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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

Take to the Thames for a sparkling 2.5-hour river dinner cruise past London’s waterfront sights, with live music included. Choose to sail on the handsome ‘Harmony’ or stunning ‘Symphony’ cruiser at two different departure times, and settle at your table to savor a delectable 4-course gourmet dinner. Admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live jazz from the onboard band. Then, if you wish, wrap up your memorable Thames dinner cruise with after-dinner dancing.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Thames River dinner cruise in London with a welcome cocktail
  • Cruise along the Thames aboard the luxurious Harmony or Symphony boats
  • Listen to music from a live jazz band as you enjoy a 4-course meal on the dinner cruise
  • Pass top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Big Ben
  • Finish the Thames River night cruise with after-dinner dancing
  • Upgrade to the Premier Dinner option to include wine and mineral water

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What You Can Expect

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a 4 course dinner as you cruise along the Thames River!

Select your desired cruise departure and dinner option when you book. Then, on the day, travel independently to the starting pier on the Thames River in central London.

If you’ve chosen a 7:15pm cruise, step aboard the Harmony, an elegant Scandinavian cruiser furnished with a dining saloon and expansive outer deck. Alternatively, if you’ve selected an 8pm departure, be shown onto London biggest dinner cruise boat — the majestic Symphony. This glass-framed cruiser is one of the most comfortable to ply the Thames and offers passengers some of the best panoramic views over London.

On boarding, collect your complimentary welcome cocktail and take a seat at your table as you sail east along the scenic Thames.
Absorb the illuminated sights as darkness falls; relax over your delectable 4-course dinner, served by the courteous waiting staff; and lose yourself in the sparkling live jazz music. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. 

If you’ve upgraded to the Premier Dinner option, sip on your included mineral water and chosen half-bottle of red or white wine. Feel free, too, to purchase drinks (own expense) from the onboard bar.


During your meal, glide by top London landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tate Modern and the London Eye — all bathed in the radiant glow of sunset or brilliant floodlights. Sail under the Millennium Bridge, and gaze out over Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and the spectacularly lit Tower Bridge.



Then, following dinner, perhaps hit the dance floor and boogie to anything from catchy 1960s hits to the latest pop tunes. 

After around 2.5 hours of sailing up and down the Thames, end your experience back at the starting pier.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
Starter (choice of one):
  • Asparagus and Paxton Cheddar tart with a balsamic glaze and baby leaf salad
  • Severn and Wye smoked salmon, served with a celeriac rémoulade and brown bread
  • Ham hock and summer pea terrine, served with piccalilli and almond and black pepper wafers
  • Cornish mackerel fillet with pickled cucumber, beetroot, and a tomato and shallot dressing
  • Apple and Calvados sorbet

Main course (choice of one):
  • Slow-roasted Gloucester Old Spot pork belly accompanied by summer bean and chorizo cassoulet, braised savoy cabbage and caramelized shallots
  • Roasted breast of Sussex chicken with fondant potatoes, spring greens, shallot purée and girolle mushrooms
  • Pan-fried fillet of cod with crushed potatoes and spring onions, braised baby gem lettuce, summer peas and lemon velouté (sauce)
  • Broad bean and baby leek risotto with girolle mushrooms, halloumi-stuffed red peppers and truffle oil
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Coconut parfait and chocolate ice cream with a piña colada shot
  • Strawberry bavarois (custard and whipped cream) with a balsamic crème brûlée heart, black-pepper tuile and Pimm’s sorbet
  • Lemon posset with shortbread
  • Sussex Charmer cheddar cheese, served with tomato and chilli chutney plus fruit bread
Fair trade coffee or tea, and chocolates

Customer Reviews

Luigi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

FANTASTICO, OTTIMA CENA E VINO A VOLONTA'.

kimberly v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nice experience, food and service were great. The band was outstanding as well.

Kelly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent choice for us. We went in the evening and had a great experience, food and entertainment was perfect. Beautiful at night seeing the sights lit up.

Romila T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent dinner and cruise, beautiful setting and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Qinghua J F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was nice river boat dinner. The music was fantastic! Service was good. The food was kind of trendy cooking but was just ok to us.

Gloria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We looked forward to this on our visit to London, and we're not disappointed , well looked after by the superb staff, food beautiful , and the band added the extra feel of a superb 3 hr trip, treat yourself , we will be back,
Thank you to everyone involved.

Gail M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved our dinner cruise! The boat and views are breathtaking, and the food, band and service are as well. Expensive but worth it! The only downside is that you don't want it to end!

Sabyasachi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great experience indeed! It was perfect.

Benjamin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great romantic evening, with excellent service and fine food with the fine views.

Ann M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was absolutely fabulous! They had everything ready to go and were very nice.

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