It might be seriously cute, but London Shell Co isn't just a pretty face. The blue barge is also a renowned restaurant, serving an ever-changing and seasonal menu as it putters up Regent's Canal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This promises to be so much more than your average boat ride down the Thames, as this experience boasts a slice of history with its extremely rare vessel. You'll get to sip cream tea and watch the world go by, before witnessing the rise of Tower Bridge, just for you.
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.
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.
Take to the water on an epic cruise of both the Thames and this boat bars craft beer menu. Spend a day sipping away on IPAs, sours, stouts and lagers.
When it comes to boozy boat tours, the London Gin Cruise is up there. Offering you a unique masterclass on board a boat, there's the chance to meet the distiller, sample various perfect serves and tuck into tapas as you dance to music over two 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.
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.
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.
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.