A Stunning Location for an Unforgettable Event

From corporate parties, to private celebrations, let the River Thames and City Cruises elevate your private event in London to the next level. Adorned with iconic landmarks, the Thames offers a truly unique and unrivaled backdrop, which combined with our luxury vessels and unparalleled service, will make your event a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.


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  • Corporate Events

    Embark on a corporate journey like never before with a bespoke cruise on the iconic River Thames. Elevate your business gatherings and team-building events with a unique blend of sophistication, breathtaking views, and unparalleled experiences.
  • Parties & Celebrations

    Set sail on the majestic River Thames and treat your guests to unparalleled panoramic views of London's landmarks. From Tower Bridge to the London Eye, your celebration will be framed by the beauty of one of the world's most iconic cities.
  • School & Universities

    Host your school event on the River Thames for an unforgettable experience that combines education with enchantment. The iconic backdrop of London's landmarks creates a dynamic learning environment, fostering a sense of wonder and excitement while providing students with a unique perspective on history, geography, and culture.
  • Wedding Receptions

    A wedding reception on the River Thames offers a captivating and romantic setting with stunning views of London's landmarks. The gentle flow of the river creates a serene atmosphere, providing a unique backdrop for a memorable celebration, combining elegance and the city's charm in a picturesque experience for the newlyweds and guests.


  • Unparalleled Service

    City Cruises are committed to making your special event truly unforgettable with live entertainment, and themed cruises, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere for passengers.
  • Bespoke Options

    Bespoke menu and experience options offer customised dining and hospitality services tailored to individual preferences, dietary needs, and event themes.
  • Best Views in London

    City Cruises provide unique perspectives of urban landscapes and waterfronts, allowing passengers to enjoy breathtaking views of city skylines and landmarks.


Canapès Reception Package

  • Evening boat hire for up to 4 hours
  • Canapès
  • Welcome glass of champagne and tokens for 4 soft drinks or 2 alcoholic drinks per person
  • DJ entertainment

From £74
Per Person
*price based on Erasmus. 200 guests

BBQ Buffet Package

  • Evening boat hire for up to 4 hours
  • BBQ buffet
  • Unlimited wines, beers, and soft drinks
  • DJ entertainment

From £135
Per Person
*price based on Erasmus. 200 guests

Formal Dinner Package

  • Boat hire for up to 4 hours
  • 3 Course dinner
  • Welcome champagne
  • ½ Bottle of house wine, ½ Bottle of still or sparkling mineral water per person
  • DJ entertainment

From £130
Per Person
*price based on Erasmus. 119 guests

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The team had an amazing time and everyone was blown away by the boat. Special thanks to the crew who made it even more special with great customer service.
It was brilliant. Everyone had a great time, the food was great as well as the drink.
The food was great, the atmosphere brilliant, your staff team onboard second to none. I cannot express just how excellent everything was with your company and if I could host every event on a city cruise vessel I would for sure.
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Where does the London private boat hire go?

The London private boat cruises from your chosen embarkation pier, up and down the river so you can see all the sights of London and then will drop you back at your chosen disembarkation pier. Our Thames private boat hire would typically cruise to Greenwich, through the City to Westminster – may go further depending on timings and river tides.

What sights will I see on the London private boat hire?

Depending on the timings, tides and where you embark/disembark, you would typically see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the skyscrapers at Canary Wharf, Cutty Sark, Greenwich, and The O2 London.

How long is the London charter boat cruise?

Our average Thames private boat hire would be for 4 hours. You can cruise for shorter (Hire rate is a min 4-hours), or you could cruise for longer at an additional cost.

What is the maximum/minimum number of guests we can have onboard your London private boat hire?

You can have anywhere from 1 guest to 300 guests onboard your Thames private boat hire. Depending on your numbers and requirements, we would have your London private boat hire on the boat that would be best suited for you.

Does your London charter boat have an outside deck?

Yes, all our London charter boats have outside decks so you can get some fresh air and see the beautiful sights of London. Some London charter boats have completely open spaces, some have fixed seating, and some have outdoor furniture.

Are kids allowed on board your London charter boat?

Yes of course! They would just need to be accompanied by an adult.

Can we have decorations on the London charter boat? Yes of course!

You can decorate the London charter boat in whichever way you wish, ie. Balloons, banners, flags, bunting etc. However, some items are not allowed such as glitter, confetti, small streamers or open flames such as candles.

Is the London charter boat wheelchair accessible?

Depending on which London charter boat it is, it may be wheelchair accessible. If you have any accessibility requirements, that’s no problem just let us know and we have put your boat on the most suitable boat for you.

Which pier can we embark/disembark at?

You can embark and disembark at whichever pier you like (subject to availability and is tide dependent). The most popular piers we would use would be Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Blackfriars Pier, and Tower Pier. Let us know where you are based or which area of London you will be in, and we can see which pier would be best for you.

Can we have our London private boat hire event go past 11:30pm?

Yes, your London private boat hire event can go past 11:30pm. There will be a late finish surcharge applied.

Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

Yes, we cater for all dietary requirements, including gluten free. The only dietary requirement we wouldn’t cater for would be Kosher. If you would like Kosher meals please speak to our friendly sales team. We would need to know the dietary requirements no later than 7 working days prior to the Thames private boat hire event.

Do you do vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes, we do vegetarian and vegan options. If you see a dish on our menu that isn’t vegetarian or vegan, we can discuss it with our talented chefs and see if we can make them vegetarian or vegan.

Do you do halal food?

Yes, all our food is halal, except for the dishes containing pork.

Can we bring our own food and drinks on the London private boat hire?

If your London private boat hire event is off peak, you may be able to bring your own food onboard. This would need to be with a licensed caterer, and we would need to discuss their requirements and see proof of insurance. You wouldn’t be able to bring your own soft drinks or alcohol. The only exception would be for specialty drinks we cannot supply. There will be a corkage fee in these cases.

When do you need to know final numbers?

We would need to know final numbers at least 2 weeks prior to the London charter boat event.

When do you need the final payment?

We would need final payment at least 2 weeks prior to the Thames private boat hire event also.

Do you allow ticketed events?

We do not allow third party, promoted ticketed events. If the event is found to be at such it can be cancelled at any time, including during the event.

Do you allow 18th and 21st birthday parties?

We do not host birthdays under 25 as standard. If it is a small sit-down family event, an exception may be granted.

Do you allow smoking on the London charter boats?

Yes, we allow smoking on board London private hire boat in the designated smoking areas only.