Tamesis is a converted 1930’s Dutch barge, now used as a bar, permanently moored on the south bank of the Thames between Lambeth & Vauxhall Bridge.

I've walked past this place on my way home quite often, but last night when passing with a friend we stepped aboard for the first time. It always looked like a cool venue and it didn't disappoint.

Sat on a moored barge on the Thames you're guaranteed some great views: to the north-east there's the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, to the south-west there's the Vauxhall Bridge and Battersea Power Station.

Outside and in the vessel is decked out in trashy chic, with a well traveled vibe and colourful lighting.

There isn't a great deal of space, it's a boat after all, so I was surprised to learn that the Tamesis often hosts live music, as well as being an event space.

Here's a selection of videos from past gigs at the Tamesis to give you an idea of what to expect.

I had a great night at Tamesis Dock and as the summer nights get longer and warmer I'll definitely be back.

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