London Boat Show 2017 at ExCeL

London Boat Show 2017

It’s a new year and with it comes new beginnings and fresh goals. Many of us are looking for fresh experiences or are saving for new things in our life. For a lot of people, the dream of owning a boat is high on their list.

That dream is becoming a reality for many of us now as more and more people in the UK make full use of advantages offered by their second mortgage to purchase their dream ship.

January is also the best time of the year to think about becoming a boat owner. Why? Well, because the world renowned London Boat Show is back in town.

Hosted every January, this is a must-see event for tradespeople, boat owners, sailing fans and the general public. Every year brings new events, attractions and over 300 exhibitors showing off everything from canoes to luxury yachts.

It’s tempting to think that this is an event for the oligarchs and the super-rich, but the show has visitors from all walks of life and enough attractions to make it a warm experience for everyone.

We’ve compiled a small list of the things to watch out for during your visit to the 2017 London Boat Show, as well as some tips on how to get there:

The Height of Fashion

While it may seem that what’s in the water may be of most interest, there’s actually a lot to see out of the water.

Check out the latest watersport apparel and clothing via some dynamic fashion shows full of glamour and exciting dance routines. The industry’s biggest brands are present – such as Helly Hansen, Henri Lloyd and Maindeck.

Indoor Boating Lake at the ExCeL

Experience the Indoor Boating Lake

For those who want to get hands on with boats, the indoor boating lake is for you. Feel fry to try out the latest in powerboating, kayaking and other watersports technology.

For those looking to relax, take in the spectacle by finding a seat and enjoying a bite to eat by the indoor marina’s restaurant.

Joanna Lumley at the London Boat Show 2017

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous

It wouldn’t be a show without some stars – and the London Boat Show always delivers in this department.

Past visitors have included singer Nicole Scherzinger, TV presenter Nick Knowles, Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville.

This year’s line-up includes Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, renowned sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur and London 2012 gold medallist Helena Lucas. Expect many more to be around too.

The Best Way to Travel to the London Boat Show

The Boat Show is always the best way to kick off the year in London and, as such, it is a popular event – with up to 100,000 people attending the event at ExCel London by the Docklands.

Whether staying in a hotel in London, or arriving at one of the city’s bus station, train station or airport options, a chauffeur driven car is the least stressful way to visit the Boat Show.

Our experienced, reliable drivers are extensively vetted and checked to ensure that our passengers receive the safest and most courteous service possible.

Why not add that extra layer of elegance to your trip by hiring our professional London chauffeur service for all your transportation requirements.