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 Afternoon Tea Cruises in London provide a refreshing alternative to the traditional River Thames sightseeing trips.

Take a seat on-board 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 sandwiches, pastries and scones.

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

Packages Packages

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

We have 2 different packages available:
- Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise
- Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise with Fizz

  • Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise
    Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise
    • 2hr Thames River Cruise
    • Traditional afternoon tea
    • selection of loose-leaf tea
    • Live music
  • Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise with Fizz
    Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise with Fizz
    • 2hr Thames River Cruise
    • A glass of Brut or Pink Champagne
    • Traditional afternoon tea
    • selection of loose-leaf tea
    • Live music
Schedule Schedule

Our Thames Afternoon Tea 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.

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 Time
    14.00Boarding at Embankment Pier
    14.30Prompt Departure
    16.30Return 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 – 19 guests; We require at least 3 working days notice for any cancellations, changes or amendments

    20 or more guests; We require at least 10 working days notice for any cancellations, changes or amendments

    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.

    Any changes or amendments will incur a £10 admin fee PLUS any refunds due will incur a 5% refund fee.

    Refunds can take 5-7 working days to show back into the account.
    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
    Smart Casual.

    A smart casual dress code is the norm, however, please feel free to dress for your occasion whether you are celebrating or just heading out for a fabulous meal on the Thames.

    We would advise against flip-flops, leisurewear and ripped jeans.
  • 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 and hearing guide dogs.

    Disabled toilet available.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is permitted on designated outside areas only.
  • Child Policy
    Children under 3yrs are not permitted onboard.

    Prams, bassinets and push chairs are not permitted on our vessels however high chairs are available.
  • Inclement 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 24 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.