London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Boarding time: 3:15pm, Departure time: 3:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Bateaux London, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2AB, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience London's delicious side with Bateaux London as it combines fresh and delicious food that is prepared and cooked on board, unique views of London and live entertainment. Enjoy a delightful English afternoon tea as you sail by London's world-famous sights on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Thames River, with the addition of live solo pianist, creating a relaxing ambiance. Board your luxury vessel and gaze at passing landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of parliament, The shard and Tower of london as you savor everything from dainty sandwiches and cakes to scones smothered in clotted cream and preserves, all complemented by freshly brewed tea and coffee from the pot.


  • Relaxing experience 
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Here is how London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise takes you on a journey -

Make your own way to the Embankment Pier in central London and board your comfortable sightseeing cruise boat. Then, settle at your white linen-covered table in the interior cabin, and enjoy the views through the picture windows as your boat follows a round-trip route along the Thames River.

Stay inside or head for the upper observation deck with your camera as you glide past a roll call of London landmarks. Absorb views of the Houses of parliament and the London eye, drift by the Tower of london, and admire the aptly-named Gherkin building, St paul|s cathedral s Cathedral and soaring glass spire of The shardcity's newest architectural icon.

As you cruise, enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea set to soft piano music from the resident pianist. Savor freshly cut finger sandwiches, exquisite cakes, and fluffy scones served with dollops of Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserves, all arranged on dainty cake stands and accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee, fresh from the pot.

Just remember to crook your little finger in true English aristocratic style as you lift your cup! (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)

After your 1.5-hour cruise, enjoy the stunning views of London from the water as your boat arrives back at its starting point. Your tour ends as you step back ashore.


Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

- Freshly cut finger sandwiches:
• Smoked salmon, cream cheese and horseradish
• Cheddar cheese and cucumber
• Ham and mustard mayonnaise Scones and cakes
• Fluffy English scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve
• Selection of traditional English cakes and mini pastriesTea and coffee:
• Selection of high-quality teas and Fairtrade coffees

(Products may contain nuts or traces of nuts)


1.5-hour cruise

Entry/Admission - Thames River

Live entertainment from a pianist

Afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas and coffees



Onboard commentary

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Dress code is smart casual.

Seat allocation is according to your booking.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

This experience requires good weather. If it's canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it's canceled because the minimum number isn't met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Dec-2019

    This was a nice little cruise with good tea and pretty views through the windows. The windows are huge and clean but, I thought there was an upper deck. My fault for not confirming. Definitely worth experiencing once.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    We enjoyed this very much. The live piano music was soothing and appropriate. The tea and treats were tasty. Service could be a bit more attentive, but the excursion overall was very enjoyable.

  • 10-Oct-2019

    This was such a treat! Service was professional and charming. We highly recommend this tour when visiting London.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Good trip on the Thames, on a beautiful windowed boat.
    Good choice of teas and little scones and sandwiches

  • 13-Sep-2019

    Spent a lovely hour and a half cruising up and down the Thames seeing a completely different view of everything. The afternoon tea was tasty, champagne a must and excellent service. The piano player was excellent too and added to the ambience.

  • 08-Aug-2019

    We enjoyed riding up the Thames River Cruise. The tea and scones were a nice touch and delicious too. We had an amazing time. Thank You!

  • 22-Jul-2019

    It was very enjoyable. You must gove yourself enough time to figure out where the pier is located if you are trying to get there on your own.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We had a great time on this tour. Food, beverages and service was wonderful. Gave it a four only because our window was very dirty by our table and it completely distorted the views when other windows close by were obviously cleaner than ours. Also, air conditioning did not reach all areas equally on the boat and we toured on a hot, sunny day. Recommend going outside on the decks when done eating. Beautiful views if the city.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very elegant yet comfortable environment. The pianist played delightful tunes. The food and tea was well presented and delicious and the service was prompt and attentive.
    We loved being escorted onto the boat to our table rather then everyone walking on and finding their assigned seats. Was well done and a must do if you're ever in London.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Everything was done very well. Food was good and the cruise was nice. Nice views cruising down the river.

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