M.V Erasmus

Named after a famous Dutch philosopher, the M.V. Erasmus is a very smart and versatile Thames party boat. Refitted to the highest standard, she is unique on the Thames offering the contemporary modern atmosphere of a top London Bar enhanced with the professional friendly service found on all our boats.

Offering 3 levels, with open decks both fore and aft, 2 well stocked reasonably priced bars and a dance floor, she is the ideal venue for parties and celebrations. With a total capacity of 340, she is one of the largest boats on the Thames.

The luxury Thames party boat Erasmus has among the largest open deck space of any boat on the River Thames in London making her ideal for those pleasant summers’ evenings. And when the weather is being typically British the cabins are all fully heated with comfortable fully upholstered chairs and a mixture of deep pile carpets and wooden flooring throughout. She seats up to 136 guests in the light lower saloon with a further 52 on the upper floor, but can hold very comfortably 340 using all decks.

She makes the perfect venue for any type of event. Disco Cruises, Thames parties, balls, press receptions, film shoots, product launches, seminars, dinner dances, sight-seeing, lunches, weddings or for those who simply wish to celebrate. The Erasmus can cruise from Putney to beyond the Thames Barrier, with a variety of boarding points along the way - please note tidal restrictions may apply.

venue capacity

Lower Saloon: 136 seated buffet or silver service
Middle Deck: 52 (with no dancefloor)
Barbecue: 150
Buffet: 188
Canapes and Bowl Food: 200 - 250
Cocktails/Sightseeing: 340
Huge open top deck, forward deck and after deck


Moored at Butlers Wharf - subject to availability alternative piers are available for embarking and disembarking

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