Party Boats Information

Our Private Boat Hire is perfect for a number of events including; weddings, filming, private parties, christenings, big birthday celebrations and much more.

Looking for Thames Private Boat Hire? Call us today on 020 7928 9009 or Contact Us

COVID-19 Operational Measures and Booking Conditions

We are committed to following government guidelines to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew. To this end we have set up Operational Measures and Booking Conditions, which all passengers should digest before boarding and when attending a cruise.

Private Hire Rates

Take a look at our London private boat hire rates for more information on the cost of privately hiring a boat on the River Thames. You can also see the boats we have available to hire and what Private Events are held on the River Thames.

Things You Should Know

If you are privately hiring one of our boats please check out our “Things you should know” page, here you will find information such as payment details, bar information, music and anything else you might need to know to enjoy your River Thames boat hire.

Take a look at our maps and attractions for more information about where we operate and what great London sights you can expect to see on a Thames River cruise.

Thames Route Maps and Piers


Lambeth Pier is owned by Thames Cruises!

* Thames cruises own Lambeth Pier where our boats and office are based. You are welcome to use our pier, or you can embark or disembark your guests at any other Central London piers depending on availability.
* To make your Thames boat trip easier we offer all our clients access to prepare their boat up to 1.5 hrs prior to the start of their function, at our Lambeth Pier base, for no extra cost! (Although at the end of the night you must unload at your final disembarkation pier).

Other Central London Piers

Each of the Piers on the River Thames (Westminster Pier, Tower Pier, Putney Pier etc.) are owned and managed by different companies so we have to book make specific pier bookings with them depending on your requirements. Please note that;

* Vessels are only allowed on the pier from 15 minutes before your official embarkation time.
* Vessels will return to the pier 15 minutes before the official disembarkation time to allow passengers time to disembark.
* Extra embarkation or disembarkation stops are possible to arrange at additional cost @ £30-75 each depending on pier.

Our River Thames Party Boats depart from one of four central London piers


Victoria Embankment, Westminster, SW1A 2JH


Albert Embankment, Lambeth Palace Road, SW1 7SG
Lambeth Pier is on a south side of the river next to Lambeth Bridge.
TUBE: Waterloo Tube Station is on Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines, or Victoria Tube Station on District, Circle and Victoria Lines. From both stations catch 207 bus and get off at Lambeth Palace.


South Bank, London, SE1 8XZ.
This is directly in front of the Royal Festival Hall.
TUBE: Waterloo Tube Station is on Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines, Follow the signs to the South Bank and Royal Festival Hall.


County Hall, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB.
Waterloo Pier is on the south side of the river underneath the London Eye.
TUBE: Waterloo Tube station is on the Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines. Follow the signs to the London Eye.

What River Thames Cruise Are You Planning?

Day Hire

Private Boat Hire on the Thames with Thames Cruises

Disco Cruise

Disco Cruise on the Thames with Thames Cruises

Private Hire

Private Hire Cruises available from Thames Cruises

Christmas Cruise

Christmas Cruises on the Thames by Thames Cruises

New Year's Eve Cruise

New Years Eve parties on the River Thames

How to Book one of our River Thames Party Boats

For more information or to book one of our Thames Boats contact us direct today. Call us on 0207 928 9009 or fill in our online enquiry form with your requirements and we’ll get back to you.

The Boats in the Thames Cruises Fleet

Thames Princess
(up to 210 ppl)
The Thames Princess, one of the fleet at Thames Cruises

Large modern style boat. Great for sit down meals.
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Royal Princess
(up to 245 ppl)
The Royal Princess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet

Large traditional style boat good for parties/club nights.
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River Princess
(up to 180 ppl)
The River Princess from the Thames Cruises fleet

Newly refurbished – large reception/dance deck with huge sliding roof.
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Old London
(up to 90 ppl)
Old London from Thames Cruises

Perfect boat for a smaller numbers of guests.
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(up to 180 ppl)
Viscountess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet

Traditional style boat with ample outside space.
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Private Hire Extras

When you hire one of our vessels you can also use our caterers, DJ’s and entertainments or alternatively bring your own – it’s up to you. Our bars sell drinks at reasonable Pub prices and house wine and champagne is available to order.

For more information see our Private Hire Entertainment page or contact us directly on 020 7928 9009.

Please refer to our Private Hire Rates and Things You Should Know for further information regarding our Thames Private Boat Hire.