Cocktail Cruise

Alfred Le Roy

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Saturday 29 October 2016 and 4 other dates
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £20
Boat Party, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Over 18

All aboard for a two-and-a-half-hour canal boat cruise of the River Lea; departing from Hackney Wick at the edge of the London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before heading out on a an east end waterway voyage to Springfield Park & back (1pm departures) or Limehouse Basin & back (4.30pm departures). The boat is subtly lit, warm, cosy and sheltered with windows throughout the entire cabin, so everyone gets a view. We play an up-beat mix of eclectic background music tracks throughout the journey. Cocktails are the order of the day, with five decadent specialities, as well as the classics.The bar is open throughout serving prosecco for those special occasions, a range of wines, CRATE Brewery beers & cider, spirits, soft drinks and juices. If all that goodness is already making you feel hungry we have a tasty food selection available onboard. Our PREMIUM package tickets include a delicatessen sharing board (to share between two), as well as two cocktails each. The boards feature charcuterie meats or a vegetarian selection, cheeses from Neal’s Yard diary, artisan breads from E5 Bakehouse and other tasty paired delights. This is a delicious and delightful way to while away a couple of hours. Alternatively, you can choose to opt for a STANDARD ticket and enjoy the scenery with an included speciality cocktail in hand. We also have sharing olives and other nibbles available on the day.

The boat is a classic canalboat so we have restricted accessibility. Please get in contact if you are a wheelchair user or have any special accessibility requirements ( No dogs or animals (except guide dogs). No refunds for late arrivals or missed cruises. Only food and drink purchased onboard to be consumed onboard. No smoking. Please email us if you have a large group, or if a second cruise timing isn't showing for the date you require, we may be able to release more tickets or add an additional cruise. If part of a group, please leave a note when you book, so we can seat you together. We have a very limited kitchen so please email in advance if you have any food allergies or requirements, so we are aware and can advise on suitability or look at alternative options.

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Fancy experiencing the cocktail cruise by night? For select dates only, experience the Alfred Le Roy at a later departure time of 19:30. Click here for details and tickets.

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Alfred Le Roy
Canalside Queen's Yard, London, E9 5EN

East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Wick (Rail)


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.60
Pint of Real Ale £4.60
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.90
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £7.30
Bottle of House Wine £21.00
Bottle of Champagne £28.00



All aboard for a unique canal boat experience. The Alfred Le Roy is a Classic canalboat serving speciality cocktails, wines & spirits, Prosecco and CRATE Brewery craft beers & cider. If you're feeling hungry our onboard galley kitchen has a range of delicious treats and nibbles available too.

Our Review

Cocktail Cruise on the Alfred Le Roy - London Event Review

Cocktail Cruise on the Alfred Le Roy - London Event Review

The Alfred Le Roy canal boat has been making waves as the coolest thing to be seen in London waters since that heaven-can-wait whale found himself charging up The Thames. Combining expertly-mixed cocktails, artisan eats and a two-and-a-half-hour...

Read our full Cocktail Cruise on the Alfred Le Roy - London Event Review review

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Such a brilliant day. All the crew were so friendly and cocktails were delish. all 15 of us had a ball. Well worth the money. Definitely booking again. Emma visited Alfred Le Roy on 04 Sep 2016
28 Sep 2016 by Emma

Amazing! had such an amazing time, Staff very polite and attentive. Large variety of tasty cocktails, beers are also available! Me and my boyfriend managed to get a 'booth' to ourselves and was so relaxing. Seats were very comfortable. Sun was out, beautiful scenery. Tempted to book again! Highly recommend! zoe visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 Jul 2016
12 Sep 2016 by zoe

Highly recommend! The staff were really friendly and the cocktail was great. There was a large selection of cocktails to choose from. Also nice to see a range of different age groups too. Loved the vibes. Aleisha visited Alfred Le Roy on 25 Aug 2016
30 Aug 2016 by Aleisha

Nice and relaxing on a lovely sunny day and friendly attentitive staff. Just meandered up and down the river, starts in the shadow of the Olympic Park, alongside a very busy bar on such a lovely day. Jenny visited Alfred Le Roy on 23 Apr 2016
23 Aug 2016 by Jenny

I booked the cruise as party of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations. I did wonder if it might be a bit young for us , but not at all it's a mixed age group. The staff were excellent , the DJ played a request for us and we were offered a complimentary glass of bubbly, which I thought was a very nice touch. The cruise is very much a chill out one, whilst the music is probably aimed at younger people it's not over loud or intrusive. We had the food package which was also excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it we really enjoyed it. Linda visited Alfred Le Roy on 22 Jul 2016
23 Aug 2016 by Linda

So much fun! Great for a group of friends or an event! The service was amazing! Couldn't fault the whole experience! All of us will definitely book again! The night river cruise sounds great too! Jade visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 May 2016
23 Aug 2016 by Jade

Lovely experience, good drinks and service. If you go as a 2 you may need to share a table with another couple, but that was fine, Perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Katie visited Alfred Le Roy on 11 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016 by Katie

The Alfred Le Roy was the most amazing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. There were 11 of us and the service we received was top notch, the cocktails were amazing as was the music and the food was just the right amount to nibble on. Cannot rate highly enough. Thanks for having us! laforster2 visited Alfred Le Roy on 09 Jun 2016
22 Aug 2016 by laforster2

Fabulous experience - really comfortable boat, gorgeous cocktails, sumptuous food and all served by really attentive staff. I would highly recommend this canal boat trip which is both relaxing and peaceful kevin visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 Jul 2016
22 Aug 2016 by kevin

Terrible customer service. We booked this in May for my partner's 30th birthday. We were rung today (2 days before) and told they could not accommodate us - the reason is that I have a food allergy and even though I let them know on our booking in May, they have decided today that they cannot cater for me - in fact the proprietor basically said I shouldn't think about eating out ("it's like visiting a peanut factory when you have a peanut allergy"). As you may have gathered the proprietor was extremely rude and after he hung up on me I was left in tears. I would strongly recommend not booking with them due to the poor attitude to customer service.

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

I’m really sorry we couldn’t accommodate your party and that you feel like we didn’t try to look after you – this was the last thing we intended. We try very hard to look after everyone that gets in touch with us and are very proud of our record so far – I’m just sorry it appears like we didn’t do well enough this time. As a way of explanation, we are a small cocktail boat that can only offer a limited food menu. We do our best to source only the very best products, and do strive to offer alternatives where we can (such as arranging gluten free bread options if required) but are limited by our very small facilities. We unfortunately don’t have the capacity to cater to every request as a full restaurant would. Although you booked much earlier in the year, the allocation comments can only be checked just a day or two before the cruise. We did immediately telephone you about it, but that’s why it was so late in the day. There is a note on the main booking page event description requesting to email us at the time of booking if you have an allergy – we have now reworded this to avoid us funding out so near to the booked date again. We did offer to fully refund the food option, but as you advised this was unacceptable, we immediately refunded the entire cost of your cruise booking. If you are ever in the area please do let me know, we might not be able to feed you, but I would love the opportunity to meet you at the bar and demonstrate that we really are not the type of operation you described in your review.
18 Aug 2016 by Emily

Amazing experience! Great boat, top notch cocktails, and staff on board were super nice. Day was topped off by the sun coming out just as we set off. Have been recommending to all I have spoken to since. jessicat7 visited Alfred Le Roy on 17 Jul 2016
18 Aug 2016 by jessicat7
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A great way to spend an afternoon. Not too busy which was perfect. Food was delicious and just right - cocktails - SUPERB! Would definitely recommend. We are even thinking of going again. Emily visited Alfred Le Roy on 24 Jun 2016
16 Aug 2016 by Emily

We had a lovely afternoon on the river. Sun was shining and the cocktails were great! Crew lovely too. Highly recommend. Booked for a birthday surprise and it went down a treat . Anna visited Alfred Le Roy on 05 Aug 2016
16 Aug 2016 by Anna

Great cocktails and the crew were so lovely and were very accommodating considering we were in a big group. Highly recommend it. We had plenty of space on board and loved it! Great weather too which helped Rachel visited Alfred Le Roy on 20 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016 by Rachel

When the weather is fine, then you know it is time, for messing about on the river....and what a fabulous way to do it!! A lovely boat and fantastic crew, food was good also. Cocktails weren't amazing but that maybe just to my taste. I'd also comment that the booths for 'four' were quite tight but perfect for two. Either way I'd definitely book again. Kay visited Alfred Le Roy on 18 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016 by Kay

Us, two Dutchies, had a blast on this boat trip. Far away from the city noise, this is the ultimate 2,5 hours trip to relax and see the more hippy part of London. I will recommend this to all my friends who plan to visit London. Great staff too! I wish they had given me the receipe of that de-li-cious yellow dipping with mushrooms. To die for! Ester visited Alfred Le Roy on 31 Jul 2016

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

Hi Ester, we're glad you enjoyed your trip with us! email Captain Ben ( and he'll send you the recipe for our Roasted Cauliflower, Cannellini, & Shallot dip
09 Aug 2016 by Ester

Cruised on a perfect summer day. Very relaxing and enjoyable to watch the banks glide by. Good choice of cocktails and tasty cheese and charcuterie board. Would love to do it again. Rosalind visited Alfred Le Roy on 14 May 2016
08 Aug 2016 by Rosalind

a lovely relaxing birthday treat, food was great, lovely cocktails, great service by very friendly crew. Would definitely recommend. We had the Saturday afternoon cruise along past the marshes, nice to see a different side of London. Thank you. Jill visited Alfred Le Roy on 10 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Jill

Did this with some friends for the afternoon of my birthday and it was perfect! So relaxing, very delicious cocktails and decent prices too. We didn't have the food but it looked nice. I would highly recommend as something different to do. May get pretty toasty if the sun was out the whole time so take sun cream! Sarah visited Alfred Le Roy on 25 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Sarah

A beautiful way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon, followed by drinks and food at the pubs and bars nearby. Definitely worth £20. You would have thought you were out in the countryside it was so quiet and peaceful on the canal, a great way to see another side of London. suzannedickinson1 visited Alfred Le Roy on 31 May 2016
01 Aug 2016 by suzannedickinson1

Excellent value for £20 each. We had a lovely few hours as a group of four, the drinks on board aren't too expensive and the food boards were excellent. Perfect for a chilled Sunday afternoon. Danny visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by Danny

We had the fabulous food and two wonderful cocktails each on Sunday afternoon. The cruise was interesting and staff were spot on. Will come back with a few more friends. sharonn visited Alfred Le Roy on 15 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by sharonn

A great afternoon was had by all, plus the weather was fantastic. Drink service was spot on, the small on-board team did a great job, would highly recommend to family and friends and would consider booking again. Ray visited Alfred Le Roy on 01 Jun 2016
26 Jul 2016 by Ray

We had a team day out for all our hosts who create socials for citysocializer and everyone had a great time and loved the boat and the atmosphere. Personally I think the cocktails were delicious, especially the gingerbread one! One of our group dropped her hat in the canal and she was very happy that one of the guys from the boat fished it out for her on the way back. I'd say top marks for customer satisfaction right there. :) Highly recommend for anyone with a group. Kristine visited Alfred Le Roy on 14 Jun 2016
26 Jul 2016 by Kristine

We had such a great day out for my boyfriend's birthday! Great atmosphere, beautiful weather, delicious drink and lovely staff = perfection! Would definitely do this again - thank you for a lovely day! Ciara visited Alfred Le Roy on 01 Jul 2016
25 Jul 2016 by Ciara

Thank you for an amazing day, we loved the boat - a great way to spend an afternoon. The weather was amazing, the booze free flowing too... We would definitely do this again. Thank you soooo much! dawnytranter visited Alfred Le Roy on 22 Apr 2016
19 Jul 2016 by dawnytranter

Made a nice change. Food & drink package is good value. Music is older classic hits and doesn't become intrusive. Think the Sunday route towards Olympic Park might have been more interesting - not much to see! Definitely worth doing. Begins & ends at the popular Crate Brewery if you want to extend your day! Martin visited Alfred Le Roy on 22 Apr 2016
15 Jul 2016 by Martin

Definitely recommend - staff were really friendly and attentive, great selection of cocktails and other drinks and the food was tasty. The roof is open when the weather is nice too which means you don't miss the sun as the outdoor area is small. We had a big group on our trip which was fine but they spent most of the time outside and weren't exactly accommodating when we tried to go out. Lorna visited Alfred Le Roy on 23 May 2016
12 Jul 2016 by Lorna
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Fantastic afternoon thanks. The Cocktails were perfect and the food was just enough and very tasty. There's was just enough people on the boat to make it feel cosy and not crowded.
11 Jul 2016 by Karen

This was a treat for my bf on his birthday and we loved it. Fantastic crew and excellent service from querying, booking and on the actual day. Really flexible and allowed me to split the platter 50-50 meat and veggie and as I couldn't drink on the day allowed my bf to have my drinks. Lovely day in the sunshine, good pace and generally a fantastic experience. Have been recommending to all! Thank you, sure we'll be back soon x Souraya visited Alfred Le Roy on 31 May 2016
22 Jun 2016 by Souraya

Lovely birthday jaunt up the river for two hours for our friend. Good music, spiffing weather, great drinks, lovely staff, fab time. I would happily do it again and will recommend to anyone Max visited Alfred Le Roy on 14 Jun 2016
21 Jun 2016 by Max

I booked the event as something different to do since my sister's here visiting me (but been to London a handful of times before). We had some soggy weather but the cruise was still such a fantastic experience. Only 4 passengers (including myself and my sister) - probably due to the weather - but the service from the crew was still top notch. Cocktails were delicious and the food, while simple, was so good. Ingredients were interesting and fresh and the both of us had an absolutely lovely time. 100% would recommend to a friend. Nicole visited Alfred Le Roy on 23 May 2016
13 Jun 2016 by Nicole

Really great couple of hours. Friendly crew, delicious cocktails, great vibe. Highly recommend. Hackney has become super cool. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we stood at the front of the boat looking at the world go by. I liked the way they didnt over book the boat, so it wasnt too crowded on board. Lucy visited Alfred Le Roy on 04 Jun 2016
07 Jun 2016 by Lucy

The welcome on the boat was very friendly and we were shown to our seats. We had a booth style seating for 2. The boat Felt open and the weather was good so they opened hatches which gave a nice breeze. The team looked after us and couldn't do enough. The food was good but don't expect a main meal. Cocktails were different and they provide a full range of drinks. The locally made cider was lovely. Overall, great couple of hours doing something different. Loads to do after the cruise in and around the area. Jo visited Alfred Le Roy on 27 May 2016
06 Jun 2016 by Jo

My friend and I really enjoyed our cruise on 30 May, despite the fact it was freezing outside. The service on the boat was fast and polite, the temperature was comfortable and the open sandwich I had was very tasty. I would have liked to have seen slightly more choice on the food menu but I know the team are limited to snacks and cold nibbles as the kitchen area is teensy and it wouldn't be possible to cook hot food. All in all, a fab way to spend an afternoon and I would definitely book again. Sarah visited Alfred Le Roy on 25 May 2016
02 Jun 2016 by Sarah

Lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon - really good cocktails/music. Sharing platters were tasty too. Only slight complaint was how long we had to wait for drinks as everyone was ordering cocktails. Would recommend though... Caroline visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 May 2016

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

Thanks for joining us onboard,, and for some great feedback. As we make all of our cocktails freshly to order we've now added an additional bartender and extra server to speed up the service.
31 May 2016 by Caroline

We booked this for my friends birthday and had a lovely relaxing day. The staff were brilliant and the food platters were plentiful and tasty. We will book again soon! Stacy visited Alfred Le Roy on 05 Apr 2016
23 May 2016 by Stacy
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This was great! Such a relaxing day, lovely views, fun music playing, really chilled. Service was amazing, everyone was so friendly and helpful and the cocktails were delicious! Would highly recommend! Rosanna visited Alfred Le Roy on 29 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by Rosanna

Really enjoyed our trip on the cocktail cruise on Saturday - we were lucky enough to have a lovely day for it but I would imagine it would be enjoyable even when the weather isn't perfect. We chose the standard ticket and the cocktails were delicious (definitely recommend the twist on the mojito)! A big thank you to the staff for a great day! Kate visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by Kate
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Great afternoon out! Really relaxed and chilled, watching the world go by. The staff are great, really friendly and helpful and on hand for anything you need. The cocktails were yummy aswell! Holly visited Alfred Le Roy on 16 Apr 2016
02 May 2016 by Holly
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