About Us

First pioneered in 1967, we’re proud to be the ORIGINAL organiser of the ticketed boat party cruise in London. Back then it was known on the London social scene as the ‘Riverboat shuffle’ and then the Riverboat Disco Cruise. In more recent years it’s now become the Thames Party Boat Cruise and the London Boat Party. Whilst the Company name has also changed with the business’ growth from ‘Floating Enterprises’ to ‘Mainstream Leisure’ and now to ‘Thames Boat Cruises & Events Limited’, we’ve always stayed consistent to our values. Offering simplicity and value to our customers is key!

We recognise that planning a party can be stressful and hard work, whether it be a Hen or Stag Do, a Birthday Party or an Office Party. Often, you may not know the other group members if you’ve been given the role of Party Planner, so asking people to commit and hand over their money can be tough. That’s why we offer a Free Organiser’s ticket as a thank you for your efforts, alongside flexible payment options. All with a view of making the booking process ‘plain sailing’. The same values apply to the numerous Agents and Suppliers that place their bookings with us with total confidence.

We’re boat party experts! Due to our market position, we’re able to use the biggest fleet of London party boats and offer the biggest selection of dates available for you to book. We run all year round and add more dates during the busy Christmas party season. Having owned boats ourselves, we have unrivalled relationships with many Captains and Crews. Meaning, we can ensure we offer the best price and incredible value.

The ‘London Boat Party’ is a brand of the parent company; Thames Boat Cruises & Events Limited – incorporating Mainstream Leisure. We have many ropes to our sails and offer a wide range of river cruise experiences on the Thames, in London and beyond (as far as Henley Upon Thames). From Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner cruises, to special calendar events such as Henley Royal Regatta, Christmas parties and NYE celebrations. We also organise 100+ bespoke exclusive private hire events each year, with boats ranging in capacity from 2 to 620 and appealing to all budgets.

That’s why we’re the No. 1. Party Boat Organisers.

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