Trinity Riverside Bar is perched on a sweeping bend in the Thames.
We’re still a few days away from the grand reopening of London’s pubs, restaurants, and bars on April 12, and whilst we’re looking forward to the return of some old favourites, some of last year’s debutants are also coming back. Joining Alexandra Palace’s panoramic beer garden in the category of “lovable scenic bars” is Trinity Riverside Bar, a sizzling riverside hangout with stunning views across the Thames and the O2 Arena. It’s back from April 16, and here’s what you can expect!
You’ll find Trinity Riverside Bar opposite the O2 Arena, on Trinity Buoy Wharf – otherwise known as the most interesting place in London you’ve never visited (it’s also home to London’s only lighthouse, which you can explore for free on weekends). It comes to us from the team behind Roof East, which routinely delights Stratford each year with their rooftop antics, and features an indoor lounge inside the Grade-II listed Chainstore Building, along with a sunny seating terrace that commands views of the river. By a quirk of location, Trinity Riverside Bar is also one of the few bars it’s actually convenient to take the Emirates Air Line to get to.
Upon its reopening, you’ll be able to snag a waterside deckchair, order up a pint, and kick back for a lazy afternoon of sunny views and killer summer tunes. Trinity Riverside Bar will offer a massive drinks list, with beer, wine, prosecco, cocktails, mocktails and more on offer. The food is equally crowdpleasing; you can chase a main of burgers, nachos, or salads with a freshly made Belgian waffle with ice cream.
As standard for a bar opening after the lockdown, Trinity Riverside Bar will take precautions to keep people safe and healthy. The whole bar will be seated to prevent people from congregating in close proximity, and you’ll need to order food and drinks via a web app, in order to minimise contact with staff. Meanwhile, seating will be spaced apart to ensure that social distancing measures are followed, which also has the handy side effect of guaranteeing unobstructed views of the river. Plus, the bar is perfectly placed for you to explore the rest of Trinity Buoy Wharf, home to an American diner, recording studio, and the longest piece of music in existence. I did tell you it was the most interesting place you’ve never visited…
Trinity Riverside Bar will open on April 16, and opening hours will be 5-9pm on Fridays, 12-9pm on Saturdays, and 12-6pm on Sundays. Find it at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, E14 0JW – nearest stations are East India and Canning Town.
Also published on Medium.