London River Pubs
Looking for a London river view pub? We have the the luxury of riverside bars, pubs and even party boats in London, which are fantastic both during the colder months and in the summer to spend those lazy Sundays at drinking cider and catching rays. River Thames pubs are great to relax and chat with your friends and take in the great river views and there are plenty of good London pubs to discover, from highly recommended gastro pubs to stylish london bars and good old pubs on the river with alfresco drinking opportunities. Enjoy our recommended London River Pubs and Bars.
Situated in a glorious, Grade II listed building with nearly 150 years of history, you’ll struggle to find a more idyllic riverside pub than The Duke’s Head. It’s based at the starting point of the Oxbridge boat race but well worthy of a visit any time of the year, with the venue’s Rowing Club - complete with its own riverside terrace - hosting everything from live music to supper tastings and film screenings throughout the week. A great choice for evening drinks or Sunday lunch in Putney.
A gorgeous gastro plot sitting alongside the Thames, The Sail Loft is a great boozer in London for those that want views of the river. Not only toting a selection of affordable plates alongside nautical themed interiors, those of you looking for a drink by the river in London will enjoy their terrace and sun-trap.
The Gun is magnificent river view gastro pub in London, located on the banks of the River Thames in the Docklands. This London river pub is beautiful and ideal to spend your summer days on the terrace with a cold drink in your hand. Serving delicious food and fine wine, this historic venue is a must for all Londoners!
Located on the Docklands waterfront, this restaurant bar caters for the bustling professional population around Canary Wharf. Whether you're looking for a bite to eat or a great drinks selection, they've got just what you're looking for. With outdoor seating and the occasional BBQ when the sun is out, it's always lively and buzzing. An after work crowd flocks here every day of the week so if you're looking to get a seat be sure to book online first!
A Central London pub commanding amazing views of the river; on days where the sun shines, their beer garden is perfect for a tranquil after work drink, and the bar inside and the balcony area also overlook the river. These fantastic views, central location and traditional pub-feel make this a popular choice for private hire. For those wanting more than just a quiet drink; inside the beautiful bar you can also amuse yourself at their pool table, or quiz machines. Make sure you book your spot at The Banker here.
Northbank Restaurant is a beautiful spot just next to the Millennium bridge. Boasting beautiful river views, this sophisticated bar serves up unique cocktails and delicious modern British cuisine. With a popular City following you can expect it to be popular after work, especially when you can enjoy the sunshine on the large terrace. Book your table online to ensure your spot and head down to this beautiful riverside bar.
Water rats and jazz rats mingle in this comfortable pub just a stone's throw away from Barnes waterside. Situated in an idyllic position and boasting a traditional yet characterful English pub atmosphere; The Bull's Head provides refreshment and regular live jazz in a wonderful setting. Craft beers, ales and wines are ready for consumption, as well as a hearty menu of pub grub!
Looking for something extra special for your office summer party this year? Step forward West End on the Thames; a private boat party ready to host a memorable celebration for anywhere between 2 and 500 guests. Take in all of the iconic sites of central London, tuck into BBQ cooked fresh on the deck and dance into the night with Pimm’s in hand at this highly rated boat party in London.
The Oyster Shed, near both Monument and Cannon Street station, offers a delightful get away from the City's hassle. This Geronimo Inn establishment provides ideal riverside views, look out across from the Thames to The Shard, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. This riverside bar in London is perfect for City workers during the day and for after-work drinks to relax with a pint or a glass of wine and a snack whilst enjoying those beautiful views. Book online.
Bar and Co is located at the Temple Pier, right next to Temple Station. Bar and Co is designed for a fun night out in London, not just as a riverside bar but on the Thames River! Yes, this is a London party boat offering fabulous views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the Oxo Tower. You can enjoy drinks, dance to electro, house, and Latin music and mingle around on this rockin' boat in London. Book online.
Perched by the Hammersmith river with a maritime theme in tow, The Blue Boat is perfectly primed for any and all drinks by the Thames. Brimming with a gastro inspired pub grub, affordable ales and a positively cute patio by the river, drinks in the London summer sun know their place here, and you soon will too.
Founders Arms is a brilliant river view pub in London. Founders Arms on the bankside near Southwark station, is a fantastic riverside gastro pub in South London to enjoy views of the Thames river. It's right next to Tate Modern, the Millenium Bridge and lots of other London attractions. Founders Arms riverside pub is great for after-work drinks, an impressive date, and for dinner with friends. Founders Arms in Southwark is a magnificent London pub on the River Thames! Book online.
Occupying a beautiful location right by the waterside, the Slug & Lettuce on the St. Katharine Docks offers a serene escape from the centre of the city. The venue boasts a spectacular vantage point of the Tower of London, and inside the focus is on delivering a lovely spread of food and drinks, available at affordable rates.
The Tattershall Castle boat isn't only a riverside London pub, it's even better because it feels like you're on cruise to the Caribbean. Tattershall Castle has mind-blowing views to the tourist attractions right in Central London. You can watch the London Eye's beautiful colours after the sun has set or the historical Big Ben.On the weekends, this pub won't leave you hanging after 11pm, because they have some fantastic club nights on the boat. Perfect scenery, lively surroundings and an old-school boat, how idyllic for a night out in London. Book online.
Sure - this trusty gastropub is about as centrally located as they come - but that doesn’t stop the Mulberry Bush from offering an affectionate, neighbourhood vibe. Located within a few seconds of the Southbank, this is a classic gem of a pub offering everything from seasonal foods to a stellar choice of beer.
Skylon Bar and Restaurant is in the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank of the Thames River, London. Skylon riverside bar in London stands out with its extravagant classiness and large windows viewing the breathtaking riverside views of the Thames River. Skylon has an extensive and well-chosen wine and cocktail list to enjoy the views with. A great place to impress a date or friends visiting London in this riverside bar! Book online.
The Waterfront on the Wandsworth and Battersea border is a fantastic bar for river view drinks in London. With an outdoor terrace gazing out onto the river, you can enjoy sunrise and sunset drinks, breakfasts, lunches, brunches and dinners. Discover this fantastic river view pub in London.
The Ship in Wandsworth is a vibrant riverside gastro pub in London. In the warmer months The Ship has a barbecue in their outside seating area, ideal to enjoy some juicy meat and drinks whilst facing the beautiful river views of the Thames. The Ship's buzzy lively atmosphere is really fun and it's not hard to spend the whole at this London riverside pub whilst enjoying the Sun, watching it set, eating lunch and chatting with your friends. Book online.
Blue Anchor in Hammersmith is an ideal West London riverside traditional pub. Located a short walk away from Hammersmith Bridge, this traditional riverside pub offers a place for relaxing and fun alfresco drinking and dining in London. They've got an extensive wine list catering for everyone's liking and four beers on the tap, great for a sunny Sunday evening or a dinner out by the river. Blue Anchor is one West London's best riverside pubs! Book online.
The Dove is an adorable historical riverside traditional pub in Hammersmith, London. This London riverside pub is owned by Fuller's and they've maintained the history of The Dove. The Dove is great for some alfresco drinking and to enjoy nice views of the Thames River. Due to its history, it's every Londoner's obligation to sit at The Dove's patio and enjoy a proper pint. Book online.
One of favouriate bars in London by the river! Riverside Cafe Terrace is a great spot for alfresco drinks in London with stunning views of the river. It is part of the Royal Opera House and sits on the Southbank overlook the River Thames, London Eye and Big Ben. If you are looking for a London bar near the river then this is the perfect pick.
Trafalgar Tavern is a true London gastro pub treasure, located in Greenwich by the Thames River. This Greenwich riverside pub has history, good beer and fresh food. Trafalgar Tavern due to its location and history, after all Dickens used to dine here, attracts lots tourists. Greenwich locals and Londoners also pop by at Trafalgar Tavern riverside pub because of their selection of beers and riverside views of the Thames River. Book online.