It might be seriously cute, but London Shell Co isn't just a pretty face. The blue barge is also a renowned restaurant floating on the river, 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.
For those of you dining? Check out our favourite river boat restaurants in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.