Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP
Between Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges, on the south side of the river, there is a boat. A boat which is also a pub, Tamesis Dock. They do food too, and have live music nights. A boat dripping with fairylights in rainbow colours, decks scattered with pot plants and mismatched furniture. Multiple decks to sit or stand on, sip your drink, gaze out at the water. Inside, fish suspended from the ceiling, pictures hanging on the walls, more mismatched furniture. I first went in April, for a colleague's leaving drinks. Arrived in the early evening, pink sky, lights popping on along the river. Left in the rain, sheets of it falling, like something from a movie. Went back a few weeks later, in May, camera in tow. Bought beers and sat on the top deck, river calm beneath.
I am a little bit in love with this place.