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40 Of The Best London Pub Gardens With Heaters To Keep You Warm This Winter

Georgie Hoole Georgie Hoole - EXECUTIVE EDITOR

London pub gardens with heaters

Luckily for us, many of London’s pub gardens come with some pretty hefty heaters, so you can grab your pint or glass of mulled wine without turning into an ice-block. Here’s a rundown of 40 of the best London pub gardens to keep your warm this winter:

North London Pub Gardens:

1. The Faltering Fallback, Finsbury Park

This charming Irish pub is green as a shamrock, with a leafy exterior and a magical treehouse-esque beer garden to boot which has covers and more. 19 Perth Road, Stroud Green, N4 3HB

2. The Bull, Highgate

This popular Highgate pub has its own on-site brewery, and a very lovely heated garden. There’s also a delicious seasonal menu – perfect for getting you into the Christmas cheer. 13 North Hill, Highgate, N6 4AB

3. The Hawley Arms, Camden

Ah, the Secret London local. Also a regular haunt of the late and much-loved Amy Winehouse. Sadly I don’t think their pints of chips count as “substantial”, but they make a really mean fish and chips. 2 Castlehaven Road, NW1 8QU

4. Colonel Fawcett, Camden

This superb indie pub tends to serve turkey dinners every day in December, and you’ll feel nice and toastie in their lovely, warm garden. 1 Randolph Street, NW1 0SS

5. Lock Tavern, Camden

Another Secret London favourite, and definitely one of the best beer gardens in the area for a pint or two. 35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ

6. The Pineapple, Kentish Town

A lovely little spot which is a favourite among locals and offers a great selection of Thai food and different beers. 51 Leverton Street, NW5 2NX

7. The Castle, Islington

A great spot for some festive food in the run up to Christmas. They also have big screens up on their rooftop for all the best sporting action. 54 Pentonville Road, N1 9HF

8. The Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead

This 16th-century boozer earns the title of being one of the oldest pubs in London and also one of the most haunted spots in the city. It’s also got a great beer garden to boot. Spaniards Road, Hampstead, NW3 7JJ

9. Clissold Park Tavern, Stoke Newington

Visit for the beer garden and friendly staff, stay for the excellent (and basically compulsory) pizza. 177 Green Lanes, Highbury East, N16 9DB

10. The Flask, Highgate

Another of London’s most haunted pubs, The Flask is popular with ghost hunters as well as roast eaters. Who knows – perhaps a resident spook will join you out in the heated garden? 77 Highgate West Hill, N6 6BU

East London Pub Gardens:

11. Crate Brewery, Hackney Wick

This absolutely cracking canalside brewery serves excellent pizzas along with its very own range of craft beer. The view of the canal ain’t so bad either. Unit 7, Queens Yard, E9 5EN

12. Pub on the Park, London Fields

This vibey place is pretty famous for its massive terrace overlooking London Fields. 19 Martello Street, E8 3PE

13. People’s Park Tavern, Victoria Park

The People’s Park Tavern is a proper village pub, boasting an onsite brewery and arguably one of London’s best beer gardens, a lot of which is under cover in case the weather refuses to play ball. 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT

14. The Crooked Billet, Clapton

Boasting one of the largest beer gardens in the area, The Crooked Billet is a top spot to catch up with a group of pals for some festive cheer. 84 Upper Clapton Road, E5 9JP

15. The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch

The Crown and Shuttle is a trendy craft beer pub with a huge back garden and some pretty excellent food. 226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ

16. The Owl and the Pussycat, Shoreditch

This cute little spot down an alleyway just off Bethnal Green Road has a cosy outside area with added heaters, pub games and an upstairs dining room. A day to night sesh anyone? 34 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP

17. The Captain Kidd, Wapping

This riverside spot is named after the 17th-century pirate William Kidd, who was executed just around the corner. It’s a Sam Smith pub (not the singer, no) so is great for the old wallet and the views are pretty much to die for. Though let’s hope not, hey?! 108 Wapping High St, London E1W 2NE

18. The Nag’s Head, Walthamstow

Based in the heart of the Walthamstow Village Conservation Area, this friendly spot has a big, candlelit garden, heaters aplenty and even a resident cat. They also do quiz nights inside if you fancy a change from the pub garden. 9 Orford Rd, London E17 9LP

19. The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping

Another of Wapping’s star attractions, this riverside club lays claim to being the oldest riverside pub in London. It’s also dog-friendly and has a small but charming beer garden – the views really are something else. 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH

20. Truman’s Social Club, Blackhorse Road

This vast spot was billed as the biggest socially-distanced pub and garden in the UK when it opened last year, and it’s still open for business. Just a stone’s throw from Blackhorse Road, it offers street food and plenty of beers – perfect after a post-canal walk. 1 Priestley Way, London E17 6AL

South London Pub Gardens:

21. Tamesis Dock, Vauxhall

Moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridge, this converted 1930s Dutch barge-turned-pub has just about everything you might need. Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP

22. The Ship, Wandsworth

A favourite among South Londoners, this is a beautiful riverside pub with a giant terrace and a lively atmosphere – what more could you ask for this festive season? 41 Jews Row, SW18 1TB

23. The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton

Hidden right in the depths of Brixton, this may not look like much from the outside but head out back to the beer garden and you’re in for a surprise – a massive space filled with people, outdoor bars and a lively atmosphere. 204 Ferndale Rd, London SW9 8AG

24. The Four Thieves, Clapham Junction

Home to a racing track, a variety of old school arcade games, VR booths and an onsite brewery, Four Thieves is pretty damn cool. But it’s the fully-covered, extra-heated Gin Yard that you’ll be interested in during December…51 Lavender Gardens, London SW11 1DJ

25. The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield

This esteemed pub garden in leafy Earlsfield has literally won itself awards, and there are heated cabins, covered tables and even a burger shack out here which might be why – we will say no more. 538 Garratt Ln, London SW17 0NY

26. The Sun, Camberwell

Situated on Coldharbour Lane in between Camberwell Green and Loughborough Junction, this cool spot has regular quiz nights, a nice little dining room and a sheltered beer garden out the back. 61-63 Coldharbour Ln, London SE5 9NS

27. The Gipsy Moth, Greenwich

The Gipsy Moth has a nautical theme, which is pretty fitting as it overlooks the iconic Cutty Sark. This pub earns its brownie points for having a retractable roof over its patio – so no need to worry about the snow if we get any this year. 60 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BL

28. The Devonshire, Balham

Get into the festive spirit with seasonal cocktails and hot cheese fondue at ‘Balham’s best beer garden’. This year, they’ve also got some special apres-ski-style chalets to add to that winter feel. 39 Balham High Road, SW12 9An

29. The Rose & Crown, Tooting

Just off Tooting Bec Common this pub serves up awesome pizzas, vegan wings from Biff’s and Nutella doughnuts. 140 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 8BH

30. The Magic Garden, Battersea

Complete with a garden wrapped in a tent canvas, this spot is – well ‘magical’. The outside comes clad in twinkling fairy lights, a festival-theme atmosphere and blankets and hot water bottles if you’re feeling nippy. They also hold open-mic nights and hip hop, ska and Latin music nights. 231 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LG

West London Pub Gardens:

31. The Prince Albert, Notting Hill

A short walk from Portobello Market and Kensington Gardens, The Prince Albert is the perfect place to cosy up with a pint in the heated garden. 11 Pembridge Road, W11 3HQ

32. The Windsor Castle, Kensington

Tucked away between Holland Park, Kensington and Notting Hill, this picturesque spot boasts a festive food menu, including a turkey with all the trimmings and an apple and damson crumble. 114 Campden Hill Road, W8 7AR

33. The Lamb, Chiswick High Road

A top spot for seasonal food, real ales and craft beers—oh, and a particularly lovely garden. 9 Barley Mow Passage, W4 4PH

34. The Mitre, Fulham

A lovely indie pub with classic grub, local ales and a nice secluded pub garden out back (with screens for sports fans). Fulham Broadway and Stamford Bridge are both just a short walk away. 81 Dawes Road, SW6 7DU

35. The Eagle, Ravenscourt Park

Located right in the heart of Ravenscourt Park, this stylish spot is all about the beer garden. There’s a stretch tent, blankets, hot water bottles and heaters throughout. Oh and don’t forget the speakers pumping the tunes all night long – no wonder this is often called the best of West London’s pub gardens. 215 Askew Rd, London W12 9AZ

Central London Pub Gardens:

36. The Lighterman, King’s Cross

With beautiful views over Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal and a great pub garden with heaters, The Lighterman is the perfect place to wine and dine this winter. 3 Granary Square, N1C 4BH

37. The Bunch of Grapes, Borough

Very close to London Bridge station, the Shard, and Borough Market, this high-ceilinged, wood-panelled spot has a brick-walled pub garden, festive beers and some magnificent pub grub – it’s a great spot when in Central London to meet your pals for some festive frolics. 2 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RS

38. The Anchor, Bankside

The ‘local’ for The Globe Theatre, this pretty pub on the Thames has a roof terrace that’s much in demand from tourists and locals. 4 Park Street, Southwark, SE1 9EF

39. The Lamb, Bloomsbury

Smack-bang in the middle of Holborn and Russell Square tube stations, this cosy little spot has Victorian decor, antique screens and a lovely and secluded beer garden out the back. After a missed Christmas in 2020, this year they’re putting on cheese and port and ‘Quizmas’ – time to get out the mulled cider. 94 Lamb’s Conduit St, London WC1N 3LZ

40. Rose & Crown, Blackfriars

A short stroll from St. Paul’s, the Southbank’s markets and London Bridge, this beloved spot offers up one of Central London’s biggest beer gardens. It also serves up a whole host of award-winning beers and some hearty grub to tuck into too. 47 Colombo St, London SE1 8DP

 


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