Permanently moored on the Thames by Victoria Embankment, the R. S. Hispaniola is fully air conditioned, has purpose-built restaurant, bars and private hire facilities as well as outside seating on the two sun decks, front and rear. She can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests in style and is well known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere whether you are dining a la carte, simply popping in for an after-work drink with friends or for a bite to eat from our all-day menu.
The ship was originally named the Maid of Ashton and was launched February 17th 1953. In May of that year it entered service on the Gourock / Holy Loch and could carry 627 passengers. In 1957 she carried the late Princess Margaret, sister to our Queen Elizabeth II, on a cruise down river from Glasgow. In 1973 she and left Grennock under tow for conversion to a Restaurant Ship and was reborn as Hispaniola. By 1974 she was moored on the Embankment, London. In 2002 she was purchased by City Cruises and is now part of their fleet on the River Thames
R.S. Hispaniola Bar & Restaurant, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 5DJ
We are located on the River Thames alongside Victoria Embankment by the Jubilee Footbridge and just opposite the London Eye, so we are easy to get to and to find.
We are also conveniently located for transport connections:
Embankment (Riverside Exit) 2 minutes’ walk District & Circle Line trains
Charing Cross 8 minutes’ walk Northern & Bakerloo Line trains
Westminster 8 minutes’ walk Jubilee Line trains
Charing Cross 8 minutes’ walk
Waterloo 15 minutes’ walk
We are also close to other places of interest:
Trafalgar Square 10 minutes’ walk
The Royal Festival Hall 10 minutes’ walk
South Bank 10 minutes’ walk
Covent Garden 15 minutes’ walk
The Strand 10 minutes’ walk
Westminster Pier 8 minutes’ walk
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Parking near this location
Inside congestion zone.