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.


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.


Tall Ships Fireworks Cruise

Join us this April to celebrate the return of the Tall Ships to London and enjoy a dazzling firework display from the river.


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.

Floating Gardens of Westminster

Floating Garden

Experience the first ever unique Floating Garden on the river Thames this Chelsea Flower Show.

Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinner on the R.S.Hispaniola

Murder Mystery Dinner

​A murder is afoot with this mystery dinner evening on the moored restaurant ship the RS Hispaniola.

Immerse yourself in an evening of super sleuthing with an interactive dining experience which includes a 3 course dinner with tea and coffee and half a bottle of wine. Can you assist Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery?


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. 

Other City Cruises dining experiences

AFTERNOON TEA - Up to 20% Off

A traditional tea – on the River Thames.

Afternoon tea

River Lights

What better way to start your night?

Adult (18+)

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