Property ID : London Warship
Prices From £5,000Static
Permanently moored on the river Thames in between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, the London Warship provides a stunning backdrop for your meetings, conferences, product launches and receptions; incorporating stunning views of the River with outside decks and fantastic food to create the perfect event venue.
She was launched in March 1938 and served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading role in the Battle of North Cape and in the Normandy Landings. In 1971 she was saved for the nation as a unique reminder of Britain’s Naval Heritage and is the only surviving example of the great fleets of big guns armoured warships built for the Royal Navy in the first half of the twentieth century. The London Warship is now owned and managed by the Imperial War Museum and is a popular tourist attraction.
The warship comprises of several rooms, you can hire the rooms individually or combine them to create a space to suit your requirements.
The Admiral’s Quarters | 15 – 18 guests
Comprising the original Dining Room and Lounge area of the Admiral’s own living quarters, the Admiral’s Quarters are the perfect space for both boardroom meetings and elegant dining. Restored to reflect how the space would have looked during the 1950’s, the Admiral’s Quarters provide a luxurious and intimate space for events.
The Ward & Ante Room | 30 – 100 guests
This stunning space, comprising two rooms, was, historically, the Officers’ Mess. The Ante room offers the perfect space for pre dinner drinks and general relaxing, while the Ward Room provides a perfect dining room. Both spaces have been carefully restored in meticulous detail, from the bar to the light fixtures, recreated to match the room as it looked in 1959. With a rather glamorous gold and cream finish, the atmosphere in this room is full of warmth. An ideal space for conferences with a break out space or private dining with a separate bar area.
The Morgan Giles Room | 30 – 100 guests
This room once served as an Officers’ mess and so includes a bar. Named after the Admiral who served in her and later was responsible for ensuring the ship was saved from the scrap yard, the room has been restored to reflect the original 1950’s décor and its wood panelled walls echo the camaraderie that was such a vital part of life on board this great ship.
The Ship’s Company Dining Hall | 50 – 240 guests
This unique area of the ship is where the crew would gather for their meals. Surrounded by all the original features, including the exposed steel walls of the ship and pipe work on the ceiling, there is no mistaking that you’re on a warship! Amidst all these period fittings, you will have the facility of modern AV equipment for both day and evening events. This space is ideal for larger conferences or dinners of up to 144 people.
The Boat Deck | 75- 150 guests
Outdoors, but with a canopy and alternative indoor spaces to retreat to in poor weather, this deck used to be the holding area for the small boats, having previously been the spot from which Walrus aircraft were, literally, catapulted into the air. You can still see the crane that lifted the planes back on board and the marks on the deck where the boats sat It is truly a remarkable place to enjoy an evening BBQ or reception in the summer months.
The Quarterdeck | 95 – 250 guests
There can surely be no finer vista for an evening reception than standing on the Quarterdeck, looking out at Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the Thames dockland scenes. The beautifully appointed wooden decking, that, during her commissioned years, played host to only the Officers of HMS Belfast, makes this period setting one of the finest in London and the ideal space for your summer events.
The London Warship has a minimum spend of £5,000 which includes room hire, food and drinks. Prices will vary depending on the date and time of your event, please contact our boat sales team for an accurate quote.
Whole Ship Capacities
Maximum licensed capacity 450 guests
Seated dinner 144 guests
Seated buffet 400 guests