Boat Moorings & Marinas

Hermitage Community Moorings

16 Wapping High St, London E1W 1NG, UK – 020 7481 2122

It's a very special place and unique in London. All the moorings in this cooperative are freehold moorings. Membership in the cooperative to buy a mooring is required. There are other stipulations on the type of boat, owners must reside permanently on the boat and a number of other requirements which reinforce the stated aim and charter of the place. For all intents and purposes, the only way to obtain a mooring is to purchase one of the existing boats if they come up for sale IF the sale includes the mooring. Even then you will have to be approved by the cooperative committee and meet the residency requirements but if you can manage all that you will have something truly special and unique. Needless to say, the location simply is outstanding, outstanding, outstanding. Be aware though that at high tide the moorings can get quite rough and rolly from wakes from passing marine traffic on the working river. Make sure you spend some time on the boat you intend to buy at high water so you know what you are signing up for in addition to the other stipulations and requirements. If you meet all the requirements, jump through all the hoops and take up residence, you will have a wonderful, tight knit local community with great services, good maintenance of the facilities, and a location that can't be beat.

There are regular open days where you can freely walk around and have a look at the boats.

3 Talavera Moorings

Govan St, London E2 8FQ, UK

Nice and chilled area

Limehouse Basin Marina

The Harbourmaster's Office, 46 Goodhart Place Limehouse, London E14 8EG, UK – 020 7308 9930

Lovely place if you want some outdoor space in the city. There are well marked walking, running and cycle routes around the marina and down the canal so on a sunny day, this is a great place to get some fresh air and check out the boats. For boat owners, the marina mooring prices are not cheap, but then this is London!

Beautiful marina away from the hustle & bustle of busy roads of London. I've enjoyed many peaceful walks around this hidden gem, as well as canoeing with Moo Canoes :)

Boat Trips & Excursions - if available

City Cruises Plc Head Office

1 Scott's Unit 6, Scotts Sufferance Wharf, Mill Street, London SE1 2DF, UK – 020 7740 0400

Its one of the best cruises to be on if u wan to.see london on the river

Terrific way to see the city, both modern and historical. The informative commentary made it very interesting and worth the money. Can't imagine it being very enjoyable in bad weather.

Thames Boat Rides from Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK – 0343 222 1234

The Thames Clipper is probably the best no-fuss transportation system along the Thames. I took it over the summer to go from Central London to Greenwich for some sightseeing, and it certainly was scenic! Believe me, the best view of the Tower Bridge is by going under it first! The price isn't cheap, but comparably, it is much cheaper than the other boats that go down/up the Thames (this one just doesn't have the commentary). If it's a nice day, don't bother sitting inside - try to grab a seat outdoors at the back of the boat. The clipper is really better than taking the tube, especially in the summer!

It is wonderful and relaxing to do a boat ride in the Thames!

City Cruises Tower Pier

Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK – 020 7740 0400

These cruises are nice but be prepared to have a long wait once you have paid when busy can take up to an hour to get onto the boats and there are no seats while u wait so the kids get a bit restless that was the only downside the cruise was lovely and you get to see a lot of London once on an they staff are friendly and give you lots of information.

Highly recommended. Came away feeling very relaxed and there was lots of food and the tea was lovely. Reasonable prices and great value for money for a cruise and afternoon tea. Got to watch the sun set over London. Boris was our waiter and he was super friendly and helpful. Definitely worth it and wish we had more time aboard. 👌