Best Places by the River Thames for a Cooling Cocktail

Best Places by the River Thames for a Cooling Cocktail

Need to beat the summer heat? Maybe need a cocktail to cool you down? We got you covered. Drinking with a view… Words by Hannah Hoeffner



At Neverland, experience the paradise of white sand, pastel beach huts, and those breezy palm trees with a glass of your favourite drink. Reservations are required though, so be sure to book beforehand. This beach-style lounge serves sangrias, frozen cocktails, delightful mojitos, punch, and any fruity, summer drink you can think of. 

Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Rd, London SW6 2TY


The Wharf

With unmatched views of the Thames River, The Wharf offers European cuisine with a menu offering fresh seafood. They serve sparkling cocktails with Prosecco, fruity cocktails, and the perfect martini. Linger in their cosy bar or sit outside, the choice is yours. No booking is required and there’s a two for one on Monday and Wednesday evening. Pictured top.

22 Manor Road, Teddington Middlesex TW11 8BG



Encounter a Hideaway sunset at this riverside restaurant, featuring an incredible terrace with DJ’s that will perform a top soundtrack. Their outside sitting however, is a first come, first served basis. Hideaway has a wide selection of cocktails, mocktails, and is readily prepared to provide you the classic Aperol Spritz. 

Marina, Portsmouth Rd, Thames Ditton, Surbiton KT6 5QD


Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird offers a lively, energetic atmosphere that serves the best cocktails for a hot, sunny day. The venue has a riverside garden that they deem perfect for having a drink in the sun. Have a taste of their best-seller the Caribbean Sailor, mixed with coconut rum, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, creme de fraise, and is topped with pineapple juice and aromatic bitters. Can’t find your favourite cocktail? Tell them and they will prepare it for you. 

4-6 Putney High St, London SW15 1SL


Bingham Riverhouse

A setting where residents mix with visitors, Bingham Riverhouse is a hotel that hosts a top-tier restaurant. Decor exemplary, food immaculate, and a chance to book a garden dome in an exclusive zen garden with a refreshing cocktail in hand. The domes can host up to 10 people and a reservation is required. 

61 – 63 Petersham Road, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey TW10 6UT


No. 29 Power Station West

Located near the beloved River Thames, No. 29 Power Station West is an independent local bar and restaurant. Relax on their terrace and bask in the sun while having a drink in one hand and a fresh plate of food in the other; maybe one of their specialty burgers. The bar has Bloody Mary’s, the classic martini, margaritas, and some gin cocktails. 

29 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 4NN


The Boathouse

The Boathouse has it all. From relaxing fireplaces, modern decor, and a fabulous terrace, The Boathouse is an excellent destination. With a whole menu dedicated to fine wines and fun-filled cocktails, you’ll be sure to find something to sip on. Food with a drink sound good? The Boathouse is well known for specialising in fish and other delicious finds. 

32 Brewhouse Lane, Putney SW15 2JX