Now that pubs are springing back to life, we’ve rounded up London’s best beer gardens that are taking bookings. Some have been included for their bucolic looks and fine foliage, some for their summery drinks or irresistible barbecues, some for their riverside location (although we also have those covered in our guide to London’s best riverside pubs and bars).
Bear in mind, things might look a little different when you return to your favourite local pub garden. Firstly, in most instances, you’ll likely be asked to make a booking (although that takes away the hapless scramble for a seat on sunny days, it does add a layer of admin to London boozing). Forget queuing at the bar too, with table service in favour. And some of the pubs belonging to larger chains will even be asking you to do all your ordering via an app.
But the safest way to socialise these days is outdoors in the fresh London air, which makes the beer garden our saviour for the summer months ahead.
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