A warm welcome aboard the replica paddle steamer, Dixie Queen.
A large and versatile event venue, the Dixie Queen's proportions set the atmosphere of a ship rather than a large boat. Her flexible layout allows for a wide variety of events to be accommodated, including a celebration, birthday party, wedding reception, corporate function, business meeting or conference, product launches, Christmas party and much more. To reflect this versatility, her charter rates adapt around the number of guests on board, making her affordable for smaller groups that require the space she offers. She really is a unique venue for hire in London.
The Dixie Queen is centrally heated throughout, making her warm and welcoming throughout the winter months. A full brigade of chefs can serve a range of creative cuisine to meet your requirements and budget, while we can set the atmosphere on board with flowers, decorations and entertainment to really bring your event alive.
Wow guests with the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop of London's famous sights while cruising aboard this large replica 19th century paddle steamer. When embarking or disembarking at Tower Pier, your guests will marvel as Tower Bridge is raised for the Dixie Queen to pass, momentarily bringing London's busy traffic to a halt. Cruise on past Canary Wharf and historic Greenwich, round The O2 peninsula and through the Thames Barrier.
The Dixie Queen experience
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, the staff helpful and the cruise 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 TLC and the captain and crew of the Dixie Queen for making our night such a special and fitting one. I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Thank you for a lovely summer evening on the Dixie Queen! The boat was looking great in the sunshine, the food was delicious (we liked the food stations inside and loved the BBQ outside) and The Haywood Sisters provided a great collection of music! The new seating arrangement with round tables allows for a more sociable and flexible setting.
An excellent day out. The staff and crew of the Dixie Queen were fabulous, while the food and entertainment were excellent. I can't wait to book another function with TLC.
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!
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.
I just wanted to thank you and the team for assisting us in organising our event on board the Dixie Queen. This was our best session yet and we have had a number of comments of thanks. We wouldn't have received them without your assistance and that of the entire TLC team. Special thanks to Chris, Kevin, Jamie and the staff on board.
All our guests had a wonderful time and the comments received on the food was very good, while all staff and crew on board were extremely helpful!