Head down to Hackney Wick and you'll find one of the best boat bars in the UK. Moored just moments from the Olympic Stadium, Barge East is a restaurant and drinking spot fronting international flavours and plenty of space onboard, below deck and in their canalside beer garden.
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.
A fun floating pub in London, The Tattershall Castle is famed among comedy lovers and club fans as the place to head for excellent weekend entertainment. During the week though, it's a top location for for a few drinks in an unparalleled setting.
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.
The ultimate day out in the capital city, London Craft Beer Cruise Company's lineup of events will see you zooming down the River Thames as you sip on five of the UK's finest craft pints, curated by a team of beer sommeliers.
A sought-after spot come the summertime, Bar&Co is the London boat bar offering a fun place to sip the afternoon away, as well as great facilities if you're looking to host a private party. The real kicker? This Victoria Embankment beaut promises unobstructed views of The London Eye, the Oxo Tower and Westminster.
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.
On the hunt for stunning European plates in a unique setting? The Yacht offers all that and much more. This boat bar on the Thames will sort you for a gorgeous array of quality plates while you enjoy breathtaking views of London through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Operating some of the best canal boat restaurants in the UK, London Shell Co. has got you covered when it comes to pretty barges and the freshest fish dinners. Flagship eatery The Prince Regent offers cruises as well as fine cuisine, while sister site The Grand Duchess sits pretty in its Sheldon Square mooring.