Summer may be over, but the sun hasn't abandoned us just yet. And while London's best rooftop bars or best beer gardens are absolutely heaving in the age of social distancing, you may want to consider getting down to the river. That way, your inner-city supping comes with a countryside feel.
In our guide to the best riverside bars and pubs we provide top-notch Thames-side drinking spots, as well as some first rate canalside pubs and bars fit for a pleasant day of drinking in the capital. The list below runs from west London to east London and takes in the Thames, the River Lea and the Regent’s Canal.
All the pubs below are back open again – but be mindful that most of them require you to pre-book your riverside spot. But if it’s organised alfresco drinking you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.