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It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas celebration, whether your looking for somewhere to host a small family gathering or a large party venue for your office Christmas party we can help you create a night to remember. Our vessels are available for private charter throughout the year and we also run a number of shared events throughout the winter season.
Winter Events Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers* Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was designed by Tom Piper with sound artist Mira Calix & will run for 8 nights from the 4th November 2018 until the 11th November 2018. The commemoration will unfold during the four hour display, starting with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders are distinguished service men & women & will ceremonially light the first flame before a team of volunteers light the rest of the installation. 4th-11th November 2018 – 17:00-21:00 *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr & is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr, is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. Visit Website Tower Skate 23rd November 2018-6th January 2019 Tower of London Visit Website Skate at Somerset House The ice rink returns to Somerset House on the 14th November & will be open day & night. Skate Lates will feature music nights throughout the festive season & the Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect
This winter join us for a festive Sunday Evening Cruise from Greenwich Pier. Our London Christmas Cruises depart at 18:00 & cruise upriver through Central London passing the cities famous landmarks & under the River Thames’ iconic bridges. Cruise Highlights Cruise Schedule 17:45 | Boarding 18:00 | Departure 20:00 | Return Ticket Prices Adult | £10 (16-59 years) Senior | £8 (60+) Child | £6 (6-15 Years) Family Ticket | £27 (2 Adults & 2 Children) Infant | £0.00 (Children under the age of 6 cruise for free but due to limited passenger numbers infants must be declared when ordering tickets.) Read More & Book Landmarks & Sights Below are just some of the landmarks & attractions we pass during our London Christmas Cruises. Old Royal Naval College The Old Royal Naval College is Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, built in the 17th Century as the Royal Hospital for Seamen on the site of the Tudor Palace of Placentia. The Old Royal Naval College boasts beautiful surroundings & some of the most magnificent interiors in London. The Painted Hall in King William Court is home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, a Baroque masterpiece by Sir James Thornhill depicting over 300 years of English aristocracy & British Naval Power. The Chapel
The festive season is fast approaching, we are currently taking bookings for Christmas charters & we also have a number of public cruises running throughout the winter months. Christmas Parties & Charters Christmas & New Year are just around the corner & we still have dates available for Christmas charters. Our fleet boasts a range of tastefully decorated, versatile party boats perfectly suited for private & corporate events on the River Thames. Our bespoke hospitality & delicious seasonal menus combine to create the perfect Christmas atmosphere on-board. From festive finger food like our Grilled Turkey & Stuffing Pitta to fine dining options like our Roast Norfolk Turkey or Wild Mushroom Strudel we really do have a dish for every occasion. All of our menus use locally sourced, freshly prepared & delicious ingredients which are perfectly complemented by our fine wine collection. Poached Salmon Rillettes with Keta Caviar Roast Norfolk Turkey with Traditional Trimmings, Cranberry Gravy Wild Mushroom Strudel with Oregano & Plum Tomato Sauce (v) Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce During the Christmas season our vessels are decorated with festive garlands, twinkling Christmas lighting & can accommodate up to 128 guests for seated dinners or 180 guests for standing receptions.
We will be operating amended services & office hours on selected days between the 24th December 2017 & the 2nd January 2018. From the 2nd January onward we will be operating our usual service & opening hours. 17th – 23rd December Viscount Cruises Normal Office Hours Thames River Services Winter Timetable 24th, 25th & 26th December (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day) Viscount CruisesClosed Thames River Services No Service 27th – 30th December Viscount CruisesNormal Office Hours Thames River ServicesWinter Timetable 31st December (New Year’s Eve) Viscount CruisesNormal Office Hours Thames River ServicesThe Winter Timetable will operate during the day but preparations for the New Year’s Eve firework display will result in early road closures in the City of Westminster. 1st January (New Year’s Day) Viscount CruisesClosed Thames River ServicesNo service 2nd January Onwards Viscount CruisesNormal Office Hours Thames River ServicesJanuary & February Timetable Click Here to view our Regular Opening Hours Viscount Cruises> News & Offers-> News–> Festive Opening Hours 2017