Best beaches in London

Check out the top beaches in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Roundhouse
1. Roundhouse
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46 local reviews
Chalk Farm Road, London
0844 482 8008
Establishment
Tessa
The best venue for gigs in a very unusual building. It also has a beach in the summer with amazing cocktails.
Kate
Always well curated productions and shows. Packed full of history too with it being where they used to turn al…
Geoffrey And Vicky
Superb venue for live music and theatre!
1. Roundhouse
1. Roundhouse
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46 local reviews
Chalk Farm Road, London
0844 482 8008
Tessa
Tessa
The best venue for gigs in a very unusual building. It also has a beach in the summer with amazing cocktails.
Kate
Kate
Always well curated productions and shows. Packed full of history too with it being where they used to turn all the trains, in summer it has…
Geoffrey And Vicky
Geoffrey And Vicky
Superb venue for live music and theatre!
2. Southbank Centre
2. Southbank Centre
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101 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Closed now
0844 875 0073
Establishment
Daisy
During the summer for the fountains on the upper deck, beach below. Winter for the twinkling lights and stree…
Sophie & Julian
A destination for sightseeing really! In the summer this place has a buzzing festival atmosphere. Try the r…
Teresa
Cultural centre (music, contempary art, theatre). Great for free family friendly events. There's also a good f…
2. Southbank Centre
2. Southbank Centre
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101 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Closed now
0844 875 0073
Daisy
Daisy
During the summer for the fountains on the upper deck, beach below. Winter for the twinkling lights and street markets. Concert Halls, hom…
Sophie & Julian
Sophie & Julian
A destination for sightseeing really! In the summer this place has a buzzing festival atmosphere. Try the rooftop bar/garden! The Udderb…
Teresa
Teresa
Cultural centre (music, contempary art, theatre). Great for free family friendly events. There's also a good food market on Saturdays.
3. Ravenscourt Park
3. Ravenscourt Park
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37 local reviews
Establishment
Wing
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the su…
Isabel
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the su…
Kate
A beautiful park, perfect place to go for a walk!
3. Ravenscourt Park
3. Ravenscourt Park
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37 local reviews
Wing
Wing
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the summer. The 13-hectare open spa…
Isabel
Isabel
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the summer. The 13-hectare open spa…
Kate
Kate
A beautiful park, perfect place to go for a walk!
4. The Coat & Badge
4. The Coat & Badge
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7 local reviews
8 Lacy Road, Putney, London
Closed now
020 8788 4900
BarEstablishment
Peter
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
Jorge
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
Ramin
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
4. The Coat & Badge
4. The Coat & Badge
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7 local reviews
8 Lacy Road, Putney, London
Closed now
020 8788 4900
Peter
Peter
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
Jorge
Jorge
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
Ramin
Ramin
Large pub hidden behind laurel bushes with quirky, beach-lounge style decor and live TV sport.
5. London Zoo
5. London Zoo
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82 local reviews
Regent's Park, London
Closed now
+44 20 7449 6200
Zoo
Tacina
The oldest scientific zoo , dating back to 1828, it now hosts over 17,000 animals from 750 species from around…
Julian
Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the world’s oldest scientific zoo, which has over 750 species. As we…
Michael
London zoo with all the scary animals
5. London Zoo
5. London Zoo
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82 local reviews
Regent's Park, London
Closed now
+44 20 7449 6200
Tacina
Tacina
The oldest scientific zoo , dating back to 1828, it now hosts over 17,000 animals from 750 species from around the world. Silver back gorill…
Julian
Julian
Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the world’s oldest scientific zoo, which has over 750 species. As well as an aquarium, penguin bea…
Michael
Michael
London zoo with all the scary animals
6. The Phene
6. The Phene
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9 local reviews
9 Phene Street, London
Closed now
020 7352 9898
BarEstablishment
Carola
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
Alex
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
Guy
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
6. The Phene
6. The Phene
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9 local reviews
9 Phene Street, London
Closed now
020 7352 9898
Carola
Carola
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
Alex
Alex
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
Guy
Guy
Converted pub with purple-velvet lounge bar, library-themed dining room and beach bar-style terrace.
7. Bishop's Park
7. Bishop's Park
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33 local reviews
Putney Bridge Approach, Bishop's Park Road, Fulham Palace Road, London
Closed now
Establishment
Emma
Bishop's Park is in the south of the borough next to the river Thames. It is one of the borough's most popula…
Richard
Bishops Park is in the south of the borough next to the river Thames. It is one of the borough's most popular …
Julia
Gorgeous park, a hidden gem of the area. It runs along the thames and is a great place to go for a romantic wa…
7. Bishop's Park
7. Bishop's Park
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33 local reviews
Putney Bridge Approach, Bishop's Park Road, Fulham Palace Road, London
Closed now
Emma
Emma
Bishop's Park is in the south of the borough next to the river Thames. It is one of the borough's most popular and well-used parks and is l…
Richard
Richard
Bishops Park is in the south of the borough next to the river Thames. It is one of the borough's most popular and well-used parks and is lis…
Julia
Julia
Gorgeous park, a hidden gem of the area. It runs along the thames and is a great place to go for a romantic walk or an evening run. The par…
8. Stockwell Skatepark
8. Stockwell Skatepark
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4 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Jon
The iconic "Brixton beach" is our favourite skatepark, gritty urban and super friendly. Not the nearest tho…
Lucilla
Brixton is also home to a 1970s purpose-built skatepark, named Stockwell Skatepark, but known locally as Brixt…
Anna
Also known as 'Brixton Bowls' or 'Brixton Beach', great mix of skateboarders, BMX'ers and rollerskaters and fr…
8. Stockwell Skatepark
8. Stockwell Skatepark
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4 local reviews
Jon
Jon
The iconic "Brixton beach" is our favourite skatepark, gritty urban and super friendly. Not the nearest though....
Lucilla
Lucilla
Brixton is also home to a 1970s purpose-built skatepark, named Stockwell Skatepark, but known locally as Brixton Beach after graffiti on the…
Anna
Anna
Also known as 'Brixton Bowls' or 'Brixton Beach', great mix of skateboarders, BMX'ers and rollerskaters and free for all to use.
9. Hally's Ltd
9. Hally's Ltd
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10 local reviews
60 New King's Rd
Closed now
020 3302 7408
Establishment
Emma
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house-style eatery. Hip spot fo…
Graham
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house-style eatery.
Guy
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house style eatery
9. Hally's Ltd
9. Hally's Ltd
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10 local reviews
60 New King's Rd
Closed now
020 3302 7408
Emma
Emma
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house-style eatery. Hip spot for West Coast-inspired plates
Graham
Graham
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house-style eatery.
Guy
Guy
Californian-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch in a trendy whitewashed beach-house style eatery
10. Leather Bottle
10. Leather Bottle
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5 local reviews
538 Garratt Ln
Closed now
020 8946 2309
BarRestaurantFood
Bryan
300 year-old pub with bright, traditional decor, plus a huge beer garden with beach huts and games.
Emily
A 300 year old Young's pub with London's biggest pub garden, featuring beach huts and a volley ball court - fa…
Anna
Nice pub with a great outside area.
10. Leather Bottle
10. Leather Bottle
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5 local reviews
538 Garratt Ln
Closed now
020 8946 2309
Bryan
Bryan
300 year-old pub with bright, traditional decor, plus a huge beer garden with beach huts and games.
Emily
Emily
A 300 year old Young's pub with London's biggest pub garden, featuring beach huts and a volley ball court - fantastic on a summer's day!
Anna
Anna
Nice pub with a great outside area.
11. Ruislip Lido
11. Ruislip Lido
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6 local reviews
Ruislip Lido
Natural featureEstablishment
Mohini
Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach in Ruislip. There are walking and cycle path all around the l…
Jeanette
Lovely place for a walk in the woods with a beach, train and cafe
Pim
Manmade beach and its surrounded by woods where walking is accessible made easier by walking footpaths and tra…
11. Ruislip Lido
11. Ruislip Lido
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6 local reviews
Ruislip Lido
Mohini
Mohini
Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach in Ruislip. There are walking and cycle path all around the lidio as well as a small nice b…
Jeanette
Jeanette
Lovely place for a walk in the woods with a beach, train and cafe
Pim
Pim
Manmade beach and its surrounded by woods where walking is accessible made easier by walking footpaths and trails. This is on my street
12. Barrio Central
12. Barrio Central
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3 local reviews
6 Poland St
Closed now
020 3230 1002
Night clubBarRestaurant
Shakeel
Beach bar-style basement club serving rum and tequila cocktails, with world music DJs.
Mohamed
Beach bar-style basement club serving rum and tequila cocktails, with world music DJs.
Tim
One of the few bars in London where everyone starts dancing early (about 9) to a good mix of music. Fun, cockt…
12. Barrio Central
12. Barrio Central
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3 local reviews
6 Poland St
Closed now
020 3230 1002
Shakeel
Shakeel
Beach bar-style basement club serving rum and tequila cocktails, with world music DJs.
Mohamed
Mohamed
Beach bar-style basement club serving rum and tequila cocktails, with world music DJs.
Tim
Tim
One of the few bars in London where everyone starts dancing early (about 9) to a good mix of music. Fun, cocktails and no cover charge. Defi…