Thames Luxury Charters

Up to 550

About Thames Luxury Charters


Book your Christmas party this year with Thames Luxury Charters and experience dining on the water at the most magical time of year. Boasting three magnificent vessels – the Elizabethan, the Dixie Queen and the Edwardian – parties of all sizes are catered for, while a variety of food and drink menus, plus festive entertainment, is available to take your event to the next level.  

Its largest vessel is the Dixie Queen – a replica Mississippi Paddle Steamer and London’s largest conference and events boat – with capacity for up to 620 guests. For a reference as to its scale, it’s also the only Thames-based charter boast that requires Tower Bridge to open, providing spectacular photo opportunities and a talking point at your event.  

The Elizabethan is more traditional in style and, following a major refurbishment in 2020, boasts beautiful luxury interiors. Wooden panelling and sumptuous carpets make it one of the most desirable boats on the Thames, and can hold up to 235 guests for a party that truly sparkles. The Edwardian is its smallest vessels, for up to 90 guests, with an open upper deck to enjoy the views, plus a copper-topped bar, plush carpets and a smart dining room inside.  

There are a variety of Christmas menus available, from seasonal cocktails for a drink's reception to canapes, bowls and small plates, a festive buffet or a sit-down dinner. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.  

To add an extra touch of festive magic, there are plenty of added extras available for hire. Why not book a snowboard simulator to mimic the slopes of the alpine terrains? Or hire a choir to sing Christmas carols and get guests in the Christmas spirit. Whatever you have in mind, Thames Luxury Charters is able to create a bespoke Christmas package to suit you.  

Venue Facilities
Exclusive Hire
Outside Area

Thames Luxury Charters details

Venue Style
Grand, Light and Bright, Spacious, Traditional
Venue Type
Other event venue
Venue Atmosphere
Cool, Corporate, Exclusive, Formal, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Relaxed
Venue Extras
Dance Floor

Thames Luxury Charters Rooms

Dixie Queen

Dixie Queen

Dining capacity: 432
Standing capacity: 550
As the largest boat currently operating on the Thames, the Dixie Queen's proportions set the atmosphere of a ship rather than a large boat. Her flexible layout allows for a wide variety of events to be accommodated. The Dixie Queen is centrally heated throughout, making her warm and welcoming throughout the winter months. Wow guests with the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop of London's famous sights while cruising aboard this large replica 19th century paddle steamer. When embarking or disembarking at Tower Pier, your guests will marvel as Tower Bridge is raised for the Dixie Queen to pass, momentarily bringing London's busy traffic to a halt. Cruise on past Canary Wharf and historic Greenwich, round The O2 peninsula and through the Thames Barrier.

Enquire about this room



Dining capacity: 60
Standing capacity: 70
A luxurious venue for smaller events, entertaining groups of any size from eight to 80 people. Her open upper deck allows guests to enjoy breath-taking views, glass in hand, before sitting down to lunch or dinner. It’s versatility allows it to travel to a significant number of piers on the tidal Thames, providing an increased range of locations for guests to embark and disembark, as well as allowing a wide choice of route for your charter.

Enquire about this room



Dining capacity: 140
Standing capacity: 200
With two decks on board, her capacious upper deck provides a versatile space for guests to mingle, host presentations, dine – or dance below the stars, thanks to her large retractable roof. Wooden panelling and sumptuous carpets in her air conditioned lower deck are matched with spectacular views through vast windows that were sympathetically installed to retain her beautiful lines.

Enquire about this room

Videos and 360 tours

Dixie Queen 3D Tour
Edwardian 3D Tour
Elizabethan 3D Tour

Testimonials For Thames Luxury Charters

"10/10 would recommend"NOVEMBER, 2023

We used TLC for our final night of our conference. We hired the Elizabethan, which picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off afterwards. The entire experience was incredible. Before our boat tour, I had excellent communication with the staff. They were very accommodating to our requests, and always quick to respond.During the river cruise, our staff had the best time, dancing the night away and shooting great shots on the deck of the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge. We were lucky with no rain, but there was enough covered space for us to have a great time even if there would have been rain. The staff on board were very friendly, and they made excellent drinks for us. We experienced no problems whatsoever. Our staff was able to come on board beforehand to decorate it to our likings, and the staff took down decorations afterwards, which we did not expect and was a great touch so all our staff could leave the boat at the same time.10/10 would recommend for large gatherings.

Jenna V

Location for Thames Luxury Charters

Admirals Court, 9-10 Copper Row, Tower Hill, London, SE1 2LH

020 7357 7751



Can I book a photobooth?

Yes, although do note this option is only available on the Dixie Queen.

Helpful? 0

When do I have to confirm menu choices?

The team will require final menu choices 21 days prior to the date of your event.

Helpful? 0

Is Thames Luxury Charters available for shared Christmas parties?

For the first time at TLC , in 2023 we will be welcoming groups of 6+ for a shared Christmas dining experience aboard the Dixie Queen! We’re offering shared lunch on either the 6th or 13th of December, and dinner for either the 7th or 14th of December. £150.00 + VAT per person.

Helpful? 0

Is Thames Luxury Charters decorated for Christmas during party season?

There’s no place like London at this time of year, and our fleet of three exquisite vessels provide the idyllic settings to make your one-of-a-kind celebrations truly special. Each has their own distinct charm and are dressed for the season, allowing you to step into Christmas in every sense of the word.

Helpful? 0

Is Thames Luxury Charters available for exclusive hire for Christmas parties?

We are able to accommodate many different group sizes, with our unique cruising venues perfect for corporate Christmas events with 40-550 guests. Your event will be managed by a dedicated planner who will be with you every step of the way during your time with us, ensuring your Christmas party is easy, stress-free and fun to organise.

Helpful? 0

Does Thames Luxury Charters have accommodation on site?

We are afraid not.

Helpful? 0
Contact this venue

Contact this venue

By submitting this request you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

Contact this venue
Contact this venue

By submitting this request you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

Other Christmas parties rooms near Thames Luxury Charters

Contact this venue