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London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River
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London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

By City Cruises
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See a different side to London on an evening dinner cruise on the Thames River—the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Tick off more landmarks in less time on a sightseeing boat and admire the capital at night, when it’s at its most magical. Receive a glass of sparkling wine when boarding the boat and enjoy a 4-course meal of British classics, with music and dancing to follow.
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$112.75
per adult
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Ages 13-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
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Highlights
  • See more of London's illuminated attractions in less time
  • Feast on four courses inspired by British classics
  • Admire top London attractions such as the Shard and London Eye
  • Dance to live music after your meal

  • Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or Soft drink
  • Delicious 4-course dinner
  • Live performer and dancing till late
  • 3-hour dinner cruise of London
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

After making your own way to a departure pier in Central London, board a sightseeing showboat and begin your cruise on the Thames River. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine; soak up views of London illuminated by night; and then settle into your seat at a dining table. As you cruise past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, feast on a 4-course meal featuring classic British dishes. Following dinner, you have the opportunity to hit the dance floor and enjoy live music. Your Thames River tour concludes after a substantial time on the water.

Start:
  • Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
    Please go directly to the boarding gate.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3542SB

    • 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
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.
    • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

    • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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    The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River on Tripadvisor
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    • City Cruises
      6,144
      London, England
      Joined in October 2013
    • shannonrD855BB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to sitesee on a pretty day!
      We lucked out on a beautiful sunny day with perfect temperatures. We missed our 10am boat but another was along in 10 minutes so that wasn’t an issue. The trip was relaxing and informative. Our crew did a great job. Food & beverages were available for purchase. Sitting up top gave a great view for pictures. I would do this again and again! Be sure to bring cash for a tip or ask for the QR code.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • Harleyhippie
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fairly nice Cruise but not very historical
      I said above so I could see everything more clearly. I think everybody enjoyed all the different tea sandwiches that we had on this cruise. Downstairs. They had a DJ singing in a lot of people liked him but what I heard I didn't really care for. There was not much history to see on this cruise, but I'm still glad I did it
      Written May 24, 2024
    • 683lizzied
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pretty okay, until ISSUES with the boat!!
      Starting off, the overall atmosphere was fairly nice. Good singer, free drinks at first--even though it was a rainy day. Then, the boat docks early at 7:30, only around an HOUR into a TWO-hour trip. The supervisor lady (forgot to ask the name) comes out and tells us there's an issue with the boat. There's a rope underneath that won't allow them to go on the river. Two options: stay on the boat for the next hour or move to a different one and continue going on the river. The issue is with the way she frames the question. Either stay on the boat with MORE DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, or go over to the new boat that has NO CHAIRS, NO DRINKS, just the river. Even a toddler could see which way she was leaning towards. It was a slight majority that wanted those FREE DRINKS, leaving the other half to walk off the boat, not wanting to sit still on the river for an hour. Could some of us get on the other boat, while others stayed? No. Could we get a partial refund for only getting HALF of what we paid for (£156 for 4 people)? No. Absolutely ridiculous. DO NOT recommend. Much better options to get good views of London. DO NOT give them your money and STAY CLEAR!!
      Written May 22, 2024
    • JJRuchotzke
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      No heat on busses. Really Really Cold.
      The buses were rerouted several times, because of protestors, which was not the fault of the tour company. We received an e-mail before we went that some of the stops would be closed. However, that seemed to change, by the minute, and no one told us, we weren’t going to the Cathedral. So, after three hours, we didn’t get to where we wanted to go. We would have gotten off much earlier if we had been kept apprised of the changed route. Also, be aware that the busses are not heated (or at least ours wasn’t).
      Written May 21, 2024
    • jodyw874
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip on the Thames
      We just thought we were going on a ferry on the Thames, we weren't expecting the amazing, informative and funny commentary from crew member Dillian, it really made the trip so much more memorable. Thank you. Highly recommend to anyone with a sense of humour 👌
      Written May 21, 2024
    • jamesgS1020UG
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wouldn’t recommend - too expensive for what you get.
      Was pretty excited about this, but I ended up getting ignored and had to go ask for my tea - took until we were about 40 min into the trip to get it (and the first time I asked I was basically told to buzz off). The food was okay (emphasis on okay). The ride was nice, however the compartment was really full, which made it hot and uncomfortable. My advice? hit a museum instead or take a cheaper boat tour. 100 pounds is massively overvaluing this experience.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • Banjer7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      City Lights
      We enjoyed an evening cruise on the River Thames and the views were spectacular. Seeing the Tower Bridge and London Eye in lights is highly recommended.
      Written May 18, 2024
    • 210aaronb
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      nice relaxing boat ride
      Glad we did this, don't remember the price, but I think it was essentially a very overpriced taxi, if you are only wanting to use it to get one end of the Thames to the other. However, we had a delightful narrator on our boat, funny, gave us some good history, it was a nice way to see things we otherwise wouldn't have made it to. Would recommend. Not fast, if efficiency is your goal, this isn't it. 40 minutes between boats seemed like a long wait. If you plan on "hop on, Hop off" at multiple piers, make sure you plan for lots of extra time. Didn't see a time table listed.
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Pobswy
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Please change dessert
      This is a lovely cruise and the food is usually perfect,but I don’t know whether they have changed caterers,but the dessert served today was not at all nice.Most people hardly touched it. Please please bring back the Triple chocolate dessert you served in 2020-2022,even the lemon meringue was good.
      Written May 17, 2024
    • G1942LSryanw
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great price, nice trip
      The staff are super friendly and helpful. The views are great and it was organized / run really well. The tea and snacks could have been better but you get what you pay for. I’d splurge and get a window table if you can as some are more toward the middle of the boat which can make it hard to see.
      Written May 16, 2024
    • Amkjbe
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Give it a miss
      Save your money, have a cruise down the river and lunch somewhere else. Boarded quickly and efficiently, drinks served quickly then came the food. There was a menu with a mushroom dish or chicken, we were not asked what we wanted just served chicken. The plate was cold, the food was just warm. The beans were tough and not cooked, it was not enjoyable. No choice for the pudding a lemon cake, tasted stale with sickly butter cream, it was awful. The boat was half full so while we were eating they started laying the tables for the afternoon tea. Not a cheap cruise and certainly not good value for money. Never again.
      Written May 14, 2024
    • Jennifer T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous evening on the Thames
      I booked the murder mystery dinner cruise for my friend’s birthday. The information on the booking confirmation was clear and easy. When we arrived it was a bit difficult to work out exactly where to wait but we then saw a sign saying to wait there until staff came. We were then boarded quickly and very efficiently taken to our table. I had stated that I don’t eat fish or seafood and our host pointed out the different starter for me. I was very pleased when the main course came that they hadn’t given me the vegetarian option as I do eat meat so that was really well organised. The actors wandered through the cabin and chose people to take part, my friend was asked to play a part which she was very happy about. The actual captain of the ship did some announcements- which were very useful and amusing! The acting was gloriously hammy and great fun and they got the dinners involved. At the end we had to work out who had committed the murder. I’m very proud to say I was the only person who guessed correctly - but no spoilers here!! It was an amazing experience that was very well organised, very entertaining and good food all to the amazing backdrop of the river Thames at night
      Written May 10, 2024
    • gregorykY1668RE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Greenwich to London
      Fantastic way to get to town instead of the tube or train, a great holiday buzz about it, I would do it every time I come the london
      Written May 9, 2024
    • gregorykY1668RE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to get from a to b
      A great and different way to get from geenwhich to London centre a bit of comedic informed guides, lovely well presented craft,I would do This every time I come to London stay up the river the cruise on in, great veiw and great holiday buzz
      Written May 9, 2024
    • Curious20607384055
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice boat!!! Nice cruise
      I recommend this service to everyone. It was a pleasant experience, you will have the most beautiful views of the city of London. It is worth it if you are in London, the entire crew on the ship is very friendly, especially Justin who can be found at Pier B in Cutty Sark
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    4.0
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    Pattiwig
    Greenlawn, NY85 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    There was a promotion for 25% off this dinner cruise on Monday-Thursday if you booked by July 3rd. We tried to book it repeatedly on the night of the 1st and it would not take the code, I spent an hour on a chat and the gentleman could not fix it. He said the code was for speedboats, I sent a screenshot of the promotion, he couldn't help. Tried again the next day, the chat girl couldn't help said she would call me the next day, never did. I was booking for a party of 10 as a graduation dinner for my daughter. I emailed; every email got bounced back. I'm still trying to figure out how to contact them. We ended up booking, at full price because it was a special occasion. but I am extremely angry and feel ripped off.
    Written July 19, 2022
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    Hello Pattiwig, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, we apologise that your experience with us didn't meet your expectations and we are sad to hear you wasn't able to use our latest promotional offer. Our customer relations team are always informed on what we have on offer, but we will investigate on this so this doesn't happen again. Many thanks City Cruises
    Written July 25, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Keith C
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Couples
    Booked this cruise for a Special Anniversary. Booked the champagne/ VIP option. Were shown onto the boat first and given a window seat which was part of the package. After that no other advantages. Boat was cold with people keeping their coats or jackets on, service was no better than anyone else, usually last to get food ( which was good), should have got a liquor after dinner, never offered one. Entertainment a girl singer was very average.The amount they charge for the champagne package is very overpriced.. Have been on this dinner cruise before which was much better. Overhaul very disappointed for what should have been a very special night.
    Written December 10, 2022
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    H.J. Lawler
    North Walsham, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Booked this cruise dubiously as it was not cheap - however, I am pleased to say that we had a wonderful evening and I felt that every effort was made to give a thoroughly enjoyable experience to the customers. We were particularly fortunate with the weather and a very large moon which offered first rate photographic opportunity.
    We were greeted by a welcome drink, tables were set beautifully and it was all clean.
    A singer was there to add atmosphere for the evening, wine was sensibly priced.

    The landmark views were outstanding.

    I would really recommend this experience as it was the highlight of our stay in London.

    Thank you City Cruises
    Written August 12, 2022
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    Hello Hillyspeaks, Thank you for taking the time to write about your dinner cruise, we love to hear how much you enjoyed your time on board! We are glad to hear you felt every effort was made to give a thoroughly enjoyable experience to the customers. Many thanks, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
    Written August 26, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Relax791405
    Dinas Powys, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Chose to celebrate our special wedding anniversary with this dinner cruise. It was just perfect. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was of a higher quality than we'd anticipated and they pause for a few minutes at their HQ to bring on the piping hot and fresh main course, My favourite course was the fish starter, which was served immediately we boarded and the food was nicely spaced out over the whole of the cruising time. The live singer was excellent with a good mix of music and she greeted us all and got to know us. The boat was clean and we were seated socially distanced from one another which we appreciated. We were able to pop to the front or up to the roof at any point to take photographs or just enjoy the views. We were amazed that we were able to have such a wonderful evening using Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
    Written July 31, 2021
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    donnadanish
    120 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had booked a party of four and two were not able to attend due to airline cancellations which seem to be quite common recently. We did not know until just before the cruise. I do understand that in “normal” times, a four day cancellation is accepted although most people, when needing to cancel, typically have to do that within 24 hours. But, City Cruises is in business to make money however they can. We did notice that the dinner cruise was not completely full so it wasn’t as if they could have resold the two spots.
    We requested a window seat since we were stuck paying for four dinners. We were denied. The food was ordinary. Service, lacking. We got a bottle of still water (non bottled was apparently not an option) and were presented with a bill of 3.90 at the end of the night. Ridiculous!
    I believe most others felt the same about the service since very few gave tips even though they were encouraged to do so.
    Written June 27, 2022
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    Hello donnadanish, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, and we are sorry that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We are sad to hear two of your party couldn’t make their booking as it was short notice. In the future, we do offer ticket assurance where you would be fully reimbursed or have the ability to move your booking to another date, based on availability and fare price difference, for no additional change fee. Window seats are only for two people and have to be prebooked, as they’re very popular and sell out quite quickly. If we have availability, we would always try and accommodate requests on the day. We apologise that you were not offered tap water when requested. This team member has been spoken to and the remainder of the team reminded of this stance. Thank you City Cruises
    Written June 30, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Edward B
    Chicago, IL24 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    This cruise did not meet our expectations for a tranquil, romantic evening. The food was good, and the service staff worked hard to take care of the diners, but there was no opportunity to have a pleasant, private conversation with your dinner companion(s). There was very little space between tables, and at many tables for four, couples were randomly seated together. The boat was so noisy that my husband and I had to lean across the table to hear each other. The reflections of the many nearby diners in the windows prevented the taking of any photos worth saving, or even seeing clearly the buildings and landmarks we were passing. The servers did their best, but were responsible for so many tables that we had to wait a while for service. I feel like the cruise organizers were more interested in packing in as many people as possible ($$) than in providing a pleasant evening for their diners.
    Written September 30, 2023
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    Hi, we are very sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with us. Would you be able to send an email to customercomments@citycruises.com with all the details (e.g. reference number, time and date of departure)? We take this matter very seriously and we would like to look into it. Thank you City Cruises
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    drei
    Hampshire, UK1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    This has been a real let down. I’ve booked this for my wife’s 30th birthday. The quality of the food was Tesco standard. The lights have been kept on causing reflections in the windows obscuring views and ruining the sight seeing aspect. There was live music, however it was very loud and tasteless, you had to almost shout to your partner in order to be heard. The only aspect of this tour which was worthwhile was the views from the upper deck, away from the noise and the bad food. This whole tour felt like a tactless money grab, I’m sure the staff was underpaid, the organisation none existent. The boat didn’t know where it wanted to go, with constant stops, changing directions, at one point parking next to another boat for no reason. And to top it off at the end of the tour the crew stood with their hands out for donations, which further gave evidence that they are underpaid. This was a complete rip off, like many other things you will find on virgin experience. I’ve been on another Thames cruise some years back and that was amazing, I was hoping that this would have been the same but it seems like this was done by a different company or things have gone way downhill. I was just really embarrassed in front of my wife, I blame myself for not doing more research.
    Written February 16, 2024
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    TheExperienceX
    Gainesville, GA211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The London Dinner Cruise was awesome from being on time for departure from the port all the way to the entertainer during the actual dinner. The cruise had some great photo opportunities during the evening. The food and dessert options could’ve been a little more to choose from. However, the singer was great she mixed up the song option so all the passengers could enjoy and even some hit the dance floor to show off their dance moves. Last but not least the servers and bartenders were awesome as well and very friendly. I definitely would recommend this dinner cruise if anyone ever visits London.
    Written March 25, 2023
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    Supr D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Friends
    Had a lovely time. A great evening.

    Reading some reviews I'm shocked. It clearly states 72 hours and who do they think pays for the food and place that can't be sold?

    From booking to the boat had a fantastic service
    Written August 20, 2022
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    Hello 118suprd, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Dinner Cruise, we love to hear how much you enjoyed your time on board! We are glad from booking to boarding you had fantastic service. Many thanks, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
    Written August 31, 2022
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    B M
    Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    We have been to London several times but never cruised the Thames. The dinner cruise was a great way to see the City in both daylight and night as the sun set. The food and service was great and the entertainment was excellent. Four of us enjoyed window seats and we enjoyed going topside as we approached the Tower Bridge for beautiful nighttime photos. Thanks for a great evening.
    Written June 26, 2023
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    Hello 349barbm, Thank you for taking the time to write about your dinner cruise, we love hearing how much you enjoyed your time on board and that you liked the food and entertainment. Many thanks, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
    Written July 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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