What to Wear and What To Drink During Beer Garden Season
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What to Wear and What To Drink During Beer Garden Season

May 3, 2024 Share

Explore London’s thriving beer garden scene in 2024, where eclectic spots offer more than just the average pint.

As London basks in warmer weather, longer days, and surprisingly empty tubes (thanks to the seasonal shift to cycling), so too revives the quintessentially British tradition of flocking to the nearest patch of green with a pint in hand. As the city (and everyone’s morale) shifts with the warmer weather, it’s not just the flora that’s flourishing—London’s beer garden scene is sprouting new, eclectic spots that promise more than just your average pint.

So what beer gardens are we keeping on our radar this 2024?

Hope and Anchor

Address: 123 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UA
Average Price of a Pint: Around £5
Distinctive Features: This pub is a gem in the heart of Brixton, celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere and enchanting beer garden adorned with hanging flowers and fairy lights.
Vibe: The Hope and Anchor offers a fashionable yet relaxed ambiance, making it a favorite among the younger crowd looking to enjoy lively evenings or cozy nights out.
History: Relatively modern in its establishment, the Hope and Anchor has quickly become a cherished local haunt, renowned for its spirited events and welcoming atmosphere.

CRATE Brewery

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Address: Unit 7, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN
Average Price of a Pint: Around £5-£6
Distinctive Features: Set in a converted factory along the canal, CRATE Brewery combines industrial chic with rustic charm. Known for its craft beers and stone-baked pizzas, it’s a hotspot for the creative crowd.
Vibe: Lively and artsy, with a young and trendy clientele.
History: CRATE was founded in 2012 and has become a staple of the Hackney Wick area, embodying the industrial revival of the neighborhood.

Pub on the Park

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Address: 19 Martello St, Hackney, London, E8 3PE
Average Price of a Pint: Around £5
Distinctive Features: Overlooking London Fields, this pub is ideal for watching the sunset with a pint from local breweries.
Vibe: Laid-back and friendly, especially popular with dog owners and locals.
History: As a staple of the London Fields area, it caters to a diverse crowd with its prime park-side location.

Crooked Billet

Address: 84 Upper Clapton Rd, Clapton, London, E5 9JP
Average Price of a Pint: About £5
Distinctive Features: Shady trees, fairy lights, and wooden booths create a cozy garden space.
Vibe: Relaxed and inviting, with a community feel that welcomes all.
History: A long-standing favorite in Clapton, known for maintaining a local pub feel with a modern twist on its food and drink offerings.

Big Penny Social

Address: 1 Priestley Way, London, E17 6AL
Average Price of a Pint: Approximately £4.50 to £5
Distinctive Features: Known for its large, sun-soaked garden and trendy microbrewery ambiance.
Vibe: Modern and social, with a spacious setting ideal for group gatherings.
History: Part of the Truman’s Brewery revival, this venue brings a fresh, contemporary feel to Walthamstow’s pub scene.

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People’s Park Tavern

Address: 360 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7BT
Average Price of a Pint: Around £5
Distinctive Features: Next to Victoria Park, this tavern features a large beer garden and an on-site microbrewery.
Vibe: Casual and friendly, popular with locals enjoying the park.
History: The tavern is a historic venue, taking full advantage of its park-side location to attract a laid-back crowd.

The Prince

Address: 14 Lillie Road, Earl’s Court, London, SW6 1TT
Average Price of a Pint: Around £6
Distinctive Features: Known for its huge woodland-themed garden and spacious seating area, The Prince is a venue that transforms its pretty dining area into a vibrant beer garden with a retractable roof, blending elegance with a touch of whimsy.
Vibe: The Prince offers a trendy and versatile ambiance, attracting a chic crowd that enjoys both the bustling nightlife and the serene daytime gatherings.
History: This spot has quickly evolved into a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a unique and adaptable space that epitomizes the blend of traditional charm and modern flair characteristic of Earl’s Court.

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What About Clothing?

No beer garden is complete without doubling up as a fashion show, especially not in London. Arming ourselves with Farfetch’s latest pieces, we have selected a few of this summer’s most enticing pieces to wear on your afternoon out.

Saint Laurent Polo Vest

A classic polo, whilst a staple in many wardrobes, is often not considered a particularly trendy fashion choice. Cut the sleeves off, much like Saint Laurent has done in this cream-coloured piece, and you have yourself an entirely different take on the classic golf attire.

Maison Kitsuné Cardigan

It may be summer but any true Londoner knows that this means absolutely nothing when it comes to UK weather forecasts. Which is where this knitted cardigan comes in.

Botega Venetta Leather Sandals

Sun’s out and so should your toes, or so the saying goes (ish?). Either way, Botega’s latest leather sandals are a great excuse to get your pedicure sorted.

Casablanca T-Shirt

A tasteful graphic t-shirt will never run out of style, which is why purchases like this Casablanca top are savvy investments.

Wales Bonner Adidas Sambas

Yes, we have seen them everywhere. But it doesn’t mean we love them any less. Join the adidas samba trend with this quirky Wales Bonner edition, which grants your staple shoes just that tiny extra oomph.

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