Best boat bars in London

London is well known for its weird and wacky bars. Whether it’s the classy Hankies bar in the Marble Arch hotel London, or the beautiful canalside bars in Notting Hill, there’s plenty to explore in the city. One major draw, on the barside scene in London is the canal boat conversion bar. With many stationed across the city, these bars give you a chance to live the London nightlife from anew perspective. Whether you’re out with friends or on a romantic date, these bars bring vibrancy and eclectic atmospheres, and with so many of the popping up across the city, there’s plenty to choose from.


Bar & Co is a beautiful boat bar, restaurant and nightclub located just off of Temple Pier. this fun loving abr is open to private reservations alongside having nightclub nights going on till 3am. Whether you’re visiting for the hearty pub grub, the banging live shows, this is the bar for you. Often booked out by some of the biggest businesses in the city, the Bar&Co boat is perfect for your corporate get together.

Alfred Le Roy

Whether it’s a cocktail cruise or a riverside restaurant feast, the Alfred Le Roy is the perfect Hackney based river tour for an afternoon in the hip East of London. With some of the most unique interior design on any boat in the city (and there are a lot of boats!) the Alfred Le Roy is a rip roaring ride for all events.

Barge East

After renovating a Dutch Barge last year, three fun loving friends with big plans created the Barge East bar. Based in Hackney Wick, this bar is unique in its buzzing location as well as its beautiful output of performing arts events in its amphitheatre area. What’s more, the beers served at Barge East are all brewed at local breweries in the area.

Tamesis Dock

This Vauxhall based bar barge is a riot on the weekend. Serving a mixture of giddy cocktails and raucous music, this bar is open till the early horus, bringing a great range of clientele into its choppy doors. With a quirky interior and a great soundsystem, this houseboat barge party on the shores of Vauxhall is not one to miss.

London Shell Co

The London Shell Company brings its signature seafood dishes aboard The Prince Regent barge. Having you travel through the West London canal system, the London Shell Company lovingly craft shellfish and seafood platters for a fine dining experience like no other. Unless you get sea (or seafood) sick, the experience is a unique and classy way to eat, bringing as much vivid taste as there is scenery in the area. Whilst travelling through Maida Hill and Camden, the London Shell Co serve delectable dishes such as Salt Cod Brandade and Dorset Estuary Rock Oysters.

Silent Sounds Boat Party

For the best silent disco in the city, check out Silent Sounds as you cruise through the city centre on the Thames. Whether you’re out for stag do or just on a casual one, the Silent Sounds Boat Party brings you tunes this month on the 24th of September, as well as this November on the 14th. With your headphones lighting up the night as much as the glittering skyline, you’re in for an unforgettable night paired with a banging soundtrack.

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