Due to the earlier kick off of the Orient game the departure times of the boats have been changed, The boats will now depart from Putney Pier at 08.30 to arrive at North Greenwich at 11.00.
Both of the boats which have already been booked and paid for, sold out within 48 hours of being announced with provisional bookings being taken for a third boat.
This top of the table clash could be all important come the end of the season and it would therefore be great if we could support our team in numbers.
Brentford FC were in negotiations with Leyton Orient and were prepared to take the full allocation of approximately 3,700 on a guaranteed sale basis. We consider this a testament to how much the team value the support and the lift that the travelling Bees fans provide. (At the time of writing we are still waiting for our away allocation to be confirmed – hopefully now that the game is on TV Orient will not require a guaranteed sale basis).
Due to the original popular demand, after the first boat sold out within 48 hours we booked a second vessel for our top of the table clash away to Leyton Orient on Saturday 15th March.
The second vessel will join the Golden Salamander to take us down river from Putney, departing at 08:30 and arriving at North Greenwich (by the O2 Arena) around 11:00.
From North Greenwich it is a short tube journey to Leyton (Jubilee Line to Stratford, Central Line to Leyton) and a short (10 minute) walk from there to the ground. This could be a vital match in Brentford’s push for promotion so make sure you’re there.
If you are going, there’s no better way to go than a boat trip down the Thames and a chance to see all the famous landmarks – Houses of Parliament, London Eye, HMS Belfast, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, etc. There will be a pay bar on board and there should be sausage and bacon butties available.
Please note that the boat is one way and you will have to make your own arrangements for the return journey. Prices are £10 adults and £5 kids. (Any profits will go back in some form to benefit Brentford Football Club).
If the new departure time is no longer convenient and you need to cancel your booking or if you are interested in being on board, please email the travel co-ordinator Jim Walsh on JamesW@bias.org.uk