Belle Époque meaning beautiful era

The Belle Époque Boat is a classic and elegant boat available for Private Hire on the River Thames in London. Built in 1985 by Sir Richard Branson with a recent refurbishment in 2015, no expense has been spared.

The Belle Époque Boat can accommodate events for 30 – 70 guests. This is an ideal boat for Corporate Dinners in London, Evening Venues to entertain clients after a Conference, Networking, Meetings and London Weddings.

The Belle Époque Boat offers a great Central London location to host your event. With Thames Boat Hire you get to choose what times you would like to hire the boat and where you would like to start from. There are a number of Piers along the River Thames between Putney and the Thames Barrier (see River map), so you can be sure to find a Pier to suit your requirements.

The award winning in-house catering team offer a wide range of menus from formal dining and buffets, to canapés, planks and food markets, using locally sourced produce wherever possible.

As a guide, hire rates would start from £2,250 for a 3 – 4 hour cruise passing the best sights that Central London has to offer. All food, drink and entertainment are extra and prices will vary depending on the date and time of your event and your requirements. Each Private Charter is tailor-made to your requirements, please contact our specialist Thames Boat Hire Team today who will put a bespoke quote together for you.

Lower Deck

The lower dining saloon offers a comfortable dining space for up to 60 guests with rich wooden panelling, deep sumptuous carpets and brass fittings.

Upper Deck

The large open sundeck allows your guests to relax in the sun with a cool drink and enjoy the breathtaking views of London.

Bar Area

The copper-topped bar and sky light create a welcoming space for your guests to enjoy their welcome drink as they step aboard.