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 April 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 April 12th.

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

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 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 💙🐟⛴
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Battersea Barge updated their status.Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 1:49pm
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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
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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...) ⚓
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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 ⚓
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 9:24am
A big thank you to the lovely folks at https://t.co/L0DSsRc8kz for including us in their list of Very Best Outdoor London Bars. ❤️ Here's to welcoming you all onboard for those sunset drinks on the upper deck again soon. ⚓ https://t.co/cSlyYuocI9 https://t.co/5wU9iMLGoR BatterseaBarge photo
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⚓
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
Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 1:10pm
Free beers on board big sis @TamesisDock 🍻 https://t.co/TI8aXK6CZ1
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SEAT OUT TO HELP OUT. The recent Tier 2 rules are hitting hard, but with mates still allowed to mingle outside in groups of up to 6, the lovely folks at JUBEL are offering free beers when you book a table outside at https://t.co/pBy4Zktj5y & quote 'JUBEL' from 23-30th October 🍺 https://t.co/NfT3VZmDZ3
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at 11:14am
🍻 Vauxtoberfest is coming to @TamesisDock Oct 8-18! Try all our delicious beers, dressing up encouraged, all before 10pm. Chance to win prizes posted soon. More at https://t.co/BTYB49rxNZ 🍻 https://t.co/90OwaVZ5qy BatterseaBarge photo

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.