If you're thinking of hosting a private event on the Thames in London, call our Bespoke Events team on 020 77 400 411.

We offer tailored experiences and full event catering all tied together with proven event management skills.

Speak with us for a quotation and more information on private or corporate events, weddings, filming and more. With a fleet that is the biggest on the river and made up of boats ranging in size from large to small, the likelihood is that we have got the right match to meet your needs. We can tailor a bespoke package using our huge experience in  cruises with sightseeing, lunch, tea, canapes, dinner and music.

We win travel awards on a regular basis and are a many-times winner of Best Canal & River Boat Operator (Group Travel Awards).

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Christmas Party

Join us on the River and have yourself a magical Christmas Party!

Go traditional, but with a twist, and enjoy a great day out on the river on Christmas, having festive fun while you and your guests see London's riverside landmarks from a unique perspective. If you have a group of 20 or more why not consider your very own boat? We have exclusive hire and can cater up to 200 guests for your Christmas Party.


Private Hire Event Pack

Email us at charters@citycruises.com or call on +44 (0)20 77 400 411.

Click on the link below to download our Private Charter pack which tells you more about what we do.



City Cruises has the biggest fleet of boats on the Thames, ranging in size from large to small.

Boat styles range from the charming, traditional look of our heritage fleet to our spacious, sleek and modern flagship.


Private Parties

Birthday or anniversary celebrations are made all the more special when they take place on the river.

And of course they all have the fantastic backdrop of London's river landmarks! We find that a traditional style of boat is the most popular choice for these more intimate parties. The Eltham, Westminster or Mayflower Garden capture a bygone age with their wood-panelled, carpeted saloons and open air deck areas which really come into their own on balmy summer evenings. They are remarkably affordable and of course our private hire team will do everything they can to make your party as memorable as it is enjoyable.


Corporate Events

Client parties, product launches (no pun intended) or even executive away days, City Cruises can provide the ideal boat to meet your needs.

Having large boats in our fleet means we can cater for larger parties than most companies on the Thames with our flagship accommodating up to 600 guests. At the other end of the scale, our smaller boats prove popular for executive meetings. How better to ensure minimal interruption than by being afloat?



For that most important of days, a wedding reception on the river really does take some beating.

Even the most boring best man's speech can be made bearable when the view outside the windows is London's famous landmarks! Talk to our team and they'll be happy to advise on the best boat for your special occasion and discuss with you the huge variety of catering choices that our expert chefs can provide. Pound for pound, hiring a City Cruises boat is a high-value way to tailor a fantastic wedding reception.



To get a different angle on one of the world's most famous capital cities you need to get afloat.

With our wide variety of boats there's sure to be one in the fleet that will be perfect to meet your needs, either as a base or a location in its own right. Also our long established relationship with the Port of London Authority (PLA) can be very useful when planning your shoot. Crew catering can also be handled.