From Our Editors
The Yacht of London is a 1927 steamboat permanently moored at Temple Pier on Victoria Embankment. The venue is a short walk from Temple underground station and benefits from panoramic views of the Thames, Big Ben and the South Bank. The restored interior retains much of its period charm while sporting a host of modern amenities to meet the needs of contemporary socialites.
Four distinct areas are spread out across three decks: the top deck and terrace offers a full bar and a heated marquee fitted with a Bose PA system; the Stateroom boasts chesterfield sofas and a plasma screen TV; the cocktail lounge serves an array of innovative beverages amid art-deco furnishings. The restaurant is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, a clean white colour scheme and wooden flooring.
The Yacht London specialises in British classics with an international twist—the a la carte menu features dishes such as beef wellington served with chorizo-roasted potatoes, and medallions of local venison paired with white bean and smoked pancetta puree. The kitchen also offers a six-course fine-dining menu, a range of barbecue classics and a buffet, in addition to lighter bites like bowl food and canapés. Diners may also stop by for afternoon tea or a hearty roast on Sunday.Those planning a special occasion can hire the yacht in its entirety or opt for an individual area. The venue is equipped to host private dining, seminars, parties and other special occasions ranging from 15 to 250 guests. Weddings and civil ceremonies are held throughout the year and tailored to each individual couple’s requirements. The yacht holds a 3am events licence and is lit up by fairy lights in the evening.