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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
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.

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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
Awesome event, so glad we did this!
Barbara_H
, Jul 2022
Great staff, friendly and attentive. Food was better than expected and just an awesome night all around. They even had a guitarist and singer entertains onboard who was VERY good and got the crowd engaged.
star-5
Nice night out
Nancy_W
, Jul 2022
Nice evening on the Thames. Easy to find and tasty dishes. Music was entertaining. I imagine the view from the upper deck would have been nice but weather prevented us.
star-5
Brilliant
IanHouston
, Jul 2022
A most well.orhamised and fascinating trip. I was lucky enough to have a window seat. Views also amazing from the deck. The food was out of this world! Well.done everybody...
star-5
London looked amazing...
Lisa_T
, Jul 2022
London looked amazing from the river. Staff worked very hard to make a great night. Brilliant atmosphere
star-3
A work place function took over this cruise
Kay_H
, Jul 2022
We loved the views The servers were good. But the company allowed a group of about 30 people to come on board who were celebrating some kind of workplace event They absolutely took over the space. They were extremely loud and even gave out awards There were people on the cruise celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and It was hard to even hold a conversation. I hope this review will lead the company to decide on restrictions above such events In my opinion they should have had their own boat for their event
star-3
Mixed review
Jean_A
, Jul 2022
Views were amazing, entertainment was not. Salad was good, dessert was good, vegetarian entree was terrible. I couldn’t even tell you what it was other than mushy vegetables. Felt sorry for the woman who was barfing the entire trip but even worse for the young woman who was trying to clean it up without proper cleaning supplies.
star-5
Great evening experience
Fred_K
, Jul 2022
Pick up smooth and on time. Staff friendly and efficient serving excellent quality food. Entertainment very good.
star-3
Nice cruise…but don’t expect to enjoy the food.
lynnspchrx
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the cruise on the Thames. Friendly staff. Good salad. Rest of the food was unappetizing and tasted horrible! Definitely do not take this cruise for the food.
star-5
Excellent evening!
Dean_H
, Jun 2022
After a shaky start, that being that 5 of us we’re booked to go on the cruise but city cruises had in their booking that it was for 2, as you can imagine I was very stressed out, this was a birthday treat for my husband’s 60th and our family, the city cruise attendant was no help whatsoever and I was getting ready to cry! Anyway we did manage to get on board and was met with a glass of fizz and shown to our tables. Food was first class, cabaret singer was excellent, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I highly recommend this trip! Well worth the money, 4 course meal! Definitely would do this again! Tried to add pics but it’s saying error :-(
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.

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