The Best Riverside Pubs
The river Thames is the liquid heart of London, snaking its way from east to west, providing the focus for arts centres, industry, historical buildings and...the great British pub. With so many to choose from it's handy to know where the best riverside pubs are, so we decided to compile a list of our favourites.
The Narrow
44 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8DP
Arguably one of the most picturesque and relaxing places to drink and dine in the capital, this historic pub offers stunning views across the Thames from its terrace in Limehouse.
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9 reviews
The Ship
41 Jews Row, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TB
At the helm of The Ship's success is an outstanding outdoor deck with copious outdoor seating, inches away from the serenely lapping waves of the Thames. It's a space that is absolutely heaving with punters on a sunny day and totally deserves its place on our best riverside pubs in London list.
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9 reviews
Captain Kidd
108 Wapping High Street, Wapping, London, E1W 2NE
The Thames is quite narrow at this point (Wapping), which brings all the river action even closer to your perch. Named after a pirate who was hanged in 1701, Captain Kidd has long ago shed his peg leg and eye-patch and is now a comfortable pub. Now under the stewardship of the Sam Smith's chain, you can also guarantee that the price of pint won't be much more than a couple of quid.
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15 reviews
The Gun
27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS
Located next to the Isle of Dogs, The Gun enjoys expansive views of the River Thames. It's also part of the history books as amorous liaisons between Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton apparently took place here, but The Gun is so much more: it is a place of snuggeries, open fires, alfresco dining and gastronomic excellence.
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*****
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54 reviews
The Old Ship
25 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TD
The Old Ship boasts beautiful views of the river Thames from its outdoor terrace and balcony. One of several pubs hugging the Thames between Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes, The Old Ship is now run by Young's and is a pub teeming with punters, inside and out, during the warmer months of the year.
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5 reviews
Trafalgar Tavern
Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW
A five minute walk along the river from Greenwich town centre, the best feature of this pub is undoubtedly the view of the Thames. It's so close you can almost reach out and touch it.
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6 reviews
White Cross
Riverside, Richmond, London, TW9 1TH
Head out to Richmond and you'll find the White Cross, a traditional Young's pub overlooking the Thames. When it comes to the best riverside pubs in the capital, this is definitely up there.
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Blue Anchor
13 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DJ
Another of the Thames-side pubs between Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes, the Blue Anchor channels a nautical theme across its creaky two wooden floors. Naturally it's very popular when the weather is kind, but it's also a cosy affair inside, so it works well whatever the weather.
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4 reviews
The Crabtree
Rainville Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HA
While there are lots of pubs along the Thames Path between Hammersmith Bridge and Corney Reach, head the other way towards Fulham and it's a different matter altogether. The one pub you can find before you hit Fulham FC's Craven Cottage is an absolute beauty though. The Crabtree serves up good food, excellent ales, and has a huge decked outdoor area overlooking the Thames.
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15 reviews
Horniman at Hays
Hays Galleria, Counter Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2HD
Situated right on the Thames Path between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, this Nicholson's pub has a nice outdoor terrace which allows you to sit and soak up the views while sipping on an ale from their very respectable rotating range. It's a great place to stop off along one of the capital's nicest walkways.
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6 reviews
The Dove
19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TA
The Old Ship and the Blue Anchor are good neighbours to this historical Fuller's pub, but a lot of locals like this one the most. The reason? It's a creaky, low-ceilinged traditional pub that is allegedly the place where Rule Brittania was composed. The Fuller's Griffin Brewery is so close they can literally roll the beer barrels down the road, and it has a lovely little terrace to the rear which puts you right on top of the river.
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10 reviews

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