Whether you are having a private party, reception, company gathering or holding corporate days or seminars, you will not find anywhere as unusual and convenient in the centre of London as on board the Sailing Barge Phoenician.

This classic Thames Sailing Barge was built in 1922 and achieved racing success in the Thames matches during the 1930’s, taking first place over a number of years. At 84.1 foot long and 20 foot wide she is perfect for holding any event, day or night.

We can cater for many different needs and requirements, having held balmy summer evening buffet parties on deck with the rigging festooned with lights; through to the ‘Addressing of the Haggis’ on Burns Night down below in the cosy warm glow of the saloon, complete with the Piper!

The saloon will seat 24 people comfortably for a sit down meal or accommodate 75 for buffets on deck and is particularly suitable for small seminars, lectures and conferences.

There is plenty of storage on board for those organising that all important corporate gathering, with cupboards for hanging coats and keeping laptops and briefcases safe.

The Phoenician with all its highly polished wood and varnished galley has a wonderful feel to it and is definitely a venue your guests won’t forget in a hurry.

Whether your event is a breakfast meeting, lunch, dinner, formal or casual, hot or cold we can provide top quality catering to suit all requirements.

Teas, coffees & soft drinks through to fine wines, brandy and Champagne can all be provided to help your event be as perfect as you would like it.

Should you require chair covers or floral decorations for that extra special touch, these can also be provided.


Hire the Phoenician for all your Corporate and Client Entertaining, Employee Rewards, Board Meetings, Seminars, Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Christmas Parties, Burns Night or St Patrick’s Day. Whatever the event this beautiful barge makes it just that little bit more memorable.

For a closer look around, take a look at this short video we’ve put together showing her off in all her beauty:

Call Karen on 01375 366700 or email karen.plumb@johnfhunt.co.uk for hire rates, availability and further information.