The sun is finally set to return to our cloudy isle and whether you're prepping for some outside viewing or simply after a cosy garden to lounge in over the weekend, London has some incredible offerings when it comes to pub garden, so much so you can afford to be picky. If you're looking for outdoor screens, sufficient wisteria or want to be near water, there are some fantastic options to suit.
Read through our round-up of the best pub gardens to wile the hours away outside this summer.
A relatively unfussy looking pub from the outside, you can easily walk past it on Stoke Newington High Street before turning back and wandering in. Once inside, the back opens up to an incredible walled garden filled with benches to seat a couple of friends or indeed a whole wedding party.
Dogs are allowed on leads and child friendly until 8pm, it is like a leafy Narnia off the main road.
69 Stoke Newington High St, N16 8EL
On the outskirts of London you can find the best parts of the Thames as well as the most wonderful pubs surrounding it. The White Swan has a flora laden beer garden that is sat right on the edge of the water so you can wave at boaters all day while enjoying your pint. Weather and tide permitting there is often a BBQ outside during the summer months as well.
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DN
One of a collection of cosy pubs nestles around Camberwell Green, The Sun wins purely for its fantastic amount of garden space will a big beer garden at the front and a rear garden that remains unseen from the road. This is more of a patio space but the size makes up for any lack of grass. Great for ale lovers with a changing range of Casque Mark choices.
61-63 Coldharbour Ln, London SE5 9NS
If you're looking to meet up with a huge group of twenty somethings who are probably on Tinder dates then The Ship is for you. More hair swishing and rose sipping than anywhere else in South London, this is a really fun pub that comes alive in the sunshine. The huge deck outside is ideal for groups and the bar serves delicious food all day.
41 Jews Row, Wandsworth, SW18 1TB
Really relaxed pub garden tucked away at the back of this cosy Clapham pub. The surrounding trees make you feel like you're far away from London and the crowd is always friendly here.
70 Landor Rd, Clapham North, SW9 9PH
A short walk off bustling Upper Street and you reach the hidden away idyll that is The Albion. A cosy hideaway in the winter but when the sun shines you can head out into the willow and wisteria filled courtyard that is full of seating in the sun and shade. The menu is fantastic with the most incredible fish and chips.
10 Thornhill Rd, London N1 1HW
The Spaniard's Inn, Hampstead
One of London's oldest pubs, The Spaniards is beautiful inside and out. In the sunshine, you can leave the dimply lit pub and find one of the many tables, booths and hideaways to bask away in. If you're heading down on a Sunday make sure you order one of their delicious roast dinners.
Spaniards Rd, London NW3 7JJ
A one of a kind experience is to be had at The Magic Gardens. A relaxed friendly atmosphere with a huge range of live music acts there is always something worth heading over to this psychedelically decorated haven for. The huge garden has a large covered area as well as open booths and seating so you can stay out all night as its open until 2am most nights.
231 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LG
A beautiful leafy pub from front to back. Finsbury Park's Fullback has a huge multi levelled beer garden that boasts sun terraces, cosy wooden booths and fully covered tables to keep you drinking in all weathers.
19, Perth Road, Finsbury Park, N4 3HB
The answer to the prayers of those who love parks but don't want to provide for themselves, the People's Park Tavern is about a half inch fence away from being in the heart of Hackney's Victoria Park. A huge garden space that is dog and child friendly, you can sit out all day before nestling into the heated wooden outdoor booths for the rest of the evening.
360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT