Water-based wonder and inspiration

For five fabulous days in January, ExCeL London will play host to the LONDON BOAT SHOW 2018 – an unmissable event for all the family.

The London Boat Show is a truly show-stopping event, and it sails into the ExCeL London from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th January.

The show is now in its 64th successful year and celebrates everything you can do and enjoy on the water. This year, the Show (organised by British Marine) is bigger and better than ever, and will incorporate the all-new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show.

Show highlights 
Regardless of age or level of marine knowledge, you’ll find something to enjoy that will stay in your memory for years to come. There are more than 300 exhibiting brands from the global boating stage at the Show and highlights include:

Vacation inspiration – find out more about a British water-based holiday with the family.

Making a splash – test the waters in several thrilling disciplines, including dinghy sailing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, at the all-new Beach Club or Activity Pool. Out of this world boats – get up close to a stunning collection of beautiful boats (standing proud on a raised deck) and listen to a curator relate their history.

Hands-on nautical experience gather around a fully rigged British Yacht to watch practical demonstrations and learn a new skill at the Practical Boat Owner Theatre. 

Famous faces – see, hear and meet legends of the sailing world at The Legends Theatre (hosted by Sky TV’s Alec Wilkinson).

Additionally, there are a series of welcoming watering holes at which to relax and chat with like-minded boating enthusiasts.

Time to book
The show opens at 10am each day and closes at 6.00pm (open late until 8.00pm on Thursday 11th, closes 6pm on Sunday 14th).

You can purchase your tickets over at the official LONDON BOAT SHOW 2018 site. Advance tickets start from only £15, with two children under the age of 15 going free with each adult. Concessions and late entry tickets are also available.

Don’t forget to tweet your fabulous photos from the show #LBS18 #MakingWaves