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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the River Thames. Glide past some of London's most spectacular landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as you cruise from the center of London to the Thames River barrier and back.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place. 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.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice.
- Boarding begins 20 minutes before departure time
- Most travelers can participate
- To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, all dining cruises with entertainment are subject to slight alterations to provide the safest possible experience
- 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


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: City Cruises Westminster Pier, Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

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

Pass By: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

Pass by Tower Pier where you will be able to almost touch the Tower of London

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory

Pass By: Canary Wharf, London England

Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich

Pass By: The Shard 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG England

As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform

Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.

Pass By: SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall Westminster Bridge Road County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages

Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Catch the peak of the St Paul's Cathedral dome where it will stand out from the rest of London's Skyline


Departure point:

Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Departure time:

7:45 PM


3 hours



Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Benjamin R

Incredible experience, we really loved it, it was a perfect moment to celebrate a birthday !

All the staff were very nice and accomodating.
They were able to do a little extra for the birthday !

Entertainment was well done with a good singer lady, and a bit of dancing at the end is perfect to start a party night !

The food was good quality and very tasty !
To be honest one bad point was the main meal chicken which was too dry for me.
But I really loved the starter, entrance and dessert, which are enough.
The drinks were well chosen and adequate with the food.

The views of London by night were captivating for me, Tower Bridge is definitely a nice on ;)

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Heather A

This cruise was amazing. Good good, excellent service and the ambiance was over the top ! I would definitely recommend this cruise

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Yvonne P

I had a day to myself before family arrived. I decided to take this tour. The food was delicious, the service was on point and the entertainment was amusing.

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This was well run and a fun evening. It was our first night in London. The food was better than I would expect on this type of tour.

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Charles B

Much better than we expected. It was quite lively and superb service. Food was not the best, but in these dinner cruises, no one expects a gourmet dinner. The atmosphere and the view at night on the river was all worth it!

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Rita S

We went on this tour to try something different during our 4th visit in London. The cruise in the evening was beautiful, seeing London lit up from the Thames. Food and service was excellent and enjoyed our evening dancing to popular songs and admiring the view from the boat deck.

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Juan W

The food was great, they had a good atmosphere and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. Would definitely recommend.

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John S

Very good entertainment. First course was very good. Wine not so good. I think it'd be good if they had signs at the Pier showing people where to board. We arrived early but couldn't find where to board. We walked to the other end of the pier , in the wrong direction (which was under construction). Finally, we saw another couple who saw we were lost and guided us in the right direction! Otherwise, we'd have missed it again!

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Michael G

A short brief at the start on how the cruise works (like ordering drinks etc.) would be helpful. Wait staff were generally too busy to give you a second look all night, they should leave the clean up till the end and worry about the passengers, might actually make some money selling drinks if you asked. Also didn't appreciate coming back downstairs and finding my wine glass gone and replaced with water.
Food was average; entree was a bit controversial / strong considering there's only one choice, chicken was dry and tasteless for the main. A plain bit of chicken covered in sauce isn't very good.
The entertainment was disappointing. Singer was good but she just stood still up the front and sang, hardly what I'd call a 'showboat' performance. And my god, please buy a decibel meter to regulate the experience and cover yourselves from a lawsuit - the singer was far too loud. You are absolutely exposing people to what would be classified as an 'Amber' noise hazard zone in Australia. I saw at least two other passengers physically blocking their ears as well as my partner.
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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Brett M

We had a fantastic trip and even though the tide was low, we still had a great time, however at the end of the night, we got our bill for additional drinks purchased which came to 29 lbs. We pay it, and then get back to the US and notice an additional charge of over 100$ Us dollars to our AMEX. We have been trying to work with the company, but even after showing we paid 253$ for three people, and a copy of our AMEX bill that shows both the 29lbs and a little over 100$ charged, the company said there is nothing they can do without the original receipt which is total BS. I would like to be contacted about this matter and will continue to leave reviews until this matter is resolved.


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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Enjoy a evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the River Thames. Glide past some of London's most spectacular landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as you cruise from the center of London to the Thames River barrier and back.

From USD


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