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TLC Memories: A taste of Victorian London aboard Edwardian

The beauty and flexibility of the Thames Luxury Charters fleet means we are able to host virtually any kind of event on board.

Throughout our 25 years on London's majestic river, we've always believed the heart and spirit of an event comes to life when charterers put their unique stamp on proceedings. This ensures each and every occasion we host is truly special to guests from the moment they step aboard.

It's why every client is assigned a dedicated Event Coordinator from the moment they enquire, who helps create and tailor events to bespoke requirements. Furthermore, an experienced Function Manager is present throughout on the day to ensure flawless delivery of every detail.

To help give you a greater idea of the experience you can enjoy with Thames Luxury Charters, we are delighted to share with you some of our special event memories. Here, we take a look at a Victorian-themed journey aboard Edwardian in summer 2018.

Event Details

When: Summer 2018
Client: A leading agri-business
Type of event: Company summer party
Vessel: Edwardian
Number of guests: 40

What did they experience on board?

As guests embarked Edwardian at Tower Pier, in the shadow of the historic Tower of London and Tower Bridge, they took an immediate step back into the city's famous past. For their summer party, this client opted to create a unique Victorian London themed occasion.

To help create an environment akin to that of the capital's streets some 120 years ago, decor included a Victorian Market Cart filled with Hessian sacks, set among rustic crates adorned with lanterns. Wicker cube seats and wooden barrels functioning as old-fashioned tables completed the look.

victorian lantern lights

Once warmly welcomed with a champagne reception and sumptuous canapés – including seared tuna, cumberland sausages with apple and sage glaze and wild mushroom and truffle arancini – Edwardian set sail for a four hour cruise through the city. This also marked the start of the evening's entertainment, which included a fantastic caricaturist and dance troupe.

Guests were soon making full use of the barrel tables as they tucked into a bespoke Street Food Market menu. In keeping with the London theme, guests enjoyed options from the Borough Market selection of dishes, such as smoked haddock and potato cakes, scotch eggs and English garden salad with artisan breads. This was complemented with Asian flavours including goan prawn and spinach and paneer curries. Dessert canapés of mini churros dusted in cinnamon sugar with a toffee sauce dip and cherry and chocolate ganache cups topped off the menu.

A live DJ kept guests on the dance floor for the remainder of the evening, but all good things must come to an end eventually. As time was called on this floating Victorian bubble in the heart of London, guests had to disembark and step back into reality. The throwback evening may have been over, but guests' memories of it will live long into the future.

Client feedback

"Thank you for everything – we all had a great time!"

How you can create your own memories on the Thames

Interested in finding out what you could achieve on board your own private charter vessel? Our friendly and experienced Events Management Team are ready to help you create a truly special event, so use the button below to submit and enquiry or phone us on 020 7357 7751.

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We also offer and encourage guided viewings of the fleet, which will help you get a real sense for how your event will look and feel among majestic settings in the heart of London.

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

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