Summers nearly over but Londoners have never been shy of soaking up every last drop of sun the city has to offer. Obviously if this can be combined with another popular London activity, drinking, all the better. With this in mind I have compiled a list of some of London’s best beer gardens South of the River.
Duke of Edinburgh – This Brixton favourite tucked away on residential Ferndale road is unassuming from the outside. The pub itself is not huge but is quirkily decorated with a good crowd. There’s no doubt the garden is the star of this pub, it’s huge with plenty of benches and a tempting BBQ. You have to pity the poor staff who have to herd everyone back inside when the clocks strikes 10, not an easy task! 204 Ferndale Rd, Brixton SW9 8AG
Grand Union, Brixton – The beer garden here is worth the walk up acre lane. Transporting you to a cool outside bar in Thailand somewhere this al fresco space in spot on. Complete with wooden huts which can be reserved in advance and lots of coloured lanterns it’s hard to believe your still in Brixton. Come early to enjoy the sun and stay late for the DJ’s which play upstairs Friday and Saturday nights. 123 Acre Lane, Brixton
Grand Union, Wandsworth – Grand Union clearly know how to create the perfect London beer garden. Even bigger than the one in Brixton the Wandsworth branch has a similar feel, with lanterns again and lots of wooden decking and handily an outside bar. 204 Ferndale Rd, Brixton SW9 8AG
Magic Garden, Battersea – Formerly known as The Secret Garden, The Magic Garden in Battersea boosts regular live music as well as fantastic outside space. 231 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LG
The Spencer, Putney – Benefiting from it’s location next to Putney Heath, customers of The Spencer are able to enjoy a drink whilst taking in the scenery from the vast bench seating provided. 237 Lower Richmond Road London SW15 1HJ