Combine your Thames cruise with London events

Date: February 03, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News
Combine your Thames cruise with London events

The River Thames flows through the heart of London and there’s plenty to see and do, both on and off the water. If you’re searching for the ideal London venue for a private event, then booking a boat cruise on the Thames is the ideal solution.

When hiring a boat, you can combine it with one of many events that take place along the river throughout the year. Your cruise can start and end at a number of points. You can enjoy time onboard and also take part in the celebrations once you reach your destination.

Here are some of the top events taking place close to the river in 2016.

The Boat Race

Taking place in March, this has to be the world’s most famous boat race, which starts at Putney Bridge and ends at Mortlake. Teams from Cambridge and Oxford universities battle it out for the prestigious title. Why not combine this with your Thames boat charter package, to provide guests with a fun themed day?

The London Marathon

The route of the marathon, taking place in April, can be seen from many points along the Thames. Whether you know someone competing or not, a private boat is a great place to experience all the action. And all without having to break into a sweat.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The show takes place from 24 – 28 May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. It’s just a short walk from the river and is packed with detailed displays and beautiful show gardens. Even if you’re not much of a gardener yourself, it’s bound to provide you with some inspiration.

Totally Thames Festival

This month-long celebration runs throughout September. The 2016 festival promises to be bigger than ever, with an extensive programme of events. It features arts festivals, regattas, community events and races along the riverbank.