Jazz nights on the Thames

London's City Cruises and R.S. Hispaniola are offering jazz-filled evenings on the Thames every week of the year, with music from ChiJazz

With music from the experienced smooth jazz band ChiJazz (pictured right) and a three-course dinner included in the price, jazz fans have a choice of Thames venues - one cruising, one moored - on which to enjoy three hours of entertainment, food and drink. Thursday nights are the nights to choose for those who wish to remain in one place. Friday evenings offer the chance to take in some of London's most famous sights as you cruise.

City Cruises offers Thames jazz cruises on one of its Riverliners (pictured below left), every Friday night throughout the year, passing such landmarks as Big Ben, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. The cruises leave from Westminster Pier at 8.00pm and return to the same spot at 11.00pm. Tickets include a welcome drink, three-course dinner and cash bar.

ChiJazz will play a range of well-known Latin, swing and jazz standards at each event. 

The R.S. Hispaniola (pictured below right) is moored permanently on the Thames, on Victoria Embankment near Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations. Evenings on this vessel start at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the Hispaniola include a City Cruises hop-on hop-off day pass as well as dinner, welcome drink, bar, and music from ChiJazz. The Hispaniola's jazz dinners take place on some Thursday evenings (see below for dates).

Tickets for City Cruise jazz dinners, which take place every Friday, cost £65.00 per person and can be booked on the City Cruise website.

Jazz nights on the R.S. Hispaniola cost £45.00 per person and take place on the following Thursdays:

8 and 22 June
6 July
3, 17 and 31 August
14 and 28 September
12 October
23 November
7 December

For R.S. Hispaniola bookings and further information go to the R.S. Hispaniola website.

For more information about ChiJazz please visit the band's website.

Bruce Lindsay


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