Meetings & Conferences

  • 140 Max Capacity
  • Theatre Style: 80 max
  • Horseshoe Style: 40 max
  • Tables Style: 66 max
  • All dining options
  • Team-building additions
  • Large Roof Garden
  • Great value

How much? An Example Meeting with Lunch on William B – 50 guests

  • 10.30 – Pick up guests at Tower Pier on William B
  • 11.00 – After welcome coffee and biscuits, seats are taken
  • – Presentations and speakers; Theatre Style
  • 12.30 – Meeting adjourns, bar opens and Canapes are served
  • 13.00Hot Fork Buffet or Deck BBQ served for lunch
  • 14.30 – Disembark at Tower Pier having enjoyed lunch and the sights
  • Different times and formats, central London stops, plus other activities possible too.
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Boats + business events = a great partnership

The Thames Leisure fleet of hire-boats based in central London are highly adaptable for many different types of corporate events. As unusual meeting venues or conference rooms, they deliver additional benefits beyond the reach of land-locked business venues . For corporate presentations and seminars, project meetings or break-out venues, they really excel.

Start here for everything your business event needs: meeting rooms with a difference, engaging activities, full dining options, and team-building activities.

London meeting venues that deliver extra

Business meetings should be special events. Whether the purpose is to create focus, deliver rewards, inspire and engage, or perhaps all of the above, boats for meetings have the edge. The reason for this is variety and flexibility. Our floating meeting venues supply all the basics you need and expect such as various seating layouts, AV equipment, and full dining options. In addition to this though they instantly convert into great places to relax and enjoy wonderful and unusual experiences. Consider our flagship Thames charter boat…

The ideal charter boat for meeting events: William B

This adaptable classic London riverboat has space for up to 80 delegates seated theatre style, with all other standard formats possible too. All seating and tables are movable for various options and changes mid-event. Not only can the comfortable saloon transform into a formal dining or dancing space, but she also has the largest open roof-garden space of any London charter boat. This flexibility allows for your business event to also function as a great opportunity for entertaining and enjoyment following the ‘business-end’ of the function. Once speeches and presentations are over, your guests can be ‘fed and watered’ on board with wonderful food from the kitchen, enjoying the fresh-air upstairs and ever-changing sights of London’s riverscape. Similarly, a quick transformation of the saloon by our event staff means seated dinners, entertainment and dancing can follow.

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The meeting format perfect for you

Just like any standard hotel meeting or conference room you could hire, the William B can deliver theatre style (80), horseshoe (36), meeting tables (66), or other seating formats. You will cruise along the Thames serenely as you deliver your meeting schedule. The backdrop of London will quietly pass by outside the panoramic windows all around. Teas and Coffees, and perhaps pastries and biscuits can be on hand throughout of course. Then how about a champagne reception to signal the next phase of your event? There are so many possibilities now as to how you enjoy the rest of your cruise. We can add entertainment – wine-tasting events or casino-tables, or how about something even more fun that can be tuned to team-building outcomes too: a Clay-Pigeon Shoot from the boat, or our brilliant Thames Treasure Hunt?

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    “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

    A special meeting venue in Canary Wharf

    Berthed within South Quay, Canary Wharf, there is a very special floating venue for meetings, conferences and seminars. Thames Sailing Barge Will is a historic ship with a fine oak-panelled saloon perfect for meetings up to 45 guests, with the capacity to entertain up to 85. Her warm and evocative main room seems a world away from the modern glass and steel skyscrapers all around giving her the ability to transport the minds of her guests quickly away from their nearby offices. She is equipped with full AV equipment and is as suitable for 4 people for an intimate board meeting as she is with 40 for a presentation. 

    Sail away into London

    ‘SB Will’ is still very much a boat that likes to move and regularly can be found turning heads as she cruises into central London and commands Tower Bridge to open for her towering masts. Why not follow your meeting up with cruise out and round Canary Wharf, through Tower Bridge for disembarkation at Tower Pier, a short walk away from central London connections including London Bridge. Get in touch and book your viewing of Will in South Dock today.

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