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The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Greater London, United Kingdom
The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
  • Dine while cruising past the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge
  • 4-course meal featuring gourmet British produce
  • Sparkling wine greeting
  • background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment
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Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or Soft drink
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Departure Time

7:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the departure pier on the Thames River in Westminster, and step aboard your sightseeing showboat for your evening dinner cruise.

Meet the crew as you're welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine in the lounge saloon. Then, as you sip your drink, soak up your first views of London from the water. Settle into your seat for a 4-course meal of classic British dishes/.

Cruise past famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye; snap photos of the monumental dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral; and sail under Tower Bridge as you cruise to the Thames Flood Barrier and back. In the summer months you can catch the sunset, too.

While you eat, enjoy a live performance by a cabaret singer. Listen to a string of pop hits and West End numbers followed by more live entertainment, and if you wish, enjoy ample time to hit the dance floor. Alternatively, simply sit back or head for the outer deck to admire the illuminated sights.

End your showboat experience when you disembark back at the starting point.
Stop At:  
City Cruises London Westminster Pier
Board at Westminster Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
Pass By:  
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Sail past Shakespeares Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan playhouse located on the south bank of the River Thames.
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Pass by Tower Pier where you will be able to almost touch the Tower of London
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Catch the peak of the St Paul's Cathedral dome where it will stand out from the rest of London's Skyline
Pass By:  
Thames River
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice
  • No allergies or dietary requirements can be catered for on the day of travel. Please ensure you have advised City Cruises 72-hours prior to Travel date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Boarding begins 20 minutes before departure time
  • When you board you will be shown to your table. Please note tables are fixed and within close proximity. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location
  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.
What is the social distancing policy during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.

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471 Reviews

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Great Christmas Present
, Jan 2022
The staff was so kind and helpful. They guided us towards the boat at the pier and the service at the table was excellent. Good food and lovely trip on the night river. Really enjoyed this experience
Thames River Cruise at night
, Dec 2021
Had a great time, great views of iconic landmarks which look so different at night. Thoroughly enjoyed it 😁
Great entertainment- meh food
, Dec 2021
The performer was incredibly talented and made the night a lot of fun! The food was not particularly good and the boat itself was a little run down. Despite this I would still recommend for the experience. The views and entertainment were excellent!
What a beautiful...
, Dec 2021
What a beautiful experience the dinner cruise on the Thames River. My wife and my children have a great experience.
Wonderful Experience
, Dec 2021
I admit that I originally was concerned because of the pricing difference against competition. However, this concern quickly left once we were on board and began. All of the staff was courteous and very efficient with outstanding service. Entertainment was wonderful with a gifted singer and entertainer. The three course meal that was served was more than expected. I can't say enough and even through it was cold for us it was the most enjoyable evening for all and we have discussed doing it again before we leave London.
Perfect Birthday.
, Dec 2021
I wanted to do something a bit different for my birthday and this cruise was one of the best things we have ever done ,everything was perfect .
, Dec 2021
The whole night was spectacular. Best money I’ve ever spent for an attraction in London. Will defo recommend for anyone looking for a beautiful night out in London
Tickets mean nothing !
, Dec 2021
Arrived with our ticket to be told we were not on the list and to stand to one side . Once everyone had boarded we were made to stand on the dance floor in front of everyone like naughty school kids whilst the manager told us we were not booked in(even though there was a table set up for 2 empty!). He said he would “fit us in” but as my friend was a vegetarian he didn’t think he had a vegetarian meal available and would go and check . His attitude was awful and when we protested that we had paid 160.00 and had our tickets he did not want to know and said we could go or stay (in the worst possible manner) . Once we were “allowed “ to stay , apart from the vegetarian meals dished up which were awful , it was a good night . Sight seeing was fabulous and entertainment turned the night around for us .
, Dec 2021
Food was average, nothing better than a home cooked meal. Entertainment wasn’t as mature & relaxed as we were hoping, too upbeat.. if your looking for a mature dining experience, look further… What it felt like we were truly paying for was for the cruise itself.. which was great… miles better if your a window table. The rest feel cramped. Luckily the seats next to us weren’t taken. If they were then we would’ve been shoulder to shoulder to strangers…
Birthday treat .
, Dec 2021
The whole evening was magical the service was excellent the food was great the entertainment was lovely more than we expected well worth the trip

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