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.

Mike Golding has been named President of the Little Ship Club

Little Ship Club is pleased to announce that offshore sailor Mike Golding has been named as our new President, taking over from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Mr Golding, OBE, is one of the world's most successful sailors, has won numerous podium places, and held several world records, including being the first person to race round the world in both directions.

“I’m delighted and honoured to accept the role of president of the Little Ship Club,” Mr Golding said
“Following Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s presidency gives me some giant footsteps in which to follow and I hope also I can bring some fresh perspectives to the position.”

Anne Billard, LSC Commodore, said: “We could not be prouder to be associated with a sailor of Mike’s calibre." 

Read the full Press Release here.

Port Chantereyne in Cherbourg offers all Little Ship Club members a 20% discount. For full details, terms & conditions, plus information on the marina, please visit

View our current Sailing Programme for rallies, fast cruises & on-the-water events

Summer Closure: please note we will be closed for maintenance works 14th August - 3rd September inclusive, reopening on Monday 4th September,

On the horizon

On our radar

Summer Tuesdays

While there are no lectures and the Club is closed for summer refurbishment, Club Nights on Tuesdays 15, 22 & 29 August will be held at The Banker, one minute along the river path.


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 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

Publisher: Fernhurst Books

Published by  FERNHURST BOOKS (, this is the story of the first Indian solo circumnavigation under sail.

Published by Fernhurst Books, this is the 20th edition of a classic and well-established cruising companion.

A la carte menu


Soup of the Day £5.00

Grilled halloumi cheese, Mediterranean vegetable salad, tomato salsa £7.95

Smoked guinea fowl & Chicken terrine, pickled cucumber, capers and truffle dressing £8.50

Breaded Whitebait, tartare sauce £8.95

Main course

Pesto and olive crusted cod, crushed potatoes and ratatouille £18.95

 Confit of duck leg, creamed potatoes spiced red cabbage, carrot puree £16.95

Mixed grill Pork cutlet, lamb chop, Cumberland ring, hand cut chips and salad £19.50

Vegetarian of the day £10.95


Lemon tart with roast peaches, blackberry gel & mango icecream £6.95

Brioche pudding, vanilla ice-cream £6.25

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: Cumberland sausage, creamed potatoes, onion gravy and peas
Tuesday: Roast loin of Pork with apple sauce and chef's vegetables of the day
Wednesday: Peri peri chicken with chips and mixed salad
Thursday: Pork Chasseur, mashed potatoes and Kale
Friday: Beer battered haddock, hand-cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce

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