Uber Boat by Thames Clippers celebrates 25th anniversary with all day sailing ticket giveaway

Plus new limited-edition anniversary pale ale available on board to celebrate the capital’s leading River Bus service

London’s River Bus has been serving Londoners and tourists since May 1999, and is marking its silver anniversary by giving away 600 River Roamer tickets on 24 May, the official 25-year anniversary date. As well as the service’s biggest ever ticket giveaway, for a limited time over the summer months, Silver Tide, a specially commissioned new anniversary beer will be available from the boats’ onboard café bars to help celebrate this special occasion. 

Every hour on 24 May, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will be giving away 25 River Roamer tickets via its website*. These tickets offer a full day’s hop-on, hop-off service across all River Bus piers, which stretch from Putney in the West to Barking Riverside in the East. Together, 600 River Roamers will be given away, with a combined value of over £13,000.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will also be offering Silver Tide, a limited-edition pale ale with grape and citrusaromas and a gentle bitterness to celebrate its anniversary year. The easy-drinking ale will be on sale from 24 May for leisure passengers soaking in the riverside sights and commuters journeying home. Silver Tide is brewed for Uber Boat by Thames Clippers by London’s independent Portobello Brewing.

Image of a bottle of Sile Tide pale-ale

The past 25 years have seen Uber Boat by Thames Clippers grow from just one boat offering cross river services to a fleet of 20 high-speed catamarans serving piers across London. Over its 20-year history, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has delivered over 60 million customer journeys. The latest, ground-breaking additions to the fleet have been three high-speed hybrid vessels, Earth, Celestial, and Mars Clipper, the latest of which joins later this spring. The first of their kind, the ferries operate solely using electric power in central London and use biofuel outside of the central zone. The vessels deliver an almost 90 per cent reduction in CO2e compared to journeys taken solely using conventional marine diesel.

As Uber Boat by Thames Clippers looks to the future, it remains committed to growing London’s river transport services, while remaining environmentally sustainable and achieving net zero by 2040. All new vessels have a future-friendly design, meaning the boats can be made greener as technology allows. The service is preparing to deliver its first fully electric boat – a Cross River Ferry between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe – by spring 2025.

For a chance win one of the 600 River Roamer tickets visit: thamesclippers.com/25anniversary-giveaway