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Friday 28th April, 2017

Trinity House, Solent Rib Charter and Palette collaborate to offer bookers Thames power boat ride

Trinity House, the elegant working home of the General Lighthouse Authority opposite the historic Tower of London on Tower Hill, has teamed up with preferred caterers, palette, and powerboat charter company Solent Rib Charter to offer bookers an exciting senior corporate management team building/bonding package incorporating a light breakfast followed by a thrilling power boat ride on the Thames River.  The Ribs can accommodate up to eight guests per boat and while the duration of the ride is flexible, most opt for a two-hour zip through Central London and/or to the Thames Barrier and back. Participants then return to the House for a first-rate champagne lunch catered by palette.  Delegates will be welcome to leave personal items/luggage at the House while on the River.

The Solent Rib Trinity House package is charged at a (non-negotiable) £1,988 + VAT (i.e. £248.50 per person at full capacity) per boat and includes exclusive venue hire and the two – three hour ride (irrespective of final numbers).  The breakfast and post-Blast lunch is charged separately starting from an additional £167 + VAT per person for a minimum of eight participants.  (Fewer numbers can be catered for a slightly increased charge).

Following a light continental breakfast, participants make the short walk to St. Katherine’s Dock passing the moat of the Tower of London where the memorial Poppies were so spectacularly displayed.  After donning protective clothing - guests are provided with breathable oilskins for warmth – guests will embark on a Solent Rib for a morning of high-speed thrills (but no spills) skimming past some of the City’s most famous river-side buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, The Shard, and Old Billingsgate etc.  The Ribs operate in even the most choppy and chilly conditions and can be seen on the River all year round.  A celebratory lunch comprising seasonal items (such as Basil Panna Cotta to start followed by Gressingham Duck Breast as a main with Elderflower Tart for dessert) with accompanying wines and/or champagnes served by uniformed staff will be waiting the triumphant team on return to the House, rounding off an unforgettable half day on the Thames.

All bookings are subject to availability and general booking terms and conditions of Trinity House, Solent Rib Charters, and palette.

With views incorporating the Tower of London as well as the spectacular new Shard, few City venues close to the Thames are as uniquely well-located as Trinity House.  Showcasing the nation’s maritime heritage throughout its five elegant rooms, Trinity House safeguards and displays a cache of artefacts and portraits of royal patrons and illustrious benefactors.   Despite its location in the financial heart of the capital, the House is an oasis of calm serenity with the ambience of a grand private residence. 

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