Private Hire Catering

You have the choice of using your own caterers for a surcharge (see below) or, you can use our caterers who have a variety of menus starting from £6.75 – £49 + VAT per person. Below are some sample menus. For further menus – speak to our office. Please note the catering staff surcharges below

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Lunch / Dinner

Dine on one of our vessels as its cruises down the River Thames in the centre of London. With our Private Hire catering we can provide fine dining experiences, a variety of buffets, barbeques or finger food. Soak up the fascinating sights that the Thames has to offer whilst enjoying great food and wine, and let Thames Cruises give you the best river dining experience.


Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements in advance.
To view any of our menus please click on the links below to download a PDF copy.

Please note: Thames Cruises reserve the right to make changes to menus if the need arises.

Clients own catering information

Clients Own Catering Surcharges (all inc VAT)

For a surcharge (covering waste removal) you can provide your own catering. Catering surcharges vary depending on which boat you hire. Please see catering surcharges below.

“Old London” – £85
“Viscountess” – £170
“River Princess” – £195
“Royal Princess” – £215
“Thames Princess” – £220

Loading at Lambeth Pier

We allow all our clients access to their boat at our Lambeth Pier base, up to 1 hour prior to the start of your function, at no extra cost, to load on catering and set up. Please speak to the office for further details.

Thames Cruises catering surcharges

Staff Surcharge for Low Number of Covers

0-74 people: £90 + VAT
75-99 people: £45 + VAT
100+ people: no charge

Silver Service Menus Staff Charge

£45 + VAT for every 15 covers

Canapés Staff Surcharge

(where canapés are ordered on their own)
50 covers £45.00 + Vat
50-100 covers £90.00 + VAT
100 + covers £135.00 + VAT

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.

What River Thames Cruise Are You Planning?

Day Hire

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Disco Cruise

Disco Cruise on the Thames with Thames Cruises

Private Hire

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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 Thames 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.