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Woods' Quay - Silver Sturgeon’s epic new home for London events

Tuesday 22 September 2020

 cormorant deck  tasting room

Woods’ Silver Fleet has been cruising on the Thames for over 7O years, welcoming aboard guests such as Prince Charles, Rihanna, Sir Mick Jagger, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Brigitte Bardot and Justin Timberlake.


Their events yachts Silver Sturgeon, Silver Barracuda and Silver Darling now have a new, sleek home named Woods' Quay which, after 20 years in planning and build, quietly sailed into place during London’s lockdown. Now fully completed and launched on 14th August.


This extraordinary new building is made up of 4 different but connected spaces and offers wonderful flexibility for small groups wanting an intimate dinner party with a river tour aboard 15m Silver Darling, through to a large Covid Secure seated dining when also chartering the 61m Silver Sturgeon. 


The Comorant Deck is the dramatic entrance to this venue, with a pebble terrazzo floor and stunning views this is the perfect place for greeting guests or dining. 


A room designed to celebrate the Woods family’s twin passions for feasting & the glorious river Thames the East Wing has glass walls to capture the ever-changing riverscape, a tasting galley, tasting bar, spacious outside deck and in the centre of it all a large feasting table with seating for up to 16 guests. 


The West Wing is idyllically positioned to take in a panoramic water level view of Cleopatra’s Needle, the Houses of Parliament & the London Eye. This space offers vast floor to ceiling windows, a wraparound outside deck (for cigar or cigarette lovers) and a show-stopping bar serving an incredible selection of cocktails, wines and spirits. 


Lastly, the Mooring Pontoon is central London’s longest private mooring. At 140m this highly visible mooring deck can be used to enhance your guests arrival aboard your chosen river yacht, or create an impressive branding impact within one of the world’s most celebrated panorama’s. The quay is located directly in front of the Savoy Hotel’s river entrance, a few steps from Covent Garden and on the quiet, leafy Victoria Embankment. Woods Quay also overlooks one of London’s most famous views of Westminster, once painted by Monet.


William Woods, Director, said “We are ready to emerge from lockdown with Woods Quay, a very private London ‘island’ for our guests to await their chosen Silver Fleet vessel, host a company meetup, celebrate a birthday, taste a future menu or lounge for a post event cigar. Covid Security has been smoothly implemented within our usual high level cleaning and maintenance schedules and we are fit and ready to host events on our spacious decks.” 


Woods Quay’s tasting room is overseen (in tandem with the renowned Silver Sturgeon river yacht) by Head Chef, Doug Gaunt, who also partners Michelin-starred Ollie Dabbous of Mayfair’s HIDE restaurant to create seasonal Modern British menus inspired by UK coastal waters and pastures. The sleek open tasting kitchen for guests to view the chef’s at work is fully equipped with Electrolux Grand Cuisine appliances. Woods Quay & Woods’ Silver Fleet are powered by ‘Bulb’ 100% renewable energy.

To enquire about your next meeting, conference, dinner or group stay, get in touch with the VSL team on or give us a call on 0207 870 9305.

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