Whatever you do, do NOT just pop in here for ‘a quick pint’ – this forward-thinking destination takes its beer seriously, with an on-site micro-brewery producing cask-conditioned ‘People’s Pints’, and a taproom serving around 70 world beers. It’s not a hallowed, beard-stroking sort of vibe, though – old-school games consoles, weekend DJs and a hacienda-style garden see to that. The latter backs on to Victoria Park, and offers an outdoor kitchen and a fantastic selection of drinks. It’s like drinking in the park, but without having to periodically wander around looking for a loo.
There are few better ways to make the most of a sunny (or not-so-sunny) afternoon in London than by spending it in a beer garden. Supping on a couple of cold ‘uns with yer mates feels good anywhere, but in the Great British outdoors? There’s something seriously special about pints under London’s famous skies.
And this city certainly has no shortage of spectacular beer gardens. Some have lush foliage and serene vibes, while others are ideal for booming open-air day parties. Some serve up marvellous drinks, while others provide for gorgeous city and river views.
If you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, don’t forget to check out our list of London’s best pubs. Then, if you want to be outside but higher up, you might like our directory of the capital's finest rooftop bars.
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