Built in 1985 by Sir Richard Branson, her most recent extensive refurbishment in April 2015 saw the addition of a new sky light, copper-topped bar, TV screens, Bose sound system and plush new carpets, further enhancing the guest experience.
Her versatility allows her to travel to a significant number of piers on the tidal Thames, providing an increased range of locations for guests to embark and disembark, as well as allowing a wide choice of route for your charter.
The service on board is impeccable, with fully trained uniformed staff making everyone feel at home from the moment they step aboard. Enjoy creative cuisine from our experienced event caterers and set the atmosphere with flowers, decorations and entertainment to really bring your event to life.
Featured in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, the Edwardian has played a starring role in many film and television appearances, as well as PR events - making it a genuinely unique London venue.
The Edwardian experience
Thank you to the team on the Edwardian for making sure everything was perfect for our day out and ensuring our trip on the Thames was so enjoyable.
The boat was lovely inside and it was fantastic to enjoy the views and sunbathe outside with lots of seating. The team on the boat were friendly, helpful and made sure we were well looked after. The catering was delicious, we were all well fed and the team made sure to cater well for the gluten free dietary requirement, who certainly did not go hungry with delicious alternatives to the sandwiches and desserts.
Overall, a fantastic day, a lovely venue and great service.
We hired the Edwardian for a three-hour tour of the Thames ahead of our wedding to welcome many out of town guests to London. The booking staff were incredible in helping to plan our day, and the Event Management Team on the boat ensured that everything ran smoothly. Our guests could not stop complimenting us on the delightfulness of the boat cruise and the tastings of the catering. We would highly recommend TLC to anyone looking to host a unique and enjoyable event.
One word: amazing! We hired the Edwardian for my mother’s 60th birthday; TLC were great with the booking process from start to finish, so helpful and friendly. The night itself exceeded all expectations: the staff and DJ were fantastic and the BBQ food was amazing. Everybody really enjoyed themselves!
We could not fault a thing and highly recommend TLC - we will most definitely be hiring again.