Food & Drink Cruises

  • The perfect cruise format
  • Great food choices
  • Brilliant sightseeing
  • Formal & informal dining

Great boat charter, with great food and drink, simple!

There are so many things we can offer you on board our great Thames charter fleet. A large portion of them simply fall into the category of great food & drink + fun times, on fantastic boats, on ‘Party Boats’!

The Thames is one of the true natural highlights of London and it stretches for miles. Chartering a boat for your event in London is simply the best way to experience it. It may be one of our sumptuous Seated Dinners that fits the bill for your group while cruising the twinkling city at night; or mixing a delicious and informal Finger Buffet with some cocktails; perhaps a  long Friday Lunch to finish the week as a company treat; or how about a Cream Tea Garden Party cruise, possibly on board Sailing Barge Will before opening Tower Bridge.

Choose your menu, choose your boat.

Sailing Barge Will is perfectly suited to fine dining and we can accommodate events as intimate as 10 guests or parties of up to 50. She has a stunning Mahogany-panelled Saloon for that real wow-factor. You can find all our menus on our food & drink page.

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Entertaining on the River

A Lunch or Dinner Cruise is a great way to entertain guests or staff – break out of the confines of traditional city bars and restaurants and breathe the fresh air out on the Thames on your very own party boat. Watching London’s sites drift by as your panoramic backdrop is captivating and, with Sailing Barge Will, open Tower Bridge exclusively for your guests! Add live music on the deck to pep-up your daytime event even more, or let our resident DJ get the dance floor going as your evening warms up!

  • Extensive menus

  • BBQs a favourite

"Thank you for looking after us so well on Friday on board The Will. We all had a fabulous day and, most importantly, The Spectator readers had a great deal of fun. The feedback has been extremely positive. A number of them tottered off to continue the party together, so I think some new friendships were forged over the cruise, clays, cocktails and claret!

Laura Taylor, Private Cellar

“Just leaves me to say a big thank you to everyone at Thames Leisure for making Valerie’s party a truly memorable evening. The experience surpassed... Read More

Valerie Shortman, Birthday event

“Wanted to say a huge thank you for giving us a great summer party! Everyone had so much fun! The food was great, the boat was... Read More

Sarah Najuma, Hostel World corporate Summer Party

“Thanks for your help arranging this. Everybody had a great night and your team were excellent.  Tomo and Nick especially, really looked after us.” Dutch... Read More

Helen Dove, ODE Ltd, Corporate BBQ Cruise

“The entire staff were amazing.  Your Manageress, Joanna, was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for her.  The food was delicious. All the Staff... Read More

Bridget Kenton, Wedding Anniversary and Birthday cruise

“Helped by the good weather which encouraged us to take full advantage of the very large open deck, we had what proved to be the... Read More

Robert Percival, 75th Birthday Party cruise

“We used Sailing Barge Will as part of our wedding day. Going through Tower Bridge on the boat was spectacular. The staff went beyond their... Read More

Bryony Mattam, Wedding Reception cruise

“I hired the William B for a workshop dinner for 70 people. The cruise lasted for four hours and took in all the main sites... Read More

Tim Scanlon, UCL, Meeting Cruise

“I warmly recommend Thames Leisure – the main thing is that it was a lovely occasion thanks to beautiful barge, delicious meal and super helpful... Read More

Richard Osborne, birthday cruise

“We took a trip on Sailing Barge Will for our office Christmas party.  30 of us were on board and were treated to a delicious... Read More

Ridgeway Digital, Staff Christmas Party

“Inclarity Communications would like to thank Thames Leisure for providing a superb setting for its Reseller day on Wednesday 18th May. All of our guests... Read More

Jaci Hale, Inclarity Communications client entertaining

“I had the most fantastic party on Saturday, and my friends all said what a great party it was. The boat looked great, the renovations... Read More

Tanya Mankoo-Flatt, Birthday Party Cruise