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The Kip Guide To East London’s Beer Gardens

SUMMER IS HERE! AKA beer garden season! If you’re looking for the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine this weekend, or for that after work drink, we’ve got you covered… here are our favourite beer gardens in East London!



Pub On the Park

An absolute essential. Right in the heart of the iconic London Fields is (probably) one of the best outdoor drinking spaces in Hackney…AND it has heaters, what a treat?! We love Pub On the Park, for its guaranteed great atmosphere, super cosy fairy lights, the best Aperol Spritz, oh…and also surprisingly decent chips! If the pub is mega busy, you can always grab a takeaway beer and have a wonder around the park, that’s where you get the real East London energy! 

Pub on the Park is just an 11 minute walk from our hotel in Hackney, or if you prefer to cycle, you can go from hotel to beer garden in just 3 minutes!

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

A beer or a glass of wine, surrounded by greenery, beautiful flowers & fairy lights…now, THAT is what we’re talking about when it comes to an East London beer garden. The garden is also open during the day if you fancy a wholesome coffee and piece of cake.

dalston eastern curve garden

It’s the ideal spot to listen to some birds tweeting, soak up the sun, and get a little merry. Even better? It’s less than 20 mins walk from Kip!

Peoples Park Tavern

Right in the heart of our favourite Hackney park, Victoria Park, is The Peoples Park tavern. It’s a great place to find true Hackney locals, it’s very much for the people and about people. The Peoples Park Tavern is one of London’s biggest beer gardens, so you’re likely to find a space to sit, and has a beautiful indoor and outdoor ‘greenhaus.’ 

peoples park tavern

The People’s Park Tavern is another great option if you’re staying with us at Kip, just a 20 min walk to the park from our East London hotel!

The Scolt Head

Great for a Sunday roast, and a super authentic British pub vibe. The outdoor area has a lot of greenery and feels very Spring/Summer, which is very fitting for Aperols in April! Bring your mum, bring your friends, your dog, or just yourself, but make sure you get there early, it’s a popular spot and not massive! 

Fancy a stroll? The Scolt Head is a leisurely 32 minute walk from Kip Hotel, or if you prefer, you can get the 38 bus or 242 bus to Dalston Junction Station from Hackney Central Station and be at the pub with drink in hand in 25 minutes.

The Vinegar Yard

Not quite Hackney, but at this point we’re all willing to travel for some kind of socialising? The Vinegar Yard is a food market next to London Bridge, think an eclectic mix of food, drinks, art and general great vibes! It’ll definitely prepare you for the ‘summer in London’ festival season! 


If you’re staying at Kip Hotel in Hackney, you can get to Vinegar Yard in 45 minutes by taking the train from Hackney Central to Stratford, followed by the Jubilee Line to London Bridge.

We are so lucky to have such a wide range of outdoor spaces in Hackney, so make the most of our wonderful district this summer!

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