A classic Thames Barge in the heart of London

Thames Sailing Barge ‘Will’ is a classic ship of historical significance; she is the largest of her kind ever built; she is a part of London’s great maritime and trading history.

 She is also for hire as a wonderful cruising events venue.

Welcome on board!

SB Will - transforming your experience of London

You could cruise in London on one of the many regular river cruisers plying their trade on the Thames. Or you could choose ‘Will’, a classic Thames Sailing Barge working in and out of London, regularly providing wonderful memories for delighted guests on very special events. 

Will is a part of London’s history, and offers so much more than what you might expect from a London charter boat. Read on to hear about clay shooting from the deck, opening Tower Bridge, racing along under full sail, and just how we can deliver these experiences for you and your guests. 

What makes 'Will' different?

Unforgettable experiences

Will is unusual in London, and we do unusual things. We think events should be eventful, not boring, and we’ve devised some brilliant ones.


A classic boat deserves some classic food and drink, and so do those who venture on board. Expect top quality. Provenance, taste, and presentation are our watch words. 

A piece
of history

Launched in 1925, and on the National Historic Ships Register, Will is one of only a few remaining trading vessels still operating. She exudes character, warmth, and history.

Open Tower Bridge!

Go Sailing

Team building days for to blow the cobwebs away

Delicious Food

BBQs, Street Food, Buffets are all favourites, but there’s more to discover. This is food with passion. 

Clay Shooting Cruises!

What to expect on board SB Will:

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Space and comfort

Up to 50 guests can enjoy Will's broad decks, and spacious saloons

The history of SB Will

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A warm welcome

Year round.. Think log-burners, oak-panelling, and friendly faces.

More about Will

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Central London Piers

From Tower Pier by the Tower of London, in the Pool of London.

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Great Sightseeing

Tower Bridge (open Sesame!), the 'Tower', Royal Greenwich & more

Our Tower Bridge Cruise

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What Our guests think

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