• The Viscountess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet

Choose the Viscountess for your event on the River Thames

The Viscountess is a Mid-Sized traditional style Thames Boat with lots of character. Features good outside space – great for those clear days, and a teak floored upper deck. Can take up to 180 guests for Group Trips or 150 for a seated event.

The Viscountess is great cruise boat particularly suited to School Trips up and down the river thanks to its open decks fore and aft. The Viscountess has hosted many Wedding functions and Corporate Events. Enjoy London and everything the Thames have to offer.

To Hire the Viscountess for your private event contact us today on 0207 928 9009.

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The Viscountess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet
Passenger Capacity

Passenger Numbers: 50-180
Table Seating: 72 guests in the lower saloon (150 over 2 x decks)


2 x decks: Large lower saloon & upper deck with large dancing space
Outside area: Extensive
Large Bar area & excellent catering facilities


Length 115 ft x Width 20 ft

Viscountess Hire Rates

up to midnight
min. 4 hours
finishing at 1am

Mon – Thurs
Fri – Sun



DAY HIRE RATE (up to 5 pm)
Per Hour
(Min 3 Hours)

Mon – Fri
Sat – Sun


How to Book

  • To make a provisional booking – phone our office and we will ‘pencil you in’. If another client wants the boat on the same date we will notify you, but we cannot hold this provisional booking until you have confirmed it.
  • Provisional bookings will only be held for 3 days before we require the deposit payment as detailed below
  • To confirm a booking we require you complete, sign and return one of our ‘Booking Forms’ (download PDF at bottom of this page) along with a deposit of 25% of the boat hire cost.
  • We require full payment in our bank account at least 10 x days in advance of your function.
  • Cheques cannot be accepted less than 2 weeks in advance of your function.

What River Thames Cruise Are You Planning?

Day Hire

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Party Cruise

Disco Cruise on the Thames with Thames Cruises

Private Hire

Private Hire Cruises available from Thames Cruises

Christmas Cruise

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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.

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Private Hire Extras

With our Thames Private Boat Hire you can also hire our caterers, DJ’s and entertainers or alternatively bring your own – it’s up to you. Our bars sell drinks at reasonable pub prices and we have a wine & champagne list to choose from.

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.