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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
  • Wine and dine while cruising past the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge
  • 4-course meal featuring gourmet British produce
  • Sparkling wine greeting and red or white wine served with dinner
  • Live cabaret show with music and dancing
Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine
Dinner
Choice of half bottle of red or white wine with your meal
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Departure Time

7:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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, served with your choice of a half-bottle of red or white wine.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises Westminster Pier
Board at Westminster Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Pass by Tower Pier where you will be able to almost touch the Tower of London
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
The Shard
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
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages
Pass By:  
St. Paul's Cathedral
Catch the peak of the St Paul's Cathedral dome where it will stand out from the rest of London's Skyline
Pass By:  
Thames River
  • 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
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Showboat 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
See all safety measures taken by The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.

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  • "The food was decent, not the best, but keeping in mind this is all on a boat, it was good." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Highly recommend
Darius_I
, Aug 2020
Highly recommended Fantastic big portion dinner ,lovely tasty meals you won’t be hungry after.. Good price for spirit drinks !!!! Much Better than previous dinner with river themes cruise.( too small dinner portions )
star-5
Amazing experience to do once !
Ben
, Mar 2020
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 ;)
star-2
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Michael
, Feb 2020
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.
star-3
Very good entertainment!
Camper02315252003
, Dec 2019
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!
star-5
Amazing dinner cruise !
heatherasaro8
, Nov 2019
This cruise was amazing. Good good, excellent service and the ambiance was over the top ! I would definitely recommend this cruise
star-1
Be careful about additional charges
bmesser1800
, Nov 2019
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.
star-5
Night experience
YPolanco1
, Oct 2019
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.
star-5
A lovely evening on Thames
Voyage9349
, Oct 2019
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.
star-5
Excellent
GrandTour26770034350
, Sep 2019
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!
star-5
Remarkable Experience
Rita S
, Sep 2019
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.

Product code: 3542SB

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