Beer Gardens for Hire in London

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When the weather gets warmer, is there anything better than relaxing in a fantastic beer garden with a nice, cold pint? Many drinking spots in London have outdoor spaces for private hire, from family-friendly lawns to leafy courtyards. If you’ve been searching for an ideal place to hang and chill out, then beer gardens in London are going to steal your heart. What better way to spend the weekend? Take a look at our fab selection of spaces, and book a gorgeous venue today!

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Beer Gardens Hire Guide

Dreaming of some summery sun-soaked sipping in a great London beer garden? Whether you’re after a small sun terrace, shady outdoor area, or one of the city’s most amazing rooftop spaces, Tagvenue can point you in the right direction. So what are you waiting for? Check our shortlist of the best beer gardens in London today, so you’ll know exactly where to go next time the sun comes out. The great thing about London is that you can get a variety of venues in every part of the city, so no matter where you plan to have your next outing, you can be sure to find something special for you and your guests!


Beer-drinking culture in London

There is one thing that’s certain about London, and that is its magnificent beer-drinking culture. No matter where you go, you’ll see football fans sipping lager or groups of friends having a pint or two to relax after a long day. As long as you’re not underage or in a bad state, no one will bat an eyelid that you’re sipping beer, even at an unusual time of day. Whereas some used to associate drinking beer with smelly pubs, nowadays the beer drinking culture has evolved and many enjoy drinking in London’s fancy beer gardens! 

Why are beer gardens gaining in popularity, and why doesn’t everyone prefer to stick to pubs instead? Well, people visit beer gardens because they offer a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Guests of the beer garden are less likely to be judged, for example, by the way they dress, than in an indoor bar setting. So the difference between beer gardens and bars is the atmosphere. A beer garden is commonly known as a relaxing place for friends to hang out, whereas a bar or pub is a more lively place with loud music and high energy. Of course that’s not to say that beer gardens can’t have great live music or other fab music in the background. 

And what about football fans who often like to visit a space and enjoy a game of footie played by their favourite team? Although they might have to do some digging, there are actually plentiful chances to watch football either on a projector screen outdoors (if the space offers such an option), or sometimes there are tvs hung up on walls right by the doors or outside (but shielded from the rain and the sun). Isn’t that just great news? There are absolutely no excuses as to why anyone shouldn’t try out a beer garden. Well, there may be just one - the British weather. But with that, you just have to be up-to-date!


So what can you expect from a beer garden in London?

You may have had the opportunity to grab a pint from a beer garden before. In that case, you know exactly what to expect! But if for some reason you are still a newbie, you might like to know a couple of things before going. 

For example, did you know:

  • That beer gardens originate from 19th century Germany and were later disseminated throughout British culture? The beer garden was actually an extension of the brewery, where it was less hazardous to keep the overheating equipment (which did accidentally cause some horrible fires!)
  • The beer garden, as the name suggests, is a space outside, usually hidden behind  trees and other plants, making it a perfect place to chill in the sunshine in a relaxing atmosphere!
  • You can order many delicious beers in beer gardens, including but not limited to: wheat beer, stout, lager, pale ale, porter, Irish stout, kriek and many others!
  • There are often cool events organised in beer gardens, from organised parties to private ones. If you’re looking to host a private party for a birthday, anniversary or other types of celebrations then beer gardens are great places to do so!
  • You can order food. Usually you can expect delicious appetisers, BBQ snacks, pizza, chips, fish and other finger food. But the good news is that many locales allow you to bring your own external catering if you wish to take your beer garden adventure to the next level.
  • There are actually rules in beer gardens that some may not expect. These include things like: not drinking the last mouthful of beer, respecting closing times and making space for people who come to join you in beer gardens. Of course if you’re booking a private event the last point may not be applicable.


Now that you know a bit more about the drinking culture in London and a few fun facts about beer gardens, you may still be wondering about the venue booking process. In that case we welcome you to check out the FAQ section below which will give you some insight on the best ways to rent spaces here at Tagvenue. Let the beer garden hunting begin!

FAQs about Beer Gardens in London

How much do beer gardens cost in London?

Expect prices to start  as low as £10 per person. Despite being increasingly popular for events, these amazing spaces really come at a very good price! So if you’re looking for a space that you don’t have to splurge all your money on, we definitely recommend one of London’s fab beer gardens!

How many people can I invite to a beer garden in London?

London will surprise you with its amazing selection of venues. Depending on whether you’re looking for a very traditional beer garden (hidden away from the prying eyes with a relaxed outdoor space) or for something that’s a bit of a beer garden/luxury venue mix, you can expect to invite anywhere from 20 to 400 guests. Of course, the latter is usually either a big space outdoors or a venue with indoor and outdoor event spaces.

What are some of the best beer gardens in London?

To choose just one or two seems like an impossible mission. But if we had to recommend a space then it would definitely be the Garden at the Museum of Brands. This gorgeous space just lives and breathes nature, and it’s a total must-go for all beer lovers. It is available only in the evening though, so plan accordingly!

Which parts of London have the best beer gardens?

Although you can find locations all over town, we definitely recommend checking out venues which are located near the River Thames. Check out the areas of Waterloo and Westminster for a great beer garden experience! You’ll be sure to feel a bit of fresh air, find yourself in a great location, and maybe even enjoy a nice walk with a lovely view afterwards.

Guests Reviews of Beer Gardens on Tagvenue

Caitlin C.
Booked Terrace - Semi-Private Area at The Union Regents
Had our work summer party here and it was amazing. The staff, the food the service could not have been better. Thank you to everyone who helped!!
Booked The Gallery at LIMIN Southbank
We have booked the Limin' Beach Club for our work party for 100 people and it is safe to say that out of all previous venues that we've booked in the past, the experience at Limin' Beach club was the best! The service was top-level. I never worried about anything as Wiktoria and her team were on top of everything. Everyone at Limin' was super kind and helpful to us - always with a smile on their faces. The food and drinks were beyond expectations as well - lots of different tasty food options to match everyone's dietary requirements. Highly recommend this place to everyone! All 100 of our attendees were super happy and we are looking forward to booking this place again.
Georgina C.
Booked Whole Venue at The Vineyard
We held our work summer party at Vineyard, the whole process from booking the venue to the night of the party and everything in between has been superb. I would highly recommend Vineyardif you're looking for a venue for a party. The staff we're very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you!
Izzy K.
Booked Entire Ground Floor for 100 guests at Lockes Bar Covent Garden
Service was excellent, all the staff were super helpful in ensuring our networking event went as smoothly as possible. We ordered pizzas which came out on time and were great. We had one end of the bar upstairs which worked well for atmosphere and service.
Lucia P.
Booked Whole Venue at PITCH Stratford
Tommy and his team were absolutely amazing at catering for, and attending to all our needs and requests at our Staff summer party. We had an absolute ball and you guys made it really special for us. Thank you so much!!!
Annabel H.
Booked Whole Venue at PITCH Stratford
Pitch is a really cool venue in a good location, close by to the Stratford tube station. Staff were quick at serving and helpful, the food and drink was great and the toilets were clean. There is a big TV screen if you wanted to play a film and the music plays at a good volume all around the venue. They have lots of cool additions to bookings such as games (pool, ping pong etc), bean bags and the team were really flexible.
Booked Lost Garden at Lost Society (Battersea SW11)
Lost and Co is a fantastic venue, i would highly reccomend it for hosting any type of function. Jack and his team are very flexible and work really hard to ensure that your event runs very smoothly and is memorable. We had a BBQ on the terrace, which was fantastic, the food was really excellent, significantly better than what you would normally receive in a pub.
Amelia C.
Booked Mercury Lounge & Secret Garden at The Champion
Great space for private party with own bar and nicely decorated courtyard. Food was delicious and service throughout the night was excellent with staff friendly and helpful. Everyone really enjoyed themselves - thanks The Champion!

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