Recommended Bars For Outdoor Drinking

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Bars For Outdoor Drinking

When it comes to summer in London knowing the best bars for outdoor drinking is vital. Whether you work in central London, The City or simply fancy a long, cold drink by the river after work we have done the hard work for you. Our pick of the best bars for outdoor drinking include a selection of bars across the capital in the hope that you will never be left red faced, sweaty palmed and gasping for a drink. Also an essential list for those who can't/won't kick the habit.
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Secret outdoor drinking spot in the heart of the City, come and enjoy our courtyard, happy hour, our version of Ping Pong!
21 Widegate Street,
City,
London,
E1 7HP
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A City oasis that comes into its own when the sun is out, enjoy an ice-cold Chablis Premier Cru on the sun-trap terrace. The bar attracts a lively crowd in the evenings, too, particularly when the sizzle and sauce of a barbecue is on offer.
3 Fleet Place,
The City,
London,
EC4M 7RD
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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
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From the moment you walk through the outside drinking area, resplendent with benches made of reclaimed railway sleepers, palm trees and bamboo shoots, and slide back the front door, you’ll be charmed by its unique appeal.
213 Blenheim Grove,
Peckham,
London,
SE15 4QL
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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
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Canal 125 is a three storey canal side gastro restaurant and pub. Its red walls, mirrors and chic chandeliers create a funky atmosphere but the food still remains the main focus.

Crying Duck every Monday upstairs at Canal 125 features established comedians with new material as well as up and coming new acts.
125 Caledonian Road,
Kings Cross,
London,
N1 9RG
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A partially covered outdoor area makes this a Battersea pub well worth knowing about for outdoor drinking all year round.
136 Battersea high Street,
Battersea,
London,
SW11 3JR
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Bishopsgate's Champagne Cult offers a unique cigar terrace for very lavish outdoor drinks.
21 Widegate Street,
City,
London,
E1 7HP
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(16)
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This is traditional and comfortable pub within the Coach and Horses Hotel offering wonderful food and a wide range of beers to enjoy. There is also a plasma screen for sports fans and an outdoor terrace for those who like to dine alfresco.
8 Kew Green,
Kew,
Surrey,
TW9 3BH
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It's hard to come by a decent beer garden in these parts of town, but the Crown and Shuttle brings to Shoreditch an excellent garden to its rear where a shuttle bus serves street food.
226 Shoreditch High Street,
Shoreditch,
London,
E1 6PJ
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An ideal spot in Finsbury Park for those who enjoy summer sunshine and a swift smoke.
19 Perth Road,
Finsbury Park,
London,
N4 3HB
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Outside seating for visitors in this quaint and historic venue of North London.
77 Highgate West Hill,
Highgate,
London,
N6 6BU
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*****
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(5)
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Patio heaters make the outdoor area of Gigalum an enticing option all year round.
7 Cavendish Parade,
Clapham South,
London,
SW4 9DW
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With breathtaking burgers, cool cocktails and an outdoor area for London's summer months, Grand Union Brixton puts a twist on your usual London chain.
123 Acre Lane,
Brixton,
London,
SW2 5UA
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*****
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Pleasant spot out the front for a session of alfresco drinking.
56 Royal Hill,
Greenwich,
London,
SE10 8RT
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For stunning country-esque views across the common and a beautiful courtyard, your can't go wrong with Wimbledon's Hand in Hand.
6 Crooked Billet,
Wimbledon Village,
London,
SW19 4RQ
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The Davy's Wine Bar has a courtyard ideal for a leisurely outdoor glass of vino.
Chaucer House,
White Hart Yard, Borough High Street,
Southwark,
London,
SE1 1NX
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This rolling garden also doubles as a beer garden at the Herne Tavern.
2 Forest Hill Road,
East Dulwich,
London,
SE22 0RR
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The Hill is close to Hampstead and is a firm favourite amongst the local community. The menu offers a variety of seafood and American dishes alongside a comprehensive wine and cocktail list. The garden is well lit and has a covered area making The Hill an ideal choice for alfresco dining in the warmer months.
94 Haverstock Hill, Steeles Village,
Chalk Farm,
London,
NW3 2BD
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*****
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Jack's Lounge 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
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(22)
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Nearly 450 people can be accommodated in the garden of this contemporary gastro pub in Tooting.
538 Garratt Lane,
Tooting,
London,
SW17 0NY
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Populate the outdoor seats at this cute tapas bar and cafe where you can enjoy views across the Quay.
Port East Building,
14 Hertsmere Road,
West India Quay,
London,
E14 4AF
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The Lodge Tavern has a large outdoor area which is the scene of barbecues in the summer months.
53 The Mall,
Ealing Broadway,
London,
W5 3TA
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There is seating on the terrace here for the warmer months.
Lord's Cricket Ground,
St Johns Wood Road,
St Johns Wood,
London,
NW8 8QN
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The Miller is a vibrant pub that plays hosts to a range of events and boasts a food menu by Street Kitchen. The drinks offering at The Miller has an impressive array of ciders and craft beers.
96 Snowsfields,
London Bridge,
London,
SE1 3SS
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The Partrige has a grand interior with high ceilings, marble pillars and chandeliers with similarly impressive outdoor area.
194 High Street,
Bromley,
Kent,
BR1 1HE
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The Phene is a well-established bar, lounge and restaurant in Chelsea.
Focusing on fresh and local produce, The Phene offers a varied choice of meals with a typical menu including buttermilk fried chicken; grilled swordfish; and Malteaser cheesecake.
The drinks list offers an impressive selection of wines and London brewed ales as well as spirits that are distilled locally.
9 Phene Street,
Chelsea,
London,
SW3 5NY
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The Pilot is situated close to Gunnersbury tube station and offers a variety of drinks and a food menu with dishes influenced from around the globe. Regular live music is hosted and alfresco dining can be enjoyed in clement weather.
56 Wellesley Road,
Chiswick,
London,
W4 4BZ
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Picnic benches outside the pretty frontage of this pub make for the ideal summer drinking spot.
80-82 Eversholt Street,
Camden Town,
London,
NW1 1BX
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(5)
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A marvellous East London boozer this and one of the oldest riverside pubs in London. Choose from the rooftop balcony, flagstoned beer garden or the jetty.
57 Wapping Wall,
Shadwell,
London,
E1W 3SH
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Family-friendly beer garden available at the Queens Head in Hammersmith.
13 Brook Green,
Hammersmith,
London,
W6 7BL
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This stylish Chiswick gastro pub comes complete with outdoor seating in its suntrap of a beer garden. It makes for ideal summer seating for the well-to-do families in the neighbourhood as well as visitors to the area.
122 Chiswick High Road,
Chiswick,
London,
W4 1PU
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This stylish venue, 100ft above Kensington High Street, offers great views of the surrounding gardens.
99 Kensington High Street,
Kensington,
London,
W8 5SA
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There’s a beer garden at the Royal Inn for enjoying the rare summer rays.
111 Lauriston Road,
London,
E9 7HJ
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An expansive beer garden makes this good natured pub a great spot during the warmer months of the year.
97 Haverstock Hill,
Belsize Park,
London,
NW3 4RL
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The courtyard at Spaniards Inn contains a huge pagoda tree centrepiece.
Spaniards Road,
Hampstead,
London,
NW3 7JJ
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*****
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(9)
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A large beer garden can be located at the Swan equipped with heaters and canopies.
1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane,
Chiswick,
London,
W4 5HH
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This independent gastro pub has a decked garden ideal for the summer months.
55 Shirland Road,
Maida Vale,
London,
W9 2JD
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A large courtyard ensures that this sun trap is a popular choice with partygoers in and around Brick Lane.
The Old Truman Brewery,
91-95 Brick Lane,
Brick Lane,
London,
E1 6QL
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(30)
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Beautiful outside area available for the summer with barbequed treats for hungry partrons.
9-11 Folgate Street,
Spitalfields,
London,
E1 6BX
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(24)
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Plenty of chairs and tables available out the front in this legendary pub on Parsons Green.
1-3 Parsons Green,
Fulham,
London,
SW6 4UL
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Our rating
*****
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(18)
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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
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