Nestled on the edge of the Thames a stone's throw from Wandsworth Bridge and (strategically) just around the corner from Young's brewery, The Ship is often top of people's outdoor drinking lists in south west London. With its large decking for up to 400 punters, Pimm's available on tap from one of the outside bars, a humongous barbeque on which sausages are a mere hors d'oeuvre and the prospect of live jazz on Saturday afternoons, The Ship makes up for its slightly salubrious surroundings by ticking all other boxes available. Located seemingly on a slightly industrial no-man's land near the unsightly Wandsworth roundabout and overlooking what could not be described as the prettiest stretch of the Thames, The Ship rides any potential storm by pulling in the crowds, providing everything any customer would want and being generally a place where anyone would happily while away an afternoon. Put simply, it is a welcome enclave of endearment in a carbuncled desert of drab chaos. The outdoor BBQ offers a "pimp your burger" option but really comes into its own by offering king prawns, tuna steaks, monkfish and halibut skewers and surf 'n' turf.
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Bridges Court Road, SW11 | 11 minutes from The Ship
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34 Lombard Road, SW11 | 12 minutes from The Ship
Located in Battersea close to the London Heliport with wonderful views of the River Thames the 65-room Hotel Rafayel is a luxury hotel with green credentials. ... More
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539 Old York Road, SW18 | 5 minutes from The Ship
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
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6 Morie Street, SW18 | 5 minutes from The Ship
London's first Corporate Cookery Centre, Venturi's Table in Wandsworth is custom-built to provide fun cookery experiences for groups of business professionals. Two large, state-of-the-art kitchens cater ... More
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