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Tour code: 3542LUNCHCRU

Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion with this delightful lunch cruise along the River Thames! See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a 1.5-hour roundtrip cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).


  • 1.5-hour Thames River sightseeing cruise in London with lunch
  • Cruise through London on a round-trip route from Tower Pier to Westminster
  • See top London attractions including Big Ben, the London Eye and the Shard
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch featuring delicious dishes such as chicken supreme
  • Visit the onboard bar to purchase drinks, if you wish

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What You Can Expect

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Enjoy seeing the attractions of London while cruising down the Thames River

Your luncheon cruise sets off from Tower Pier in central London at midday. Make your own way to the pier with plenty of time to board the boat and find your seat in the cozy, indoor saloon. Sit back and enjoy panoramic views of the city shoreline as your 1.5-hour cruise begins.

Heading west from Tower Pier, you’ll first pass the formidable Tower of London, situated in the modern Square Mile, followed by The Shard. Also, know at The Shard of Glass, this 95-story pyramid dominates the South Bank skyline. Continue on to Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a historic active theater, and the enormous London Eye. Along the South Bank, witness the bustle of performers, locals and meandering tourists. Your cruise loops at Westminster, where you’ll get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben before turning around.

As you cruise, indulge in a sumptuous 2-course meal featuring an entree and dessert with coffee and tea. For an added treat, purchase wine, beer or other non-alcoholic beverages from the onboard bar. After lunch, get some air on the outside deck as your river cruise returns to Tower Pier. You'll arrive with plenty of time to continue sightseeing (and walk off your hearty meal)!


Sample Menu (subject to change at any time):
Main course (choice of one; both served with dauphinoise potato and seasonal vegetables ):
  • Thyme, Rosemary and lemon roasted chicken with creamy leek, served with tarragon and mushroom sauce 
  • Vegetarian option: baked field mushroom filled with artichokes, asparagus and crème fraîche wrapped in lattice pastry 
  • Dark, white and milk chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sauce

Tea or coffee

Customer Reviews

Marilyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good! The boat was warm and comfortable, the food and service also good. A brilliant way to see the sights.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We took my husband for his birthday 9 people on the lunch cruise. It was great the chicken lunch delicious, we also had the vegetarian meal which was also excellent.. and London from the Thames was magnificent.

Kenneth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Delicious food fabulous service, great way to spend an afternoon.

Cynthia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour. The food was very good, the service excellent and the scenery along the Thames was great. Also the boat was very clean and the restrooms top notch

Kristen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was awesome...the only bad thing was Viator failed to submit our names to the tour company. Thankfully I had a screenshot of the receipt and the tour had no shows so we were able to embark on the cruise. The food was awesome and the scenery was great!

Lyn F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The whole experience, from start to finish, was a delight. The staff on board were courteous and efficient and the food was absolutely excellent. I would recommend the trip to anyone wishing to pass a very pleasant 2 hours on our magnificent river.

Erin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great cruise and the food was delicious! The perfect way to spend our last day in London, I would definitely recommend.

Jenny J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Perfect trip cruising on river and being served a wonderful lunch by friendly staff. Perfect end to a wonderful birthday week. Must do it again!

Sarah M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

Very good

Angela C

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

It was fine. Food was good. Service was a little slow only two servers working the whole boat. It was raining so we could not see out the front window. Maybe they should install windshield wipers on the front windows.

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