‘Thames Clippers’ – London’s floating venue is your ticket to ride!


Event Point’s international MICE correspondent Ramy Salameh boarded a Catamaran to reach this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) at Excel Exhibition and International Convention Centre in London; operated by ‘Thames Clippers’ the transport provider is described as “the fastest and most frequent fleet of boats on the River Thames, with departures from almost every major London pier - every 20 minutes” allowing delegates to arrive relaxed and ready for business. WTM is one of the world’s largest B2B travel shows (celebrating its 40th edition) providing the chance to meet, network and learn about destinations across the globe.

Thames Clippers fleet of 20 boats provide a truly serene way for delegates to reach Excel London, but can also be hired as a floating venue for private events and memorable incentives, when the boats are not commuting Londoners and tourists past many iconic and historic buildings. Event Point is always on the look-out for comfortable, unique and inspirational ways for planners and delegates to enjoy a city through its MICE portfolio. It is a bonus if the venue doubles as your transport to the exhibition centre!

View images and captions from Ramy’s ticket to ride on the www.thamesclippers.com / @thamesclippers

1. Thames Clippers have a fleet of 20 boats running river transport services between Putney and Royal Woolwich Arsenal in London

2. Thames Clippers various piers for embarkation and disembarkation sit beside some of London's great sites such as the London Eye and provide an alternative view

3. Spacious, modern and comfortable interiors, with free audio-guide via your smartphone and WIFI. Boats can be hired for private functions

4. Refreshments are on-hand with a well-stocked bar and flat scren TVs can be used for promotions

5. The Thames Clipper covers all the main riverside landmarks. Away in the distance is London Bridge andthe Shard

6. HMS Belfast the warship museum permanently moored on the Thames is another site of interest viewed close-up

7. The catameran glides under the Tower of London having departed from Tower Pier

8. Canary Wharf and the financial heart of London is an even more epic city-scape from the water

9. Guests on Thames Clippers get great vantage points to view the sites from the comfort of their airline-style seats

10. The O2 one of London's premier venues is best snapped from the river

11. Arriving at North Greenwich to disembark for the O2 or to cross over the river via the 'Emirates Air line' cable car to access Excel

12. Thames Clippers North Greenwich Pier viewed from the 'Emirates Air line' cable car

13. When delegates finish their productive day at an exhibition at Excel London, their journey back to the centre of town is illuminating