Scattering Ashes on the River Thames in Central London
|Location||Lambeth Pier, Albert Embankment|
|Area of operation||Central London area from Chelsea to the west, on the east, Southwark, the City of London and as far down as the Tower of London, you can travel further by prior arrangement at an additional charge.|
|Type of boat||Passenger Vessel and Passenger Launch|
|Capacity of the boat||2 boat: The smaller boat ‘the Guvnor’ has a capacity of 5 and the larger boat ‘River Princess’ has a capacity of 50 (30 due to covid)|
|Refreshments||Refreshments are available from a cafe at the pier entrance, with a lovely view of the Houses of Parliament across the river. Bar facilities can be arranged on the large boat for an additional charge of £60 and drinks are sold at normal pub prices.|
|Disabled access||Can accept guests on an ordinary wheelchair, not electric. Please inform the boat operator when making your booking.|
|Duration of trip||Typically 1 hour|
|Price||Up to 5 passengers you could hire the ‘Guvnor’ which costs:|
Monday to Friday £160 for up to 1 hour
Saturday or Sunday: £210 for up to 1 hour
For 10-30 passengers you would need to hire the ‘River Princess’ which costs:
Monday to Friday £480 for up to 1 hour
Saturday or Sunday: £560 for up to 1 hour
For 30-50 passengers you would need to hire the ‘River Princess’ which costs – (Currently the max is 30):
Monday to Friday £510 for up to 1 hour
Saturday or Sunday: £590 for up to 1 hour
|Additional information||Christians, Hindu, Sikhs and all other religions catered for as well as non-religious ceremonies.|
|Operating months||Operates year round|
|Getting there||Lambeth Pier is just by Lambeth Bridge, opposite Lambeth Palace on the South side of the river.|
At the top of the embankment you will see a cafe. Walk down the side of the cafe, down the walk-way onto the pier.
From Waterloo Station: take bus 507 at a bus stop at the back of the station, where the taxis are. This will take you directly to Lambeth Palace which is opposite the Pier “ Lambeth Pier” the stop after St. Thomas’s Hospital).
From Westminster Station: Walk over Westminster Bridge and turn right along the river (away from the London Eye). It is a 5-10 minute walk before you reach Lambeth Pier, which is just by Lambeth Bridge.
|Parking||There are pay and display bays on Lambeth High Street. At the Lambeth Bridge roundabout, turn down Lambeth Palace Road, then immediately turn right onto Lambeth High Street (which does not look like a High Street)|
|Dove Release||Dove release is available|
|Ceremony||Help needed with conducting Ashes Puja Ceremony – Hindu Celebrant is available|
|Suitable urn||Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow this link: Water urns|
We also supply a range of water ceremony sets which include an urn, flower petals, dissolvable noteless and a certificate to record the ceremony. Our sets and ceremony accessories can be viewed here: Ceremony Sets and Accessories
If you would like more information or to enquire about availability, please fill in the form below. The boat operator will then contact you directly as soon as they can.
If you have an urgent request you will be sent the direct telephone number via email as soon as you have submitted the form.
Please note Scattering Ashes is not the boat operator, filling in the form below is the quickest way to speak with the skipper.