About Putney Pier
A picturesque gem in the west of the capital, Putney is known worldwide for being the starting location of the Boat Races between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Putney Pier marks the start line of the race and is owned entirely by us, allowing us to host events there on the day. You can see inside these stunning functions on our dedicated photoblog.
Putney Pier map directions
How can I hire a boat for Putney Pier?
Thames Luxury Charters both own and operate a unique fleet of exquisite private charter vessels in London, presenting a selection of venues for hire that are perfect for both personal and corporate events.
Our beautifully appointed boats Erasmus*, Elizabethan and Edwardian offer a quiet sanctuary in the heart of the capital, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and are able to call at Putney Pier subject to tidal restrictions. Explore our website and you'll soon see why crafting your own unique experience on the river with Thames Luxury Charters will make for an unforgettable occasion.
Your enquiry will be managed by a member of our highly experienced and friendly Events Management Team, who will be with you every step of the way during your time with us, ensuring booking your private hire boat on the Thames is easy and stress-free.
I had such a memorable time on the Edwardian. From the moment I first decided where I wanted to hold my 80th birthday luncheon, I had nothing but great help from the team who looked after me so well. Nothing was too much trouble for her. When on board, the crew and staff were all great - even when one of my guests was unwell, they managed to get a wheelchair for him to take him back to the coach. I could highly recommend you to friends. Thank you.
We had a fabulous afternoon celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on board the Edwardian. Everything went like clockwork and the staff were wonderful - particularly the captain and his mate.
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!
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.
We booked the Edwardian for an office summer party with 40 guests. From initial enquiry onwards, our experience with Thames Luxury Charters and on board the Edwardian was exceptional. Planning and communication were faultless and the process could not have been easier. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day, with fine food from the BBQ and entertainment provided by a jazz duo.
We had our wedding reception aboard the Elizabethan - an amazing afternoon and evening. Guests were very impressed, with many announcing that it was the best wedding they had been to!
The Thames Luxury Charters experience
Step aboard and you will be met by a professional, uniformed and friendly crew, before enjoying a blend of delicate flavours from foodbydish, with carefully matched fine wines that are sure to impress your guests while sailing along the River Thames.