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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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Overview

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
Glass of Moët and Chandon champagne on arrival (June 2-5th)
Bottle of Moët and Chandon champagne per couple (June 2-5th)
Royal toast (June 2-5th)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Westminster Pier , Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
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

Reviews

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529 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
star-5
Fantastic cruise
Alexandria_H
, May 2022
Fantastic cruise! The food was great and the crew was very nice! It was my birthday and the crew sang happy birthday and gave me a special dessert. My mom has allergies and the crew was very much able to accommodate that for her.
star-5
Definitely a to do
Janet_H
, May 2022
Meal was awesome, the singer was perfect and the views amazing. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this so much more than anticipated
star-4
Anniversary Dinner Cruise
Mandy_W
, May 2022
My husband and I had a lovely time on the Dinner Cruise. The staff were very helpful, friendly and prompt with service. The singer was really good and made the evening flow even better. Food was very good. All in all a very pleasant evening, it was a shame it had to end. I would highly recommend this trip, and will probably do it again in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lovely dinner cruise down the Thames.
Cynthia_C
, May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise. The boarding process was very simple. We were greeted with a glass of bubbly and shown to our table. Soon after the courses of dinner began. All was lovely. There was a very nice lady singer who entertained us during our meal. As we sailed down the Thames we were awed by the views of London by night. Incredible views. We enjoyed the 4 course meal and the service. We also very much enjoyed the entertainment. I would absolutely recommend this tour/dinner cruise to anyone. We did this on our first night in London and it was a perfect way to start off the trip.
star-4
Everything. Dinner was...
DeborahThele
, May 2022
Everything. Dinner was tasty. Views were amazing. Dancing to the singer. Lots of fun. Atmosphere was wonderful.
star-3
Ok but not ok.
Darren_C
, May 2022
This was quiet fun. The only thing I’d say is make sure you’re aware of the seating arrangements before going. We were sat next to 2 complete strangers rather than a table for 2. This wasn’t explained when booking. Also, they have a live musician which is ok but if you want an evening where you can have a chat then this wasn’t the case. Music was very loud and had to shout over it to have a conversation. Again when you’re out for a meal I do t like to compete with a live musician. I’m the background would’ve been perfect.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Eucharia_O
, May 2022
It was an amazing experience totally loved it and it was worth the while. The staff was nice and meals were okay.
star-4
I would tell my friends about it!!
Rebecca_K
, May 2022
Food was ok but the entertainment was Great!!! People had fun they were up dancing after dinner it was wonderful.
star-5
Great night out
Lisa_C
, May 2022
We really enjoyed the party atmosphere and dancing. The food was good quality, I would definitely recommend
star-5
Excellent 👌👌
Kalesi_L
, May 2022
Celebrate Husband's birthday.Enjoy the entertainment and most of all the food and the waitress did a really good job.It was a lifetime experience.
star-1
Terrible experience on the Thames
Michael_W
, May 2022
This dinner cruise was a complete waste of time and money. The service was poor and disorganized. There were no menu options. For the price of our cruise, I would expect wine to be included. The seating area was like a high school cafeteria - no ambiance, no intimacy. They could learn a lot from the Paris dinner cruise on the Seine - that was a wonderful experience.
star-5
River cruise celebration
Vicky_M
, Apr 2022
Was booked to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was amazing, views for photos were awesome definitely go up deck when you can, starters and desert were delicious and main was ok
star-5
Great Atmosphere with great views
Shylah_T
, Apr 2022
Beautiful dinner cruise on the Thames Great entertainment and friendly staff. I highly recommend this cruise.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Brendan_M
, Apr 2022
The views were incredible, especially at sunset. Seeing everything lit up at night was also beautiful.
star-3
Nice
Barbara_G
, Apr 2022
Overall it was a very good experience. Staff were wonderful, food was very good. My only complaint would be the entertainment was too loud, couldn't talk to my friends, ended up having to go up on the top deck to have a conversation. But I would happily do it again it was a fun way of seeing the City.
star-5
A truly wonderful evening!
Joan_R
, Apr 2022
I booked the same type of cruise through Viator in New York a few years ago. When I told my husband he just rolled his eyes. "I know" I said, "A little kitschy." Well we were both wrong. It was a fabulous night! So booking a dinner cruise down the Thames was at the top of my list when we finally made it to London. Again, we were not disappointed. The food (vegetarian-booked ahead) and service was great, we met some very nice people, and the views were stunning! Thank you!

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