About MBNA Thames Clippers

At some point during your London commuting life, you have probably boarded the Thames Clipper as a more scenic way to get to work than sweltering underground. However, you might not have considered it as a viable setting for events – until now.


The fleet of 18 boats, with capacities ranging from 12 up to 220 guests per vessel, are among the fastest and most comfortable river transfers and cruises in London. The most popular hire use for the boats is to act as a glamorous (and efficient) means of transport for guests to arrive at an events venue. While on board, you can host a drinks reception, allowing guests to mingle before reaching their destination.


However, the boats can also be used as a setting for private events themselves, with enviable views of London landmarks and the capital’s skyline acting as a stunning backdrop. If that piques your interest, consider the Venus Clipper, which launched in February 2019. The vessel is the flagship of the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, and can accommodate up to 222 passengers on board, featuring 70-tabled seats, an on-board bar and an outside deck at the rear.


Guests can choose from over 25 London piers to begin their journey, stretching all the way from Putney to North Greenwich, and are able to completely customise their route along the Thames. Worried that your boat will lack tecchie prowess? Fear not, as AV options are available, including on-board digital screens suited to branding pushes or commercial presentations.


We’d also recommend making use of the fleet’s fully-licensed, 24-hour bar. Well, it certainly beats sitting in London traffic.

Venue Facilities
Exclusive Hire
Outside area

Good to know

Up to 222
Venue Type
Party venue
Venue Style
Cool, Funky, Light and Bright, Traditional
Event Atmosphere
Fun, Relaxed

MBNA Thames Clippers Rooms

Galaxy or Neptune Clipper

150 Meeting

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Jupiter or Mercury Clipper

170 Meeting

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Meteor, Typhoon, Hurricane, Monsoon, Tornado,

220 Meeting

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Orion Clipper

12 Meeting

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Sky, Storm or Star Clipper

62 Meeting

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Sun or Moon Clipper

138 Meeting

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Venus Clipper

222 Meeting

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3rd Floor Clipper House, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Canning Town, London, E14 0JY

020 7001 2201


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