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12.02.19

December 2018's TLC events: charterer reviews and feedback

As always, December proved to be a very busy month on the River Thames for the TLC team.

We helped thousands of guests celebrate the festive season in style in the heart of London with a truly unique cruise aboard our luxurious fleet. Furthermore, we also hosted a wide range of celebrations and corporate events, as well as our famous New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks Cruise.

We've compiled a selection of genuine charterer feedback received during the month below, which have been collected from our official Reviews.co.uk page and direct feedback from charterers.

If you would like to know more about what you could achieve on the River Thames, we warmly invite you to explore our website. We will also be exhibiting at International Confex 2019, which you can find out more about by clicking here.


Becca T | Christmas Party | Elizabethan | Five stars

A huge thank you to Plamena for all of the organisation – it was an absolute pleasure and so easy! All of our guests had a great time.

Black Sun | Christmas Party | Erasmus | Five stars

The party was brilliant, all guests had a great time and have been commenting about how good the venue was. Massive thanks to you and all the team, who were really helpful and helped make it a great night.

Hannah | Christmas Party | Edwardian | Five stars

Just want to say a huge thank you for last night, it all went amazingly! Everyone had such a good time and the food was amazing, and the staff lovely too. A few sore heads this morning!

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Akita | Christmas Party | Elizabethan | Five stars

Thank you very much for such a brilliant party on Saturday night. All of the team were excellent. The band was brilliant and food was great. Couldn't fault a thing. Everyone had a brilliant evening and I will be sure to recommend you to others.

Trudy L | Birthday PartyElizabethan | Five stars

We researched suitable venues for my husband's 80th birthday party and chose TLC's Elizabethan as our absolute favourite for this special event. From the outset we found the Event Manager and all staff at TLC not only friendly, but also very helpful in talking through our wishes and requirements including accommodation, catering, music, as well as a fair estimate of expenditure.

The actual party for 77 guests was a wonderful experience for all and went off without a hitch, ensuring us all of unforgettable memories. The ambience of our cruiser was wonderfully friendly and welcoming despite a very rainy day outside. The whole of the ship's company treated us with great attention to detail in the most welcoming way and the catering staff and food and drink provided was praised by all. Everyone was very happy with the menu and the fish was very much enjoyed by our four pescatarians! All loved the jazz quartet and were most complimentary about the quality of the music. The Elizabethan was decorated beautifully for Christmas, she looked splendid overall.

The whole event from planning to conclusion was a pleasure and the final account was settled within a week. Fantastic, thank you.

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Jennie P | Party | Edwardian | Five stars

It was a wonderful, memorable evening, which could not have been better. Thanks in particular to the staff and crew on the night and the very helpful support from Ruby.

Fraser Hospitality | Christmas Party | Elizabethan | Five stars

We held our staff Christmas party for approximately 80 people onboard Elizabethan. From the get-go, my dealings with TLC and Louisa were professional, prompt and smooth-running throughout the whole process. Tristan, the Event Manager on the evening, was also a gem and extremely helpful. Staff gave great feedback and said they had a fabulous time. The boat looked beautiful and the views on the Thames were stunning! We also had the Wandering Hands trio perform throughout the night who were amazing – highly recommend!

I had loads of comments to say it was the best Christmas party so far so we must've done something right!

Conde Nast | Christmas Party | Dixie Queen | Five stars

Our party on P.S. Dixie Queen was a triumph. Thank you and your team for organising a wonderful evening for us. Emmie was a delight and so helpful, nothing was too much trouble for her. In fact the entire crew were courteous, patient and all round good eggs, bravo to you all.

Tideway | Christmas Party | Erasmus | Five stars

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the people involved in our party. All the feedback I have received has been fantastic and everyone had a great time.

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Allied World | Corporate EventElizabethan | Five stars

Everyone had such a wonderful night, so thanks for all you did to make it happen. The staff on board were amazing – one of the waiters going around with the canapés had a lovely smile all the time and when I complimented him he said he just enjoyed his job and seeing people have a good time, which is a credit to your company. Our Function Manager Isabella and Captain David Arnold were brilliant and so very helpful.

Overall the night was a fantastic success and I think we will be back next year.

Saniflo | Christmas Party | Edwardian | Five stars

What a fantastic evening we had on board Edwardian. From the moment we embarked through to the end of the evening, it was just faultless! The food was superb, together with the service and the hospitality of the staff, and it was great dealing with Hayley on the Events Team. Would totally recommend to corporate, friends and private hire. It was one of the best times we have had as a Company.

Guest | New Year's Eve PartyElizabethan | Five stars

Thank you for all your help in arranging our New Year's Eve celebration. The evening was amazing and to spend it on such a wonderful boat with such amazing staff made it all the more special. Thanks again for all your professionalism and pleasant emails in making this a night to remember.

Ryan B | Corporate Event | Edwardian | Five stars

We hired the Edwardian for 35 people for a three-hour trip with dining on the Thames, as part of a wider team building day out in London. From the very first enquiry Louisa kept us fully informed by email and used a bespoke "charter summary" to help guide us in making it a really great experience, tailoring the food and entertainment package to fit our specific needs. Indeed TLC seem to be one of the few companies that let you charter a vessel to suit your group size/event with a pick-up/drop-off time which fits your plans (other companies seem to be much more rigid in their options, particularly if you want to have your evening meal slightly earlier than usual).

The Edwardian itself was perfect, tastefully decorated, creating a cosy dining atmosphere on the water. Steve and the roulette table provided a really fun post-meal form of entertainment! Olivia was on hand and behind the bar to assist with any queries and was a great host. The food was delicious and the serving staff professional and attentive.

TLC also own their own quay at Butler's Wharf, allowing for us to arrive slightly late for our booking (not surprising with a large group walking over from The Shard) without any issue. All in all I highly recommend this for corporate groups looking for something tailored to their needs.

Julie S | Christmas Party | Dixie Queen | Five stars

Plamena was very good to work with and on the night the whole team were excellent. We very much look forward to with working with Thames Luxury Charters again.


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Arranging your special event with TLC is a simple and worry-free experience. From the moment you enquire, your dedicated event coordinator will guide you through the entire planning process from start to finish and offer ideas throughout, ensuring your party is easy and fun to organise.

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