The Very Best Beer Gardens in South London
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As soon as the faintest sight of sunshine looms, the good folk of London enter into a race to get their overtired, overworked selves the best beer garden spot. Tables overflow, benches are shared, and sometimes things get a little ugly. So grab your squad, find your spot and get ready for the inevitable... Is someone sitting here? Yes, yes they are.
There's a reason to keep coming back here and it's not the food. For a cold pint in the sun though? It doesn't get much better than The Avalon.
Unless you take particular offence to bunting, you can't really argue with the allure of The Landor's garden. Can you?
The Fentiman Arms puts the gastro in gastropub. Sunday lunch is the cheapest, but get a good table in the beer garden and you'll be happy as Larry.
Right next to the Imperial War Museum, The Tankard offers a nifty little roof area for sunshine drinks and daydreaming.
The Duke of Edinburgh has a couple seats out front, but walk through the pub and you'll find a veritable Narnia in the garden.
A low key Camberwell fave, The Sun benefits from tables front and back, winner winner, beer dinner.
Sporting a garden almost as big as the Queen's, a visit to The Rye absolutely nails summer drinking. Grab some pre-dins from one of the great food emporiums nearby.
The Rose fills up with Goldsmith students during evenings/daytimes/anytime ever, which is fine if you're ok with not being the best dressed at the pub.
The New Cross House offers a small walled garden, made all the cuter with climbing ivy and little outdoor/indoor rooms - they do a fine pizza, too.
Skehans is a firm favourite with anyone who has any sense. Go for Thai food, real ale and a small-but-leafy beer garden out the back.
This one-stop spot for everything fun offers beer (obvs), DJs, live bands, stand-up comedy, open mic, table tennis, tepees, and much garden frolicking. Come hither if you know what's up.