There is no better way to see London by day, than on the London Afternoon Tea Cruise.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a 1hr 30min cruise along the River Thames, past some of London’s most famous sights, with  commentary.

A traditional afternoon tea will be served to your table and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Packages Packages

This is a great way to see London by day.

As we sail from Tower Pier, sit back and relax as we take you on a journey with commentary past all the famous sights along the River Thames - Tower Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye.

With large panoramic windows, you'll have a great view as you tuck into a traditional afternoon tea.

  • Non-Window
    • 1hr 30min Thames River Cruise
    • Selection of Sandwiches, Mini Pastries & Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
    • Tea and Coffee
    • Commentary
  • Window
    • 1hr 30min Thames River Cruise
    • Selection of Sandwiches, Mini Pastries & Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
    • Tea and Coffee
    • Commentary
    • Guaranteed Window Table
    • Seats 2 people Only
Boat Boat

Most of the tables are located in the middle of the floor space and close to each other, with each table (or pair of tables) seating four people. Aisles separate them from the window tables, which seat two people only.

There is a fully licensed bar on-board.

There is a large open-top deck, where you can take in the 360 degree views of London's riverside landmarks.

Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.

Schedule Schedule

The cruise runs to a very strict timetable and unfortunately we cannot wait for any late arrivals.

It is your responsibility to arrive at the pier in plenty of time for your cruise to avoid any disappointment.

Please be advised that once the boat departs, it cannot return to the pier to collect passengers, and refunds will not be offered in such circumstances.

  • 15.15 Boarding at Tower Pier
    15.30 Prompt Departure
    17.00 Return to Tower Pier
Location Location

Tower Pier, London, EC3N 4DT


Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, just click on the down arrow to reveal the answer.

Our Thames Dinner Cruise team are on hand if you require any further information or need help with booking - please call us on 0203 551 3942, phone lines are open Monday - Friday between 09.00 - 17.30.

  • Cancellation Policy
    Once booked we are unable to cancel or refund your cruise, however we can amend the date within the below notice periods:

    01 - 10 guests - 5 working days
    11 - 20 guests - 16 working days
    21 - 55 guests - 30 working days
    56+ guests - 60 working days

    This includes any cancelations/suspended cruises due to COVID-19; No refunds, rescheduling of date only.

    We reserve the right to substitute another Boat and, if necessary, for reasons beyond our reasonable control, to cancel or amend the booking in any way, but we will not in such circumstances be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses whatsoever incurred by you due to such substitution, or cancellation or amendment.
  • Dress Code
  • Accessibility
    No fully wheel chair accessible, if they can get out of the wheel chair it is ok - Not all of our vessels have been designed or adapted for passengers in wheelchairs. If you intend to travel on a vessel which has not been so designed or adapted, you must satisfy yourself as to its suitability before embarking. When travelling on any vessel not adapted for wheelchair access, if you use a wheelchair you must bring enough helpers to enable you to make your journey safely including getting on board the vessel and leaving it at your destination. Even on vessels designed or adapted for wheelchair access it may not be possible for you to sit in a wheelchair at a table and, for reasons of safety, you may be asked to move from your wheelchair into a fixed seat, in which case the wheelchair will be stowed in a safe place. Under no circumstances must wheelchairs obstruct any access to safety and lifesaving equipment, gangways, stairs or passageways.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is permitted on the top deck in the open area.
  • Child Policy
    Up to 12 years - Child Ticket
  • Inclement Weather
    The Cruises operate regardless of the weather unless in conditions of poor visibility. The Captain will make the decision on the day if the cruise will not operate. You will be informed of your options on the day if this affects you. Our vessels are closed in so you will not be affected by wind, snow or rain.
  • How to Book
    To book; please click the “BUY NOW” button on your preferred package and follow the online booking process.

    Full payment is required at the time of booking.

    Once you have completed the booking process you will receive an automated booking summary via email.

    You will receive your Boarding Confirmation in a separate email. Your booking is not confirmed until you receive your Boarding Confirmation which will specify the boarding times and pier location and will need to be shown on arrival at the boat.

    Boarding Confirmation will be sent within 72 hours of making the booking Monday - Friday. Bookings made over the weekend and bank holidays will receive the Boarding Confirmation on the next working day.

    Your boarding confirmation will state the schedule and pier location.

    Please check your boarding confirmation carefully and inform us immediately if anything is incorrect.

    You will need to take your boarding confirmation and present it on arrival at the pier in exchange for your boarding pass.