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 19th July 2019

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Thursday 17th October 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. 

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. 

The Tattershall Castle

448 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.

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.

@ Skuna Boats on Various dates from Friday 18th October 2019

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.

Barge East

472 user reviews 5

Bottomless Brunch on a boat (Saturday only)

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.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

196 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

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 19th October 2019

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. 

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.