Now that we're stepping into spring, it's not surprising that we're all counting down the days until we can get together again.
After all of this time inside it's hard to remember London's dizzying array of amazing drinking spots. Thankfully, Hire Space is here to help! As there is no better way to enjoy the warmer weather than outside with friends, we have put together a list of must-visit London beer gardens.
Don't hesitate once April 12th comes around - get your friends, some drinks, and a much deserved seat in the sun!
Hope and Anchor
Not only is the Hope and Anchor located between trendy Clapham and Brixton, the beer garden is insta-ready with floral features and its unique Tiki Huts. Each hut is beautifully decorated with a tropical theme and individually equipped with TV screens - perfect for sports night.
Revellers that stay after sunset will enjoy the garden while its aglow with stunning fairy lights, and enjoy its outside bar. Hope and Anchor's menu is just as delightful as its tropical vibes, featuring hearty soul food, burgers, and finger food.
If you're looking for a scenic post-lockdown catch up with friends, you can't miss this unique selfie-spot.
If spending a warm afternoon by the water sounds like heaven to you, you'll enjoy Studio 9294's canal-side terrace bar: Number 90.
As a hidden gem in an idyllic part of Hackney Wick, Number 90 is a perfect choice for those seeking a spot off the beaten track. The bar and kitchen boasts an ample cocktail list and plenty of craft beer to complement any sunny spring day. Number 90's locally- sourced food menu is just as tempting. Culture is key at Number 90, which also hosts great events featuring local and international entertainment.
What's more, Number 90's prominent industrial style is a timeless city staple that encapsulates Hackney Wick's rich history.
Why not soak up the springtime sun and stop by Number 90 on your next canal walk?
Location: Hackney Wick
Despite not being a beach bar, The Minories' garden has fish and chips on tap. Situated in the railway arches by Tower Hill, the garden's resident fish and chip hut brings a bit of the summer seaside to central London. It is the perfect partner for their outdoor bar. This means you can stay firmly in the warm sun to enjoy your food and drinks as you enjoy sports night on the fitted plasma screens.
The garden's vibrant colours and open space truly invokes summer party vibes. However, the garden doesn't just cater for those elusive cloudless days. Wet weather huts ensure that you'll be covered during a spot of rain.
The combination of exposed brick and summer colours makes The Minories' garden a quintessentially London location complimented by the pub interior's traditional features. If you are looking for somewhere to settle for an afternoon this is the place. After all, who can say no to a plate of fish and chips?
Location: Tower Hill
Described as a "traditional South East London boozer with a creative twist", the Ladywell Tavern exudes London's unique indie style. Nowhere more can this be seen than in the tavern's semi-private garden area.
After being greeted by the striking portrait of Ian McKellen, you will find a walled garden full of greenery and fairy lights. Once you have been transported into a forested wonderland, the Ladywell Tavern's vast menu of cocktails and rotating craft beers awaits you. Feeling peckish? The tavern's menu of hearty burgers, vegetarian salads, and finger food is there for you. You can also be safe in the knowledge that if it rains the garden will be covered and heated.
Whatever the weather, the Ladywell Tavern is a solid choice for a beer garden afternoon with friends.
If you're looking for something a little bit more traditional, then The Gun's 250 year-old history might make it the spot for you. Whilst the pub's interior sports traditional accents and dark wood, The Gun's secret Gin Garden is full of summer vibrancy.
Settling into one of the garden's many deck chairs will give Gin-enjoyers and pub-goers alike a stunning view of London's dockland skyline. Directly across the river from The 02, the Gin Garden is a lovely patch of greenery to watch the world go by in. Its beachy theme is expressed through its brightly coloured furniture and surroundings, complete with an outdoor bar. Best of all, the bespoke stretch marquee has you covered in case of rain.
If you fancy having a little bit of summer, The Gun's Gin Garden is the perfect riverside location.
The Peoples Park Tavern
For any fan of "Where The Wild Things Are", The Peoples Park Tavern's award winning beer garden is the place to go. The Greenhaus is a unique jungle experience on the edge of Victoria Park.
Folklore inspired and safely inside a clear marquee, visitors can enjoy the wild things whilst comfortably indoors. What makes the experience so special is its dedication to the jungle vibe. The marquee is fitted with two heaters, which makes the beer garden "marginally tropic". For added magic, make sure you see the garden at night time - and stay for the folk music!
In the Greenhaus you can enjoy the comfort of a classic ale brewery with a twist, whilst looking over the pub's acres of greenery. If you're looking to get as far away from winter as possible, you'll find a jungle haven here.
Location: Victoria Park
We hope that our list of London's best beer gardens has given you some inspiration for your sunny spring evenings. If you needed a sign to go and book a table for six, this is it! For some more venue inspiration, get in touch with our Venue Experts who'll be able to find the perfect garden for your group.
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