Prepare to be transported to a faraway land, as this Clapton boozer gives you all the feels of an out-of-town pub. Go for Sunday lunch and classic British gastro grub with real ales and craft beer to soak it all up.
Bars By The Canal In London
The perfect place to relax and one of the best ways to traverse the city, it's no wonder London's canals are so popular. From their leafy green nods and nature, down to their beautiful barges and colourful characters, London's waterways are filled with charming watering holes. This summer is set to be a scorcher, so prepare for some canalside drinking and dining, with our recommendations of the best places to enjoy canal drinks in London.
One of the coolest bars in east London and boasting a myriad of hidden treasures, Proud East is brimming with seasonal plates, late night partying, pool tables and plenty more.
Head down to Grand Union Canal where this quirky restaurant is cooking up a storm of the best Australian brunch going. Proper insta-worthy, these two boats, have been designed by legendary pop artist Peter Blake.
If you're looking for something a little different, Canal Party Club is your best bet. Found on top of the water itself and offering a stellar BYOB service, join them as you traverse London's canal system.
With an outdoor terrace and huge windows, Lockside has some of the best views of Regent's Canal. Join the all-day venue for Tex Mex dishes, delicious cocktails and DJ nights that will have you up until the early hours.
A top name in Haggerston when it comes to charming afternoons and lazy summer days is Barge House. One of the best canal bars in London and fronting more brunch than most can handle, head on down for fresh meals and cocktails by the water's edge.
Nestled on the sublime banks of Imperial Wharf, this riverside bar gives you stunning views alongside top notch cocktails, wines and a huge range of real ales. The terrace is also heated so you can soak up the scenes come rain or shine.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Islington, this boozer is something of a hidden gem. There's a cosy and intimate feel to this one, with a balcony looking out over the water which offers the best views in the house.
Hackney has more than its fair share of worthwhile stops along the canal, but none as delicious as this. From their seasonal plates and some of the best meat-led dishes in the business, settle down outside in the summer for a drinking and dining experience to remember.
The Wood's Rum Boat has returned for an epic summer experience where you can enjoy an hour-long tour aboard the barge, with a complimentary cocktail and talk from the experts at Kentish Town bar Ladies and Gentleman.
Serving up a wonderful array of craft beers and ales to a whole host of happy customers making the most of this North London beer garden. As one of our favourite venues for drinks by the canal in London, we'd recommend booking your spot now, as The Union Tavern gets very busy.
Nestled on the riverbanks of Little Venice, this Maida Vale hotpot offers all day dining; with incredible seafood and a carefully curated wine list on offer. Relax in serene surroundings as the sun goes down over west London.
Located in the quiet depths of Hackney Wick, you'll find a great food menu, roast dinners and a spacious canalside terrace. Check out the on-site gallery and stay late with DJs and live music.
Head north to Granary Square, where this modern restaurant sits only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross. Take in the chilled out atmosphere and relaxing scenes of Regents Canal.