London Thames River Lunch Cruise

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Boarding - 11:30am, Departing - 12:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Bateaux London, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, 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 a London-united-kingdom">London less ordinary on our recently refurbished vessel, Glass House, with interiors by Tom Dixon.
Bateaux london combines fresh and delicious food with unique views of London. The menus, are cooked and prepared on board, changing seasonally and carefully created by a talented and passionate cooking team with our Lunch menu offering Three courses. Bateaux london cruises are the ultimate way to experience the capital and see some of the citys most historic sites, such as the Houses of parliament, London eye and St. Pauls Cathedral. Escape London's hustle and bustle with a modern dining cruise experience.

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The sightseeing Bateaux london lunch cruise includes a two course menu, audio commentary and the stunning views of London. The luxury menus, cooked and prepared on board, are changed seasonally and carefully created by a talented and passionate cooking team. The lunch cruise offers fascinating insights into the citys rich history as well as stunning views of its most famous landmarks including the Houses of parliament, London eye and St. Pauls Cathedral.

With daily cruise departures from Embankment Pier, guests are offered a dedicated reception area, easy access to boats and cloakroom facilities, ensuring your cruise is a smooth and enjoyable experience


Sample Menu (subject to change at any time without notice):
Smoked and Poached Salmon Roulade, Pickled Cucumber
Main Course:
Chicken En Croute, Celeriac Mash, French Beans,Thyme Jus
Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Raspberry Coulis
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian option:
Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart
Main Course:
Root Vegetables En Croute, same accompaniments as main menu
Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea
Elite Lunch Menu:
Dietary Requirement: Vegetarian
Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart
Main Course:
Root Vegetables En Croute
Same accompaniments as main menu
Vanilla Pannacotta
Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea
Half a Bottle of Poeta Sauvignon Blanc Venezie or
Poeta Merlot Venezie
Half a Bottle of Mineral Water
Served with your meal


3 course lunch

Tea and coffee

1.5 hour River Thames cruise

Entry/Admission - Thames River



Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

Dress code is smart casual - no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Seat allocation is according to your booking, only on rare occasions will you be allocated shared seating with other guest.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    The food was disgusting and the service very poor. The boat was very clean and airy but it was spoilt by the food and service.

  • 20-Aug-2018

    We had a 9 hour layover in London on our way to Cape Town. Rather than stay all day in Heathrow airport, we took an 1 1/2 hour taxi to the Embarkment pier where we boarded for our river cruise. It would actually have been much faster to take the tube from LHR to the Embankment Pier underground station. This is exactly where the taxi let us off however, we did enjoy getting to see the various neighborhoods on the drive.
    Once on board, we had a very nice lunch while we gently floated down the Thames pass many of the important buildings and sites along the river. There was an explanation over the speaker system of what was coming up on our right or left. You can also go outside to the front for even better views. Our table was along the window which was glass from top to bottom for great views. Afterwards, we boarded our prearranged taxi back to LHR with plenty of time for security and boarding our plane.
    The only drawback was that the departure was 30 minutes later than stated on our Viator ticket. This caused some anxiety about returning to LHR.

  • 16-Jul-2018

    VERY HOT! hard to hear any explanation given

  • 19-Mar-2018

    Nice tour, good food. I fully recommend it!

  • 26-Oct-2017

    We are not visitors to our lovely country but have never actually been up the river Thames before. Were very disappointed as did not see any of the famous buildings - guess we went the wrong way for the Houses of Parliament and didn't get as far as the London Barrier. Did we really want to see all the modern glass structures!!! Or London Bridge painted blue - and not even a matching blue!!! The food was excellent, but would not recommend this trip to foreigners who would expect to see more of our historical buildings. A few small, original, pubs were pointed out - but not of any great interest. Visitors would probably be better off on the London Eye - but as I have not done this either then am not sure.

  • 06-Sep-2017

    A fantastic trip.The wine and food was excellent.A audio guide to the places of interest along the river bank was good

  • 02-Sep-2017

    This was a lovely cruise,, the food was excellent the staff were great Everything was very professional.

  • 24-Aug-2017

    The overall experience was ok, but the biggest complaint was that the boat was HOT and not ventilated very well - every other customer was fanning themselves with menus because they were so hot, and staff said there was nothing they could do. Even the drinks that were brought out were all room temperature, and we had to specifically ask for ice just to get a reprieve from the heat.

    The tour itself was decent, though it was very difficult to see what the pre-recorded audio recording was actually referencing, and there was no real life guide to ask questions to. The restaurant part was ok - the meals were good quality though small portions, but the service speed was very slow. Also the times provided by Viator were way off - they had us arrive an hour before the boat actually boarded, well ahead of the times that were actually posted by the tour operator when we got there.

  • 27-Mar-2017

    Really a memorable experience with a window seat, couldn't be better.

  • 28-Feb-2017

    This was one of the last items on my itinerary before leaving London and I was really looking forward to it. Upon arriving at the pier, they had a nice sitting area for you to wait before docking the boat. The dress code is smart and it was nice to see everyone really abiding by it. Made the experience feel really classy. The weather on this day was windy so the boat was rocky, which would have been fine because the boat travels so slow, but unfortunately it was also quite sunny on this day and the all glass boat became uncomfortably hot and stuffy. The mix of the rocking and the heat made the ride uncomfortable for me and others on the trip. The plus side was that the food was delicious!! The wait staff were all very polite and the pre-recorded tour guide speaks to you over the loud speaker and it is perfectly timed so that you can enjoy your meal while also enjoying the sights. I never felt rushed or like I was missing anything. I would suggest this tour to others but with the warning to wear proper layers so that you may be comfortable incase you are hot natured like I am. The company also offers dinner cruises, a Sunday jazz brunch and even afternoon tea on the same boat.

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