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Thank you very much for visiting our website and considering booking an event on one of our lovely boats.

Thames Luxury Charters is a family business, owned and operated by the Livett family, who have been ever-present on the River Thames since 1710. Providing an elegant, subtle and unique service on board our vessels has been at the forefront of our family ethos and is something we pride ourselves on highly.

Thames Luxury Charters was set up in 1993 and over the years we have staged some of the most diverse and exciting events the River Thames has ever had to offer. From ambitious and spectacular product launches to Hollywood movies and Royal celebrations, our expertise for events on the river is second to none and we are at the forefront of excellence on the Thames.

Managing Director Chris Livett - a seventh generation Waterman and Waterman to Her Majesty The Queen - often speaks with enormous passion about the importance and glamour of the River Thames. It has been our goal from the very beginning to make sure clients experience this glamour through our unique fleet, fine cuisine and wonderful entertainment. This family goal of providing and achieving excellence will continue for many years to come, with son Edward adding an eighth generation to the Livett legacy on the River Thames.

Our luxury fleet are based at Butler's Wharf Pier - a stone's throw from Tower Bridge - with our office just a minute's walk from the pier. We own and operate the pier entirely ourselves and Thames Luxury Charters has become quintessential with the Shad Thames area. We are very proud to be a part of this thriving community.

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Our dedicated, friendly and experienced Events Management Team provide the perfect recipe to assist our clients from the very first enquiry and throughout the booking process, ultimately ensuring you and your guests have a truly memorable, outstanding event on the River Thames.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website and the many services we offer - and please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

We look forward to welcoming you on board our luxury fleet as we show you how wonderful it is on water.

Chris & Belinda Livett

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Chris Livett - seventh generation Waterman and Waterman to Her Majesty The Queen

We had a super evening on the Erasmus. It's a really smart boat with lots of space and also it's attractively laid out. TLC were fantastic from start to finish and really helped make everything work well. I have used the Erasmus twice now and think it is fantastic! I have no hesitation in recommending it.


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.

Kristin C

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner party on the Erasmus. We want to thank all the team for making the entire event with TLC a complete success. You helped us every step of the way to make it the perfect evening we had hoped for! It was the team's deep knowledge of party planning, and particularly boat party planning, combined with a thorough and flexible nature that made it all a joy and success.

We continue to tell others of our wonderful experience at TLC and hope to see you again soon!

Brad N

We booked the Elizabethan for a charity event and it was brilliant from start to finish. Great staff, well organised, beautiful venue and great food and drink on board. We raised a significant amount for our charity, which I attribute a great deal to the wonderful experience on board. We'd love to use you again!

Laura H

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.

Laurence M

Everything - from the initial planning to the actual day on the Erasmus - was amazing. Our wedding reception was a surprise for many and the cruise certainly made the day very different to standard weddings. All 90 guests have and keep telling us how magical the Thames trip was, so a big thank you from us to TLC and all the staff.

Stephen D

We had an excellent time aboard the Elizabethan. The staff and the boat itself are exceptional. It's wonderful to see London from the river both by day and night, and all our guests were very much impressed. Thank you.

Alison W