Canalside Bars in London

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Looking for an enticing venue near one of the city's many canals? Look no further than our handy guide to canalside bars in London. Yes, when it comes to a sunny days in the capital, you can't beat a tranquil sojourn by the canal, so the next time you feel the urge to be close to water in a social setting, check out our recommended list of canalside bars in London.
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75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, Camden, London, NW1 8AF
(020) 7284 0007

Lockside is situated in Camden Town and overlooks the lock and the west yard food market. There is a varied food menu at Lockside that makes good use of locally sourced produce. They offer a great range of cocktails from classics to signature choices and a strong selection of English craft beers.

Lockside hosts regular events including cabaret and DJ nights, live music and major sporting events such as the World Cup and Wimbledon.

  • Large outside balcony drinking and dining area
  • Mouthwatering variety of Mexican and American dishes
  • Live music/DJ events both day and night
  • Vast drink menu including classic cocktails and spirits
  • Broad range of English craft beers

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The Bridge House


A sublime spot in Little Venice overlooking the canal.

13 Westbourne Terrace Road, Paddington, London, W2 6ND
(020) 7266 4326

The Constitution


Regent's Canal can be viewed from the beer garden of the Constitution on St Pancras Way.

42 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, London, NW1 0QT
(020) 7380 0767



This craft beer brewhouse and pizzeria is stripped-back, hip and at a perfect canal-side location ideal for summer months.

White Building, Unit 7 Queens Yard, 7 White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

Lock 17


A Camden Lock landmark housing several bars from its location at East Yard.

11 East Yard, Camden, London, NW1 8AL
(020) 7428 5929

Narrow Boat


The Narrow Boat has a beautiful terrace leading on to the Grand Union canal - the perfect location for a boozer.

119 St Peter Street, Islington, London, N1 8PZ
(020) 7400 6003

The Palm Tree


Sitting on the canalside by Mile End Park, The Palm Tree is a traditional option for the alfresco drinker.

Haverfield Road, Mile End, London, E3 5BH
(020) 8980 2918

Rotunda Bar


King's Cross's trendiest canalside bar offering wonderful waterfront views.

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG
(020) 7014 2840

Top of the Morning


With the Hertford Union canal just a short distance from this pub, Top of the Morning is a good spot for Hackney dwellers and passers-by.

129 Cadogan Terrace, Hackney, London, E9 5HP
(020) 8985 9917

The Union Tavern


This Maida Vale pub offers it all - canalside bench seating, a warm, indoor atmosphere, excellent pub grub and a sterling beer line-up.

45 Woodfield Road, Maida Vale, London, W9 2BA
(020) 7286 1886

The Union


Whilst it's situated in the new Paddington Waterside Development, the Union is positioned right on the Grand Union Canal, which makes the setting rather relaxed.

4 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, W2 6EZ
(020) 7289 3063

The Waterway


Canalside views in Maida Vale courtesy of the delightful Waterway bar and restaurant.

54-56 Formosa Street, Maida Vale, London, W9 2JU
(020) 7266 3557