Drinks with a Thames View at The Riverside
St George’s Wharf
A ‘new-fashioned’ pub overlooking the Thames, near Vauxhall Station, with a welcoming terrace and an extensive food and drinks menu, including Sunday roasts.
Wine Finds Without the Fuss at Vagabond
Circus West Village
A relaxed and welcoming wine bar with more than a hundred wines by the glass on offer on any given day. This branch of the Vagabond Wines has its own urban winery on site, making wine from British grapes.
Al Fresco Fun at Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden
6 South Lambeth Place
For something completely different: this hip, year-round beer garden has international street food vendors and two fully stocked bars. Check the calendar for comedy, sports and fun seasonal events.
A Beer for Every Occasion at Mondo Tap House
86-92 Stewart’s Road
Founded by two Americans, Todd and Tom, Mondo makes craft beers that blend the best of British and American tastes. With 15 beers on rotation, this is one for the serious beer aficionados – and their friends.
A Nightcap at No.29 Power Station West
GQ says No.29 is ‘Battersea Power Station’s hottest hangout.’ It’s a buzzy neighbourhood bar and restaurant that serves food made from locally sourced ingredients. Sit inside or on the riverside terrace.
A Local Bitter or IPA at Battersea Brewery
12-14 Arches Lane
Brewmaster Tom combines knowledge of the American and British micro-brewery scenes to create distinctive craft beers. In the brewery’s tap room, there’s also a small but perfectly formed food menu.
Cocktails and Crazy Golf at Birdies
6 Arches Lane
A cocktail bar with a ‘surreal nine-hole course like no other’. In other words, an evening at Birdies is guaranteed fun. Go to playbirdies.com to find out what to expect.
A Sunset Beer and Pizza at Nine Elms Tavern
One of the best modern pubs in London, with a great terrace and even greater views. On the menu: craft beer, quirky cocktails and artisan pizza.