At a certain time of year, Londoners start pretending they're in Cannes and begin a season of partying hard on the waves. There are all kinds of brilliant London boat parties taking place, so find your sea-legs, learn your port from your starboard and hit one of these nautical but nice events.
Boat parties in London
Celebrate the launch of Meltdown 2016 with an adults-only nautical party on a Thames riverboat. Meltdown the River sails from Festival Pier with live music, DJ sets, dancing and the city as your backdrop. All aboard!The boat leaves from Festival Pier, the ferry terminal on the river opposite Queen Elizabeth Hall Latecomers will not be able to join the party.Read more
Tired of hearing the same old beats on your boating parties? Step right on to the Dutch Master and wrap your ears round some of the finest tropical sounds, including, Latin and Brazilian beats, samba, merengue, global ghetto bass and baile funk, courtesy of two of London's most globetrotting club nights: Arriba La Cumbia and Movimientos. DJs Russ Jones, Cal Jader and Spiritual South will be your global guides on this uplifting and funky voyage.Read more
Running right through July, these day-and-night parties showcase the SubSoul label: a spin-off from the mega-popular YouTube house music channel. With acts including Chris Lorenzo, Bodhi, Low Steppa and Mak & Pasteman playing out across daytime boat parties and evening sessions at Dalston party pit The Nest, they’re likely to prove popular this summer. All aboard!Read more
Paint cans back on the shelf, PETA. London Furs have nothing to do with dressing up in dead animals – and everything to do with dressing up as living ones. Yes, the capital’s foremost gathering of furries is back for a summer boat party: expect upwards of 300 adult humans dressed as furry, anthropomorphic creatures.Read more