London Drinks Guide


Where Drinks Culture Lives by Beverage Trade Network


Outdoor bars in London you can try out that are COVID prepared right now

16/10/2020 On this page find out about outdoor bars in London you can try that are Covid prepared

We are all tired of the COVID-19 virus and the social distancing indoors. That's why we have tried to find for you the best open-air bars in London which work under the COVID-19 restrictions. Outdoor activities are always good and healthy, even if they are related to alcohol which is in most cases is a stress reliever. Something we all need in these difficult times.

Just to let you know that we are working hard to be accurate in this difficult year, so please check that the establishments remain open before you go.

Flat Iron Square

Our first recommendation is Flat Iron Square, a place for drinking, dining and dancing with vast open airspace near the Borough Market and London Bridge. The venue has opened in 2016 with the concept to be different from various bars, food vendors, restaurants and street food trucks. An outdoor space with live music which comes together to create a casual and vibrant environment. The area is great for socializing, having lunch, brunch, after-work drinks in the heart of the city. Seven differently styled bars are satisfying all possible drinking desires of its guests including classical cocktails with a modern twist, beer from around the world as well as a wine bar with a fine selection by the glass and bottle. Not to be missed is the food which is offering the multicultural Flat Iron Square from light bites to three courses, dining quality culinary experience. The vibrant hub has over ten traders and three restaurants bringing together authentic dishes from all over the world with award-winning street merchants at the top of their game, and boundary-pushing dining concepts to create an environment unlike any other. 

The Flat Iron Square is now re-open and takes bookings up to 6 persons for a table.; +44 (0)20 3179 9800


The next place is the Aeronaut, which will blow your mind with its drinks, food, creativity and eclectic design. Located in West London, this is an award-winning pub and entertainment venue. There is even a Circus live show alongside themed brunch and many fun games. The festival garden is the best place where you can enjoy a sleek cocktail or a refreshing Aperol Spritz under the sun, as well as a long brunch, but at night the place becomes something completely else. The pub transforms itself in something like a disco with a stage where all kinds of performance take place. Fancy disco balls are playing around with colorful beams under the act of the aero acrobats and glamorous gymnasts perform balancing acts with spinning sensations and circus show classics. An extremely entertaining place with a great vibe.; +44 (0)208 993 4242

The Prince

Our next recommendation is The Prince, which was a big old pub brought back to life located in West Brompton. The venue is famous for its large pub garden which is probably the biggest in London, perfect for socially distanced drinks with friends. The place is, actually, one street with four restaurants, three bars and a covered woodland garden which has a retractable roof. The concept is to gather in one spot tasty food, high-quality drinks and fun, relaxing social experiences. It does not matter day or night The Prince will take you to a paradise-like place for as long as you wish with a refreshing rhubarb Martini in hand or a pint of draft beer or cider. For wine lovers, there is a large selection by the glass from small and artisanal producers from all over the world. The food provided from the three restaurant's menus is simple, rustical and utterly tasty, there are as well modern British offerings for all tastes. Overall The Prince bar is a hidden gem.; +44 (0) 7496584766

Bar Elba

The last place to visit is located high in the open air called Bar Elba on the Rooftop of Mercury House opposite Waterloo station. The epic view of the bar is combined with the eclectic and colorful design which takes its inspiration from the tiny island of Elba near the Tuscan coast, where Napoleon Bonaparte was forcibly sent in 1814. The theme of the bar is definitely Napoleon offering a sizeable cocktail list, this rooftop bar is more about the party than the 19th-century military leader. It boasts as well a small wine, beer and cider menu, and a fine selection of bubbles for those with an emperor’s budget. The food menu is small but fine with classical Burgers perfect for the party orientated public. The Elba bar has a vast event's program varying from Movie nights, Sunset sessions, Party pods and Mexican-themed brunch all accompanied by a 360° view over some of London's most iconic buildings and Sky liners such as The Shard & St Paul's Cathedral. The rooftop is perfect for birthdays, private hires, group bookings, romantic date nights, Christmas parties, and much more.; +44 (0) 20 3892 8166

We hope that you will enjoy our selection of Outdoor bars in London and stay safe!

Header image credit: Flat Iron Square

4th Annual London Wine Competition is now open. The wine industry is collectively looking to plan for 2021 and The London Wine Competition hopes to provide a platform to help producers and importers not just assess their wines, but crucially go on to promote them.

Related Blog