• Boat Party, Fun Time Partying and Hen Party
  • Tickets from £29.00
  • Commercial/Pop, Hip Hop/RnB and House Music
  • Over 18
  • Saturday 22nd May 2021 and 4 other Saturdays
  • 18:00 - 22:00

Step '3' aboard the ALTERNATIVE boat party!
Are you wanting to party but can't wait until ALL the covid-19 restrictions have walked the plank?  As London's Original and No. 1 boat party Organiser, we too are chomping at the bit to set sail again in our usual style. Whilst we wait until Step 4 is rolled out, we're pleased to be able to offer an alternative format still packed with a boat load of party vibes for you to enjoy.

Experience the lighter evenings with a river cruise on the Thames onboard one of London's best party boats.  Inline with Gov. guidelines, you'll enjoy reserved seating where you can chat or throw your hands up in the air to the DJ mixed playlist. Add in food drinks served to your table whilst you cruise past many of London's best sights and you're guaranteed great value. The large windows and retractable roof are perfect for capturing your Instagram selfies as the sun sets behind Tower Bridge, making way for London's illuminated architecture to light up the Thames' vista.

An ideal way to celebrate a special occasion or to simply catch up with your friends, family or colleagues in a covid safe 'good to go' accredited venue. 

Tables of up to 6 people or 2 households can be booked.  

Don't miss the boat - this is running x 5 Saturdays only and availability is limited. 

Call us Captain Bias, but we believe there isn't a London pub or restaurant that can offer the same ever changing & close up views of the City's best landmarks that you experience on our boat parties!

Those looking for dates beyond June 21st, then check out London's Original Boat Party when we'll be returning to full service in our usual party format!




Ticket Event time Cost

<p>The Alternative Boat Party</p>

18:00 - 22:00 £29.00



Festival Pier, The Southbank, Off Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XZ



Thames Boat Cruises & Events Limited
There's no Pirates on our ships! We really are London's Original & no. 1 boat party Organiser. We have numerous repeat bookings and many Agents/Suppliers place their bookings with us as they know we deliver an enjoyable night. We run a professional ship meaning you can book with us in full confidence. With over 50 yrs experience of being the original ticketed boat party and over 100K tickets sold, peace of mind is guaranteed! CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO REVIEWS ON OUR WEBSITE

T&C s

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks, losses and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd), Thames Boat Cruises & Events Limited and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Few boats on the Thames offer seating for all guests on board. Unless otherwise specifically stated, all party packages on the Thames have a limited number of chairs and tables to ensure a good party atmosphere. There is no reserved seating.
4. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
5. The Company reserves the right to substitute another vessel (of a similar capacity) and, if necessary, for reasons beyond its control including (but not limited to) damage or destruction, strikes, lockouts, industrial unrest, acts of terrorism, guidance or enforcement by Governmental or other Authorities including risk to health or safety, bad weather, insufficient bookings, shortage of labour or food or beverage supplies, to cancel the booking.
6. Unless otherwise stated or agreed between the company and the customer, passengers are not permitted to bring on board their own food or drink.
7. If you miss the boat, no refunds will be given due to factors outside of the Company's control i.e.
public transport delays, heavy traffic etc. Likewise, the Company cannot be held liable for any delayed return to the Pier due to forces beyond the Captain's control.
8. We recommend that prior to making a booking, any customers who require disabled access check with the Company as to whether the cruise they wish to book is suitable to their needs/mobility. Due to their layouts, many boats do not have wheelchair access.
9. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
10. Guests must present a valid ticket upon boarding. In the event of loss of tickets or last minute booking, upon notification, the Company can arrange for an alternative proof of booking method for boarding.
11. During the cruise, the vessel will remain under complete control of the Captain and/or crew as provided by the Company. If for weather, tide or other reasons the Captain considers it necessary or is instructed to vary the scheduled trip, his decision will be final and no refunds will be given.
12. Providing the company has provided information regarding the expected dress code, should the customer choose to ignore this and is refused permission to board by the Captain or Crew, the Company will not be liable for any refund.
13. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
14. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets. The Company will not in such circumstances be liable for any expenses including transportation or accommodation costs incurred by the guests due to such substitution or cancellation. In the event of such an occurrence the company will endeavour to notify all guests immediately and to find a replacement vessel or offer an alternative package but are not under any obligation to do so.
15. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
16. The Company and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
17. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.
18. By purchasing a ticket, you grant the Company full rights to use the images resulting from any photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media and press releases. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform the Photographer/Videographer on board.
19. If the customer has any comments during the function the Captain or Function Manager will be happy to discuss these at the time. Any complaints must be notified to either the Captain and/or Function Manager at the time and then restated in writing to the Company no later than 3 days after the function. Failure to comply with this request will indemnify the company from the payment of any compensation.
The nightclub is Piccadilly Institute which is an approx. 10 – 15 min tube journey away to Piccadilly Circus. We do not provide transportation to it and the nightclub is independent to our Company. Here are their T&C’s:
- Should the venue be full to capacity you will be at the front of the queue
- Dress code is smart/casual. No sportswear allowed.
- We are a challenge 25 venue, if you are lucky enough to look younger than 25 we may request photographic ID (passport or Driving, provisional License). Please ensure your party is a
mixed group of males and females.
- You must give the booking name as per your ticket – otherwise entry will be refused.
- A guest list does not guarantee admission for any guests.
- Management reserve the right to refuse admission in line with licensing laws and venue policy.

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  • Rating: 1

    Visited 2 weeks ago Written by Thames Rooftop Boat Party customer
    They are fraud. There was no boat. Liars and they’ll send you the wrong location with no number to contact on the weekend. Very rude customer service; when I called, he basically insulted me and said he don’t care. This is the worst service ever and I’m going to escalate this as it is FRAUD!

    Reply from The 'Alternative' Boat Party

    It's with regret to read your bad review, As we mentioned on the phone, the boat was in the correct location at the correct time, as per your e-ticket. Everyone else (some 80 people) managed to board with ease using the same directions we provided. You will have received an email on the Mon/Tues prior to departure via the Design My Night platform and a personal email with a bespoke e-ticket, both listing the location and directions/address. It's unjust to say it's FRAUD and such accusations can be very damaging. Especially to an industry that has only started to return to operating having been forced to close for 12+ months. So we need to set the record straight.....We're in our 54th year of business, due to doing things right - not by being a fraud. From our conversation, you clearly told us that upon leaving a taxi you asked somebody (non related to our boat cruise) where the event was and from our understanding, that person may have misguided you? We can provide CCTV evidence that the boat cruise operated as scheduled and provide you with photo evidence of lots of people enjoying themselves onboard. If you google 'Festival Pier' or type in the post code 'SE1 8XZ', it clearly shows where you need to be and proves that the directions we provided are adequate. If you had called the number on the e-ticket and left a VM, one of our team would have been alerted immediately and tried to guide you to the boat. You claim to have called and that there was no message option, so we explained that we think you called the Design My Night telephone number - not our direct number which is listed on the e-ticket. Upon trying to establish during our phone call today where you were and how you missed the Pier, you constantly spoke over our staff, made lots of false accusations and even suggested that we affected your health by making a 'pregnant lady walk in high heels', Nowhere do we say high heels must be worn and in fact, our eticket recommends you dress appropriately for the British weather being sat outside.. If and when we get things wrong, we hold our hands up and will do our utmost to reconcile any disappointment, And even when we're not in the wrong, where possible we still like to show goodwill and empathy - emphasised by many repeat bookings. In this instance, we'll reserve the right to disagree. Shame, as we pride ourselves on a 'ship shape' operation but on this occasion, we'll 'walk the plank;.
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 6 months ago Written by joanna
    Absolutely amazing night staff were brilliant atmosphere was fantastic would recommend these guys highly and we will definitely be going again

    Reply from The 'Alternative' Boat Party

    Thanks Jo - great to hear. We'd love to welcome our happy shipmates back aboard. One thing's for sure, post covid the boat party will be rocking!
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