Thames Boat Hire is a brand of Thames Cruises London Limited, a company incorporated in the UK and Ireland and with company number 07961162.

At Thames Boat Hire we specialise in organising and creating events on the River Thames both in Central London and on the Upper Thames within the Windsor & Maidenhead area.

Events on the river are unlike any other and it is important that clients ensure that the vision for their event is both possible and that it adheres to all of the laws and regulations of the Port of London Authority. (don’t worry our team are experts in all of the laws and regulations!)

The River Thames is also tidal with quite an enormous fluctuation between high and low tide. This will have a major impact on your event as certain areas of the river become inaccessible for certain vessels at certain times of the day – again we will help to ensure that your event is unaffected.

At Thames Boat Hire we work with all of the boats that are available to charter on the River Thames. Our experienced team are on hand to help you to ensure that we match your specific criteria with the most appropriate boat in order to ensure that both your event expectations and budget are met.

Our extensive knowledge of all the boats on the Thames allows us to offer professional and unbiased advice.  We work for you and spend time assessing your personal event requirements, we will only recommend a boat that fits your needs.

Organising an event can be stressful at the best of times and a private charter can be overwhelming for the most experienced event planner.  The river is constantly changing so sometimes a simple action can result in a lot of logistical planning.  There are also different health and safety rules, laws and river regulations to consider before we even look at the food and entertainment.

Our experienced team will guide you through each stage of the charter process, giving you personalised advice and all the information that you will need.  We will take care of all the boring bits (paperwork, logistics, tide checks, food orders, deliveries etc.) So that you can enjoy the fun bits (menu choices, colour scheme, decorations)

River Thames

Treat your guests to a magical journey through the heart of London, as they sail along one of London’s most greatest assets.

Cruising past the Houses of Parliament, the Globe theatre, the Tower of London and through Tower Bridge provides a wonderful new perspective to these famous historical sites, combine this with the modern architecture of the London Eye and the Shard, and you have a truly amazing backdrop to your event.

Whether you are planning to cruise during the day or in the evening, the river Thames will not disappoint.

The river Thames is 215 miles long, making her the longest river in England and the second largest in the UK.

Throughout history the river Thames has played important roles in trading, shipbuilding and leisure.


• Houses of Parliament

• Westminster Bridge

• Old County Hall

• EDF London Eye

• Hungerford Bridge

• Royal Festival Hall

• Cleopatra’s Needle

• Waterloo Bridge

• Blackfriars Bridge

• St Paul’s Cathedral

• Tate Modern

• Millennium Bridge

• Globe Theatre

• Southwark Bridge

• London Bridge

• The Shard

• The Gherkin

• HMS Belfast

• Tower of London

• Tower Bridge

• Canary Wharf

• Cutty Sark

• Royal Observatory

• O2 Arena

• Emirates Air Line

• Thames Barrier