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AN4AHF Thames sailing barge Lady Daphne passing through raised Tower Bridge on the River Thames

The Plan

Sail in a historic wooden barge through Tower Bridge with the bridge opening for you as you go. Built in 1923, this boat is one of the few remaining boat of it’s kind left in the world.

This is a truly special and unique way to explore the city. Sail past The Tower of London, City Hall, Canary Wharf and down to Greenwich Pier opposite the beautiful National Maritime Museum.

There is a bar below deck in case you would like to buy some drinks or snacks. On arrival in Greenwich we recommend exploring the beautiful riverside and pubs including The Cutty Sark Pub.

The Boat

Lady Daphne was one of the many thousands of Thames sailing barges built for the English coastal trade.  Now there are fewer than 40 barges left in Britain, and fewer than 10 wooden barges with passenger certificates.

What’s Included?

  • Thames sailing barge adventure with Tower Bridge opening
  • Host, professional skipper and support team
  • Indoor and outdoor space
  • Toilets

What to wear

Warm and waterproof clothes in case it’s cold or wet when you go out on deck. Sensible shoes.


You will need to arrive on time for this event as the boat has fixed arrival and departure times. Once booked all our events are non refundable and non changeable due the fixed costs we incur in organising them. The minimum age criteria is 6 years and over. Please let us know if you are planning on bringing a child so we can ensure we have enough junior lifejackets. You can find our full terms and conditions here.

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Start Point

Tower Millennium Pier
Lower Thames Street
London, EC3N 4DT

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