Beer Gardens in London

Because 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!)

Three Compasses

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.

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Three Compasses Outdoor

The Sterling

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.

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The Aviary

Ok, so more of a rooftop than a beer garden, but this is London guys, sometimes you have to go up to get some sun! The Aviary brings a touch of elegance to outdoor drinking proceedings with swooping views of London on their premium rooftop.

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Aviary Outdoor

The Saint

Right in the heart of Paternoster Square you'll find The Saint. This wine bar and eatery has a great outside area right on the Square, whick is perfect for business lunches or just a couple of glasses of wine whilst people watching.

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Tank & Paddle Heddon Street

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)

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Revolutions Putney

Again, not so much a beer Garden as a roof terrace, but let’s be honest guy’s, who doesn’t love a roof terrace. Head over to Rev’s for great cocktails, food and obv’s alfresco drinking.

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Rocket by Balls Brothers

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.

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Rocket by Balls Brothers Terrace

Tanner & Co

This London Bridge, school themed bar has a great outside area right next to the railway arches. It’s beautifully decorated with circus lights and the perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining from morning ‘til evening.

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Core Bar

Another busy city outdoor space, Core Bar serve you up quirky realness just a 3 minute walk from Bank Station. A great place for working lunches and after work drinks. Be sure to check out there cocktails selection, we’ve basically tried them all and we’re big fans.

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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.

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Nt's Outdoor

Bar Elba

One of the most talked about rooftops of 2017, Bar Elba is situated directly opposite Waterloo station and has great views of London. We won’t lie it is up a couple of flights of stairs and there’s no lift, but when you get to the top it’s SO worth it! We recommend the Frose.

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Madison Rooftop

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.

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Madison Bar St Pauls

Lighterman Kings Cross

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.

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Gordon’s Wine Bar

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!

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Gordons Outdoor

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