London Christmas Party Private Hire from just £90* per head

Looking for a memorable way to celebrate this festive season in London? Look no further! City Cruises invites you to embark on a magical journey along the iconic River Thames, where you’ll create an evening you won’t forget! Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas with live onboard entertainment, delicious food and a private space to celebrate the season – whether you’re planning an intimate family gathering, a festive office party, or a romantic escapade, our private hire packages can be tailored to your preferences..

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Christmas Formal Dinner Cruise

  • Evening Boat Hire for up to 4 hours
  • 3 Course Festive Menu
  • Welcome Champagne
  • DJ Entertainment
  • ½ Bottle of House Wine ½ Bottle of Still or Sparkling Mineral Water
  • Vessels festively decorated

Christmas Buffet Cruise

  • Evening Boat Hire for up to 4 hours
  • Festive Buffet
  • Unlimited Wines, Beers, and Soft Drinks
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Vessels festively decorated

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  • Corporate & Company Christmas Parties

    Dazzle your employees or clients this Christmas on board one of the most unique Christmas party venues in London. Our dedicated private hire specialists work with you to deliver a truly unique and unforgettable festive event, with a range of options on food, drinks and entertainment, that will take your Christmas party to the next level!
  • Private Christmas Parties

    Host a festive celebration that will simply stun, delight and have friends and family talking about your Christmas event for years to come! Our specialists work with you to find the right vessel, catering, and entertainment options, to make your festive event truly one of a kind. Enquire today to secure your magical festive event on the Thames.

Preview our Christmas Party Fleet

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Capacity 320

  • Key features: 3 decks, two large bar areas
  • State of the art sound and lighting system

Christmas Formal Dinner Cruise

Number of guests – 125

Price – £95 Exc VAT per head

Christmas Buffet Cruise

Number of guests – 200

From £105 per head

MV Westminster

Capacity 80

  • Great for smaller events
  • state of the art sound and lighting system

Christmas Formal Dinner Cruise

Number of guests – 40

Price – £115 Exc VAT per head

Christmas Buffet Cruise

Number of guests – 50

From £125 per head

Millenium of London

Capacity 160

  • Key features: Heated and Air Conditioned
  • Large Dancefloor Sound System

Christmas Formal Dinner Cruise

Number of guests – 100

Price – £90 Exc VAT per head

Christmas Buffet Cruise

Number of guests – 120

From £110 per head

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Corporate and Private Christmas Venue Hire FAQs

How many people can our Christmas party venue accommodate?

Our fleet of vessels can accommodate parties from 1 to 250 people depending on the style of event and boat availability.

Do you offer Christmas party packages?

We do offer Christmas party packages, combining private venue hire of one of our vessels, drinks, food, and entertainment. Complete our enquiry form for a tailored quote.

How much does your Christmas party venue cost to hire?

Our private venue hire rates start at £1,400, which covers the cost of hiring one of our vessels. In addition to this you can then add, food, drinks, and entertainment packages to make your Christmas event one to remember! We also require minimum spend on certain dates during Christmas.

Where does the London private boat hire go?

Our private hire cruises in London will take you and your guests 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 unique Christmas event venues (our exclusive fleet of river boats) would typically cruise to Greenwich, through the City to Westminster, but may go further depending on timings and river tides. Meaning your event will have landmarks like, the O2 arena, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Shard, Big Ben, HMS Belfast, and the Houses of Parliament as the backdrop to your private Christmas event.

What sights will I see on my private Christmas event in London?

Typically guests can expect to 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. All depending on the timings, tides and where you embark/disembark.

How long is a private London charter boat cruise?

Our average exclusive Christmas party or event hire in London would be for 4 hours. 4 hours is the minimum hire rate, or you could cruise for longer at an additional cost. Shorter cruises are possible, but chargeable at the minimum rate.

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.

Do your boats have an outside deck?

Yes, all our boats available for private Christmas events in London 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. We can discuss which suits your Christmas event best.

Are kids allowed on board private London Christmas parties?

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

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

You can decorate your Christmas party 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?

We do have wheelchair accessible vessels. If you have any accessibility requirements, that’s no problem just let us know and we can arrange to provide most suitable boat for you.

Which pier can we embark/disembark our Christmas event at?

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

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

Yes, your corporate or private Christmas event can go past 11:30pm. There will be a late finish surcharge applied. Submit your enquiry today and we can discuss the specifics.

Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

Yes, do we cater for a number of 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 your event.

Do you do vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes, we have vegetarian and vegan options across all of our menus. 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 board our Christmas party?

If your 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 your festive 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 smoking on the London charter boats?

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


*Package based on 100 guests. Price excludes VAT. Based on event being held on the Millenium of London vessel.
**Package based on 200 guests. Price excludes VAT. Based on event being held on the Erasmus vessel.
“Further packages and options available upon request. Submit an enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch. Please allow 24 hour for response.”