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Five benefits of using the Thames to get around London in style

If the idea of tackling congested roads and packed public transport to traverse London leaves you frowning, it’s worth remembering there is an alternative way to get about town.

Using the Thames Luxury Charters fleet is a truly lavish way to get from A to B in the capital, and offers a range of additional perks you may not otherwise have thought of.

In particular our vessels Edwardian and Equity are superb options for smaller groups looking to transfer between piers for whatever reason, whether to save time, arrive in style or simply enjoy a little bit of TLC!

Here are five major benefits to using the river to get around the capital…

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1. There is no traffic on the Thames

The River Thames serves as London's liquid highway, presenting the ability to travel directly through the heart of the city without the risk of getting caught in unpleasant traffic jams. When travelling on one of our vessels you will instantly discover a quiet sanctuary set amongst the city's hustle and bustle, as opposed to being subjected to relentless beeping car horns!

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2. Avoid incidents and strikes in the city

Recent large-scale protests and demonstrations have seen many of London's vital bridges and roads closed for extended periods of time. Similarly any industrial action has a major detrimental impact on using public transport, which makes getting around the city even more gruelling than it often is. Opting to travel on the Thames removes the risk of getting caught up in any incidents such as these.

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3. There are a large number of piers to choose from

London boasts dozens of piers throughout the city, giving you a wide range of locations to embark and disembark the vessel. If you were attending an event at The O2 for example, you could beat the traffic and arrive in style by embarking in central London and getting transferred to directly outside the venue at North Greenwich Pier. Every charter of our vessels is entirely bespoke, built around your exact requirements.

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4. It is an incredible way to see the city

We couldn't put together a list of benefits about using the Thames without mentioning London's inimitable skyline. There are countless sights to see, from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to the Cutty Sark and everything in between! Marvelling at the city from the unique viewpoint of the River Thames never ceases to capture the imagination.

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5. Enjoy quality food and drink whilst you travel

Add the finishing touches to your group's private pier transfer by enjoying first-class cuisine and drinks aboard the vessel. We are proud to bring you a selection of contemporary and creative menus from our award-winning caterers FoodbyDish, which are perfectly matched by our incredible selection of fine wines, champagne, and creative cocktails.

How to start your TLC journey

Arranging your private pier transfer with TLC is a simple and worry-free experience. From the moment you enquire, your dedicated event coordinator will guide you through the entire process, ensuring your it's easy and stress-free to organise.

Use the enquiry button below to start your journey with us and receive a bespoke booking proposal:

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Becoming a Friend of TLC takes just a couple of moments and provides you with a range of benefits, including:

  • Our quarterly seasonal newsletter sent directly to your inbox
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  • Information about any TLC special offers exclusive to you

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Thank you for your interest in all things TLC. In the meantime, please feel free to continue exploring our website to find out the latest information about hosting an event on the Thames. If you have any questions, contact our Events Management Team who would be delighted to be of help.

It's wonderful on water. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Thames Luxury Charters experience