Uber Love Boat Sets Sail With The English National Opera

The Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers service returns this February 14th, bringing back London’s most romantic mode of transport, following a successful launch in 2021.

This year, Uber has relaunched the Uber Love Boat, having teamed up with the English National Opera to bring the cheapest way to see a Valentine’s Day Opera to the Thames, with the price of a single ticket starting at £4.80.

Despite being a nation of music lovers, research has found that over half (52%) of Brits have never witnessed a live opera performance, despite almost a quarter saying it’s the most romantic genre of music.

The Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers is an exclusive service running on Tuesday 14th February, offering people the chance to experience a live Opera performance on a romantic boat tour cruising past the most iconic sights in London. Guests on board will be serenaded by a set list of romantic arias selected to complement the timings of travel between the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers piers, providing some with their first ever operatic experience.

The romantic evening will provide stunning views of the Capital’s famous landmarks for guests to enjoy alongside a range of operatic classics. Onboard champagne and special Valentine’s nibbles will be available to order as part of the Uber Love Boat menu.


Menu items on offer include:

  • Rhubarb Danish Pastries
  • Chocolate & Raspberry heart shaped cookies
  • A selection of Prosecco and wine

What’s more, those who purchase any large bottle of prosecco from the onboard café between 11-14th February will receive two free heart-shaped cookies.


Uber Love Boat cruises will depart at 19:10 and 19:40 from North Greenwich Pier. You can either start your journey at North Greenwich, or hop on at a later point in the boat’s two hour round-trip (please consult the Westbound timetable).

Annilese Miskimmon, Artistic Director of the ENO said: “Opera tells some of the greatest love stories of all time and what better way to enjoy these romantic arias on Valentine’s Day than on a boat ride through the heart of London, serenaded by our world-class singers. Here at the ENO, we are dedicated to making opera for everyone, so we jumped at the chance to bring our accessible opera in English to such a unique location.”

Anyone looking to experience more of what The English National Opera has to offer can debark the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers service at Embankment Pier and take a short walk up to the London Coliseum. Performances of Carmen and The Rhinegold are playing throughout February and March.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers first launched in August 2020, letting commuters, tourists and locals book boat journeys in the Uber app. The Uber Love Boat first set sail in 2021 celebrating LGBT+ Londoners with a fundraising drag show supporting long term charity partner The Albert Kennedy Trust. In 2022 string quartets performed for Londoners and visitors hedging out for their Valentine’s dates.


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