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Find piers and transport links for your events

We are able to book many different piers on the River Thames (see below for full list), they are however subject to availability. We offer use of Tower Pier embarkation & disembarkation free of charge on vessels. It should be noted that clients are only allowed 15 minutes to embark and disembark guests.Other piers can be booked for you subject to availability at additional cost. Additional calls into piers during your cruise will incur charges too. Any pier stops required must be confirmed with the office well in advance of the day of the function to ensure pier space availability.

If additional time at the pier is required (for example to load on band equipment, decorate the boat or perhaps load on own cold catering) this can be arranged but will be chargeable dependant on the length of time & pier required, please check with the office.

The Dutch Master‘s Piers

Our largest cruiser The Dutch Master embarks & disembarks at either Tower Pier or St Katherine’s due to her size. For this reason she mainly cruises east on the Thames, but can cruise west as far as Blackfriars Bridge IF TIDAL CONDITIONS PERMIT. Please check tides with the office prior to booking this boat if you specifically want to cruise west to avoid disappointment.

Thames Sailing Barge Will and piers

Sailing Barge Will can only go east of London Bridge, likewise this is because of her height. It is Tower Pier, located in front of the Tower of London therefore that is the pier of choice for Will. This gives you the huge bonus of having Tower Bridge open up for you as you cruise through! For Clay Shoots from Will , the shorter shooting event utilises North Greenwich Pier at the O2.

River locations and interactive pier map

    “I wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all who were involved in giving us a wonderful evening last Friday. The tables looked lovely,... Read More

    Sandra Hart

    “Thank you so much to all involved.  It was a fantastic day.  All the boat crew and serving staff were really helpful and the food... Read More

    Phil and Sandra

    “We all enjoyed the trip on Will on the 7th September – it was a great evening, thank you to Mark and all the team on board. Once... Read More

    David Farage, BMD Architects

    “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. The staff on board were really lovely and helpful (especially the head of security)... Read More

    Beckie McWhinnie, Greenwich University

    “Please could you pass on my sincere “thank you” to the team on the Dutch Master on Sunday.  The Captain, Nick and the rest of... Read More

    Sharron Grant, Promoter

    “What a fabulous evening, an experience of a lifetime! I attended a private birthday celebration on the gorgeous Sailing Barge Will last night. My excitement about Tower... Read More

    Michelle Stubbs, Private Client

    "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

    “We held our first ever candidate/client boat party aboard the Dutch Master and couldn’t have been happier, not only with the boat itself but the... Read More

    Social Personnel

    “Great day as always, thanks very much to the whole team on board who were great hosts.” William B, July 2018

    Allan Murley, XL Insurance

    “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

    “My birthday party was fabulous and all the guests appreciated the William B and all the crew!  Your staff were all charming and obliging and... Read More

    Fiona West, Birthday Party Cruise

    “I’d just like to pass along a huge thank you to you, the crew, bar staff, catering staff, security men and the DJ. We had a... Read More

    Debbie James, Corporate Event

    “Thanks so much for all your help with Wednesday- it was a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed themselves.” William B, September 2018

    Jodie Rogers, WM Global Corporate 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

    “Your people looked after us very well.  The girls in the bar were delightful and the chaps were proactive in making sure that everyone had... Read More

    Humphrey Claxton, Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration party

    “The general feedback from the party is that it was a great experience. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed being on the river. The... Read More

    Kunal Patel, CRF Health staff party

    “I just wanted to drop you a message to say a huge thank you to you and all the team, Marek and Sarah in particular... Read More

    Laura Baxter, Corporate Event

    “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

    “It was an excellent event and from the many positive comments from guests it was a memorable event enjoyed by all. Thank you for the... Read More

    Stephen Sandles, Navigant, Corporate Clay Shooting Cruise

    “Thank you to you and your team for our event on Friday. It went absolutely brilliantly and I have had nothing but positive comments from... Read More

    Saffron Williams, RPS Group, corporate Summer BBQ Cruise

    “Yes the feedback I had was that all the staff had a lovely time and they were relaxed and the food was lovely ! Once... Read More

    Kirtsy Wilding, USAA, Corporate staff BBQ Cruise

    “I have spoken with the client this morning and verbally he wanted to thank everyone, especially the DJ and bar staff as all his guests... Read More

    Paul Wilderspin, Chubb Insurance, corporate Summer BBQ cruise

    “What a fabulous evening, an experience of a lifetime! I attended a private birthday celebration on the gorgeous Sailing Barge Will last week. My excitement... Read More

    Marcelle Stubbs, Private Dinner Cruise event

    “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

    “Thank you to all the staff from the Hawaiian party crew! We had an incredible time and the staff were fantastic! Special shout to the... Read More

    Daniel Cuaces, Corporate Hawaiian Garden party cruise

    “We booked Thames Leisure for my father in laws surprise 60th birthday party and the whole team were incredibly helpful, efficient and the communication was... Read More

    Emma Robinson, Surprise 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

    “We have hired the small River Cruiser ‘Tideway’ and the event was a success. The staff was very polite and helpful, bar well stocked and... Read More

    Jana Pierron, Imperial College London

    “One of the best boat hire companies we have used, the night was absolutely wonderful. Preparation towards the event was extremely simple thanks to a... Read More

    Kings College London, Student Party cruise

    “Fantastic day out, helpful staff, the shooting was brilliant fun! Would highly recommend.” William B, September 2017

    Francesca Stump, Tokio Marine Ltd, The Clay Shoot 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

    “Weather wasn’t great but the rain stayed away despite the chill we still had a great time aboard Will – the 90 year old Sailing... Read More

    Robert Stevenson, Birthday Party 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

    “We’d  like to say a huge Thank You to the boat’s crew and staff on duty that day. They all went that extra mile,  to... Read More

    Pat Dunn, Wedding Anniversary Cruise

    “A quick note to thank you for last night’s cruise. It was amazing and our team loved it. Please pass on our thanks to the... Read More

    Jacqui Allingham, Applied Predictive technologies, Summer Party Cruise

    “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

    “Hi Hazel, I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for yesterday. The team said it was AMAZING and that the event was... Read More

    Mickey Stott, Asante Capital, The Clay Shoot Cruise

    “Everything was superb, and the photo’s and Disco was Brilliant. The photo’s are stunning” William B, December 2017

    Stephen Reed, GB Railfright, Staff Christmas Party

    “I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone here who came to the wine tasting cruise…We had a fantastic afternoon... Read More

    Cat Bodle, Goodman

    What’s the Best pier to start your central London boat charter from?

    How do these piers even work? Fret not, we can help. Quite simply, for about 80% of all our charters we use Tower Millennium Pier, a large modern pier conveniently located right outside the Tower of London, above Tower Bridge. Our boats have their permanent HQ just upriver (West, towards London Bridge) of the pier on some river-moorings. Use of this pier is included as a cost in all our charters. It’s 5 minutes walk from Tower Hill underground station and generally very convenient for most people.

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