Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon. Why not gather a group of like-minded friends to enjoy a gentle cruise with a little cake? And if the mood takes you, perhaps a glass of something bubbly?
And when you've finished off your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the 360 degree views of London's riverside landmarks.
Perfect for relaxing after a little light shopping or just the journey up to town, or for entertaining family and friends.
The cruise departs daily from Tower Pier. The boat leaves at 15.30 (boarding at 15.15) from Tower Pier and returns to Tower pier at 17.00.
January: 23, 24, 25, 26, 31
February: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
January: 27, 30
January: 27, 29
*If a child from 0-4 years would like to have a seat and be served a meal, child rate will be charged.
** Window Seats face each other on a table for two. They are separated from other tables and cannot be put together to make up a bigger table.
***Book between 23rd December 2016 and 31st January 2017 to enjoy these offers. For travel between 4th January and 9th February 2017. All discounts are subject to availability.
You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to email@example.com.
During January, there are a number of strikes going ahead on the railway and public transport network in London that could have a significant effect on any travel plans you may have for making your way to and from our piers. To be certain about your route be sure to check your journey at www.tfl.gov.uk or and www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Nowhere near enough food.
Fantastic experience and hope to do it again
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Superb, delicious and great value for money afternoon tea
Nice spread and unlimited tea & coffee if there was a staff member nearby!
Good food and plenty of tea and coffee.
I ordered 4 tickets to celebrate my friend's birthday and we got only one tower with eating very little sa sadVery friendly service anyway happybut if you ordered separate tickets you will have just one tower of food very disappointed and let down my friends and family already do not we get back to you
Lovely way to have afternoon tea. Good value. Pims was excellent.
Great food service and friendly staff.
Asked for no fish seafood. Got fish and seafood
No particular comment It was nice
Very enjoyable but a few more sandwiches would not have gone a miss. Very good service with refreshing the tea
C'etait parfait !!!!!!!!!
Nice food and drink. Reasonably priced for London.
Plenty food and unlimited tea or coffee. Excellent!
Food needed work and to cater to specific tastes.
Our cruise was very good value for money.
nicely presented good quality
The service was great, the food offering was very good as well. Overall, a really fun, enjoyable experience.
Un tÃ© muy bien servido y riquÃsimmo todo!! Super recomendable!!
Vegetarian food was served on separates plates, there was a good selection
The tea was as expected and filling too.
The tea was good value, and nicely presented. The staff were helpful and friendly.
Servicio adecuado ..............................
The Afternoon Tea itself was very nice
Great selection and a vegetarian in our party was well catered for.
Would recommend this to friends and family
Excellent experience all round
Excellent, good range of food. The waiter brought more cream and jam as there wasn't enough at first
Heerlijke rondvaart op de Thames met koffie of thee Ã volontÃ©, heerlijke sandwiches, scones en Petits fours. Alles was even lekker en de bediening was zeer vriendelijk.
Had a lovely cruise, great service, lovely food, excellent value.
Deserts were really good and the service was great could improve on the quality of the sandwiches
Un grand moment pour traverser Londres avec une collation lÃ©gÃ¨re et dÃ©licieuse.
Enjoyable couple of hours spent with my wife with afternoon tea. Great way to spend an afternoon.
Positives Had a great afternoon with City Cruise! Afternoon tea was delicious, staff were friendly and welcoming. Also accommodating for a baby. My mum had the best 70th birthday treat. Left feeling happy and full. Negatives - service was a little slow for drinks
Loved the food - plus bottomless supples of tea!
Very good enjoyable.Good Pimms
Nicht empfehlenswert, Essen kam nach der HÃ¤lfte der Fahrt, Personal langsam und Interieur enttÃ¤uschend
Een aanrader: mooie uitzichten, leuke cruis en lekkere afternoo tea.
Highly recommend it lovely afternoon
Bought this as a present for my mum. It was lovely. The staff were very welcoming, polite and helpful. Would definitely recommend it!
Excellent value for money
The food was good but the sandwiches were all different than rather pair up so we had to half every bite. The free flowing coffee and tea were great. Staff walks around the with bottles offering drinks as if they are complimentary and then results in ovber 5Â£ per drink which is not really pleasant.
lovely tea service, pleasant staff
... and the afternoon tea was great!
Was a little disappointed with refreshments. More choice of teas would have been greatly appreciated , way in which served could be updated. Plastic urns had seen better days !!!!
Very fresh and varied choices including vegetarian options. Lots of drink options and staff checking that everything ok.
Very nice afternoon tea. We ordered a jug of pimms which went well with the sandwiches and scones.
Very well presented would have liked to have a choice of sandwich filling as we didn't like all of them but that was just a personal choice. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Superb afternoon tea - one minor thing might be to have more 'child-friendly' options on the tea plate as my niece didn't like any of the sandwich choices.
Food was great and lots of it! The table next to us knocked theirs over and they'd eaten most of it but it was replaced in its entirety without hesitation ðŸ˜ƒ
Great food and excellent service. The timing of the tea service was perfect with the length of the cruise itself. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in London.
Excellent food and plenty of tea 'top ups'
Wonderful and special experience. My friend and I had a wonderful time celebrating a special occasion. We look forward to a repeat visit next Summer.
We had a great afternoon. The weather was beautiful, the tea was delicious and the views from the boat were really interesting
The afternoon tea was really nice and we'll presented. We were also regularly supplied with tea. My only reason I rate it good and not excellent is that we had no idea what we were eating so it would have been nice to have a list of what everything was.
The Afternoon Tea was excellent
Where do I begin. Well, they didn't serve tea on the Afternoon Tea cruise. a full 30 minutes into the cruise we were offered no beverages. No tea. No water. No champagne. No wine. Nothing. Finally, someone came and offered coffee. When I declined, I didn't see another person for 10 more minutes. Once I complained it was explained to me that the tea maker wasn't working properly and they couldn't heat the water. I finally was given a glass of wine (for which I was surprisingly billed). Eventually we were served tea. By then the snacks had been mostly consumed making the continuity of the experience unbalanced. To make matters worse, there was a completely unruly child running around and screaming and sliding across the floor throughout the cruise. No one from the staff ever once approached the family and asked them to control their child (around 3 years old). It is not my job as a paying customer to chastise another customer about their behavior. It is the job of the staff to ensure the comfort of all of their customers.I think had these few things been corrected this would have been an incredible experience and I would have recommended the cruise highly. Instead, I was very dissappointed and would like my poor experience acknowledged. Furthermore, I have videotape of some of what I saw and experienced if anyone from City Cruises would like to discuss with me.
Our Afternoon Tea was absolutely beautiful and wonderful! They gave special attention to your needs. MY partner was a little hesitant about going to a tea, but soon realized that it was actually fun. We certainly enjoyed every minute of the tea and boat ride.
The food we brilliant cannot fault it
Service was ok
The afternoon tea was poor quality. There was no real choice of te type and the scones were poorly made.
Afternoon tea was excellent.... Thank you..,
Enjoyable couple of hours. Very nice afternoon tea. Non stop tea and coffee. Good value.
Tea and cruise were also excellent.
Excellent value for money. It would be good if the boat went towards canary wharf first whilst having afternoon tea so when sat up on the top it was whilst seeing city sights
A beautiful selection of cakes and sandwiches. Unlimited tea or coffee. Drinks purchased from the bar were not overly expensive (for London).
Friendly clean and definitely worth the price!
Really relaxing and informative
The tea was lovely. There was not sufficient cream but we were given more when we asked.
First time in London, what a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with the mammy. Rosie from Eire ðŸ‘ðŸ»
Had a great time and the guy who did the commentary was cool as he had a sense of humour.
Plentiful, tasty and beautifully served
Lovely afternoon tea but as we sat in the middle tables the water forgot about us and we had to ask if we wanted more tea but other tables got asked
Good quality, polite and efficient service.
Delightful food, really enjoyed the tea refills and delicious cakes
The afternoon tea was good but a few more sandwiches wouldnt have gone a miss.
The quality and service of the afternoon tea was indeed excellent. Staff around all the time to ask whether you need refills of tea/coffee, and all the staff were extremely efficient, polite and professional. Well done.
Maybe more plain sandwiches that customers could add mustard or pickle too not a lot of choice otherwise if you don't like there selection.
Books for 4 saying by it was a special occasion. We were not assigned a special table. Was also so surprised to see that tea was served in a thermos and there were no choices of tea offered. This is Britain after all and the tea service should have been high class. The bread on the sandwiches was thick and somewhat stale. Not worth a tea cruise. Just a cruise would have probably been better for us.
Nice food, super service, whilst super views along gr8 he river
We had a great afternoon beautiful tea and great service
Very good service through out the journey.
too long, and it took us about 25 minutes to "park" and gett off, no explanation was given for the delay, other vassels that have arrived after us have already being parked
The bread for the sandwiches was a bit rubbish, but the fillings were good.
Great value. Plenty of food and lots of tea or coffee refills. Jug of pimms was lush!
Entertaining commentary, leisurely pace, it was very good. It was a bit hot on the day (which made me regret choosing a window seat) but that's not your fault.
Give a memorable experience, a cruise on the River Thames.