Summer sunseekers are getting a fresh take on barbecues using floating mini-tugs in the dock waters of Canary Wharf rather than their own back gardens.

The hot tub boat hire operator Skuna is introducing new food packages for the 28th annual National BBQ Week running between June 3 and 9.

Wannabe tugboat adventurers can bring their own food or pre-order the BBQ packs to pick up at the quayside, plus a full bar for those wanting a little tipple as they sail off through the forest of Canary Wharf skyscrapers.

It is offering beef steak burgers, corn-on-the-cob, lamb kebabs and chicken skewers, or a Mediterranean platter.

Each trip lasts around two hours. The boats for up to ten are equipped with grills, safety equipment and life jackets for younger people and non-swimmers and are driven by a guest picked out as the captain.

The little tugs can be hired on Skuna’s website.