There’s enough benches out in the open to ensure everyone has a spot in the sun. For those who prefer the shade, an enormous wooden canopy shelters tables, TVs, sofas, and even Victorian-style portraits. Wherever you decide to sit, The Woodman’s garden offers plenty of space to entertain.
And don’t worry about losing your bench. This Highgate pub is one of the few in London that offers table service for drinks. They also have a strict policy on customers' children, meaning any present will be sitting quietly at their table and not careering round the garden.
After your pint, take time to explore the nearby Highgate Woods – one of the most ancient in England. The famous Highgate Cemetery is also worth a wonder. Look out for the grave of Karl Marx, among other famous names.
With plush sofas under open-sided canopies, quirky boat-like huts lining the sides of the garden and loads of seats sprawled out under the many leafy trees, this Camden courtyard is a comfortable option for a summer’s day.