Special events -

from the River Thames you can enjoy a unique view of New Year’s fireworks, London’s history, Elvis rocking the boat and much more besides.

All year round we put on special cruises deploying vessels from our large fleet to fit the occasion.  Whichever cruise you choose, the River Thames is a magical backdrop, helping you make special memories.

Through the year we vary our special events according to what’s on, who’s interesting and what you will enjoy. New Year’s Eve is our biggest night out and has long been a popular draw.


Elvis Dinner Cruise

Join us on one river cruise that's truly Rock'n'Roll and enjoy a dinner with a difference.

The River Thames will stage a 3-course dining cruise with live Elvis tribute performance and Elvis 'Disco' .Elvis tribute artist Ben Thompson gives a stunning performance as Elvis, singing his way up and down the river.


Valentine's Day Cruises

Romance on the River or perhaps just time with your loved ones? Whatever your take on Valentine’s Day we can help you.

Romance on the River or perhaps just time with your loved ones? Whatever your take on Valentine’s Day we can help you. Stunning views, fresh air, delicious food and cool jazz music: These are just some of the ingredients of our Valentine’s cruises.


Mother's Day

Special treats for Mother's Day! Create some great memories for you and your mum by getting together to spend time on the river on the 26th March.

Our spacious boats with panoramic windows are perfect for seeing the sights. And if the weather's fine, you can take a stroll around the upper deck too. You can indulge in Afternoon Tea or relax together over Lunch.


Comedy Nights

The R.S. Hispaniola are laughing their heads off throughout 2017 with a host of comedy events from January to December.

You can also combine each event with a meal in our restaurant or pre-order discounted food and drink. 

Come. Have a laugh, have a meal, have a drink, have fun.

The R.S. Hispaniola is a moored restaurant ship located on the River Thames alongside Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye.


New Year's Eve

Welcome in the New Year with sophistication and style on the ultimate party boats.

After enjoying fine dining, drinks and live entertainment, you'll be in sight of London's spectacular fireworks display on the banks of the Thames. Our cruises range from full-on dinners to speedboat rides and more.

We are already taking bookings for 2017. 


Special Event Cruises

All through the year we run cruises to help you celebrate special events.

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, New Year’s Eve or the chance to indulge in a little river romance on Valentine’s Day we’ve got you covered. Our special events run on speedboats, big boats, and small boats. On every event skilful and friendly City Cruises staff will help you to have a great time as all around you see fantastic views of London town.

Other City Cruises dining experiences


A traditional tea – on the River Thames.

Afternoon tea
Adult (13+)

River Lights

What better way to start your night?

Adult (18+)