The Sea, It's In Our Blood

 We welcome all yachting & motorboat enthusiasts who want to truly raise their standard. We have impressive sailing and social programmes.  If, like us, you have the sea in your blood, come and join us and we’ll guarantee you a warm ‘Little Ship Club’ welcome.

Impress your guests

Our magnificent clubhouse by the River in the City of London boasts fine dining and unique overnight cabin accommodation. It is fully accessible with adjacent parking. The whole venue can be hired for up to 250 guests, with catering provided by our in-house team, who provide a wonderful club lunch and a la carte menu

Training courses for all

Our Blue Defaced Ensign was awarded by the Admiralty in 1938 in recognition of our training of Royal Naval reserve officers. Today we offer these same fine standards with our RYA shore-based training courses. Gain invaluable knowledge delivered by experienced trainers to excellent standards.

Skippers and Crew

Make the most of our unique Skippers and Crew service when you join the Little Ship Club. A great way to find the perfect crew or the ideal skipper for your level of experience. (Members only). 

On the horizon


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 09:00
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 19:00
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:00
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 19:00

Use the New Year to tackle Tidal height calculations, master Meteorology and conquer Compass work!

Little Ship Club is in the very heart of London. We are the only sailing club in the City; five minutes from Bank, Mansion House & Cannon Street, and just over the water from London Bridge.

On our radar

Win a place on our splicing & rope-handling course!

We have teamed up with Sailing Today Magazine to offer a place on our exclusive training course in splicing and braided rope seamanship.

Channel Islands Cruise 2016 – pilots

Take advantage of Boat Show offers to get your pilot books for the Cruise with the Corinthians to the Channel Islands

Club President announces retirement

The Little Ship Club announces with regret the retirement of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as President after the Club AGM in March this year.


“I joined the Little Ship Club to do my Dayskipper training when I bought my first boat. It's given me excellent qualifications and a ready source of crew ever since.”

On the Thames in the heart of London

Visit our Library

The Club has a small but comprehensive collection of specialist books on all aspects of boats and boating, covering boats, cruising, fiction, history, meteorology, navigation, racing, sails and much more.

Click here to find out more

Book reviews

Published in paperback by New Wave Press

Published by Bloomsbury,  this book is a good account of a couple whose lives were reborn by taking to the sea after a disastrous fire that destroyed their home.

This book is a memoir of a far from average experience of WW11.

Published by : Pantaenius

A la carte menu

Soup of the Day £5.00
Breaded whitebait, tartar, sauce dressed mixed leaves, buttered brown bread £7.95
Guinea fowl croquette, spiced chickpea puree with preserved lemon and coriander £7.95
Chargrilled polenta with ratatouille aged goat cheese and tapenade £7.00

Main course
Slow cooked pigs cheek, champ potatoes, smoked squash with baby carrot and crushed swede £16.95
Roast Lamb shank, truffle mash, butter beans sundried tomatoes and roast shallot £18.95
Pan fried sea bream in ginger and garlic, Asian greens and Thai rice noodle £18.00
Vegetarian of the day £10.95

Drambuie and orange cake with Whiskey custard £6.95
Lemon Posset, short bread crumble and blood orange sorbet £5.00
Welsh rarebit £5.95
Selection of British cheeses with celery, grapes and fruit chutney £7.95
Coffee & Tea with a mince pie £3.50

Coffee & Tea £2.95 (Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, White coffee, Americano and a selection of infusions and Tea)

Our menu dishes are prepared in environments that are not totally free from Allergen ingredients. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes; please do not hesitate to ask a member of our catering team who will happily assist you.

The restaurant is open from 12.30 to 15.30 with last orders at 14.15 All prices include VAT

Perfect for meetings, receptions and celebrations

Boasting an impressive stretch of Thames-side luxury, fully accessible with adjacent parking, and catering provided by our in-house team, the Little Ship Club provides a great opportunity to make your event special. The whole venue can be hired for up to 250 guests.

For all room hire enquiries please contact our maketing partner ITA on 020 7392 3998 or click here


This week's club menu

Monday: Roast chicken with chipolata sausages and chef's vegetables of the day
Tuesday: Roast loin of Pork with apple sauce and chef's vegetables of the day
Wednesday: Pork curry and rice
Thursday: Roast gammon, parsley sauce, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Friday: Beer battered haddock, hand-cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce

LSC Forum

Welcome to the newsletter of the LSC-CLC Forum. To download the newsletter, 'Your Ideas for Improving the Club', please click here

We are an RYA Training Centre and deliver all the RYA shorebased courses in the comfort of our Bell Wharf Lane Clubhouse