Venue Review: HMS President 1918Written by Paul Sep 29 2014
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HMS President 1918 - EC4Y 0HJ
Situated on the banks of the River Thames near to Temple HMS President was originally used as an anti-submarine Q-ship during World War 1. Now restored and permanently moored on the Victoria Embankment the boat offers interesting and quirky spaces for conferences and events.
The defining space onboard is the Ballroom, which benefits from floor to ceiling windows allowing guests stunning views across the Thames. The space can accommodate conferences of up to 260 or dinners for 240. Adjacent to the Ballroom is the Gunroom, which houses the ships bar and offers comfortable seating and yet more amazing views. The original Officer’s Mess has been repurposed as the Ward Room and really makes you feel like you’re on a boat. At the bow of the ship is the President’s Suite, a space ideal for parties and dinners. For summer events there are two large outdoor decks to make use of, ideal for BBQ’s and cocktail receptions.