MV Golden Star is possibly the most popular boat of her size on the river Thames. Capable of catering for private hire functions of up to 120 guests she is particularly suited to family celebrations, office functions, corporate entertainment, wedding transfers, sightseeing trips and parties.

We are pleased to announce that the Golden Star will be undergoing a major internal refit during January and February 2018.  The position of the bar, toilets and sundeck will remain the same, but all fixtures and fittings will be replaced along with a new seating layout.  For more information and to track our progress follow us on Twitter @CPBSLondon #goldenstarboat

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Golden Star Party Boat - At A Glance

  • Capacity up to 120 passengers 
  • Maximum for a seated meal 50* 
  • Food preparation area available 
  • No requirement to have catering
  • Cruise from the pier of your choice**
  • Free no obligation quote and viewing
  • 25% deposit to secure your date
  • Single deck with booth seating 
  • Sundeck to the rear of the boat 
  • DJ area and dance floor
  • DJ hire on request
  • Fully stocked reasonable priced bar
  • All drinks to be purchased from CPBS
  • Full central heating if required

   * low number surcharge may apply on peak dates
** subject to availability

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Welcome aboard the Golden Star, one of London's most popular party boats, and ideal for family functions and smaller office or student parties of up to 120. Your guests will enjoy all the comforts of a land based venue, with the added bonus of Golden Star's full height windows allowing excellent sights of London's iconic landmarks.

Inside Golden Star has a fully stocked bar and a food preparation area at the rear of the vessel along with a roomy dance floor at the front. This allows plenty of space for buffet tables, a live band, casino tables or other live entertainment. The perimeter of the saloon is fitted with fixed booth seating along each side and towards the front.

At the rear of the vessel is a generously sized sun-deck where you can enjoy a glass of Pimms or simply soak up the sunshine. The interiors of all our party boats are non-smoking, however smoking is permitted on the sun-deck of the Golden Star.

M.V. Golden Star is ideal for a wide variety of boat parties of between 40 and 120 passengers, although we are sometimes able to accommodate functions with less than 40 passengers - please follow this link for more information on passenger numbers.

We would advise early booking to avoid disappointment, and would also recommend that you arrange to come down to view the Golden Star as boats on the Thames vary greatly in quality, presentation and layout. We are confident that a visit to any of our vessels will convince you that we offer the best versatility and value for money.

Golden Star party boat

Charter Rates 2018

Valid from 1st January 2018 - 30th December 2018

DAYTIME HIRE – up to 6pm (minimum of 3hours)

£205 per hour £215 per hour £250 per hour

EVENING HIRE – 6pm - 12am (minimum of 4hours)

£235 per hour £250 per hour £300 per hour

NIGHTTIME HIRE – Midnight - 1am (min 4 hour incl evening hire) 

£285 per hour £300 per hour £350 per hour


  • Golden Star is able to accommodate up to 120 guests.
  • DJ's, live entertainment and catering can be arranged on request.
  • Bank holidays are charged at weekend rates
  • Special rate applies for New Years Eve.

  • Own Catering - £1.20 per head (£1 plus VAT per head)
  • Own Entertainment - £72 (£60 plus VAT)
  • Speaker hire - £30 per hour (£25 per hour plus VAT)
  • Hire of DJ equipment £60 per hour (£50 per hour plus VAT)
  • Other surcharges may apply.
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