; day drinking in a pub garden.  So to give you the heads up on all the best spots for fulfilling your alfresco eating and drinking needs this Spring and Summer, here is a list of some of the top pub gardens in London.

By Lily Cannon


The Edinboro Castle, Camden

Do not be fooled by the small interior of this North London pub, which is nestled between Camden’s lively markets and leafy Regent’s Park. The beer garden can hold up to 300 people! Which it definitely does at the slightest hint of sun, with park and market goers flocking here for the many outside tables, with a convenient mini marquee in case the weather turns sour, and a multitude of fairy lights for ambience.  If anything, go for the Sunday Roast, which comes on big wooden serving boards and is delicious.

The Falcon, Clapham North

Just a few minutes walk from Clapham North tube station, at the end of the area’s buzzing High Street, is the quirky pub The Falcon. Unmissable with its bright yellow exterior and its inviting front terrace, this spot is perfect for laid-back alfresco eating and drinking. The huge courtyard beer garden, a rare treat for London pub-goers, is complete with cosy booths and sheltered benches and tables. On a summer’s day the barbequing area of the garden, as well as the pub’s convenient location, makes this a very popular spot for Londoners from all over the city.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton

Based just off Brixton High Street, on a residential road, The Duke of Edinburgh might not look like much from the outside. But once you have gone through the inside of the pub out out through the back door you will be met by an expansive beer garden, which they are proud to claim is one of the biggest in South London. Nestled between back gardens and a railway track you will be left wondering how they possibly managed to fit it there.  There are heated huts around one side of the garden and raised tables on the other, all of which can be pre-booked to ensure you don’t miss out. And if all of this hasn’t been enough to tempt you, their menu offers the best Spiced Fries, probably ever.

The People’s Park Tavern, Victoria Park

Set next to Victoria Park in the heart of East London, The People’s Park Tavern is a village pub and brewery serving hearty, traditional pub food as well as a range of their own brewed ‘People’s Pints’. This is a pub that takes their beers very seriously! With old-school games consoles, weekend DJs, bookable heated booths and a hacienda-style garden that backs onto the park, this pub will make you feel like you’re at a day festival, without the mud and the warm flat pints.

The Hope and Anchor, Brixton

Located in between Brixton and Clapham North on Acre Lane this trendy South London joint has pretty much everything you could want from a pub. The bright and colourful garden is full of raised tiki huts, warming fires, twinkling fairy lights and a highly instagrammable tuk-tuk. The pub also offers an excellent food and cocktail menu, making this the perfect place to go if you’re looking for somewhere a little bit more classy.

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