After a very successful evening last year (despite the weather) we have elected to return to the HMS President again this year for the HBSA Summer Party.

On June 24th 2013, as the sun sets, you can enjoy a fantastic summer evening looking over London on board the HMS President. She is moored on the Thames near Victoria embankment.

The event starts at 7.30pm with reception drinks on deck before moving inside for a three course meal with wine.

After dinner relax either on deck, at the bar or in the ballroom as the sounds of the music fills the boat. This is an ideal opportunity to spend time relaxing with industry colleagues.

The cost of the evening is £125.00 plus Vat per person, which includes the meal and table wine.

To reserve your table (in 10s) please call Mike Patey on 0845 519 3258 or e-mail

Dress code Smart Casual – dress for summer!

About HMS President (1918)

The HMS President (1918) was an Anchusa class corvette of the Royal Navy, completed in 1918.  Commissioned as a ‘Q’ Ship (or Mystery Ship), she was originally part of the flower class built in World War 1 and was known as Saxifrage (The Pride of London).

Saxifrage was built in Renfrew, part of a small calss of convoy protection ships built to look like merchant ships for use as Q-Ships in World War 1. Disguised as a merchant ship, she was designed to attract German U boats that she would then try and destroy with hidden weapons. HMS President (1918) is listed in the National Register of Historic Vessels and has been permanently moored in the City of London for over 80 years.