Bar&Co sad news

Dear friends and penya members

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we must inform you that Bar&Co, Penya Blaugrana London official premises, sank on 4 January 2024 at around midday.  The cause of the sinking is still unknown, but we were informed this was due to the storms that have been hitting the country recently.  

It is important to note there were no personal injuries reported in the accident.

Bar&Co was a unique, charming, and welcoming boat on the Thames that operated as a restaurant and party venue.  It was also the home of Penya Blaugrana London for the last 15 years.  

We have enjoyed many unforgettable nights at Bar&Co that will stay in our hearts forever. We started our journey back in 2008 to witness the first match of a young Guardiola as coach, we lived the memorable 2011 Champions Leage final in Wembley, and enjoyed countless nail-biting La Liga and Champions League matches.  The atmosphere at Bar&Co was second to none and gained the nickname "Camp-Nou-on-Thames” for a very good reason.  Bar&Co was our home and we loved it, and it will be truly missed by all penya members and friends.

Amid the catastrophe, the real tragedy is that Bar&Co was a family business and the livelihood of several people.  All our best wishes and moral support goes to Jorge and Xavi, managers of Bar&Co, Eduardo the chef, and all the lovely staff that worked at Bar&Co that have always treated the penya and all Barça fans so well over the years.  

In solidarity, Penya Blaugrana London has started a Just Giving campaign to help Bar&Co management and their staff during these difficult times. If you would like to donate, you can do so in the following link.

Penya Blaugrana London



Friday, January 5, 2024