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October 2017's TLC events: what charterers had to say

It was a busy month on and off the River Thames in October as autumn well and truly arrived in London.

As well as warmly welcoming on board an exciting mix of wedding, party and corporate charterers and their guests, we've been helping people make plans to welcome in 2018 in style.

After official spectator tickets went on sale for London's New Year's Eve fireworks, we put together a helpful guide featuring some of the best ticketed and free locations to get a great view of the display. Take a read of the blog to see where's best and why you should definitely avoid Tower Bridge on the night.

We also continue to craft bespoke Christmas parties and lunches on board for charterers as we enter the festive season. We have some availability for remaining dates in 2017, so if you're considering joining us at this enchanting time of year on the river, read our blog to see five reasons why you should definitely do so.

Interested in taking to the River Thames for your next event? We're pleased to announce that we will be opening the doors to the fleet on Friday 17 November between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, where we'd love to welcome you on board for a guided tour and to give you the opportunity to discuss plans and possibilities for your event with one of our experienced team.

To register your interest, or if you have any other questions, we invite you to speak with our helpful and friendly Events Management Team who would be happy to help.

Finally, we were delighted as ever to receive glowing feedback from October's charterers. We've compiled a selection of reviews received during the month below, which have been collected from our official page and direct feedback from charterers.

Lizzie H | Wedding | Elizabethan | 5 stars

Lucy oversaw the majority of the planning for our event. She was highly professional and very quick at communicating with me by email and responsive on the phone. I appreciated the flexibility in booking different menu options and not needing to confirm numbers until nearer the decent date.

The staff on board our boat during the evening were hospitable, friendly and kept everything running according to plan. The food was great and the facilities on board were as we expected, meeting a high standard.

All our guests enjoyed the novelty of being on the Elizabethan and sailing along the Thames. It was a great evening.

Linda W | Corporate Event | Edwardian

An excellent time was had by all, with friendly staff and lovely food. I would thoroughly recommend TLC for any occasion. Thank you.

Sabrina A | Corporate Event | Dixie Queen | 5 stars

It was absolutely brilliant. Everything was well organised, the food came on time, the efficiency at the bar was brilliant and everything went according to plan. I have received positive feedback from the team and everyone enjoyed their time on the Dixie Queen.

Ray W | Birthday Party | Elizabethan | 5 stars

We had a very enjoyable day. The boat was ideal for our function, the food was excellent and the crew were right on the ball and looked after us very well. Most people on the boat had not experienced such an occasion and I'm pleased to say it was a great success.

Michael H | Corporate Event | Dixie Queen | 5 stars

Much like last year, the event was a huge success and I cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided us. Many of the guests I had met with spoke very warmly of how welcomed they felt, how much they enjoyed the evening and especially the wonderful venue that is the Dixie Queen.

Graham B | Birthday Party | Elizabethan | 5 stars

A fabulous afternoon on the Elizabethan. Everything went according to plan and each and every one of my guests personally commented to me on the quality of the food and excellence of the service and venue. My personal thanks to the staff at TLC and to the crew of the Elizabethan for making it such a memorable afternoon.

Tracey Filer | Corporate Event | Erasmus | 5 stars

Outstanding boat, staff, service. Very professionally run.

Sarah A | Corporate Event | Elizabethan | 5 stars

Thank you so much for all your help with arrangements for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Dinner Cruise on Wednesday evening. The event was a great success – the food was delicious (many commented on how much they enjoyed the meal), wine flowed and the staff were, without exception, courteous and helpful throughout the evening. It was indeed a lovely occasion and many of us enjoyed playing “spot the landmarks” - it is amazing how different London looks from the river at night.

I cannot say how much I appreciated your patience given the changes in contacts / numbers / requirements etc we made right up until the very last minute - I would not have managed without your help and flexibility. Thanks to all involved in the event.

Christine H | Corporate Event (AILO) | Elizabethan | 5 stars

I’m delighted to report that the event was a resounding success! Everyone had a fabulous time and all the organisation went very smoothly. Katy was fantastic and hugely helpful on the night, as were the rest of the team. The food was lovely too and we all enjoyed the caricaturist. All our guests were really impressed with the event and all agreed it was very memorable. I made sure they all knew about TLC and I recommended you to them all if they’re looking to organise similar events themselves, so you may hear from some of them!

All the very best and thanks to you and all the team at TLC for looking after us so well and for enabling us to have such a wonderfully successful event.

Leon B | Party Boat | Erasmus | 5 stars

We want to say a big thank you to you and your team for helping facilitate a great night! The whole night went like clockwork and all the staff were impeccable.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about the services we offer and the bespoke experience we can create for you on board.

If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry, please contact our experienced and friendly Events Management Team via the enquiry forms on our website or by phone on 0207 357 7751.

It's wonderful on water. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon!