Chelsea Pensioners on Board

We were proud to be able to take this lively and well behaved group of Chelsea Pensions out on the river. Their vivid scarlet uniforms were a remarkable sight on the Thames Venturer for people on the river bank and other boats. Some people stopped and stared, whilst others took photographs.

The Chelsea Pensioners had a very relaxing and memorable day, enjoying the changing scenery and the unique camaraderie. They had a tasty lunch and plenty of tea and coffee to keep them going. Although, one Pensioner remarked that “there was a lack of Rum rations”! It was indeed a marvellous day with smiles, reminiscence and jokes all around.

Your group would benefit from a therapeutic cruise.
We still have some dates available in October and we are taking bookings for next year as well. Please phone 020 8940 3509 or email

Photographs by Julian Meers