About the boat

Technically a ship, The Milk Float was built in England in 2014. By day, she's a bar & cafe with Moo Canoes available for hire. She moonlights as a splendid events venue & can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 80 people. 

Serving locally made ice cream, dairy-free sorbets, freshly baked cakes & more, she's a great spot to enjoy the British summertime in all its knickerbockerglory.


We offer a selection of locally made soft drinks, spirits & beers, as well as prosecco on tap. We can whip up a milkshake based on any of our ice cream flavours. Check out our seasonal cocktail menu on board.

At weekends, indulge in freshly baked cakes & locally churned ice cream, or for something savoury, hit the back deck for 'Smoke on the Water' a pop-up emporium of delicious smoked meats & vegan alternatives. On Thursdays, dine on board with Save The Date.


The Milk Float is open weekends from 10am till late. She can be found on the canal just off White Post Lane on the edge of the Olympic Park.

The closest station is Hackney Wick (3 minutes on foot). Turning left from the station, then left onto White Post Lane, you should see The Milk Float on your right hand side as you cross over the canal. The nearest postcode is E9 5EN.


If you fancy getting closer to the water, we also offer canoe hire. You'll be shown the ropes before you set off on your own adventure - perfect for couples, families & groups.

If you're planning a celebration, we can also arrange kayaking and paddleboarding sessions for groups, just get in touch!

Sustainable Dining

We're delighted to be hosting Save the Date this summer, who'll be offering sustainable dining every Thursday evening 6pm - 10pm, launching the 16th May.

They turn surplus fresh ingredients destined for landfill into restaurant-quality pay-as-you-feel meals.


4th May 2pm - late ARAF Collective
11th May 2pm - late Elevator East
1st Jun 2pm - late ARAF Collective
2nd Jun 2pm - late Rehab LDN
9th Jun 2pm - late Rehab LDN
16th Jun 2pm - late Rehab LDN
23rd Jun 2pm - late Rehab LDN
30th Jun 2pm - late Rehab LDN
6th Jul 2pm - late ARAF Collective
7th Jul 2pm - late Rehab LDN
14th Jul 2pm - late Rehab LDN
21st Jul 2pm - late Rehab LDN
28th Jul 2pm - late Rehab LDN
3rd Aug 2pm - late ARAF Collective

Take a peek

A taste of what's on offer

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