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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.
Hackney's favourite floating cocktail spot, Alfred Le Roy is here to take you on some of the finest boozy river tours in London. With cool and quirky interiors, delicious sharing platters and some very snazzy drinks, it's one of the best boat bars in London.
Moored at the Victoria Embankment, Bar&Co is one of the most chilled out floating bars in London. Ideal for casual drinks on a sunny afternoon, you'll find stunning views of London's most iconic landmarks, and a 3am license that means you can enjoy them late into the night.
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.
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.
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.
Not your average boat ride, these BBQ-centred vessels offer mouthwatering grilled fare, fresh slices from Pizza Pilgrims and a unique view of the river. Perfect for celebrations and get-togethers, this is one you'll remember.
With a British fusion menu developed by head chef Ryan Craig who spent time cooking aboard some of the world's most luxurious private yachts, to an impressive menu of drinks and stunning views over the water, this unique barge is the ultimate destination if you're looking for something a little different.
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.
This summer, take a leisurely cruise on a rum-fuelled long boat. Serving Cornish rum cocktails and lashings of maverick spirits, this experience will have you and 11 other aspiring sailors explore our gorgeous city in style.
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.
The ultimate London boat bar for quirky dining, Darcie & May Green are the two of the most colourful barges on the river. Offering bottomless brunches, friendly staff and gorgeous views down the Union Canal, this Australian brunch spot is a must-try.
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.
With a tasty food menu, a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails, and ukulele jam sessions, this cool space is perfect for sunshine chilling or winter snuggling, as well as having cracking views over the Thames.