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The Tattershall Castle (Ship)

Music Victoria Embankment
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
The Tattershall Castle (Ship)


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One of the most famous floating pubs in London, the Tattershall has hosted many a party, work event and corporate function. There are a number of rooms for hire and the views of the river make it an attractive location, day or night. An extensive menu is available and during the summer months there is a barbecue, too.



Address: Victoria Embankment
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4 out of 5 stars

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I have walked passed this ship so many times, but never thought about hopping on, until a friend of mine pointed it out. Now that London is showing off with the heatwave, this is the perfect spot to soak up the rays while sipping on some Pimm's. If being on the Thames wasn't enough, the London Eye stares you right in the eye while you sip through your drink.. what a winner!


Visited Tattershall for their opening night and actually really enjoyed it! The ship has been completely re-done, in a fairytale theme (which admittedly is a little bit odd). But the fish and chips was delicious, and they've got good craft beer on tap (Meantime). 

The selling point, really, is the view - the London Eye and Houses of Parliament are all within view, and who doesn't a drink with a view?! Of course, this being central London, and on a boat, with a wicked view, it is not cheap.


One of London’s best kept secrets for me has got to be The Guinea Pig comedy club held here every Tuesday!

Tickets are only £6 for a 2 ½ half show (8pm-10:30pm) and you get to see stand ups trying out new material.

For the most part the comedians I saw were genuinely very funny, with the exception of one who didn't really hit the mark for me, but overall I had a right good laugh! They are only quite short slots so they do manage to pack in quite a number of them into the time. Due to the nature of the show, the performances are not perfectly polished – some comics will mess up a little, may refer notes or the jokes simply go down like a lead balloon. But if you appreciate that the purpose of the show is for them to practice in front of an audience, then it’s quite easy to be forgiving of this. They do manage to get some big names too, although they do not announce them so it’s just pot luck – when I went there was Andy Parsons and Seann Walsh who both didn't disappoint, but even some of those who I wasn’t familiar with were really laugh out loud funny!

Such a lovely venue as well, I don’t know why but being on a boat somehow makes to make it feel more special (once you get used to the swaying)! The boat itself is docked on opposite the London Eye, near embankment tube station, so a great location. As you go on you need to go downstairs, the room itself isn’t as big as I thought it was going to be – but this is a good thing, I feel comedy is always better intimate. There’s a bar, although only had one person serving drinks so took ages to be served during the interval!

I really should not like this bar as it exists for tourists, but I have never failed to have a good night here. The views across the Thames to The London Eye are spectacular. On a summer's night the open deck is a great place for a an early beer. As the evening cools it hots up in the covered bar. Good place to go with friends or to make friends

The view is amazing, as the ship is placed right opposite the London Eye and there is nothing like looking out on the Thames while enjoying a few drinks and a chat with friends. The music was very good and staff was friendly, too. We really enjoyed this place and have returned there eversince.

Bit pricey but nothing beats sitting on deck on a summer's evening, with views out to the London Eye, the Southbank and the Houses of Parliament. Comedy club downstairs (boatshow) is good too.

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