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10 Outdoor Spaces for Alfresco dining in London

With hospitality now fully reopened and summer in full swing, we list our favourites outdoor hangouts for a long overdue catch up. If you are looking for amazing brunches and unlimited drinks deal, you can also check out our list of venues for an outdoor bottomless brunch.

Mercato Metropolitano

Photo: Mercato Metropolitano, Elephant & Castle

This impressive outdoor venue sits on the site of a former disused paper factory on Newington Causeway. Opening its doors in late 2016, it has since become a popular spot for al fresco dining and drinking. The venue is home to over 40 vendors within its impressive space as well as boasting a micro-brewery. Sample dishes from around the globe from Italy, South America, Vietnam and many more.

πŸ“ 42 Newington Causeway, London SE16DR
πŸ“ž +44 20 7403 0930 / Website>

Pub on the Park

Photo: Pub on the Park, Hackney

Pub on the Park offers an impressive outdoor setting for enjoying your favourite tipple. Located on the edge of London Fields and boasting spectacular views across the park with easy access from Hackney Central and London Fields. Covering most big sporting events thanks to 7 large screens, it’s a great place to have catch up with friends for drinks and pub grub. 

πŸ“ 19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 3PE, London
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Pitch Stratford

Photo: Pitch, Stratford

Pitch is a multi-faceted outdoor space located in Stratford. This open space venue offers a range of tasty food offerings through it’s vibrant cast of street food vendors and food pop-ups serving up delicious street food. The bar serves out local beers and alternative tiki cocktails. There are also private booths available to hire. Adding to the vibe are regular DJ sets, and live music events from the likes of The Heatwave, DJ Luck & Jazzy B . Theres also an opportunity for outdoor cinema with the impressive 196 inch cinema screen.

πŸ“ 2 Bidge Road, London, E15 3FF
πŸ“ž +44 20 3993 0112 / Website>


Photo: Skylight, Wapping

Get together with your friends in London’s largest outdoor venue offering outdoor covered and heated tables. Sit under the the main pergola which starts from Β£10 for 3.5 hours for 6 people. In case the weather changes, you will be moved to a better spot. Outdoor tables with parasols also start from Β£10 for 3.5 hours for 6 people and you can sit on the main open area to enjoy the best weather. Offering special cocktails for the summer, amazing street food from the likes of Hikari and State Side as well as Live DJ’s on Saturday’s. 

πŸ“ Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF
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The Lock Tavern

Photo: The Lock Tavern, Camden

This historic Camden boozer boasts a heated beer garden and a covered roof terrace, perfect for an alfresco get together. This newly renovated pub offers as a weekly pub quiz, juicy burgers, a delicious Sunday roast as well as live entertainment. With 18 taps on-hand, enjoy happy hour Monday to Friday from 5-7pm. 

πŸ“ 35 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AJ
πŸ“ž +44 20 7482 7163 / Website>


Photo: Happenstance, London

Happenstance boasts a stunning location, stylish interiors and a distinct food & drink offering. With a warm and friendly service and a beautiful terrace overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, it is the perfect setting for alfresco drinks and all day dining.

πŸ“ 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX
πŸ“ž +44 20 7618 9520 / Website>


Photo: Madison London, St. Paul’s

Step out on to the rooftop terrace for breath-taking views of the London skyline and catch up with friends and colleagues while enjoying great food and cocktails. Inspired by the best New York’s dining scene, expect on the grill favourites and juicy steaks from around the world, offering a creative take on American classics. 

πŸ“ Rooftop Terrace, One New Change, St Paul's, London, EC4M 9AF
πŸ“ž +44 20 3693 5160 / Website>

Founder’s Arms

Photo: Founder’s Arms, London

This impressive pub and restaurant offers a hearty brunch, a delicious Sunday roast with delicious homemade yorkshire pudding with seasonal vegetables. You can also try the fish and chips. Enjoy stunning views of the city from the terrace and catch up with loved ones over drinks. 

πŸ“ 52 Hopton Street, London , SE1 9JH
πŸ“ž +44 20 7928 1899 / Website>

The Castle

Photo: The Castle, Islington

Located on Pentonville Road in trendy Islington, The Castle boasts a rooftop terrace for alfresco dinning and drinking, perfect for soaking up the rays with your mates. Offering real ales, cocktails, chilled fine wines and a selection of spirits, with the kitchen offering pub classics and burgers. 

πŸ“ 54 Pentonville Road, Islington, North London N1 9HF
πŸ“ž +44 207 7131 858  / Website>

Vinegar Yard

Photo: Vinegar Yard

Vinegar Yard offers an eclectic mix of drinks, food, flea market and art and a perfect place for socialising in a cozy and intimate setting designed by Joe Rush. Boasting a massive outdoor space, as well as huge tents and outdoor heating, it is a great place outdoor space to unwind with friends. The food stalls offer a daily variety to cater to every taste, with the popular flea market operating on weekends.

πŸ“ Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St Thomas St, London SE1 3QU
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