The five-strong Thames Luxury Charters fleet celebrates 25 years on the river in 2018. Among its well-maintained vessels are the Elizabethan – a replica of an 1890s, stern-wheeled Mississippi paddle steamer – and the Dixie Queen, which is the biggest floating venue in town. The Edwardian offers guests a more classic British experience, while the three-deck Erasmus is a showcase for chic modernity. All of them can moor at most of the piers in town and just outside, meaning private charters can include time alongside the London Eye, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and more. A long-term partnership with Dish keeps the onboard catering shipshape.