• Afternoon Tea on the river Thames

  • View of Tower Bridge

  • Traditional British Afternoon Tea

 

LONDON'S NO.1 AFTERNOON TEA ON THE THAMES

Why not see the best views in London while you tuck into tea, scones and all the trimmings of a traditional afternoon tea on the Thames?

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?

Your ticket includes:

  • A selection of sandwiches, traditional cakes, pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam
  • As much tea and coffee as you want
  • Live commentary


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.

Cruise Details

Departure

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.

 

Ticket Prices Afternoon Tea Cruise

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (13+) from
£32.00
 
Child (5-12)* from
£22.00
 
Infant (0-4)
£0.00
 
Window seat** from
£34.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£3.00
 

*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.

Tables

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.

Dietary requirements

 

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 info@citycruises.com.

Independent reviews by feefo
Afternoon Tea Cruise

  • 1 day ago

    ★★★★★

    semplice e veloce fatto da casa!


    5 days ago

    ★★★★★

    Very attentive service and lovely food


    6 days ago

    ★★★★

    One of the large windows at the front of the boat was frosted over and spoilt the view. This should be attended to as a priority, it gave the boat a poor image of not being maintained properly.


    1 week ago

    ★★★★★

    Very nice food and good value for money.


    2 weeks ago

    ★★

    My Mum enjoyed the boat trip, we were celebrating her 60th, but we felt the tea wasn't value for money. Both the quality and quantity of the food could be improved


    3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the quality and quantity for the money I paid


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Delicious sandwiches, scones and treats.


    3 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    Very good value for money and a great afternoon on the river.


    3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    The food was lovely......


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Nourriture parfaite et en suffisance


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    Good value a littl light on desserts and no clotted cream


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    It was great to combine afternoon tea with cruising the river. It wasn't the fanciest afternoon tea I've ever had (specifically tea and coffee were served from flasks) but the food was all delicious. The scones were suitably large, and there were lots of yummy little cakes. And event hough we weren't sat at the window, we still had marvellous views.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★

    More than adequate. Nicely served.


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Fresh scones and great selection of cakes and sandwiches


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service


    1 month ago

    Travel plans changed and the company refused to make any other accommodations. Surely we aren't the only ones who have plans change or delayed. They should have a better policy in place.


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Der Preis war auf jeden Fall gerechtfertigt. Toller Ausflug, schöne Bootsfahrt


    1 month ago

    ★★

    Nice scones, sandwiches a little dry. The little cakes were very naughty!


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    easy to book on line and print tickets


    1 month ago

    ★★

    Suggest to update your website so that it allows customer to apply coupon code. I ended up paying full price b/c I reserve online, instead of by phone. I tried to call by phone but i got hang up.


    1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Very good food, great selection


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Very Fun, my wife and kids liked the experience,


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely scones and afternoon sandwiches. Some petite desserts to go along with it. Tasted great, although I'd probably ask for a little more. But given the price, lovely, and enjoyed the constant cups of tea.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    wine was ok for a £20 bottle nicely served coffee was a bit stewed


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    The food was average I've had bettet


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The tea, sandwiches, and scones were great as were the views.


    2 months ago

    ★★

    Too much noise and the quality of the afternoon tea was not as expected. Quality too low.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Small portions but unlimited tea, so can't complain!


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Couldn't of asked for a nicer afternoon everything was lovely and fresh and very nicely presented thank you city cruise 😊


    2 months ago

    ★★

    Average food. The boat was nice and warm which was a bonus as it was a cold day.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    afternoon tea was very good , i think it was more than what they can offer in one and half hour


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant well worth the money


    2 months ago

    ★★

    Lacking on the food quantity as not enough to feed 10 people adequately when smaller tables around us appeared to have plenty of food


    2 months ago

    ★★

    As in previous question not up to standard


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    can improve the quality of sandwiches, cake is nice !


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing! Nice food indeed great experience.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We enjoyed it a great deal


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was good and tea hot unlike another one I went on before


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea met our expectations, thoroughly enjoyed the variety of sandwiches and cakes. Non-stop tea and coffee is a big bonus.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    Value for the purchase although gloomy weather!


    2 months ago

    ★★

    Good variety and good for the money.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Before booking, I was affraid if the food would be great

    and it was really good.

    We enjoyed everything : food, service(excellent), magical view.

    It was a very lovely time.

    I recommand it (by the window) !


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great service all round loved the cruise the staff were great


    2 months ago

    We spent 1 1/2 hours on a boat, looking out a window, having background music, and about 7 minutes of history given. I was expecting to have a tour experience and learn something. Instead I over paid for an indoor coffee and biscuit. Not worth the price or your time.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience, great food and plenty of it


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great day, great food, drink and service, well organised. Would do again maybe in eve


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    See previous comments. Good value by any measure.


    2 months ago

    ★★

    Dirty cutlery and not enough variety in tea selection and cakes were small.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    C'était parfait. Bon et bien présenté.


    2 months ago

    Already submitted a detailed email


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    A good trip, great value for money.



    Plenty of sandwiches, just could do with bigger pastries and more clotted cream and jam for the scones.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    I took my daughter on afternoon tea and we enjoyed it very much and would do it again thanks sharon x


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Very yummy. Lovely scones and delicious selection of bite size cakes.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


    3 months ago

    ★★

    As Above


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very high quality food, great selection on offer and the additional bar service was great.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was lovely except for the sandwiches, should have been able to choose selection of sandwiches.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    The scones could've been fresher but otherwise the food and coffee was good especially for the price (we got the January 50% discount) so was really worth while


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Could have done with more vegetarian options and less fish.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    ottima promozione. peccato solo che avendo acquistato i ticket in anticipo,una persona è venuta a mancare e non si può chiedere rimborso (in tempo di crisi è sempre bello vedere un punto d'incontro)


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable trip, the food was good and there was an endless supply of tea and coffee. The staff were very nice and we both really enjoyed the trip.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and well presented


    3 months ago

    Nowhere near enough food.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


    3 months ago

    ★★

    As Above


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic experience and hope to do it again


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Refer to previous comments


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Superb, delicious and great value for money afternoon tea


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Nice spread and unlimited tea & coffee if there was a staff member nearby!


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food and plenty of tea and coffee.


    3 months ago

    I ordered 4 tickets to celebrate my friend's birthday and we got only one tower with eating very little sa sad

    Very friendly service anyway happy

    but 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


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely way to have afternoon tea. Good value. Pims was excellent.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food service and friendly staff.


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Asked for no fish seafood. Got fish and seafood


    3 months ago

    ★★

    No particular comment

    It was nice


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable but a few more sandwiches would not have gone a miss. Very good service with refreshing the tea


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    C'etait parfait !!!!!!!!!


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice food and drink. Reasonably priced for London.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Plenty food and unlimited tea or coffee. Excellent!


    4 months ago

    ★★

    Food needed work and to cater to specific tastes.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Our cruise was very good value for money.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    nicely presented good quality


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    4 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The service was great, the food offering was very good as well. Overall, a really fun, enjoyable experience.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Un té muy bien servido y riquísimmo todo!! Super recomendable!!


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Vegetarian food was served on separates plates, there was a good selection


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    The tea was as expected and filling too.


    4 months ago

    ★★

    The tea was good value, and nicely presented. The staff were helpful and friendly.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Servicio adecuado ..............................


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    The Afternoon Tea itself was very nice


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great selection and a vegetarian in our party was well catered for.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Would recommend this to friends and family


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience all round


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Excellent, good range of food. The waiter brought more cream and jam as there wasn't enough at first


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Heerlijke rondvaart op de Thames met koffie of thee à volonté, heerlijke sandwiches, scones en Petits fours. Alles was even lekker en de bediening was zeer vriendelijk.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a lovely cruise, great service, lovely food, excellent value.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Deserts were really good and the service was great could improve on the quality of the sandwiches


  • 1 day ago

    ★★★★★

    semplice e veloce fatto da casa!


  • 5 days ago

    ★★★★★

    Very attentive service and lovely food


  • 6 days ago

    ★★★★

    One of the large windows at the front of the boat was frosted over and spoilt the view. This should be attended to as a priority, it gave the boat a poor image of not being maintained properly.


  • 1 week ago

    ★★★★★

    Very nice food and good value for money.


  • 2 weeks ago

    ★★

    My Mum enjoyed the boat trip, we were celebrating her 60th, but we felt the tea wasn't value for money. Both the quality and quantity of the food could be improved


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the quality and quantity for the money I paid


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Delicious sandwiches, scones and treats.


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    Very good value for money and a great afternoon on the river.


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    The food was lovely......


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Nourriture parfaite et en suffisance


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    Good value a littl light on desserts and no clotted cream


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★

    It was great to combine afternoon tea with cruising the river. It wasn't the fanciest afternoon tea I've ever had (specifically tea and coffee were served from flasks) but the food was all delicious. The scones were suitably large, and there were lots of yummy little cakes. And event hough we weren't sat at the window, we still had marvellous views.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★

    More than adequate. Nicely served.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Fresh scones and great selection of cakes and sandwiches


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service


  • 1 month ago

    Travel plans changed and the company refused to make any other accommodations. Surely we aren't the only ones who have plans change or delayed. They should have a better policy in place.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Der Preis war auf jeden Fall gerechtfertigt. Toller Ausflug, schöne Bootsfahrt


  • 1 month ago

    ★★

    Nice scones, sandwiches a little dry. The little cakes were very naughty!


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    easy to book on line and print tickets


  • 1 month ago

    ★★

    Suggest to update your website so that it allows customer to apply coupon code. I ended up paying full price b/c I reserve online, instead of by phone. I tried to call by phone but i got hang up.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Very good food, great selection


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Very Fun, my wife and kids liked the experience,


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely scones and afternoon sandwiches. Some petite desserts to go along with it. Tasted great, although I'd probably ask for a little more. But given the price, lovely, and enjoyed the constant cups of tea.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    wine was ok for a £20 bottle nicely served coffee was a bit stewed


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    The food was average I've had bettet


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The tea, sandwiches, and scones were great as were the views.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    Too much noise and the quality of the afternoon tea was not as expected. Quality too low.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Small portions but unlimited tea, so can't complain!


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Couldn't of asked for a nicer afternoon everything was lovely and fresh and very nicely presented thank you city cruise 😊


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    Average food. The boat was nice and warm which was a bonus as it was a cold day.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    afternoon tea was very good , i think it was more than what they can offer in one and half hour


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant well worth the money


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    Lacking on the food quantity as not enough to feed 10 people adequately when smaller tables around us appeared to have plenty of food


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    As in previous question not up to standard


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    can improve the quality of sandwiches, cake is nice !


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing! Nice food indeed great experience.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We enjoyed it a great deal


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was good and tea hot unlike another one I went on before


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea met our expectations, thoroughly enjoyed the variety of sandwiches and cakes. Non-stop tea and coffee is a big bonus.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    Value for the purchase although gloomy weather!


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    Good variety and good for the money.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Before booking, I was affraid if the food would be great

    and it was really good.

    We enjoyed everything : food, service(excellent), magical view.

    It was a very lovely time.

    I recommand it (by the window) !


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great service all round loved the cruise the staff were great


  • 2 months ago

    We spent 1 1/2 hours on a boat, looking out a window, having background music, and about 7 minutes of history given. I was expecting to have a tour experience and learn something. Instead I over paid for an indoor coffee and biscuit. Not worth the price or your time.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience, great food and plenty of it


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great day, great food, drink and service, well organised. Would do again maybe in eve


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    See previous comments. Good value by any measure.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    Dirty cutlery and not enough variety in tea selection and cakes were small.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    C'était parfait. Bon et bien présenté.


  • 2 months ago

    Already submitted a detailed email


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    A good trip, great value for money.



    Plenty of sandwiches, just could do with bigger pastries and more clotted cream and jam for the scones.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    I took my daughter on afternoon tea and we enjoyed it very much and would do it again thanks sharon x


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Very yummy. Lovely scones and delicious selection of bite size cakes.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    As Above


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very high quality food, great selection on offer and the additional bar service was great.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was lovely except for the sandwiches, should have been able to choose selection of sandwiches.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    The scones could've been fresher but otherwise the food and coffee was good especially for the price (we got the January 50% discount) so was really worth while


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Could have done with more vegetarian options and less fish.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    ottima promozione. peccato solo che avendo acquistato i ticket in anticipo,una persona è venuta a mancare e non si può chiedere rimborso (in tempo di crisi è sempre bello vedere un punto d'incontro)


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable trip, the food was good and there was an endless supply of tea and coffee. The staff were very nice and we both really enjoyed the trip.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and well presented


  • 3 months ago

    Nowhere near enough food.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    As Above


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic experience and hope to do it again


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Refer to previous comments


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Superb, delicious and great value for money afternoon tea


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Nice spread and unlimited tea & coffee if there was a staff member nearby!


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food and plenty of tea and coffee.


  • 3 months ago

    I ordered 4 tickets to celebrate my friend's birthday and we got only one tower with eating very little sa sad

    Very friendly service anyway happy

    but 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


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely way to have afternoon tea. Good value. Pims was excellent.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food service and friendly staff.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Asked for no fish seafood. Got fish and seafood


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    No particular comment

    It was nice


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable but a few more sandwiches would not have gone a miss. Very good service with refreshing the tea


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    C'etait parfait !!!!!!!!!


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice food and drink. Reasonably priced for London.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Plenty food and unlimited tea or coffee. Excellent!


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    Food needed work and to cater to specific tastes.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Our cruise was very good value for money.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    nicely presented good quality


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The service was great, the food offering was very good as well. Overall, a really fun, enjoyable experience.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Un té muy bien servido y riquísimmo todo!! Super recomendable!!


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Vegetarian food was served on separates plates, there was a good selection


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    The tea was as expected and filling too.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    The tea was good value, and nicely presented. The staff were helpful and friendly.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Servicio adecuado ..............................


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    The Afternoon Tea itself was very nice


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great selection and a vegetarian in our party was well catered for.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Would recommend this to friends and family


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience all round


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Excellent, good range of food. The waiter brought more cream and jam as there wasn't enough at first


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Heerlijke rondvaart op de Thames met koffie of thee à volonté, heerlijke sandwiches, scones en Petits fours. Alles was even lekker en de bediening was zeer vriendelijk.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a lovely cruise, great service, lovely food, excellent value.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Deserts were really good and the service was great could improve on the quality of the sandwiches

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