A picturesque gem in the west of the capital, this area is loved by many. Putney Bridge crosses the River Thames to Fulham and this part of the river has gained worldwide fame as the starting point of the historic annual Oxford and Cambridge University boat race.
Battersea Power Station Pier opened in 2017 and is located at the foot of the iconic Battersea Power Station. It forms a key part of the regeneration of the entire local area, which includes housing, offices and retail spaces, and puts another historic and picturesque area of London on the map for those cruising on the Thames.
Better known as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, this is the oldest royal palace in London, a world heritage site and one of most recognised buildings in the world. Seeing - and hearing! - this unmissable sight from the river with a glass of bubbly in hand is the perfect way to enjoy it.
The London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Opened in March 2000, the wheel is a metaphor for the turning of the century and is now one of the iconic sights of London.
30 St Mary Axe is a tall round office building in London known affectionately as The Gherkin, which opened in 2004. A distinct landmark in the rapidly changing London skyline, the building stands at 180m tall - an unmissable sight over the historic Tower of London as you cruise through the capital.
Arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world. When not cruising on the river, the TLC fleet is moored alongside Tower Bridge at our Butler's Wharf Pier. The Dixie Queen is the only vessel in our fleet which requires Tower Bridge to lift to let her pass, as pictured.
A beautiful and modern part of London, Canary Wharf sits on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. Formerly one of the busiest docks in the world, the area is now a major business district and includes the iconic One Canada Square tower, a symbol of the regeneration of Docklands. It is impossible to miss this unmistakable skyline as you cruise round the riverbend.
Originally built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, the Cutty Sark visited nearly every major port in the world and gained fame for her record-breaking passages. Now in permanent dry dock on the edge of the river, she is the magnificent centrepiece of Greenwich Town Centre. With this and other local attractions, it's little wonder Greenwich Pier is so popular with TLC charterers.
The O2 is the world's most popular music and entertainment venue, located on the Greenwich Peninsula. Formerly the Millennium Dome, its iconic shape has captured the public's imagination, and all of TLC's fleet are able to cruise past the area as part of your luxury charter.
One of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world, the vital Thames Barrier protects central London from flooding. If you'd like to see these up close as part of your charter route, the entire TLC fleet is able to sail through it.
The Thames Luxury Charters fleet are able to call at a vast amount of piers and locations throughout central London and the tidal River Thames. To help ensure planning your charter with us is as easy as possible, we've listed some of our most popularly used piers below. Click on the relevant pier to find out more information about it, including its history, advantages, nearby landmarks, map directions and what vessels are able to call there.
If a pier you're looking for is not listed or if you have any questions, please contact our friendly and experienced Events Management Team, who would be delighted to help.
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