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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
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.
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
  • 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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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Viator did not book our event
, Nov 2021
Viator did not book our cruise with the vendor so we had to wait in the cold, be seated last, and wonder if their would be an extra seat on the boat for us. This is even though we had a valid confirmation code to show the vendor. But since we were not in the operators system with a booked ticket, we were asked to stand back and wait. I am not sure what the Mix up could be but it was inconvenient and embarrassing and seemed to be a Viator issue. We did make it on the boat and had a wonderful trip.
It was an aliright experience
, Nov 2021
Seeing the sites lit up at night. The singer was good but it could have been continuous. It did feel a bit like a canteen and not a dining experience
Night trio on the Thames
, Nov 2021
Service and food was fabulous- singer was very entertaining- great value for money - very clean and welcoming
Perfect, gorgeous, phantastic
, Nov 2021
I was going alone on this dinner cruice but met a American woman at the pier and we decided to spend the dinner-cruise together. Good company, good food, nice wine and perfect music. We enjoyed every minute at this cruise and will recommaned this to family and friends. Hope to see you soon again - all the straff on that ship.
A lovely evening.
, Nov 2021
The staff were really friendly and attentive and the singer was very infectious in getting the diners involved and dancing, very enjoyable evening.
Floating along in London
, Nov 2021
We had a fantastic experience! Everything from our food to our waiter to the entertainment was excellent. We went in November, so it was very chilly on the top deck. Remember to dress extra warm if traveling in the winter months. I’d highly recommend this to anyone and really glad we booked it.
Brilliant night out
, Nov 2021
Fantastic food brilliant service great views overall great experience would recommend to anyone visiting London
Went too quick ...
, Oct 2021
Went too quick Was really lovely , great boat Lovely meal , doesnt give you and option just serves one menu
Good date night
, Oct 2021
I would recommend this for any couple looking for a nice date night. Food was ok and service was good.
Disappointing. Disgrace
, Oct 2021
The boat did not even show. Im very frustrated because it has caused A major inconvenience for me And my partner. I will be contacting for a refund. You need to sort out the punctuality of your boats :)
1 traveler found this review helpful

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