Award-winning, unique venue in a great location, just several minutes’ walk from Vauxhall tube station along the beautiful river path, with a Santander cycle stand and bus stop nearby.


With a bar and restaurant, a stage with lights & sound, it’s the perfect venue, licensed for wedding ceremonies and ideal for parties & shows of all kinds.


Open daily serving delicious food and a wide range of drinks, the Barge is surprisingly spacious, with the upper deck remaining open to the public when there is an event on the lower deck.


Moored on the Thames in the Nine Elms area, London’s largest regeneration zone and new residential and business district, with views of the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Please note: the Barge is now temporarily closed due to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project and now also the Covid-19 pandemic and is aiming to be back in action in the spring of 2021 (boat oars crossed), following some refurbishment (footage of move to temporary new spot and images of move). We will let you know here when we are able to take bookings. In the meantime, we would love to recommend our sister vessel, Tamesis Dock for your special event, ‘boat fix’ or food & drinks once she re-opens on December 2nd.

If you are interested in Tamesis, we would love to hear from you at ahoy@tdock.co.uk.

Boatflash! ⚓ To help Tamesis ride the waves, she has some special rewards in exchange for your kind support in her new Tamesis Dock Pay It Forward crowdfunding campaign

With the Barge temporarily out of action due to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, we’d like to recommend these events on our sister vessel, Tamesis Dock, in the meantime:

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Battersea Barge
Battersea BargeFriday, November 13th, 2020 at 2:01pm
Tamesis Dock is taking part in the Mayor's initiative to help sail through these choppy waters. We've put together some great offers that we hope will tempt you. Thank you for your support 💙🐟⛴
Battersea Barge
Battersea BargeTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 12:48pm
A big thank you to the lovely folks at County Wedding Magazines for featuring us in the Sept/Oct issue of Your London Wedding ahead of our Nov re-opening (oars crossed!). Download the e-magazine free at https://www.yourlondon.wedding/free-download
Battersea Barge
Battersea BargeThursday, February 6th, 2020 at 6:41pm
Getting there, summer(ish) 2020 (boat oars crossed🤞), but for now, you can still get your barge-fix at big sis Tamesis Dock (when she's open again herself...) ⚓
Battersea Barge
Battersea BargeFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 12:33pm
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Battersea BargeMonday, September 30th, 2019 at 2:14pm
Boat Flash: ahead of our return next November, the Battersea Barge is chuffed to announce that we've been named the 'Most Atmospheric Small Event Venue - Central London' in the SME News Greater London Enterprise Awards. Yay! Thank you ⚓
Battersea Barge
Battersea BargeMonday, August 5th, 2019 at 2:27pm
On my way home ..... (but will be next November before I’ll be open). Look forward to seeing you all soon ⚓️⚓️⚓️⛴⛴⛴
Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 8:30am
Ahoy boatiful people! ⚓ Another great saving in our @MayorofLondon’s Pay it Forward Campaign is 𝗟𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗲 for £50 (𝟱𝟬% 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘂𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲). https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9 for info & our other rewards. Thank you for your kind support⚓
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 8:11am
Lockdown boatflash⚓To help us keep afloat & paddling, we have special rewards in exchange for your kind support in @MayorofLondon's Pay it Forward Campaign. Today's ft. reward for £13 is 𝗣𝗶𝘇𝘇𝗮 & 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗼 https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9 for info & other rewards Thank you⚓
Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 4:02pm
Hi you boatiful people, we're offering 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 for £30 as part of our @MayorofLondon Pay it Forward Campaign (up to 30% saving). Just 1 of our great rewards in exchange for your kind support⚓ ( https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9 for more info)
Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 4:02pm
Today's featured reward for £13 from our @MayorofLondon Pay it Forward Campaign is 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝘇𝘇𝗮 + 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗼 𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 (up to 30% saving on usual price). Thank you⚓ https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 9:07am
As part of @MayorofLondon’s Pay it Forward Campaign, our featured reward for £30 today is 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵/𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 - choice of main & unlimited prosecco for 1.5 hours ( https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9 for more info). Thank you for your kind support⚓
Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 8:26am
Boatiful friends, we are taking part in the Mayor of London’s Pay it Forward Campaign. Please find some special rewards in exchange for your kind support. This will be match funded (up to £5k) by the initiative. https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9

A short (quick…) video of the Barge being moved to her temporary spot to make way for Thames Tideway Tunnel project work (piano improv courtesy of Phil Best).

Photos taken during and after the Barge temporary move.

Check out the Battersea Barge for great events, including LDN Talks organised by Funzing.