Bank holidays conjure to mind soaking up the British sunshine in a beautiful beer garden, maybe even trying your first Pimm’s of the year. This May bank holiday, Londoners will be breaking out the sunglasses and flocking to beer gardens. At Villiers, we’ve narrowed it down to five of our favourite London beer gardens for you to enjoy.
1. Leather Bottle, Earlsfield
No novice to a pale ales, the Leather Bottle pub has been in business for over 300 years. With bunting, street foods and a vast array of craft beers, this South London pub is the perfect place to spend bank holiday Monday. Being one of the largest beer gardens in London, why not indulge in the alfresco dining and feel the soft grass beneath you.
2. No.32 the Old Town, Clapham
Sip on an Aperol Spritz in this modern beer garden overlooking Clapham Common. This roof terrace specialises in sophistication: the chic interiors and adorned French windows provide an exceptional setting for a bank holiday beverage. Delicious foods can be enjoyed and perfectly paired with a medley of inspired cocktails.
3. The Ship, Wandsworth
Right on the River Thames, The Ship in Wandsworth is one of London’s more lively beer gardens. Gourmet foods including a tantalising burger shack and a wide selection of beverages featuring Youngs famous cast ales. Frequented by celebrity studded crowds, there are many reasons why this spot is so popular.
4. Grand Union, Brixton
For atmospheric beer gardens you can count on, the Grand Unions of London are always a safe bet, but the one in Brixton stands out. The beer garden is vast, seating around 300 guests with charming Thai style tree houses to unwind in. Enjoy their sumptuous burgers and pizzas or sip from the wide range of delicious cocktails. With crowds as lively as the décor, make sure you visit this spectacular beer garden.
5. The Albion, Islington
The Albion is a stunning pub in North London with blooming wisteria winding around the beer garden giving it a countryside feel. The Albion appeals to a wide range of audiences due to its expertise in gastronomy that will leave you awe-struck. A return to traditional pubs, its Georgian architecture and vintage wooden furnishings will instantly make you feel at home. Noted as one of the Guardians “Best pubs in the UK”.
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