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 boozers. This summer is set to be a scorcher, so prepare for some alfresco drinking and dining with our recommendations of 15 of the best bars and restaurants by the canal in London.

Last updated on 7th July 2020




Union Tavern

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Serving up a wonderful array of craft beers and ales to a whole host of happy customers, this North London boozer is not just by the canal, it also has a great beer garden. Grab some rays by the water, tuck into a hearty menu of British classics, and try out some of the local breweries on offer.

Grow is an independent ecosystem of create spaces, bars and restaurants by the River Lea in Hackney. If you're looking for a quirky escape by the canal this summer, head here and tuck into hearty plates of comfort food with a regular roster of entertainment to keep you coming back.