About this room

These boats are the ideal transfer vessels. Modern, comfortable and reasonably fast. Useful for when you need to get your guests from one point in London to a venue close to the river elsewhere. Whilst licecned to carry 399 passengers this does include the outside spaces. London weather is not predicatable so we would recommend 200 guests for a private hire.The City Alpha and Gamma are often referred to as a 'glass boat' due to their large panoramic windows. Both boats have had a full refit with the Alpha joining us in 2015 and the City Gamma relaunched in 2019. They now have new upper decks, outfitted with modern seating designed to provide a more comfortable and enjoyable sightseeing experience for all. Both boats have 2 bars, one inside and one out, and wheelchair accessibility. State-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and TV screens are available as well. The City Alpha is well known for having run the Movies on the River in alliance with Time Out London.




up to 220

Starting prices

Hire Fee


10:00 - 0:00

from £3000 Per session

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

Prices are based on off season

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Sample catering prices

All prices are per person and include VAT

Three-course sit-down: from £32.50
Showboat: from £28.95.
Barbecue Style: from £28.00
Hot buffets: from £25.45
Cold buffets: from £18.45
Indian Style: from £22.00
Finger buffets: from £12.95
Canapes: from £12.95
Afternoon Tea: from £16.95
Dressed bar (nibbles): from £3.50
A selection of desserts: from £5.50
City Cruises can cater for most requirements, please speak to a member of our team.


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:30

Extension available

Room features

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities Conference call facilities

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space Storage space





Air conditioning

Accommodation available

Parking available

Two bars

Wheelchair accessibility

Venue welcomes

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Rules of the space

BYO food at an additional charge only

About City Cruises

City Cruises are proud to have carried over four million passengers on board our vessels every year.

All our fleet is unified in livery with seventeen boats to choose from, with a wide range of prices, shapes and sizes for all your event requirements.

All of our crew and staff are put through regular and strict training programs that result in a high quality level of service throughout the products and packages that we offer.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team can help you arrange your event from start to finish.

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