Private Boat Hire on the River Thames

Our 5 River Cruisers are available for Private Hire on the Thames

Our Private Hire Boats are perfect for a range of functions and events on the Thames in London. Click on one of our function options below to find out more or to speak to a member of our team directly, call 020 7928 9009.

Our Private Hire Function Options

Your event & the magnificent River Thames your backdrop

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, organising a reunion, having an office Christmas party or just need an excuse to have some fun with friends – we can provide for your private hire requirements.

Day Hire

We have vessels available for Private Hire throughout the daytime, for any occasion.


Our luxury vessels are perfect for Wedding Receptions or for transferring guests between wedding venues along the Thames.

Corporate Functions

If you are looking for a unique corporate event location for a staff party, a party to impress your clients or a board meeting with a difference, we have a vessel to fit the occasion. A cruise on the river will add an extra dimension to the occasion.

Evening Party Cruises

Informal, lively events for mixed groups, Hen Parties and individuals where you can let your hair down.


What better way to make a party unforgettable than against the fantastic Thames backdrop with its landmark buildings and bridges!

School Trips

Our cruises are an interesting, fun way to bring alive the history of London and the Thames to young people.

Scattering of Ashes

We have a dedicated vessel for scattering ashes, departing from Lambeth Pier.

Film and TV Location

We can arrange film shoots at our base at Lambeth Pier and at our Traditional Boat Yard at Twickenham. We also have 5 passenger vessels and licensed launches for filming on the Thames.

River Transfers

We can accommodate river transfers between the numerous Central London piers, avoiding the London traffic, or from Central London down river to Tower Pier, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and beyond. Alternatively, we can go up the river to Chelsea, Putney, Kew and Richmond, subject to tides.

Our Private Hire Boats

What better way to make your event unforgettable than with our River Thames Private Boat Hire. Against the fantastic Thames backdrop with its landmark buildings and bridges your private event will go off in style.

We offer all our private hire 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). You can embark and disembark your guests at a choice of central London piers depending on availability.

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.