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Great introduction to London...arrived in town late afternoon and boarded the boat soon after. Boat/boarding was timely and smooth. Meal was very good. Wine plentyful (when they say 1/2 bottle of wine...they mean PER Person!!). Sights of the city from the Thames were great. Tough taking photos with the sun setting behind, but that's OK. Previous reviews I read said it was hard to find the right boarding point or that cabbies didn't know where to go. I ours had NO problem...Westminster Pier...and Boarding Point 2 ...both easy to find. Make sure you get on the right boat...several others use the same pier complex.
It was a really good night out. We were given a window seat ,so we had a good view of the city as we cruised along the river. The food was amazing, the service was very efficient and the wine was good. Overall the meal was much better than we expected, considering they catered for such a large group of people. Even the entertainment was enjoyable and some people got up and danced. I would highly recommend this tour especially if you are celebrating a special occasion, or in our case, our last night in London before flying back to Australia.
This was great, excellent food which was served promptly, very organised, beautiful views and entertainment. Would highly recommend.
We took a taxi to the Westminster Pier opposite the Eye, and boarded the river cruise ship. Ship personnel were very nice. Food was just okay. We left at 7, and returned at almost 11:30, going upriver a bit, but downriver all the way to the flood barriers. City was very pretty at night, very very enjoyable. Parliament was impressive! Was a woman singing various song selections, who was quite talented. All in all, a good tour.
Another excellent tour through Viator. We had a great night, the food was superb, service was excellent and the whole trip was fantastic value for money. The sights from the Thames gives a totally different perspective of London, and is a great way to see this magnificent city. Leaving in the daylight and returning at night gives you such scope for great photos and is a totally enjoyable experience. I would recommend this tour high on the list of things to do in London.
I purchased this as a gift for 2 Brits returning to London for Christmas 2012. After the cruise, I received an email to say, wow. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food was brilliant. The entertainment was first class.They saw some amazing sights.
Highly recommended tour.
Very slightly puzzled as how to find the boat once we arrived at Westminster Pier - even the london cabbie could offer only general guidance - then on arrival at the embarkation point the pax list showed a booking for 2 instead of 4 so we were apprehensive about what might follow. WOW!!! What a fabulous treat we experienced; the staff were brilliant and professional in every way and dealt with our 'problem' without fuss. The food was magnificent. The sights of London by night are unforgettable and the talent of the singer throughout the entire night made an unbelievable contribution to our trip. This is not a trip to be enjoyed just once - we'll be back. A huge well done to all concerned.
This was a highlight for us in London. We had window seats and the weather was perfect - an amazing way to see London at night.
Food was very good as was the wine. A diferent way to see London and I highly recommend this tour