Bars By The Canal In London

The perfect place to relax and one of the best ways to traverse the city, it's no wonder London's canals are so popular. From their leafy green nods and nature, down to their beautiful barges and colourful characters, our waterways are filled with charming watering holes. This summer is set to be a scorcher, so prepare for some waterside drinking and dining, with our recommendations of 15 of the best bars by the canal in London.

Last updated on 10th July 2019




Shane's On Canalside

49 user reviews 4

Happy Hour 50% off drinks and 1 other offer

Hackney has more than its fair share of worthwhile stops along the canal, but none as delicious as this. From their seasonal plates and some of the best meat-led dishes in the business, Shane's On Canalside is a great choice for drinking and dining all year round.

KuPP. Paddington

100 user reviews 4

Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from our dedicated Scandi menu and 1 other offer

A Paddington favourite, KuPP is a charming retreat from the business of central London. Located just minutes from the station, this sprawling space is all about freshly grilled steak, tasty smörgåsbords and Nordic-inspired cocktails by the water.

Rotunda

43 user reviews 4

A complimentary Classic Bloody Mary cocktail on arrival and 4 other offers

Sitting pretty by the Regent's Canal, Rotunda offers one of London's most sought after drinking and dining destinations. Whether you're enjoying some of their stunning plates of food within the colour-pop dining area, or sipping cocktails on the terrace, they've got canalside views for days.