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The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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
Dinner
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Westminster Pier , Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Please go directly to the boarding gate.

7:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
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
Pass By:  
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
  • If you have dietary requirements they must be added to the 'Special Requirements’ section during the booking process.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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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  • "Would recommend this for couples that enjoy an evening out." See review

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star-5
London Thames dinner cruise
Barbara_B
, Jun 2022
Nice way to cruise the Thames and see the sites. Expected more lights on buildings along the way though. Food was delicious.
star-4
Lovely evening on the Thames
Rupa_C
, Jun 2022
Lovely views, friendly and efficient staff, mostly good food and very enjoyable live music. The only downer was the tasteless chicken.
star-3
Could be good but music too loud
SUE_A
, Jun 2022
Food drinks and service really good but music too loud and couldn’t hold a conversations for it - spoilt the experience
star-4
The food, atmosphere and...
Christopher_k
, Jun 2022
The food, atmosphere and the singing and dancing were all fantastic. My only critisism is it finished to early. Could have done with another hour for dancing and socialising
star-4
Unforgettable experience
yisha_H
, Jun 2022
It was great experience, the view was fantastic and the staff are friendly, the dinner was nice, I would definitely recommend to everyone.
star-4
Great fun
Angus_B
, Jun 2022
The food was excellent, the staff were hard working and attentive, the dinner was talented and the view from the boat spectacular. What would have made it better is if the menu choices had been more obvious during the booking process and if it has been possible to tip the waiter by contactless payment.
star-1
Cancelled by the tour operator due to insufficient staffing.
Jody_A
, Jun 2022
This tour was cancelled by the tour operator due to insufficient staffing but Viator's automated messaging system led us to believe that the tour was still happening, even sending us the tour voucher and map directions an hour before the tour was supposed to start. We waited at Westminster Pier for 2 hours with at least 3 other couples who had the same experience. Apparently, staffing has been an ongoing issue and the dinner cruises have been frequently cancelled recently(according to the crewmen on the pier). I won't be booking with this tour operator anymore.
star-1
Canceled without notice
David_C
, Jun 2022
The dinner cruise was canceled due to crew shortage without notifying me by email or text. Given your communication efforts to promote events, I find this especially bad. I wasted time and cab fare to get to the pier to find no boat. I had to click through your web site to see the announcement but never got a text or email. I find this unacceptable
star-5
We had a wonderful meal...
LeeAnn_V
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful meal and great entertainment. The lights of London were spectacular. Would go again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A beautiful evening.
Susan_K
, Jun 2022
Wonderful to see the lights of London. And the fun members of staff made it special We enjoyed the food Good music Let down by the Jubilee toast, which was done while people were eating. It was add hock, unprofessional and disrespectful to our queen for a once in a lifetime occasion. It needed a master of ceremonies.
star-3
Nice boat. Good sunget....
Stine_K
, Jun 2022
Nice boat. Good sunget. No guiding so we could have been anywhere in the world.The food was ok, but not worth the money.
star-4
Unique platinum jubilee experience
Nick_P
, Jun 2022
It was pretty unique doing this during the platinum jubilee and seeing London lit up with beacons and purple lights
star-5
Great evening
Roberta_K
, Jun 2022
From the live music to the atmosphere it was a most enjoyable dinner I have had in a long time. The views were spectacular. The crew was pleasant. Would highly recommend this dinner
star-5
The food, crew, and...
Dana_R
, Jun 2022
The food, crew, and singer were amazing. This was a great idea of time and worth the price! Everyone was so sweet and dedicated to making our experience memorable!
star-1
Disappointed
Elizabeth_A
, May 2022
Was not too fond of the cruise. I thought it would be a nice, quiet and chill night. It was quite the opposite, there was drunk people all over and dancing all night, which is fine, but not what i was looking for. This cruise is WAY cheaper if you go the the website of the London cruises, i’m talking 100$ less! The food was not worth the price.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The beautiful trip down...
Amy_A
, May 2022
The beautiful trip down the river, wonderful views, and great food was a fantastic combination. What a great way to see London.
star-3
Dinner cruise on the Thames river
Lorgia_R
, May 2022
Food is subpar so if you are doing this for the fiord go somewhere else to eat. If you are doing it for the ambience and the views the. It is worth the trip. Not worth the price. Will leave you if not on time and that is before the time to leave.
star-4
Breathtaking
Oladoyin_O
, May 2022
The experience was amazing BUT the staff were really rude (except Edward) because we asked why she sat us where we were instead of the window, another waiter asked if we wanted to leave and get a refund immediately simply because she sat us where we didn’t want! Very rude but Edward, the entertainer and the captain were super sweet bunch and we ended up having a great time! The view was amazing and the cruise time was highly reasonable. Not minding the waiters… I’ll definitely visit again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
11/10
Juliana_F
, May 2022
Amazing captain, great service, and wonderful entertainment! The food was absolutely great! The coffee and dessert were to die for. 11/10
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience!!
MaryJo_L
, May 2022
We enjoyed the service, food, and the entertainment. We had a great time! Thank you. Table cloths And a little flower on the tables would have added the perfect touch. Thank you.

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