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Built in 1985 by Sir Richard Branson, her most recent extensive refurbishment in April 2015 saw the addition of a new sky light, copper-topped bar, TV screens, Bose sound system and plush new carpets, further enhancing the guest experience.

Her versatility allows her 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.

The service on board is impeccable, with fully trained uniformed staff making everyone feel at home from the moment they step aboard. Enjoy creative cuisine from our experienced event caterers and set the atmosphere with flowers, decorations and entertainment to really bring your event to life.

Featured in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, the Edwardian has played a starring role in many film and television appearances, as well as PR events - making it a genuinely unique London venue.

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The Edwardian experience

Everyone had a fantastic time - I think the weather definitely helped as most people stayed on the top deck and enjoyed the views! The vessel was spotless and lovely inside, while the food was good and plentiful. The staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. The overall experience was faultless; we will be booking again for 2018!

Kirsty G (July 2017)

The organisation was great from day one, efficient and supported, and all the staff on the boat were brilliant. Anna made sure we had a wonderful evening, so thank you all very much indeed. Our party was a fabulous success and I wouldn't hesitate to use Thames Luxury Charters again in the future. I recommend them highly to all.

Hazel H (July 2017)

I'd like to thank you personally and all your team - both on and off shore! - for a wonderfully enjoyable evening. Great hospitality and food etc, but above all wonderful courtesy and professionalism; a truly amazing and unforgettable evening, particularly with Tower Bridge rising by chance as we sailed back. Thank you again, we look forward to many more trips with TLC.

Keith O (July 2017)

My wife and I write to say what a great day we all had thanks to Thames Luxury Charters. The Edwardian was the best, the crew professional, the food delicious, the service great, the weather... what more could we ask for! We would like to reserve special praise for Jane Parker and her guitarist, they made music which was just perfect. Claudia did a fantastic job giving us advice and making it all happen, so thank you.

Phillip C (July 2017)

Thank you very much for all your help in organising our corporate event on the river. It went really well and the staff on the Edwardian were brilliant, so friendly and helpful, in particular Anna, Alex and Natalie. They made it a very enjoyable experience and everyone had a great evening. Our team are all US ex-pats and will be recommending TLC to their friends and family.

Rhiannon S (July 2017)

We had a brilliant night. The staff were all amazing - manager, bar staff, DJ, boat crew and kitchen staff - so hats off to them all. The food was great also and everyone on board had a brilliant time; the DJ got the tone of the evening perfect. Thanks for all your efforts in making it a great experience for everyone.

Rob S (August 2017)

A big thank you for organising our boat trip! Everything went really well, thankfully the weather was fantastic, it was a joy. We had really good positive feedback from our international colleagues, some visiting London for the first time, and what a great way to show them the city. The food, service and the captains were very helpful and accommodating, so please pass on our compliments to the team.

Tracy B (July 2017)

Thank you to the team on the Edwardian for making sure everything was perfect for our day out and ensuring our trip on the Thames was so enjoyable.

The boat was lovely inside and it was fantastic to enjoy the views and sunbathe outside with lots of seating. The team on the boat were friendly, helpful and made sure we were well looked after. The catering was delicious, we were all well fed and the team made sure to cater well for the gluten free dietary requirement, who certainly did not go hungry with delicious alternatives to the sandwiches and desserts.

Overall, a fantastic day, a lovely venue and great service.

Bill E

We hired the Edwardian for a three-hour tour of the Thames ahead of our wedding to welcome many out of town guests to London. The booking staff were incredible in helping to plan our day, and the Event Management Team on the boat ensured that everything ran smoothly. Our guests could not stop complimenting us on the delightfulness of the boat cruise and the tastings of the catering. We would highly recommend TLC to anyone looking to host a unique and enjoyable event.

Kristin C

One word: amazing! We hired the Edwardian for my mother’s 60th birthday; TLC were great with the booking process from start to finish, so helpful and friendly. The night itself exceeded all expectations: the staff and DJ were fantastic and the BBQ food was amazing. Everybody really enjoyed themselves!

We could not fault a thing and highly recommend TLC - we will most definitely be hiring again.

Lisa G