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The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Greater London, United Kingdom

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
  • Dine while cruising past the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge
  • 4-course meal featuring gourmet British produce
  • Sparkling wine greeting
  • background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment

What's Included

  • Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or Soft drink
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

    Please go directly to the boarding gate.

Start time

07:45 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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

Meet the crew as you're welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine in the lounge saloon. Then, as you sip your drink, soak up your first views of London from the water. Settle into your seat for a 4-course meal of classic British dishes/.

Cruise past famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye; snap photos of the monumental dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral; and sail under Tower Bridge as you cruise to the Thames Flood Barrier and back. In the summer months you can catch the sunset, too.

While you eat, enjoy a 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 dance floor. Alternatively, simply sit back or head for the outer deck to admire the illuminated sights.

End your showboat experience when you disembark back at the starting point.

City Cruises London Westminster Pier

Board at Westminster Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

London Eye (Pass By)

Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local 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.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Would recommend this for couples that enjoy an evening out.
684 reviews
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Wonderful evening!
Morag_C, Oct 2022
Wonderful evening, good food, good service and fabulous entertainment I would really recommend the experience. A fantastic way to see London from the river.
Thames Dinner Cruise views and ambience.
William_P, Aug 2022
The views. Ambience. Enjoyable night out to see London. Food pretty good. Drinks excellent. Was a little too crowded. But overall glad we did it.
Great dinner cruise
Danielle_H, Jul 2022
A great way to see a lot of the popular landmarks all in one without lots of walking. We did this our first day in London, and I thought it was a great way to get aquatinted with the city. Most of the food was great, with the exception of the first course. It really was terrible, but besides that the staff provided great service and were very friendly. I will say it was a lot longer than we expected. Again not necessarily a bad thing, but we were still a bit jet lagged so we were just tired. Again not a big deal just good to know when planning your trip.
A beautiful evening.
Susan_K, Jun 2022
Wonderful to see the lights of London. And the fun members of staff made it special We enjoyed the food Good music Let down by the Jubilee toast, which was done while people were eating. It was add hock, unprofessional and disrespectful to our queen for a once in a lifetime occasion. It needed a master of ceremonies.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The beautiful trip down...
Amy_A, May 2022
The beautiful trip down the river, wonderful views, and great food was a fantastic combination. What a great way to see London.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sammy_D, Feb 2022
Had and amazing time recommend if you want to impress, views were on point lovely to see London’s light from the heat
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice trip minus the food
Stine_S, Oct 2022
Good service and entertainment,the food did not taste Good and some of it didn’t taste anything,If you wanna have a food experience this is not the place. Nice view When We passed London Bridge etc
Birthday to remember
Kevin_C, Oct 2022
First class night out. Good food, great value booze, very good entertainment and amazing London views! Top notch!
Excellent Evening on the Thames
Melissa_B, Oct 2022
A lovely way to spend our first night in London! My daughter and I are celebrating my 70th in the UK, and the London Dinner Cruise was perfect. Staff and dinner was excellent. The evening was temperate and the views were simply amazing. The guitarist/vocalist was very fine, but I would have preferred a little less volume so we could converse more easily. Go and enjoy!
A lovely way to spend an evening.
Freda_K, Oct 2022
What a wonderful way to spend an evening. The crew was very efficient about getting us on board and seated. This is very important cause it sets up the mood for the rest of the evening. The food was very tasty and plentiful. The staff were very helpful and accommodating to myself and the various guests. Finally the entertainer had a terrific voice and played well with the audience, especially the group who knew all the songs and sang along and even provided backup. It was lovely. And, oh yes, the views of London along the Thames were beautiful. I would highly recommend it.
Good food and it was a...
Mike_H, Oct 2022
Good food and it was a very enjoyable cruise. Got to see the sights along the Thames lit up at night very pretty.
Great way to start my London adventure!
Anonymous, Sep 2022
Just arrived in London and went on this cruise straight from the airport due to late plane They were so gracious to take the luggage. I was hungry and the meal did not disappoint. Excellent service, friendly staff and wonderful entertainment. Highly recommend!
Book it!
Rebecca_E, Aug 2022
Booked for my husbands 50th birthday with friends. Was a lovely evening and the food was delicious. The female singer was very good and at the end of the night people were up dancing or on top of the boat taking in London at night!
Fantastic cruise
Trevor_P, Aug 2022
The meal was amazing as was the entertainment, would highly recommend. The experience of going from daylight through the sunset, then seeing London lit up at night was fantastic
Traveled to London to...
Christine_B, Aug 2022
Traveled to London to celebrate my son’s birthday. They gave us a wonderful table up front and enjoyed the live music first hand. A beautiful evening with simply terrific views.
Phillip_W, Aug 2022
Quality of food surprised us … it was great. Service was good as well Highly recommend this for anyone visiting London
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This was a perfect start...
Tara_D, Jul 2022
This was a perfect start to our trip. The food was great however I didn't like the appetizer which was some sort of salmon puree. This was followed by tomato soup then a dinner consisting of chicken, potatoes, and vegetables. Seeing London from the top of the boat at sunset was amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to see the city at night!
AmintaKilawanNarine, Jul 2022
We loved every minute of this dinner cruise. We were a little annoyed that despite our request for a window seat, we didn't get one, but the entire experience made up for it and we also realized that seats were limited given a fully booked cruise. Plus most guests didn't realize they could go upstairs to view the sites so we had the entire upper level almost entirely to ourselves! We were greeted with glasses of champagne and the meal was average - not superb, but still tasty. The live singer was wonderful and we were among the first to get up and dance. The cruise passed by all the major attractions as promised. We had a great time. Our cruise left when it was still bright out but also included the sunset and the dark so we got to see the city in so many different elements.
Poor start, but finished well.
Jess_A, Jul 2022
The boat was an hour late to arrive for boarding. No explanation given. The food was presented very nicely, but the shrimp-flavored mousse appetizer (or whatever it was) was, well, not something I think I’ve ever tried, nor ever will again….such a weird combination of flavor and texture. Chicken was good, though, as were the potatoes. The chocolate/vanilla layered cake for dessert was tasty. Like any British establishment: if you want ice, ask for it…in a separate cup. They’ll bring it to you. Waitress somewhat glared at my wife when she asked her for iced tea (oh, the horror!….at least we didn’t throw it overboard like it was done in Boston once long ago….). Just know, if you are American from the south, you can’t get iced tea in London if your life depended on it! The waitress was also very soft spoken, which was made more difficult to understand as she was trying to talk without showing her large tongue stud…. The singer during the dinner could have turned down the volume a bit. Speakers were blaring so loudly I couldn’t hear my wife sitting next to me or sons across the table. Songs sung were old cover songs from the 70’s and 80’s….. Riding on the rooftop seats after dinner after sunset was very nice. Great views of all the landmarks and lit-up buildings. This made up for the earlier shortcomings.
Perfect evening!
Richard_K, Jul 2022
Great way to relax & enjoy the London sights. We had perfect weather for our experience. Staff was attentive & efficient.


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