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London Thames River Lunch Cruise

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Combine London’s riverside landmarks with a delicious meal on this lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Thames River. Escape the city’s midday crowds, and relax as you admire the iconic sights ranged along the riverbanks. Enjoy stellar views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and more; all as you savor a starter, main course and dessert freshly conjured up by the expert onboard chefs. A delightful way to spend lunchtime in London with family and friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
  • Enjoy lunch as you sail along River Thames
  • A meal freshly prepared onboard
  • Sightseeing cruise takes you past London's famous attractions
  • Onboard commentary provided
3-course lunch
1.5 hour River Thames cruise
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Bateaux London, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose your desired cruise departure time when you book. Then, make your own way to the departure pier, and step aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat for your lunch cruise.

Settle aboard and drink in your first glimpses of London’s skyline from the Thames River. Then, have your camera at the ready as your boat slips its moorings and sets out on its journey up and down this famous river.

Snap photos of top London sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, and hear fascinating facts about their history from the informative onboard commentary. Watch, too, for other legendary landmarks, including the immense dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the instantly recognizable Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

As you cruise, feast on a delicious, 3-course lunch of classic dishes, all freshly prepared by a team of talented, onboard chefs. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Savor each course as you drink in the passing sights and enjoyable river setting.

After around 1.5 hours on the water, your cruise experience concludes when your boat docks back at the original start pier.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Dress code is smart casual - no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bateaux London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 London Thames River Lunch Cruise?
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 London Thames River Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during London Thames River Lunch Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by London Thames River Lunch Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You can also go outside to the front for even better views." See review

Reviews

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209 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-5
Fabulous
matthewregnard
, Feb 2020
Absolutely fantastic food was 5 star Stuff 5 star Drinks 5 star All in all 10/10 My waiter George was 5 star
star-5
Lovely tour of the Thames
leaht406
, Sep 2019
The lunch was delicious and the views were breath taking. The audio for the tour was excellent; so much history. It was a great day!
star-5
excellent day out
reidy02
, Jul 2019
Well worth the money, food and service superb one to revisit ,the viewing facility is excellent and the added bonus of having a sun deck at the back and sides was very refreshing,
star-2
River Thames Lunch Cruise
Tourist49887826835
, May 2019
Food was disgusting and the service was not very good either. The boat was clean and airy. Drinks were expensive.
star-2
Food and Service
Tourist49887826835
, May 2019
The food was disgusting and the service very poor. The boat was very clean and airy but it was spoilt by the food and service.
star-1
Cancelled without notice
MelodyEclavea
, Oct 2018
We walked up to the departure point only to find a sign informing is cruise was canceled. We had no prior notice.
star-4
We had a 9 hour layover in London on...
Linda J
, Aug 2018
We had a 9 hour layover in London on our way to Cape Town. Rather than stay all day in Heathrow airport, we took an 1 1/2 hour taxi to the Embarkment pier where we boarded for our river cruise. It would actually have been much faster to take the tube from LHR to the Embankment Pier underground station. This is exactly where the taxi let us off however, we did enjoy getting to see the various neighborhoods on the drive. Once on board, we had a very nice lunch while we gently floated down the Thames pass many of the important buildings and sites along the river. There was an explanation over the speaker system of what was coming up on our right or left. You can also go outside to the front for even better views. Our table was along the window which was glass from top to bottom for great views. Afterwards, we boarded our prearranged taxi back to LHR with plenty of time for security and boarding our plane. The only drawback was that the departure was 30 minutes later than stated on our Viator ticket. This caused some anxiety about returning to LHR.
star-3
We are not visitors to our lovely...
Harriot F
, Oct 2017
We are not visitors to our lovely country but have never actually been up the river Thames before. Were very disappointed as did not see any of the famous buildings - guess we went the wrong way for the Houses of Parliament and didn't get as far as the London Barrier. Did we really want to see all the modern glass structures!!! Or London Bridge painted blue - and not even a matching blue!!! The food was excellent, but would not recommend this trip to foreigners who would expect to see more of our historical buildings. A few small, original, pubs were pointed out - but not of any great interest. Visitors would probably be better off on the London Eye - but as I have not done this either then am not sure.
star-5
A fantastic trip.The wine and food...
jackie w
, Sep 2017
A fantastic trip.The wine and food was excellent.A audio guide to the places of interest along the river bank was good
star-5
This was a lovely cruise,, the food...
Lynn N
, Sep 2017
This was a lovely cruise,, the food was excellent the staff were great Everything was very professional.

Product code: 3562LC

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