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Thames Luxury Charters have the perfect Thames boat hire options and availability for any requirement in London.


Between our extensive and varied fleet, we can host up to 620 guests for any sized event you need to hire a boat on the Thames for, including parties, weddings and corporate events such as product launches, PR stunts and conferences.

Our grand replica paddle steamer Dixie Queen is the largest of these vessels with a maximum capacity of 620, with a large and versatile layout setting the atmosphere of a ship on board. The super chic three-deck Erasmus can host up to 340 guests on board, while the beautiful stern-wheeled Mississippi paddle steamer Elizabethan can comfortably host up to 235 people.

If you're looking for a more intimate occasion on the Thames, the Edwardian is the epitome of British style and can welcome up to 90 guests on board. Meanwhile the luxury water taxi Equity can host up to six people and is a truly lavish way to journey through the heart of London, ideal for pier transfers, private sightseeing tours or a romantic picnic.

Whatever your Thames boat hire needs are, Thames Luxury Charters has the perfect vessel available for you. Your enquiry will be managed by a member of our highly experienced and friendly Events Management Team, who will be with you every step of the way during your time with us, ensuring your Thames boat hire experience is easy and stress-free throughout.

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Thank you so much for all of your assistance and advice in making our boat party such a success. The food was fabulous, with the Indian selection proving to be the most popular! Katy and the team were wonderful, so efficient, friendly and courteous. The weather also did its bit allowing our guests to enjoy the views of the river from the top deck. A big thank you to all the team at Thames Luxury Charters and we are already looking forward to next year!

Alison D (July 2017)

My wife and I write to say what a great day we all had thanks to Thames Luxury Charters. The Edwardian was the best, the crew professional, the food delicious, the service great, the weather... what more could we ask for! We would like to reserve special praise for Jane Parker and her guitarist, they made music which was just perfect. Claudia did a fantastic job giving us advice and making it all happen, so thank you.

Phillip C (July 2017)

From the welcome on boarding to the disembarkation, the staff and crew were cheerful, efficient and extremely attentive to everyone's needs. Excellent food and efficient bar and waiting staff enabled all to get the most out of the evening. This was our 15th year using Thames Luxury Charters and we'll be booking next year very soon.

Mike T (July 2017)

High standards of facilities and cleanliness. Food was excellent and served really well. Prices at the bar were reasonable. There was flexibility around my requirements as opposed to imposing a set formula. Very friendly and helpful and an excellent DJ provided.

Karen W (August 2017)

I had such a memorable time on the Edwardian. From the moment I first decided where I wanted to hold my 80th birthday luncheon, I had nothing but great help from the team who looked after me so well. Nothing was too much trouble for her. When on board, the crew and staff were all great - even when one of my guests was unwell, they managed to get a wheelchair for him to take him back to the coach. I could highly recommend you to friends. Thank you.

Janet S

Our Operatives really enjoyed their Christmas breakfast on board the Edwardian. The food and service were great and we would highly recommend this venue. The Events Team were extremely helpful and we look forward to booking again this year.

Ann O

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.

Lisa G

What an absolutely amazing way to spend an afternoon. The Dixie Queen is absolutely stunning. I can't speak highly enough of the whole event!

Colin S

The team delivered a fantastic event for us. Being based in East Yorkshire, we were only able to visit the location once before the event - but we were kept up to date with progress as the event approached. The food, drink and entertainment were outstanding. The team managed last minute guest changes brilliantly and were really supportive.


We organise a Thames cruise for our staff on an annual basis and have always had a fantastic experience with Thames Luxury Charters. Professional, timely communication throughout and excellent customer service, both at the office and staff at the actual event. Thank you!

Lenne L

The staff were helpful, pleasant and completely trustworthy, refunding the cost of wine which we had purchased in advance but not used. The food was very good. The route of the cruise was ideal to show our foreign visitors the sights of London. I would thoroughly recommend this company.


First class service on the newly-refurbished Dixie Queen. The crew worked unhesitatingly right up to the last minute to address the layout, stage and tables to my specification. Food portions were generous, staff helpful and the cruise was smooth-running.

All the guests enjoyed the entire evening and said it was one of the best parties they had attended. A massive thanks from myself to Thames Luxury Charters and the captain and crew of the Dixie Queen for making our night such a special and fitting one.

I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Laurence M

We booked the Edwardian for an office summer party with 40 guests. From initial enquiry onwards, our experience with Thames Luxury Charters and on board the Edwardian was exceptional. Planning and communication were faultless and the process could not have been easier. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day, with fine food from the BBQ and entertainment provided by a jazz duo.

Hugh K

The Thames Luxury Charters experience

We both own and operate a unique fleet of exquisite private charter vessels in London, presenting a selection of venues for hire that are perfect for corporate events; a quiet sanctuary in the heart of the capital, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Step aboard and you will be met by a professional, uniformed and friendly crew, before enjoying a blend of delicate flavours from foodbydish, with carefully matched fine wines that are sure to impress your guests while sailing along the River Thames. 

Explore our website and you'll soon see why crafting your own unique experience on the river with Thames Luxury Charters will be make for an unforgettable occasion. Our expertise for events on the river is second to none and we offer a range of bespoke services which allow you to get truly creative with your event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and experienced Events Management Team who'll be happy to help. 

It's wonderful on water. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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