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The 5 Best Boats For Hire In London

Putting on a successful corporate event or summer party can be a test akin to riding stormy waves, but Hire Space will make sure it's all smooth sailing with our pick of boat party venues. Consulted with London's saltiest sea-dogs to find a fine fleet of London boats for hire, which should make your party so swimmingly good, there'll be no need for armbands.

Ocean Diva

Ocean Diva
Ocean Diva

After much anticipation, the grand unveiling of the magnificent Ocean Diva has arrived at our shores. Representing a breakthrough in event vessels on the River Thames, SMART Group proudly presents the first-ever carbon-neutral option. This revolutionary blank canvas venue is tailor-made for a diverse range of events, from professional conferences to elegant soirées. With its three sophisticated decks, each offering breathtaking views of the City, the Ocean Diva can host up to 1,500 guests, promising to revolutionize the events industry.


Enjoy a delicious dining experience as you gently cruise down the river. Bateaux offers the perfect river party experience on its two boats. Private functions can treat themselves to a bit of nautical bliss as banks of the Thames pass by, carrying you through the heart of the capital.

Barge East

Barge East
Barge East

Barge East is an exceptional 114-year-old Dutch Tjalk venue in Hackney Wick, owned by three friends - Blandy, Ryan, and Tommo. With its rustic wood interior and stunning views of the London skyline and London Stadium, it offers two areas for private hire, including The Captain's Cabin. Head chef Ryan Craig crafts a tantalizing menu with British-inspired cuisine and global fusion twists. The entire space can accommodate up to 120 guests, or opt for the lower deck for 50 guests or the top deck for 30. Easily accessible by train, Barge East is a unique and enchanting spot for any event.

Battersea Barge

House parties are out, houseboat parties are in. This charming space, caters to weddings, cabaret evenings and parties. Surprisingly spacious, you can host up to 150 guests and make use of the bar, restaurant and stage for an evening of raucous riverside revelry.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Tearing across the Indian ocean, the Cutty Sark carried tea from China to the UK. Build in 1869, the Cutty Sark was one of the fastest Tea Clippers to operate in the twilight of the age of sail.  Today this majestic vessel sits in Greenwich and can host up to 100 guests for Weddings and Receptions.

Book one of these very good ships through Hire Space and you'll never have to walk the plank for crimes against event planning. Far from it, you'll be the captain of successful events, yarghhhh! For even more unique spaces and Thames boats for venue hire, head over to the Hire Space website.

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