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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine and entertainment on this 3-hour showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a delicious, 4-course dinner on your comfortable sightseeing boat as you sail by top London attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, all illuminated in the gathering darkness. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the disco dancefloor. The TripAdvisor London showboat reviews consistently give it four or five stars!


  • London River Thames dinner cruise
  • Wine and dine while cruising past the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge
  • Four-course meal featuring gourmet British produce
  • Sparkling wine greeting and red or white wine served with dinner
  • Live cabaret show with music and dance

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What You Can Expect

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Make your own way to the departure pier on the Thames River in Westminster, and step aboard your sightseeing showboat for your 3-hour evening dinner cruise.

Meet the friendly crew and be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine in the plush lounge saloon. Then, as you sip your drink, soak up your first views of historical London from the water. As your boat pulls away, have your camera ready to capture the city skyline and illuminated sights along the riverbanks. Then, sit down to a delicious 4-course meal of classic British dishes, served with your choice of a half-bottle of red or white wine.

Cruise past famous landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye; snap photos of the monumental dome of St Paul’s Cathedral; and sail under the iconic Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge as you cruise to the Thames Flood Barrier and back.  In the summer, enjoy the extra attraction of watching the sunset before the city’s floodlights flicker into life.

As you savor your meal, enjoy a fabulous 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 dancefloor. Alternatively, simply sit back or head for the outer deck to admire the beautifully lit-up sights.

After around three hours on the water, end your showboat experience when you disembark back at the starting point.


Sample Menu:

First course:

  • Oak smoked Scottish salmon mousse with a mustard and dill center
  • Vegetarian option: Feta salad with walnuts, green beans, cherry tomatoes, roast peppers, pumpkin and olives
Second course:
  • Tomato, roast pepper and basil soup

Third course:

  • Roast chicken wrapped in parma ham, dauphinoise potato, mushroom, seasonable vegetables, served with a thyme and red wine sauce
  • Vegetarian option: Lasagne, made with artichokes, spinach, saute of mixed mushrooms and goat cheese, and served with seasonal vegetables


  • White, dark and milk chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sauce, served with tea or coffee

Please note:
menus subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

Claudia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great !
Doing it again soon

pamela m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was unbelievable. the food was great. the views from the river were great. We would love to do it again.

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was wonderful !!! It was my son and daughter in law's 15th anniversary and I gave this to them and all of us there, 7 people, this is the third time I have used your river dinner cruise in London and Love it. Thanks for a great evening Angela McGlathery, Boise, Idaho, USA

Charla O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Outstanding tour - Lovely setting for a dinner cruise, professional and friendly staff, great meal / good wine, engaging entertainment. The view of London at night from the Thames is incredible. The pier location is adjacent to the Underground, making transportation to and from the departure pier super easy and safe.

lynn c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

brilliant night, food good, staff brilliant, what a lovely evening well worth the money.

Woodlands Texas Mike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good food and wine, great scenery and lovely entertainment. Loads of fun even if it rains great way to end our 4 days in London.

Teele S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Splended time! Nicely planned, good food, beautiful views, music. Would suggest!

Spanish traveller Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had just arrived in London and were meeting my son and grandchildren from USA the next day, so, since this day was also our 9th anniversary, we chose to celebrate in style. We met a very nice couple from Louth, Lincs, and shared a table with them. The meal and wine were excellent, couldn't fault it in any way, and the music and singer, Graham was also excellent. Dancing more than slowly was a bit dodgy on the boat, but that didn't matter. It was a great way to spend our anniversary and one we will never forget.

Duke United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Cruising down the Thames was nice and since it was June, still daylight late into the evening so had great scenery and fabulous sunset pictures. The food was good and service very nice. The singer was ok.

Anthony K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved this tour! The company responded to our request for a window seat, being that it was mu husband's birthday. Great to see the London Thames-side buildings during daylight and then from dusk to dark. The food was good, in our opinion, although the main course was not quite as hot as you would have in a restaurant. The lady who sang was excellent.

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