Best Boat Bars In London

There's nothing more relaxing than a jolly on the river, and even if you're more of a sipper than a sailor, boats still have their uses, particularly the ones that have been converted into floating food and drink spots. Head down to the Thames and its various tributaries and you'll find some of the best boat bars in London, from quirky brunch spots, to cocktail cruises and chilled out sun decks.

Last updated on 2nd December 2019

The Tattershall Castle

469 user reviews 4

Available for private hire, weddings and corporate events and 1 other offer

Fronting an onboard bar, dining room and fish and chip shop, The Tattershall Castle is one of the best floating pubs in London. Whether you're turning up for one of their comedy or jazz nights, or just a few drinks on their suntrap of a deck, The Tattershall has something for everyone.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 15th December 2019

This quirky, immersive drinking experience will throw you in the deep end as you try to steal long-lost treasure from the watchful governor. Drink your way through the adventure, all set on a real pirate ship, sampling a fine selection of expertly-crafted cocktails. 

Alfred Le Roy

140 user reviews 5

Looking for a spot of alfresco drinking? Make your way to east London and climb aboard this quirky canal boat where you'll be plied with mouthwatering cocktails, tasty food and a vibrant soundtrack. It doesn't get much better than this.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

219 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 15th February 2020

Not your average night out, Silent Sounds is combining seeing some of London's most iconic sights with a massive party. The raucous boat cruises along the Thames, floating past London Bridge, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben, all while a silent disco soundtracks the night.

  London's Original Boat Party

10 user reviews 4

@ The Southbank on Various dates from Saturday 4th January 2020

These guys are the OG party boat, with over 50 years of experience under their belts. So, of you want a cracking celebration, hop aboard the four hour cruise with your fellow shipmates and dance till dawn to hit party anthems with plenty of booze to keep you going. 

London Craft Beer Cruise

59 user reviews 4

Climb aboard The River Princess as she sets sail down the Thames on one of the city's best craft beer cruises. Fronting an epic selection of local London brews, tasty ciders and craft cocktails, it's one of the finest summertime experiences in the capital. 

Sail around the Olympic Park while sipping on hand-crafted gin creations this summer. An essential adventure for any gin-lover, Gin on the River gives its guests the chance to sip on four mixes in very special souvenir glasses, with an accompanying history lesson on each. 

R.S. Hispaniola

1 user review 4

A truly unique drinking and dining venue, this charming London boat bar offers lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and the perfect spot for a few drinks on the Thames. And if it's events you're looking for, their Saturday night comedy show is renowned for booking some of the best acts in the business.