christmas with the piano boat | The Piano Boat

Please note that access to the boat is currently only possible via a set of 12 steps from the road to the canal. There are 3 steps down into the boat after boarding.


Once restrictions have lifted, our meeting place will be The Bear on the Barge and access to the canal will be level ground, with just the 3 steps on the boat remaining.

Christmas on the water

Join us for a festive cruise this Christmas season on board the world's most intimate concert hall.

We're delighted to have available a select number of dates available to book for Afternoon Tea Cruises, Brunch Cruises, and Musical Holidays.

'We cannot fault any part of our trip, every attention to detail was made from start to finish and the charming personalities of both Rhiana and Masa made us feel very much at ease and relaxed. To Masa and Rhiana, thank you both for sharing your dream with us, we cannot stress enough how amazing our time on board was.' - Paul & Sue

Afternoon Tea & Prosecco Cruise with Piano Recital at Christmas


Sunday 12th December 2021, 2pm - 6pm

Sunday 19th December 2021, 2pm - 6pm

Enjoy a festive afternoon tea menu in the Concert Saloon decorated for the occasion, with an intimate piano recital for up to 10 guests.


Brunch & Prosecco Cruise with Piano Recital at Christmas


Wednesday 8th December 2021, 11am - 2pm

Wednesday 15th December 2021, 11am - 2pm

Enjoy a festive brunch menu in the Concert Saloon decorated for the occasion, with an intimate piano recital for up to 10 guests.


Musical Holidays at Christmas

Dates available between 22nd December 2021 - 3rd January 2022.

Experience an exclusive, all-inclusive musical holiday over this Christmas period. Escape from the rush of life and completely relax as we take care of everything. Holidays are available for 2 guests only.

From £715pp

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Please note that whilst we do our utmost to avoid cross-contamination during the food preparation processes, all food is prepared in an area where allergens are used and may be present. Food served cannot be guaranteed to be free of allergens. If you or one of your party suffer from a severe allergy, please consider this when booking.


The Pianist

'Not only to be considered as a fresh departure from other fine pianists of the present day, but daring... with a few touches of genius.'

A celebrated interpreter of Rachmaninov’s piano music, Masayuki Tayama has performed all of his Piano Concertos and is currently in the midst of a project to record and perform his complete solo works for piano, a monumental feat which few have attempted, and his recordings have been met with accolades and critical acclaim.

His international and radio performance debuts took place at the age of 10 in Amsterdam’s Concertgebow, and were the start of a highly successful career. He regularly performs in some of the country’s most eminent concert venues, and his debut appearance at Wigmore Hall sold out.

Now, you have the opportunity to hear him live in an intimate environment like no other, with a thoughtfully selected programme of works. A musician with a passion for boats, Masayuki will also be your captain on board The Piano Boat!

Experience the music up close on a superb instrument under the fingertips of a master.

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Meeting Point

NEAR: The Bear on the Barge, Moorhall Road, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6PE


We regret that we are unable to wait for guests not arriving by the designated time.

Non-restricted parking available on the roadside. The nearest underground stations are Uxbridge and Northwood, then a bus or taxi will take you to the meeting point.

The Piano Boat cannot take responsibility for your belongings, so please ensure you do not leave any valuables in the car.

We will contact you to confirm the meeting point before your cruise. Once restrictions have lifted, the meeting point will be The Bear on the Barge.

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'We had the most fabulous time on your piano barge today. Everything about it was perfect - the ambience, the Prosecco, the Darjeeling, the food and most of all the music.'

- Lyn & Fiona


'Every aspect of our afternoon was just perfect.

The music was wonderful. It is such an intimate space, so very different from a large concert hall.

What could have been better? To be honest, absolutely nothing!'

- Dave & Jean