The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Greater London, United Kingdom

From US$95.35

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Free cancellation
Up to 4 days in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket


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

What's Included

  • Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or Soft drink
  • Dinner
  • Live performer and dancing till late
  • 3-hour dinner cruise of London
  • 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

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

London Eye (Pass By)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Canary Wharf (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

The Shard (Pass By)

SEA LIFE London Aquarium (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Thames River (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

Would recommend this for couples that enjoy an evening out.


921 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Average event
Adili_S, Sept 2023
The views were beautiful . The singer was great. Not a lot of time for dancing. The food was average .
Fantastic experience!
Lena_Y, Sept 2023
The beautiful lights along the river Thames. The food was excellent as well. My partner and I had a great time.
Grama & grandson on the River Themes
Patricia_R, Sept 2023
Beautiful sights as the lights of London came on. The singer was a fabulous and fun stylist and unexpected bonus. Servers were lovely.
A must do
gloria_w, Sept 2023
Good. The views and staff were excellent . It was thoroughly enjoyable for all ages. From the beginning appy to to dessert the food was great
Night river trip on Thames
Joan_N, Sept 2023
Great dinner and the river is beautiful at night. Great value and upper deck view of nighttime London hard to beat!
Cruise on the Themes and forget your worries. Nice!
DomandRose_T, Sept 2023
Lovely dinner tour on the Themes River. Staff was pleasant, food was surprisingly good and the drinks were priced reasonably. Entertainment (singer) was good and a nice touch. Would do it again. Well done!!
Fun times
Jerry_W, Sept 2023
Met some very nice couples. Entertainment was great. Even got to show off my dance moves. Good food and pod service.
Night on the Thames
Teresa_C, Sept 2023
Great way to spend an evening. Food was very good and staff very friendly and helpful. I would recommend it.
An enjoyable evening
Sandra_O, Sept 2023
The actual ride itself was smooth. London at night looks spectacular. The entertainment was good. The staff was friendly and professional. Overall my family and I enjoyed the evening experience!!!!
Thames Dinner Cruise is a must!
Kirsten_N, Sept 2023
I have always wanted to do a river cruise and this did not disappoint. Food, ambiance, views were all amazing! Highly recommended to see London from a different angle and to kick back and relax.
Thanks for the memories
Margarita_H, Sept 2023
It was our anniversary and we got to celebrate it with a wonderful dinner and see London at night. The staff and others on the cruise were friendly and celebrating the many birthdays and anniversaries! Thank you for the memories
The boat left early,...
Alissa_G, Sept 2023
The boat left early, leaving us behind. We arrived on time to find the boat had already left. We had purchased tickets, but they had already released the boat down the river when we arrived. The hostesses were packing up and said there wasn't anything they could do, the boat was gone. After asking a few questions (there were 3 of us) due to our disbelief at what had happened, I checked my phone clock and it was 7:49pm. We were probably there 5 or so minutes asking Qs and wondering out load what had happened, but like I said, the boat was already long gone. It was away from the dock before we got to the pier! Very upset - this ruined our last night in London, which was supposed to be very special. I bought these dinner cruise tickets for my parents and I to enjoy our last night of my mom's heritage trip to England. I don't know if my parents will be mobile for another trip outside the US in the future, so this was beyond disappointing, it was heartbreaking, especially to my mom.
Lunch cruise
Margaret_E, Sept 2023
Was delighted. Food and service superb. Highly recommended. Would definitely do this again. Many thanks to everyone xxx
poor service
Ted_S, Sept 2023
We set off from Westminster Pier but then dumped at the Tower of London Pier. Which left us struggling to get home
A Romantic Evening
John_M, Sept 2023
Great evening on The Thames. Enjoyed the food, the entertainment and the views of the city and Tower Bridge. Thanks to all.
NOT a “jazz dinner cruise”
MAARTEN_V, Sept 2023
The entertainment was extremely cheesy. Unbelievably bad. The food was poor (chicken cooked to sahara dryness), but then this is Britain. OTOH it was a very romantic setting, seeing the tower bridge lit up at night from the water was memorable.
Nice Experience
Arthur_F, Aug 2023
Meal was fine. Wish we had seen more of London during daylight hours. Would have been nice for someone to describe the buildings we were passing. Music was nice.
Wonderful experience
Rex_B, Aug 2023
Scene environment. Good price/value Entertainment was good and food was surprisingly good. Especially enjoyed the night cruise
Great Food and Dancing
Nathan_W, Aug 2023
The singer was really fun. The dinner was so yummy. As soon as dessert was done my wife and I got the dancing started and were joined very shortly by several other couples. If you like dancing, this is great! If not, it’s still a very nice dinner and good music.
Great out a few deceptions
Jeremy_B, Aug 2023
Great experience overall but the food contained gluten when we had specified a gluten free meal. I also thought there would be more than one man playing the guitare.

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