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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal
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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

By City Cruises
About
A Thames River sightseeing cruise is a must when visiting London. With a delicious 2-course lunch included and a licensed bar on board, this is one where you can really relax, sit back, and watch the world go by. See the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and so much more as you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster and back again.
from
S$80.25
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 2-99, max of 60 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Cruise through London on a round trip between Tower Pier and Westminster
  • See top London attractions including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Savor a delicious 2-course lunch—vegetarian options available
  • Choose to purchase drinks at the licensed onboard bar, if you wish

  • River Thames cruise
  • 2 Course Lunch
  • Live or recorded commentary
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks

Board your craft at Tower Pier and sit back as panoramic views of one of the world’s great shorelines drift past. See the Tower of London, the 95-story Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the mighty London Eye. Cast your eye over the tourists on the South Bank, and capture shots of the Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before you turn around. Tuck into your sumptuous lunch which includes an entrée and dessert with coffee and tea—feel free to purchase wine, beer, or other beverages from the licensed onboard bar. Stroll the outside deck as your cruise returns to base.

Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK Located a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station. Please go directly to the boarding gate.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3542LUNCHCRU

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; if you require this, or have any other dietary needs, make a note in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please contact us after booking.
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

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

Which attractions will I visit with Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
How much is Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal price starts from S$81.12. Discover and book Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal on Tripadvisor
What is the Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal cancellation policy?
Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal is hosted by City Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3542LUNCHCRU

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
    Located a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station. Please go directly to the boarding gate.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tower of London
    Houses of Parliament
    Big Ben
    London Eye
    The View from The Shard
    Canary Wharf
    Tower Bridge
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    HMS Belfast
    Thames River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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City Cruises
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London, England

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  • 391annettem
    391annettem
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    Convenient trip to Greenwich but no commentary
    Positives-quick transport to Greenwich with 2 minute walk to Cutty Sark. Sandwiches and some beverages available for purchase. Negatives-smell of exhaust, no commentary that we could hear.
  • BeachBumGuy_9
    BeachBumGuy_9
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    Excellent—Great time
    Excellent time today! Our guide onboard, Jamie, couldn’t have been better! He was knowledgeable, great information and excellent personality! Great job! Remember folks, gratuity isn’t included in your tour price. Show a little love and be sure to give a tip when warranted!
  • christinebH1450YG
    christinebH1450YG
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    Lovely river cruise
    We had a lovely cruise up the river Thames with afternoon tea. All the staff were very attentive and the commentary was interesting.
  • wherewegoin
    wherewegoin
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    Relaxing cruise down the Thames
    This was a good cruise. We sat on the top floor because it was a clear warm evening. It was fun seeing everything lit up. We were very impressed with the champagne to start, followed up by some tasty and fancy snacks/h'ordeurves. Staff was very friendly. The only thing we did not like was that there was no commentary and we had expected commentary to tell us what we were seeing.
  • AmilyT4
    AmilyT4
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    Great tour!
    Great experience! Very good option for family with kids, after a long day of walk touring around the city, or even on raining days!. The captain was funny, and all staffs, especially Zahra was awesome! Highly recommend!
  • Excursion200069
    Excursion200069
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    TOTAL SCAM
    I reserved a london dinner cruise for 4 people and paid $590 and tried to cancel the day after I reserved and was within the 4 days of free cancellations and was impossible to do that . Showed up to the cruise and it was a crazy sight w over 300 people trying to find their cruise and never find the cruise I signed up for . Tried to call them and don’t have a phone to call. Went online and can’t find any live person to talk to . BBE AWARE . They have a robot answering questions . Going to stop my credit card payment and file a complaint with a lawyer .Total Scam once you pay them .
  • Trip124282
    Trip124282
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    Great tour but be weary of purchasing drinks via the QR App!!!
    Trip itself was really good and the guide was fantastic who made the trip down the Thames enjoyable with his humour and facts about the landmarks. However, future customers please beware when purchasing food and drinks while on the tour. As a family we decided to order some drinks via their QR code which is plastered over the seats. To cut a long story short we unfortunately didn’t receive the items we ordered due to a mix up with bar staff and the fact that they were extremely busy. These things happen and the staff apologised and said they would have to speak to head office to arrange a refund…. Understandable. However, now after around 21 days and being past from pillar to post by the company and multiple emails they are still yet to refund. This is after City Cruises firstly stated technical difficulties and then that they had refunded the monies but there was issues with the bank. I cannot fathom, how difficult a simple refund can be and take so long. Customer services have been atrocious and quite unhelpful.
  • carlarU9498MT
    carlarU9498MT
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    City Cruise Tour
    Friendly and accommodating staff! Thank you, Zahra M, for helping me while on the tour and for your incredible customer service!!! This was the perfect activity to do since it was raining, there were plenty of options for drinks and snacks on board :)
  • peparker
    peparker
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    Great sights but no live commentary.
    A lovely way to see some London sights BUT very disappointed there was no LIVE commentary AS MENTIONED IN THE DESCRIPTION. Live commentary was a major reason we booked this trip. We travelled from Westminster to Greenwich and had got as far as Tower Bridge by the time we got the correct app downloaded and found the correct commentary. Four of us had to listen to one phone. What would the noise have been like if the boat had been full???? People need to know to download the commentary app beforehand and to bring headphones!
  • ladylodger
    ladylodger
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    Not worth the cost
    It was starting to drizzle rain when we arrived. We asked about the ferry at a neighboring kiosk. It went on nearly the same part of the river and discovered that it was £4 cheaper. However, we decided to go on the cruise since the ticket seller at City Cruises told us there would be a commentary, so we thought we’d learn about the lankmarks along the river. After the trip started, we asked about the commentary and were told there was none because of the rain. Because of the rain, we couldn’t see very well, but there were many tall buildings that stood out. I wonder what they were since no one told us anything!
  • Eaton_Out
    Eaton_Out
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    Enjoyable way to see London from the waterfront
    After touring Westminster Abby we walked two blocks to the Westminster Pier and took the City Cruise back to the Tower Bridge Pier near our hotel. Much fun and the crew announcer was very informative.
  • Flyer51787086086
    Flyer51787086086
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    Nice night on the water
    Our dinner river cruise was pleasant. It wasn’t a dynamic night or a bust. The food was nicely presented, (not sure the salmon mousse was universally well received.) The temperature outside was perfect to step outside to catch the sights of London and we returned in just under three hours time, as advertised. Would I recommend this? Sure, if you want a way to see more of the city than you could on a normal night. But once a trip should be enough.
  • L5916SRdavidf
    L5916SRdavidf
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    All good but not 100%
    Once on the boat we were treated to a professional crewe with commentary and banter at the same time that makes for good learning for about special sites on the bank side. The only let down is the pier staff and signage with many of us running around to find the correct boarding points.
  • AmandaYorkGymanda
    AmandaYorkGymanda
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    AVOID! Long waits and lies.
    I'm appalled. Purchased a 'hop on / off' ticket as needed to de-stress, being a Londoner. Took the last boat @ 17:50 from Greenwich and was kicked off at Tower pier and told to wait half an hour for the next boat to Westminster. I decided to go home instead and try again the next day as the ticket is 24 hour. Next day I rushed from work on the tube from Canary Wharf to Westminster to catch the 16:00 boat. I arrived at 15:45 and there were two queues. I asked two different members of staff on which boat I would be and they said "the next one, in half an hour". What an absolute lie. I waited with so many others in the queue in the glaring sunshine... probably the last for this year... 1 hour and 10 minutes only to pootle across the river to the London Eye where we waited another 15 minutes only to sail for 15 down to Tower and be booted off. There was no boat to Greenwich. I am exhausted and upset. City Cruises, you need to 1. train your staff to tell the truth and 2. put something in your leaflets about your boats terminating at certain piers. Not professional at all.
  • Carol B
    Carol B
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    So nice!
    We had a wonderful experience on this attraction! The staff was pleasant and helpful. They tea and servings were all wonderful! It is quite a bit of food! All nice! The person giving the tour was funny and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this especially if you are short on time in London and wanted to do a tea-you do both a tour and tea at the same time.
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Robin H
Purley, UK281 contributions
Aug 2021
The customer service is an absolue joke . They never answer their phone & you cannot even leave a message as all their mail boxes are full .

They asked me for voucher numbers & codes after emailing me claiming they had spaces so I sent them the the required information .

Three days later someone called Tom emailed again to say they didn't have spaces ?

And yet I can still book for the requested day I have just checked again ??

Conclusion They Do Not want vouchers !!! The voucher providers should
dump such dishonourable providers who cause misery & don't appear to
worry too much about it .

The end result was I had to re-sort an 10 year olds birthday treat !

I will never set foot on any City Cruise Boat ever !
Written 2 August 2021
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Gwen2005
Sudbury, UK74 contributions
Jun 2021
We booked lunch cruise with City Cruises during a few days trip in London. It far exceeeded our expectations having done one several years ago with another company.
The weather was far too good not to at least give Cty Cruises a chance. The meal itself was really lovely and the boat comfortable and spacious. But what certainly made the cruise memorable was the crew. The waiting staff were so polite and helpful and Tom and Martin the pilot and guide were absolutely wonderful. No boring, recorded commentary, but lively and knowledgable information imparted in a way which just highlighted their own enthusiasm for their job and the City of London. A great time. Highly recommend.
Written 10 June 2021
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Irene B
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The cruise on the Thames River was great. The scenery is spectacular. We decided to include lunch because we wanted to save time and include both food and cruise in the same experience. Highly recommend this. It is very pricey (especially if you get a window seat - 70 pounds/pp). We upgraded to a windows seat and it was worth it. The food was good (the main was Chicken in a mushroom sauce and the dessert was delicious). One of us had a vegetarian option and it was okay. The service on a cruise was fairly good. The person, who provided background information about the sights when passing by on the Thames, was very good - he provided enough information (with good facts) without boring people.

Feedback on food: soft drinks were not included in the price and for the high cost per person that people pay for this experience, the soft drinks should have been included. Also, there was no selection of teas, only one type of tea. There should be a good variety of teas (after all we are in London and tea is the English specialty that should be part of the experience).

Thames Cruise is a great experience in London! I am just hoping that the price will improve (i.e. reduced).
Written 4 September 2023
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working4traveling
Stanwood, WA182 contributions
Sep 2022
We arrived 45 minutes early because we had read online that if you arrived early you could get a seat by the window. That was absolutely not true. When they started the boarding everybody rushed to the front only to be told that the seats were already pre-assigned. When we were seated I asked if we could get a window seat and he said they’re already all been reserved. I don’t know how that could happen. Unfortunately it rained the entire time. We were seated in the middle and the best part for us was the two people that joined us (instead of being an awkward experience with strangers) turned out to be a wonderful couple from the UK. The commentary was very difficult to hear and understand. That would’ve tainted our experience except for Lisa who was sitting across from me told me everything we were seeing. She also gave me wonderful sightseeing tips that we used after the cruise was over. The chicken, potatoes, vegetables, and especially the dessert were all very good. We enjoyed a cup of tea afterwards but would’ve liked to have had a complimentary beverage with our meal. We had an awkward moment at the end when my husband paid for the sodas in cash and the waiter disappeared for a while with the change. My husband had to seek him out to get it back.
Written 13 October 2022
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Hello working4traveling, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Lunch Cruise and we are glad you enjoyed your time on board! It's great to know you liked the food, but we state on our website you have to upgrade your booking for a window seat and that isn't always guaranteed and that our tables are close to other passengers. We will look into the speaker quality on board thank you for letting us know. Kind regards City Cruises
Written 19 October 2022
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Claudia H
Miami Gardens, FL7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My husband and I have been planning a trip to London for over a year. We finally made it there and we purchase the lunch tour because it gave us an opportunity to cruise the river Thames while getting a audio tour and food provided. As this is how it was advertised. Once we boarded we asked about the audio tour and they said they will begin giving the audio tour after the food is served. So we began our tour, the food was served and still no audio commentary. We spoke with the supervisor on board and he said that the PA system was not working. He Apologized and said there was nothing that he can do. So he gave us to email to contact city cruises directly once we got back home. We have reached out to them several times, and they do not want to give us any partial refunds. All they are offering is another cruise ( As if we go to London every week… hello we are in Miami Florida) This is probably the only time we were able to afford a trip abroad. We are just very disappointed at how they are handling the situation. This was no fault of ours. They have terrible customer service. I would purchase with another company is possible.
Written 7 March 2020
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Kelk C
Dover, England, United Kingdom137 contributions
May 2022
Highly recommended, a wonderful experience. We were greeted and shown to a table, all tables have great views. The waiting staff look after you well and are very professional serving lunch on a moving boat. The lunch is a set menu of chicken in a mushroom sauce, dauphinois potatoes and vegetables followed by mousse. You pay for drinks on top unless you have tap water. You are free to walk around the boat, and I do recommend going to the top deck after lunch and seeing the views from the deck. The commentary is brilliant, the gentleman is funny and informative, I learnt so much about London that I had never heard before. Great value, wonderful experience and professionally run.
Written 15 May 2022
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Hello Kelk C, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear how much you loved the lunch cruise! We are happy to know your cruise was smooth and efficient and you got to see London from a different view! Thanks again, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
Written 20 May 2022
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Sandraking
Luton, UK10 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Booked a 2 course lunch for my husbands birthday on the 1st April for the 15th April . Arrived at a cold wet millennium pier to be told by a different company that City cruises don't open until the 20th. Gutted. We paid out £46.25 in train fairs. London was pretty much still closed, so hard to enjoy the day. Went home gutted. Why was you selling cruises if you were not opening, sending tickets out a week before etc.
Written 15 April 2021
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Tracy-Garysadventure
28 contributions
Really good value for money, the food was really nice, we had daphoise potato chicken in a mushroom and tarragon sauce, followed by a chocolate and raspberry cake.We had a good tour of the Thames, The only problem was from the inside you could hear the informative information being played.
We were a little disappointed that we were unable to buy a hot drink, it only got served with lunch apparently, so they wouldn't sell us one.
There are toilets on the boat and you can go up stairs for a outside view.
Written 23 October 2021
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Dee
Hockley, UK5 contributions
This was a Christmas present from a friend. What a lovely time we had made even more special by the dry sunny spring weather.
The meal was nice chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce. An impressive looking coffee mouse with chocolate brownie made in the shape of a red velvet cushion topped with a gold chocolate crown.
The commentary was very informative and funny which finished the trip off well.
Really enjoyed it.
Written 17 April 2023
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Hello FarAway30875006151, Thank you for taking the time to write about your lunch cruise, we love hearing how much you enjoyed your time on board! Many thanks, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
Written 25 May 2023
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JasonVause
Stowmarket, UK144 contributions
Booked as a special birthday treat for my wife, with our young family. Booking was made on-line and credit card charged, so assumed naively that the booking was secure. We planned the rest of our weekend around this (eg timed visit to the Shard), so was both surprised and disappointed to receive an email several days later telling us that the requested date was no longer available. We were only offered alternative dates on weekdays (no use in school term time). We complained and have been told we can get the money back on the card, but nothing else offered and feel overall massively let down. Bookings still appear to be open for the exact time and date we had ‘booked’. It may be good for those who get to go on it on - but my advice would be buyer beware!
Written 7 September 2021
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