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Tamesis Dock

Music, Music venues Vauxhall
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
Tamesis Dock

Time Out says

A beautiful 1930s green and yellow Dutch barge moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall bridge. It's a modest space – only room for 150 max – and most of the time their events are free, so entrance is on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors here can enjoy a social drink, a gig or hire it out for a personal party.



Address: Albert Embankment
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall
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Such a wonderful place to be at sunset on a summer's night! Especially this summer, it's been so lovely to chill out and have drinks on board. It can get a little windy on deck in the evenings but definitely worth getting out there to see the view! It's stunning and takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city just for a bit. 


Tamesis Dock isn't a place I go often, but when I do I know I'll always have a good time. More of a summer haunt, than a winter one, I choose to sit up on deck to take full advantage of the beautiful views across the river of Westminster Palace to the gentle rocking of the river beneath.

They offer a good selection of local beers and ales and have a kitchen out back that offers standard pub grub.

Obviously it attracts a lot of office workers after work from the local area, particularly on a Friday night, so do expect it to get busy and you may need to fight for a seat.

There are often events taking place in the hull, usually with a DJ but don't expect that to mean any particular exclusivity, it just means the atmosphere is better than it usually is.


Really nice spot for some after-work drinks with a semi-decent view of the Houses of Parliament. Drink selection is pretty good, if standard London prices. Can get pretty packed though, so well-worth booking a table! 


The Tamesis Dock, this colorful boat, ran aground on Albert Embankment, just a short distance away from the famous MI6. The view is breathtaking with the Big Ben in the landscape.

Lulled by the rolling of the Thames, nothing could be better than enjoying a pint of the Camden Pale Ale on the deck at sunset. I also usually let myself be tempted by the delicious burgers.

The music programming is good too, and quite original. One night, I discovered the Karauké which, as the name suggests, is a Karaoke in which the music is played by a band of ukulele players. Many groups come to play, sometimes even unexpectedly.

My favourite pub, full of personality, warm friendly staff, on the river, no better place to enjoy a pint in London


This is an interesting venue and probably lovely on a summer evening. On a crisp spring evening it's, a bit drafty. I visited for a private party so I can't comment on the music normally played but the drinks were reasonably priced, the toilets were clean and it's a nice change from the norm.

A lovely setting and a handsome looking boat. We paid to rent the lower deck and had repeatedly requested we have access to a DJ set up (monitor and mic), staff weren't really prepared for our party and the surprise we organised for our friend fell on its arse. The bar queue was big and on a Friday night there were a few stuck up and unfriendly punters. This is not a party boat. Head here with your friends if you want to create a fun and friendly atmosphere. 

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