It’s an unwritten rule for Brits that, as soon as temperatures exceed 15°C, you must dash to the nearest beer gardens. Sitting outdoors with a good, honest pint is one of the timeless joys of London. Fortunately, our city is blessed with hundreds of al fresco drinking spaces, from tiny roof terraces to sprawling gardens. The beer garden is definitely our summer saviour. Here’s our pick of 5 brilliant beer gardens around London perfect for safe, sun-soaked supping:

The Albion

10 Thornhill Rd, London N1 1HW

The Albion is a traditional London Pub with a musical twist, located in West Kensington near the major record labels and next to Olympia London. The crowd is a great mix of locals and people from all over who attend the events. On Fridays there are live music nights with selection of London’s best acoustic artists playing covers to suit all tastes. All in all you’ll definitely get a warm welcome at the Albion.

The Alwyne Castle

83 St Paul’s Rd, London N1 2LY

Just down the road from Highbury & Islington station, The Alwyne Castle has a mega beer garden out front, with plenty of tables and a few covered huts for bigger groups. They even get an outdoor bar up and running in the summer so you don’t have to miss any rays when getting the next round in. And with an all-day gastropub menu, you can settle in for a real session. A pub for every occasion!

The Ashburnham Arms

25 Ashburnham Grove, Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 8UH

Greenwich’s Ashburnham Arms nicely bridges the gap between contemporary bar and old-fashioned local. The Ashburnham Arms is tucked away in a quiet residential street just five minutes’ walk from the busy town centre, and has been serving the local community since 1850.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink with friends in summer, with a spacious front patio and a large rear garden with extensive seating and children’s play area. 

The Avalon

16 Balham Hill, Clapham South, London SW12 9EB

Named after the mythical island at the heart of the legend of King Arthur, The Avalon is a majestic public house and garden located in Clapham South. Embracing our iconic English heritage, we are passionate about showcasing our country’s finest produce in the most beautiful of surroundings. This handsome red-brick boozer might be London’s ultimate family-friendly alfresco pub, with three outdoor spaces: a chilled courtyard area, a buzzy terrace, and a main garden, with its stunning planting scheme.

When you see the sun shining in London, head to these beer gardens and we assure you you will have a wonderful time! If after having some beers you want to continue the party at TOP London clubs, don’t hesitate and contact Lux Guestlist.