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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.
You'll start at
Westminster Pier
London SW1A 2JH, UK
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    City Cruises Westminster Pier
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    Board at Westminster Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time
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    Pass by London Eye
    Pass by Tower of London
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by Canary Wharf
    Pass by The Shard
    Pass by HMS Belfast
    Pass by SEA LIFE London Aquarium
    Pass by St. Paul's Cathedral
You'll return to the starting point
  • See more of London's illuminated attractions in less time from the water
  • Feast on four courses inspired by British classics and accompanied by wine 
  • Admire top London attractions such as the Shard and the London Eye
  • Listen to a live performance of cabaret songs from West End musicals
What to Expect
After making your own way to a departure pier in central London, board a sightseeing showboat and begin your cruise on the Thames River. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine in the lounge saloon; soak up views of London illuminated by night; and then settle into your seat at a dining table. As you cruise past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, feast on a 4-course meal featuring classic British dishes such as roasted chicken and smoked salmon. Following dinner, you have the opportunity to hit the dance floor and enjoy songs inspired by West End musicals. Your Thames River tour concludes after a substantial time on the water.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK
Departure Time
7:45 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine
  • Dinner - Delicious 4-course dinner
  • Choice of half bottle of red or white wine with your meal
  • Live singer performing songs from West End shows
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
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.
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Cruise on Thur. Fantastic, food good, entertainment good service, singer very good got every one up dancing including me ( I,am 79) Will go again Alan
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The river cruise was wonderful! Me & my teen daughter enjoyed it a lot!!! Food, music, dancing & wonderful view just a perfect dinner in London!
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The boat never showed up , no cancellation email ... nothing. Called Viator ( we’ve booked the tickets through them ), the operator at viator called the cruise company but got a voice mail , so she just helped us to cancel the reservation. Was very disappointing !
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Response from CityCruises, Customer Service at The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, we are very sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with us. May we ask you to send all the details of your cruise with date and time of departure to customercomments@citycruises.com? We take this matter very seriously and we would like to investigate it. Thank you!
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We really enjoyed it. The views are spectacular and I think a visit to London without seeing it at night is not a visit. The showboat made it possible. Food was lovely music was great, an overall successful and enjoyable evening
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Really good evening, very different view of London, the only disappointment was the food as there was no vegetarian option!!!! Surprising!
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By: City Cruises
Angie P
West Sussex, United Kingdom
City cruise with commentary
This was a birthday treat along with meal on the rs Hispaniola boat. Great day, the weather was kind. Trip down to
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Katie H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Special occasion for sisters birthday
Great way to see london by river. We paid for window seat and upon arrival they tried to sit us in what they
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Westminster to Greenwich
Enjoyed tour and live commentary. Good photo opportunities. Enjoyed Greenwich market roast chicken burrito and
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Best views.
I would 100% recommend this! I only wish the tour had covered a bit more of the river eg past the houses of
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Dinner cruise
Cruise on Thur. Fantastic, food good, entertainment good service, singer very good got every one up dancing
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London, United Kingdom
Excellant and good value for money
Highly recommended We were given a vouchers for the 2 course meal/river cruise and to be honest we didn’t have
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Irina P
New York City, New York
River Cruise
The river cruise was wonderful! Me & my teen daughter enjoyed it a lot!!! Food, music, dancing & wonderful view
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Cathy B
Saskatoon, Canada
Brilliant Vistas!
It was a clear day and the views were amazing. I’m afraid of heights and was okay with this experience. The
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Thames Jets Speedboat
We were given this experience as a Christmas present and we can truly recommend it. The staff are awesome and it’s
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Hounslow, United Kingdom
BIG Birthday Celebrations
Very easy to get to and prompt departure. Warm greeting by staff, very friendly and attentive. Excellent service
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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