Barge East is no ordinary venue. This unique 114-year-old venue is a lovingly restored Dutch Tjalk, that has made its home in Hackney Wick. The barge, which has been modernised using reclaimed materials, is owned by three best friends, Blandy, Ryan, and Tommo, all of whom are dedicated to making this venue one of the most magical ones available in London.

Barge East Exterior

Boasting an unparalleled location at the junction of two of London's waterways the site offers views of the London skyline along with the London Stadium. There are two main areas available for private hire, each one completely unique and magical.

The food is something special too and really enhances the magic of the venue. The menu is designed by head chef Ryan Craig, who has been inspired by his years of cooking on yachts all over the world. Be prepared for your taste buds to sing - most dishes are British-inspired with fusion twists. With dishes from all over the world, the menu is enough reason alone to pick this venue for your next special event or party.


The Captain’s Cabin is an ideal space for an intimate birthday party, as it can host up to 10 people for a wonderful dining experience. It has excellent views of the London Stadium and is a private place where you and loved ones can celebrate together. You are basically on your own private boat in the middle of London! However, there is another huge reason that this venue is magic, and that is the direct telephone line from this room to the bar. How handy.


Now, if you have a bigger event in mind, why not rent the whole space? Both decks on this beautiful vessel can be hired out, to make a combined space for up to 120 people. If that is slightly too big for you - the lower deck can be hired out for up to 50 guests, and the top deck can hold up to 30.

Inside the venue, the interior is gorgeous, with wood panelled walls creating a beautiful rustic feel. Big, chunky wooden tables add to this, along with the mismatched chairs - the venue has a genuine artisan feel to it.

Interior Barge East

The venue is in a super handy location, with easy access to nearby tube stations. It is the perfect venue for those wanting somewhere special to celebrate with their loved ones. Whether your party be intimate or something a bit bigger, the venue will go above and beyond to create the perfect day for you.

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