Beer Gardens in LondonBecause if the suns out, so should you be
Beer Garden’s in London are very much sought after sacred spaces and when the sun comes out they are packed to the rafters. That’s why here at Late Night London we are giving a mix of the traditional and non-traditional beer gardens so you can choose where to flock to in the sun (if / when we ever see it!)
This traditional pub with a new world Hackney twist has a great outdoor area out the front. They serve up food from pop up GoneBurger, which is obvs burgers, but there are also vegan and veggie options. A couple of the Late Night London team are local to this pub and confirm it gets super busy when the suns out, so get your sunnys on and get down there nice and early.
The Sterling is one of the City’s busiest outside spaces and it’s basically because it’s based in one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Gherkin. The outside space is pretty big so there’ always standing room if all the tables get booked up, but we deffo suggest booking.
Just off Regent Street, Tank and Paddle Heddon Street have an outside space, which is the perfect place to enjoy their tank fresh beer, craft beers and real ales. Oh and not to forget the pizza, who doesn’t love a good pizza ay?! It of course don’s heaters, for when the sun goes in (if it ever came out)
Wondering where to drink outside in the ever popular Canary Wharf area? Look no further that Rocket by Balls Brothers. It’s not the biggest balcony in London, but still a good size and has views of the o2. We have also been told there will be a bar outside in the summer from a very reliable source.
The team behind Night Tales has brings you NT’s a rooftop in Netil House Hackney. The south facing terrace face the East London railway tracks, so camera’s at the ready for some East London arty photos. The inside bar has large window, so if you can appreciate the sun, but not sit in it, it’s a perfect compromise.
One of the most famous views of London is that of St Paul’s Cathedral from Madison Rooftop Bar. There are 2 bars, the outside bar, which is great to just grab a quick drink without losing out on CRUCIAL sunlight, or there is a bar inside near the restaurant should the outside bar be too manic. Also the inside bar is right near the toilets, so we would suggest killing 2 birds with one stone and getting a round it while you’re inside.
In the growingly trendy Granary Square area sits The Lighterman. It boast 3 outside areas, one out the front, where you can watch the fun Granary Square fountains, a balcony on the top floor, with views of Kings Cross, and out personal favourite the bottom floor. This area is right next to the Canal and perfect to sit and watch the world go by.
More of a wine garden than a beer garden, Gordon’s wine bar near Embankment station is a popular spot in the warmer months. Head into the cave like bar and grab your favourite bottle of wine and an amazing cheese board, while your mates get a seat outside for a long evening of cheese and wine-ing!