Tucked away in the residential jungle of Rotherhithe lies The Mayflower, a 400-year-old pub with a cosy restaurant. It is one of the contenders for the highly contested crown of the oldest pub in London and providing you are blessed with good weather, there is room to enjoy a drink on the original mooring point that acts as a terrace. This hidden gem allows you to travel back in time for an intimate drink with your friends or family, and the candlelit restaurant upstairs provides unrivalled views.
The best way to get good views of the river is to have a boat, but what if there was one with a bar? Tamesis is moored in Vauxhall and acts as a cool, hip place to take your friends seeking something different. The two-storey boat hosts live music on a regular basis and has room to eat and drink on the top deck in the sun. Space is the pubs biggest enemy but it’s worth standing with your drink to take in the trendy vibe and enjoy the striking views of Parliament and Westminster.
Wandsworth is lucky enough to have this diverse pub right on the banks of the river. The Ship is suitable for anyone, whether you want to join in the fun on the huge river terrace or have a peaceful, candlelit drink inside. The clean, fresh appearance of the pub creates a sophisticated environment and the heated booths on the terrace make it a hard place to leave. The wide range of drink options and high food quality is complimented by the peaceful river views that make it a must visit.