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Location, location, location – party venues on The Thames

Organising an event can be extremely time consuming, especially if you’re having to work around other commitments and the biggest stumbling block is so often finding the right venue. Well, if you’re looking for a London venue and fancy being near The Thames, we’ve put together ten of the best party venues on the Thames. So, let’s meander along the river and see how special they are.

Party at Tower Bridge on River Thames

Royal Museums Greenwich

Take your pick of five amazing venues – the world-famous Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory Greenwich or the Peter Harrison Planetarium. There is just so much inspiration to be had at any of these venues – brilliant if you love the Pirates of the Carribbean franchise and, if you’re a fan of James Dean, the Planetarium or Observatory would be a great setting for a party with a Rebel Without a Cause theme!

Paynes Paper Wharf

Moving along to Deptford, and within sight of the Cutty Sark, is the House of Phoenix at Paynes Paper Wharf. Host to various art exhibitions, this is a massive space, with capacity for up to 300 guests, just waiting to be transformed into a themed party venue – the sky’s the limit here!

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Party on River Thames

It surely doesn’t get much better than Tower Bridge as a party venue – you’ll actually be enjoying a celebration in one of London’s most iconic landmarks! And we know just how good it is, having planned and organised an exclusive event on one of the Bridge’s walkways. Now that is how to party in some style!

Thames Luxury Charters

How about a luxury party on a luxury boat and cruise along the Thames? On an adventure such as this guests can spot London’s iconic landmarks and enjoy the beauty of the river as night falls. Thames Luxury Charters has a fabulous fleet of vessels, including Dixie Queen, a replica paddle steamer that has capacity for up to 600 guests.

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Opened in 2016, 58VE is already making a name for itself as a premiere venue with river frontage. Located on Victoria Embankment in the Blackfriars area, the venue has been purpose built to provide flexible venue spaces. We particularly like the exclusive lounge and terrace on the sixth floor – as you would imagine, the view is stunning!

Glaziers Hall ­

Located right by London Bridge on the south side of the Thames, Glaziers Hall has real heritage. It was built in 1808, 300 years after the Great Fire of London destroyed the original building, and is now a brilliant venue for all types of events. Party in the atmospheric London Bridge Arches or choose the spacious River Room, just two of the available options.

Royal Thames Yacht Club

The Royal Thames Yacht Club is located in Knightsbridge, so you can expect absolute luxury at this venue. It will certainly impress your guests. No matter how big or small a party you’re planning, the club will have ideal space to suit.

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The Hurlingham Club

Another private members club, this time in Fulham. The Hurlingham Club dates back to the 1860s and was set up as a country resort (at a time when London looked very different!). Once the headquarters of British polo, it’s also well known for croquet and lawn tennis. The stunning Georgian clubhouse is a fabulous venue with an excellent choice of event spaces.

Fulham FC

From one sporting venue to another, Fulham Football Club’s ground, Craven Cottage, meetings-and-events > is ideally located beside the Thames and is a great venue for special events.  There are various spaces available to hire for parties and plenty of flexibility. Depending on how big your guest list is, you could even have a marquee on the River Terrace. If you’re into football, you can add in a stadium tour; you can even have a knock about on the pitch, to make your party even more special!

The Boathouse

And so to Putney and The Boathouse, which is a great venue spread over three floors. The mezzanine has an uber-cool steam punk atmosphere for informal gatherings; whilst the Riverview Restaurant is a more formal environment and a great setting for a luxury celebration.

Interested in party venues on the Thames?

Like the sound of any of these party venues on the Thames? Need more ideas? We offer a full venue finding service. Need some help deciding and too busy to organise everything yourself? Looking for someone to turn your creative ideas into a reality? Give us a call, let’s meet up and get busy on your behalf – before you know it, we’ll have created the most incredible event for your special occasion!

Gary Duarte
Content writer


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