A Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in London.

London is a busy city and can be daunting for even the most experienced traveller.

As we enter the Summer months, the hustle and bustle of our great Capital can also be overwhelming.


Our Thames Dinner Cruise ‘Afternoon Tea Cruises’ in London provide a refreshing alternative to the traditional River Thames sightseeing trips.

Take a seat on-board the well-appointed ‘Glass Room’; a specially designed restaurant boat that is fully air-conditioned for your comfort.


Put down those shopping bags and pour yourself a “proper” cup of English tea.

Relax as we sail through the heart of London taking in those Great British sights whilst enjoying a selection of dainty sandwiches, pastries and scones.

Cream then jam, or jam then cream? Join the age-old debate…

Packages Packages

Escape the crowds for an relaxing afternoon filled with tea and treats, whilst sailing along the River Thames.

We have 2 different Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise packages available:
- Classic
- Premier *Best Seats means the best views of the River

  • Premier
    • 75 minute Thames River Cruise
    • Best Seats*
    • Glass of Champagne
    • Selection of Sandwiches, Pastries, Cakes
    • Assortment of Teas and Coffee
    • Solo Pianist
  • Classic
    • 75 minute Thames River Cruise
    • Selection of Sandwiches, Pastries, Cakes
    • Assortment of Teas and Coffee
    • Solo Pianist
Boat Boat

The Glass Room (aka Symphony) River Restaurant Boat plays host to the Thames Afternoon Tea Cruises.

An unusual and unique vessel with an all-glass structure provides guests with uninterrupted views of London’s most iconic River Thames sights.

The sleek and modern furnishings, and open plan layout create a bright and spacious atmosphere and provide an elegant yet relaxed dining experience.

Glass Room
Private Tables for 2 - 12 guests.

Overall Boat Capacity - 200 guests.
River Room
Occasionally, the cruise may take place on-board the River Room.
Schedule Schedule

Our Thames Afternoon Tea Cruises run 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.

We recommend that you arrive no later than fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled boarding time to ensure that you have checked in at reception and are ready to board.

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.

  • Sailing Sunday
    16.15 Boarding at Embankment Pier
    16.30 Prompt Departure
    17.45 Return to Embankment Pier
  • Sailing Wed - Sat
    15.15 Boarding at Embankment Pier
    15.30 Prompt Departure
    16.45 Return to Embankment Pier
Location Location

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU

The nearest Tube Station is Embankment which is located directly across the road from Embankment Pier.


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
    1 – 7 guests We require at least 3 working days notice in order to offer a full refund.
    8 – 20 guests We require at least 8 working days notice in order to offer a full refund.
    21 + guests We require at least 15 working days notice in order to offer a full refund.

    Cancellations received less than the above stated period will incur 100% cancellation fee.
    No refund will be offered for cancellations which fall outside the stipulated notice period.

    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
    The dress code is Smart Casual.

    Sports and leisurewear are discouraged and entry to the vessel is at our discretion.

    We reserve the right to refuse boarding based on inappropriate dress and refunds will not be offered under such circumstances.
  • Accessibility
    We request that you inform us of special needs or disabilities at the time of booking in order for us to meet any personal requirements.

    Step-free access is offered from Embankment Pier onto the vessel. Guests with mobility issues may be accommodated at easily accessible tables and additional space may be providing for seeing- eye and hearing guide dogs.

    Bathrooms may be accessed via stairs and no lift is available.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is permitted on designated outside areas only.
  • Child Policy
    Children under the age of 3 are not permitted on-board. (including babies in prams or slings)

    Prams, bassinets and push chairs are not permitted on the vessels and high chairs are not available.

    Child prices are available for those aged 3 – 12yrs.
  • Weather
    The Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise 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 a Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise please either click the “BUY NOW” button on your preferred package and follow the online booking process or call our reservations team on 0203 551 3942 (open Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.30).

    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.

    A boarding confirmation will follow within 48 hours (Monday – Friday) or the next working day if made over the weekend and bank holidays.

    Your booking is not confirmed until you receive your boarding confirmation.

    Your boarding confirmation will state the boat name, schedule and pier location.

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

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