All Of The UK Bars On Boats

More than just a mode of transport, boats have long been the site of booze-fuelled antics; from sea-faring pirates to Cambridge punts, ships and sips just work. However, if you're looking for some more established vessels to get the drinks in, we've rounded up all the best boat bars in the UK, including the cargo ship that became an iconic club and the floating restaurants offering some of the country's most exciting eats.

Last updated on 5th January 2022

London: Bateaux

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When it comes to boat restaurants in the UK, Bateaux is the London dining experience you need to check out. Tuck into delicious dinners, afternoon teas and Sunday lunches as the slick vessel makes its way down the Thames past some of the most famous sights on the city skyline.

London: Tamesis Dock

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Arguably the most popular boat bar in London, Tamesis Dock can be found down by Albert Embankment. On the top deck there's plenty of tables available for pints and post-work catch-ups, while down in the bowels of the ship you'll find live music, comedy and dancing space.

An iconic venue that also happens to be one of the UK's best boat bars? Thekla is the former cargo ship that now hosts some of the best bands and DJs from across the country, as well as many of Bristol's biggest party animals.