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 18th October 2019




Free glass of bubbles with festive bookings

Prepare to be transported to a faraway land, as this Clapton boozer gives you all the feels of an out-of-town pub. Go for leafy views alongside Sunday lunch and classic British gastro grub with real ales and craft beer to soak it all up.

KuPP. Paddington

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Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from our dedicated Scandi menu

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.

The Lighterman

2 user reviews 5

New Years Eve - Champagne Offer

Head north to Granary Square, where this modern restaurant sits only minutes from the hustle and bustle of King's Cross. Take in the chilled out atmosphere and relaxing scenes of Regent's Canal from the alfresco bar or head inside where a glass restaurant offers flatbreads and more.

Rotunda

91 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.