Raise your standard

 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.

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.

Fast Crewing

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

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 08:00
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 18:30
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 19:00
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 19:00
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 17:30
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 19:00

The only sailing club in the City of London, walking distance from five stations, paid adjacent car parking or come by boat!

On our radar

See the start of the Thames Trafalgar Race

See the start of the Thames Trafalgar Race from the water courtesy of MBNA Clippers. Click here to find out more.

Channel Islands Cruise 2016 – itinerary published!

Join the Channel Islands Cruise in July 2016 and sail with our Corinthian friends from the USA to explore the Channel Islands. Expressions of interest are asked for now... find out more here

HPO reunion at Shannon Cruise

On the recent LSC Shannon Rally in Ireland,  it was an occasion that several HPOs had the opportunity to meet together


“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

For planning and actually cruising the Med this almanac, published by Imary Nautical,  is a must.

Published by : Adlard Coles Nautical

I read this as someone who has never sailed the Atlantic, but has a notion I’d like to. Did I find this useful?

More of an introduction to rigging rather than a definitive guide.

It is a no nonsense book with something for everybody. There are bound to be maintenance tips here that will be of value to all sailors.

A la carte menu


Soup of the Day £5.00
Smoked salmon, pickled cucumber, dill crème fraiche, avruga caviar £8.90
Chicken & bacon salad, mustard dressing £6.75
Buffalo mozzarella, vine tomato salad, basil oil and balsamic dressing £7.50  

Main course

Rump of Lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, medley of vegetables, served with red wine sauce £19.90
Grilled sirloin steak, flat mushroom, tomato, hand cut chips, pepper sauce £20.50
Salmon supreme, parsley sauce, French beans, new potatoes’ £15.50
Wild mushroom penne with parmesan and truffle oil £11.95
Vegetarian dish of the day £10.95 


Lemon tart, vanilla ice cream, raspberry coulis £5.00
Trio of cakes Carrot cake, Lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge served with cream £5.20 Selection of British cheeses and biscuits £7.95  

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

For link to 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