Now that the weather is hot and London might actually be participating in summer this year, there is one question on everyone’s lips…”where to drink?” Surprisingly, there are loads of outdoor bars in London where you can enjoy the warm weather but we suggest you get there fast, as they will get busy, and the weather probably won’t last!
Here’s 15 outdoor bars in London where you can enjoy the warm weather and a cold drink. Why can’t the weather in England always be like this?
Take the lift up from the shopping mall called One New Change and discover an award-winning rooftop terrace with breath-taking views of the London skyline. A buzzing vibe and all of your favourite cocktails!
1 street, 3 bars, 4 restaurants and a summer english garden. All connected together to create one venue, under the guise of The Prince in West London. The perfect neighbourhood establishment with amazing food and great drinks!
Established in 1984, The Market Place Restaurant offers a unique venue in the heart of Chelsea. They are open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, with lots of outdoor seating and a spacious terrace. Their menu features lots of fresh salads and BBQ burgers that help to fuel a day of drinking with your pals. Also conveniently located next to an ice-cream shop…
The same people behind The Prince, Pergola is a similar concept with lots of different restaurants brought under one roof. This makes it a great option for a big group as you don’t all have to like the same thing – get it all at once! They’re also screening the World Cup and Wimbledon all summer long.
Aviary is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in Finsbury Square – just a short walk from Old Street and Moorgate. Like the name suggests, it is bird-themed with an amazing list of cocktails.
The People’s Park Tavern is a village pub and brewery beside Victoria Park in the heart of East London, serving hearty, traditional pub food as well as a range of our own brewed People’s Pints. Expect great beer, hearty roasts, DJs every weekend and fun in the super cool garden, it is no surprise that it is often voted as one of the best outdoor pubs in London.
O.K. so not really outside BUT The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three storeys and offers 360 degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden. Entry to the Sky Garden is free, but please note space is strictly limited and visits must be booked online in advance through their website.
Tucked away just a short walk from the King’s Road, is the iconic Chelsea pub The Phene. With a heritage stretching back to 1853, this imposing three-floor clubhouse-style venue is renowned in SW3 for its cosy bar and charming garden. They serve quality food with a range of delicious options for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.
The rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton is not to be missed! Now a celebrated part of the Shoreditch skyline, this summer they have transformed their famous rooftop into “Lost Vegas.” Due to capacity you may have to queue to enter the rooftop. Get there asap!
Located in an old railway yard, Cargo in Shoreditch is slightly more difficult to find but worth it when you do. As well as being a great place to go out clubbing, they also have a cute garden that is the perfect place to soak up the sun and have a few drinks! Did we hear 4 beers for £10?
The Albion is a hidden gem in the borough of Islington. They have a beautiful garden and do a great roast on a Sunday. Their outside space is a great place to sit with friends or a date, and the plus is that you can book which is more unusual in London.
This is one of the outdoor bars in London that is super popular. The Duke Of Edinburgh is a pub tucked away between Brixton and Clapham North. It boasts one of the biggest beer gardens in south London with plenty of seating and a large bar and BBQ pit. You can reserve a table or a larger area for your group for one of the best outdoor bars in London. Check out their website or contact them at email@example.com to make a reservation.
An ideal spot for relaxation and refreshment after a day’s shopping at Camden’s markets or a walk round Regent’s Park, The Edinboro Castle’s beer garden offers lots of comfy seating, as well as barbecue facilities in the summer. The Edinboro Castle reflects the upbeat, alternative vibe of its Camden Town neighbourhood and holds the authenticity of a true British local close to its heart.
If you are a member of Soho House or knows of someone who is, it is definitely worth trying to visit White City House. On the 10th floor, they have an amazing roof area where you can lounge by the pool and sip on frozen margaritas! When the weather is this good and you’re sat by the pool, it will make it easy to forget that you’re actually in London.
Check out one of the most fun outdoor bars in London on the 10th floor of the ME Hotel is Radio Rooftop. It has amazing panoramic views of London’s most iconic landmarks including The Shard, London Bridge, the London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul’s, the Houses of Parliament and Covent Garden. Day or night, Radio Rooftop Bar is the place to be seen high above the busy London streets. Just make sure to arrive early if the weather’s good as it gets busy! They have a great selection of wines and exciting cocktails. The dress code at Radio is slightly more sophisticated so ditch the trainers and dress to impress!