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sprite-tsc  About the Thames Salsa Cruise

Treat yourself to a perfect Sunday evening enjoying salsa as we cruise the great river Thames.
Since 1998 The Thames Salsa Cruise has danced along the river.
It’s fun, quirky, relaxed with a maybe a little frisson as you meet new friends. You’ll be dancing, sightseeing, chilling, chatting and laughing all the way.
The atmosphere buzzy like a salsa house party where everyone’s mixing and mingling.
A fresh new salsa experience for some, and a much loved regular event for many.
You’ll remember the Thames Salsa Cruise for ever.

Leaving Festival Pier on London’s South Bank, we cruise for four hours, up to the Houses of Parliament then down river towards the O2 Dome and the Thames Barrier. So many things to see so being a camera.
We’ll be back in time to get home ready for an early start the next day.
The dance deck awaits with DJ Felicidad playing a cocktail of classic salsa with a dash of your favourite other genres.
The cruises tend to sell out so please book early!

sprite-tsc  The Salsa Cruise in brief

  • The Thames Salsa Cruise is a four hour cruise along the river Thames.

  • The next date is Sunday 17th September 2017

  • The boat has dancing deck, bar, lounge, quiet and open decks.

  • Departs 6.45pm and Returns 11pm to Festival Pier Southbank SE1 8XZ

  • Tickets are sold online in advance £18 or £15 each for groups of five +

  • On the day of the cruise tickets cost £22 cash (subject to availability)

  • There are no online bookings on the day of the cruise.

sprite-tsc  Cruise Dates and Times

Next Thames Salsa Cruise Sunday 21st May 2017 - NOW BOOKING

Check in at no later than 6.45pm at Festival Pier on the South Bank by the Royal Festival Hall. Return just before 11pm There are no stops during the cruise.

2017 Thames Salsa Cruise Season:

  • Sunday 17 Sept 2017
  • Sunday 17th December 2017

We would like to talk to any teachers/groups who would like a specific date.
Call Alastair on call 07939 012231

There are NO online bookings on the day of the cruise.
If it is the day of the cruise before 3pm text 07939 012231 to check availability.

sprite-tsc  Promo Video for Salsa Cruise

The Thames Salsa Cruise (short version)

Filmed on the Spring and Summer cruises of 2009.
Music 'Maestro' by Salsa Celtica
Single click to start.
Double click to visit Youtube.

sprite-tsc  Booking Questions

Advance tickets cost £18 in advance and £15 each for groups of five + (see below)
On the day of the cruise tickets cost £22 cash (subject to availability)
There are no online bookings on the day of the cruise.

The Thames Salsa Cruise is a ticketless system.
We issue boarding cards as you arrive at the pier and then direct you to the boat, which means there’s nothing to print or bring.

Group bookings:
Group booking are available for groups of five or more, when booked online.
To make a group booking simply purchase five tickets in one transaction. The system will help you set up your ‘group code word’ so other people can join your group by using the ‘group code word’ and get the group discount, saving you the hassle of collecting money.
For regular groups and salsa clubs I can set up a ‘group code word’ without any purchase.

For groups of much larger groups or please call the Streetbeat office.

If you have any further questions please call 07939012231 (office hours only)

sprite-tsc  Getting There

Festival pier in on the South Bank of the river next to the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. (for sat-nav SE1 8XZ )
Tube: Use Waterloo Station look for signs to Royal Festival Hall. or use Embankment (Northern line) and walk (10mins) across the Hungerford foot Bridge.

Charing Cross: As you leave the station turn right and look for Villiers Street (pedestrian only) that slopes down to Embankment tube. Villiers Street is also packed with coffee shops and restraints.

Parking: Although there is some parking behind the Royal Festival Hall and on the Embankment (North side of the river) I strongly recommend you allow one hour for successful parking and walking to the pier.

Come early: Enjoy the South Bank. Please note the walking times to the Pier above.

Toilets: There are toilets on the boat. The Public toilets at Royal Festival Hall are free!

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sprite-tsc  Cruise Terms and Conditions

Thames Salsa Cruise Terms and conditions
When booking places on behalf of others, the person booking takes the responsibility for those people receiving the cruise details and terms and conditions.
Places are sold subject to availability and refunds will only be made if the cruise is cancelled by The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
No refund or compensation will be made due to delayed departure or early curtailment of the cruise or for any other reason.
Places purchased may not be resold without permission of The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
Boarding cards will only be issued up to the stated time of departure to those present.
Any places not checked in by the stated time of departure will be deemed null and void.
No food or drink may be brought onto the boat.
The boat operators reserve the right to search anyone boarding the boat.
Anyone may be excluded from boarding if there is any suspicion of alcohol or substance abuse or anyone whose behaviour is deemed undesirable for the cruise.
Anyone excluded from boarding will not be offered a refund or compensation.

sprite-offer Offers:

Get into salsa Now!
Amazing Offer!
Anyone new to salsa can get their first 3 weeks of classes for only £16.
No need to pre book, no code word, just come a little earlier.

Offer valid for three consecutive weeks at any Streetbeat club venue.
Only applies to absolute beginners classes.
Only one offer per person- no repeats.

sprite-news Events:

i2i Spins Flavour salsa course at bar Salsa!
The i2i Spins Flavour explores the salsa techniques, salsa moves and combinations based on various techniques for spinning (rapid rotation)
Spins vs turns
The natural mechanics of spinning in salsa
Best and worst practice
Hook Turns & spins
Travelling Spins
Multiple Spins various
Please note:

As ever this i2i Flavours course start with the essential Salsa Rapido Framework which makes this course a direct follow on from the 1-Day Intensive.
Loads of info on the site or call me 07939 012231

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person and we now start at 11.30am
This year's Autumn Thames Salsa Cruise has a pirate theme.
Arrrrr me hearties it's time to parrrrty and shiver yer timbers.
They'll be a prize for the best dressed pirate but no walking the plank if you don't dress up.
Dance, chat, chill, pet your parrot, whatever you wish...
It's on Sunday 17th September and tickets are already available from our website or you can buy them from our regular salsa nights on Tuesdays at Gilgamesh in Camden. Get 'em early because we will probably sell out!
Groups (5+) cost £15 and the regular advanced price is £18. (£22 cash on the day)

Come and salsa the River as we cruise from the Festival Pier Southbank to the Barrier and back. Watch the sunset as you sip a drink on the back deck, then see the River sparkle as the city lights up; all the while listening to some great salsa music to entice you back to the dance floor.
Four hours of dancing and fun; what a great way to spend an autumn evening!
Departs Festival Pier by the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank at 6.45pm, returning at 10.50pm
Book Now

sprite-news News:

I’ve two shows at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
If you know anyone who’s going please ask them to come to one or why not both?
Both shows are free and on from 5-27 August 2017 inclusive.

This year I’m MCing my regular show:
'Streetbeat Comedy Free Lunchtime Showcase'
Whistlebinkies on South Bridge & Niddry st. 12:15-13:15
Six acts or more giving their best stand up to keep you laughing and tempt you to their shows.

Plus, more exciting fun with:
'Quillarious a new comedy format'
Upstairs at the Waverley Bar (Venue 438) 15:45- 16:45

Quillarious is a brand new comedy format where the audience write the funnies or try to.
It’s game show meets comedy workshop and it’s ooodles of fun as well as the most interactive show at the Fringe
So please come and play Quillarious.

In case you don’t know, the Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts and comedy festival in the world with thousands of shows. There are hundreds free shows in every kind of comedy.
My shows are part of PBH Free Fringe, the one's in the Wee Blue Book.
I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

becoming baby dirty dancing salsa swing dance london

"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."

Lela London

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