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.
August (a): 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30
(a) Availability at discounted prices is limited and dates can be withdrawn without notice.
*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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I remember correctly it would have been nice to have a bottle of water on the table. Happy to pay for it before we boarded.
Lovely way to see London from the Thames on a gorgeous sunny afternoon.
Relaxed and humorous commentary, pleasant young people on service and happy customers celebrating a variety of occasions- birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and a bridal shower along with tourists such as ourselves.
Would thoroughly recommend.
Beautifully presented and tasty.
A boat was out of service, and n
Nice choice of sandwiches and cakes. The only thing i would change were scones, but it's only because of fact I'm used to ones made with different recipe (no raisins, more dry, crumble)
Smooth ride and great for anyone (even if you feel a little rough on a boat) a perfect way to spend an afternoon relaxing and seeing the sights
I wasn't impressed with the quality of the tea.
Good service and tea.
Lovely afternoon tea
it was a fine expeians
Afternoon tea was absolutely amazing the food was delicious
Fantastic cruise. Commentary very good and amusing without being over the top. Food brilliant. Staff very attentive. Well worth it.
Lovely staff and good cruise however no high chairs available on board for little people!
Particularly Anthony who was so kind when we missed our cruise. His customer service (and that of his boss) was outstanding
Just a happy jaunt along the thames.. lovely company and service.. Only thing might have been nice to have some highlights pointed out..
very nice food, my only complaint is that we were not allowed to take the leftovers home, my little one was sleep the whole trip and woke up hungry when we were back at the pier so we had to resort to mcdonalds :(
The sandwiches were very ordinary, the cakes were soggy but I must say the scone was very good. I had the coffee which was passable but my friends say the tea was awful. Having said that the whole trip was enjoyable and I have recommended it to my friends.
Talk was very informative and interesting. Plenty of lovely food and tea and coffee were flowing. Lovely trip.
Great and tasty
All the staff were polite, friendly and attentive. The afternoon tea was delicious.
Our Captain who was Irish was very informative and entertaining.
We had a super time xx
Good food and cruise.
As nothing can be 100%, Very Good should be my answer.
Food was excellent. Nice and fresh. Booked for a party of 6 people but not told configuration of tables was 4 + 2. No sign of white linen tablecloths per website photograph.
See above a brilliant day out
Very friendly and professional
More choice for children though please x
Lovely food. Service was a little slow and we were last to receive our food and first to be asked if we'd finished. We didn't feel rushed though
Absolutely excellent! Well worth the money.
It was Perfect!
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I think this cruise has so much potential but the PA was all but impossible to hear. I could hear someone talking but it was muffled and so I missed everything. I even mentioned it to our server and they 'turned it up' but that didn't help whatsoever. I think there is room for improvement!
VERY GOOD, MAYBE LIGHT MUSIC INSTEAD OF COMMENTARY WOULD BE BETTER AS IT WAS HARD TO HEAR WHAT WAS BEING SAID AND I THINK A SIGHT SEEING TRIP WOULD BE BETTER FOR THAT. AND IT WOULD MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE RELAXING. HAVING SAID THAT HAD A VERY PLEASANT AFTERNOON TEA.
Would like to visit again when I travel to London next time.
The staff were very attentive and friendly
Maybe the trip could go a bit further on the river and tell more about the history. Unfortunately the boat is permitted to travel only on one side of the canal, otherwise traveling on the other side would be interesting. The company also offers hot drinks and snacks on the boat. We haven't tried the afternoon tea.
Very pleasant and relaxed and lovely fresh tea.
Nice variety although the gluten free choice wasn't as good and felt quite rushed.
The cruise was satisfactory but I had expected to travel further downstream, maybe to see the Thames Barrier
Food was outstanding
Excellent in general but couldn't always hear the tour guide due to the noise of the boat.
Delicious! Variety of sandwiches, cakes and well worth the money!
For the price of the package this is a good deal
Overall very good
We wished you had a highchair for our toddler... otherwise everything was fine!
The waiters was very friendly!!!
Very good cruise considering it was my first Thames cruising the Thames
Nice food and drink
We enjoyed the tea cruise very much. The only negative is that your coffee and tea carafes are terribly stained and not too appetizing looking. A little bleach would go a long way to improve the appearance, or maybe black carafes instead of white?
Good choice of food and plenty of tea/coffee refills if required.
on the other hand, all the members of the staff who served us were absolutely nice polite and professional, and the food was fresh and excellent quality, so everybody enjoyed
An amazing way to see London on the Thames whilst eating some amazing food and drinking loads of hot tea.
Afternoon Tea was adequate, not much of a range of sandwich, but the cruise for an hour and a half more than made up for it. A great way for us to see London. I also ordered a jug of Pimms, which was delicious, all staff were very attentive.
Please could you have more choice on sandwiches and tea.
Very professional staff good quality food and would like to repeat the whole experience.
Good variety of sandwiches and cakes.
Far exceeded all expectations. Excellent service and afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Dirty windows, poor service dirty cutlery and crockery weak tea not pleasant at all
The staff were excellent- they kept us well supplied with tea and the cruise itself was of a good length if time, taking in the best sights. Thank you!
Very nice tea and commentary
But a very slow service of the afternoon tea.
Love it, great way to see the city
It was a most enjoyable experience. A really lovely tea-better than we expected.
It made our special occasion-very special.Quite delightful!
Lovely afternoon tea. The staff were there to top up the tea continuously and the sandwiches and cakes were yummy. Thankyou
Really bad food. We asked to have something different made and offered to pay the answer was a flat no. They don't make good on the boat. Rubbish when you have dietary requirement and kids.
The cruise was very nice. We would have prefered a more traditional choice to go with the tea. My daughter didn't find emjoy most of it. Still, we did enjoy the experience as a whole, and it is a lovely different way to experience London.
Food & service was lovely.
Food was lovely and so much we couldn't eat it all. Amazing day.
Well done City Cruises - see you again soon.
Our group enjoyed both the afternoon tea and service from the crew. The crew was nice and helpful. The tour guide was great - provided interesting facts and funny too!
We enjoyed the cruise after the initial confusion. The first mate gave us some very interesting information, and we enjoyed the trip.
Could have been more variety in sandwiches but everything tasted great and was well presented.
Gluten free bread requested. ..and supplied without any problems. Plenty tea| coffee available too. Friendly staff. :-)
It was just myself and my husband but we were on a table of 6 and the 2 young girls next to us had no interest of what was going on around them , constantly chatting quite loudly . So would of been nice to of had a table for 2
Food was lovely, perfect treat for my dad's birthday.
good selection of sandwiches & cakes, really looked after us.
Not a top quality experience but still very good
The afternoon tea meal itself would've been better had it been easier to split evenly, like two of each thing served. That way you don't feel like you're missing out on the yummy food! The audio quality made it difficult to hear most of what the tour guide was saying in the dining area.
Staff were extremely helpful and efficient. Commentary was also excellent.
Thank you for the gluten free tea service option.
Good spread. Tea could have been a bit stronger.
Fantastic trip really enjoed the whole experience.
Food is delicious and the staffs are very nice n helpful!
Excellent food and tea!
Excellent choices, all very fresh and plenty of coffee
Well worth the price excellent service
tea not good. food is soso
One speaker wasn't working, so couldn't hear/understand anything the captain was saying. Therefore, the "guided tour" really wasn't guided for half of the passengers (which is a shame as the captain seemed to be a lovely guy). The selection of foods in the afternoon cruise was not very good, and not for an adequate amount. The sandwiches were very dry, and no selection of teas available. Disappointing. Staff inexperienced, didn't speak English very well, didn't really address our concerns. Not an afternoon tea that I would like to repeat again.
Gluten free option very nice.
The tea itself was lovely and all staff terrific...the actual cruise was a very short stretch of river which we traversed several times.
Cream tea was very nice and they catered for my Dietary needs too.
There were 9 of us having a company "thank you" afternoon away from the office and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Very organised and proffessional.
Tea shall be better
Afternoon tea was tasty and good value for price paid
Great staff and enjoyed the cruise!
Very nice cruise and atmosphere
great food and service. Had an absolutely wonderful time and would definitely recommend to all of my friends
I was expecting a choice in teas but the food was good.
Loved the food, the ambiance, was exactly how we had imagined thanks
They waited for us as we were delayed by our bus held up by congestion after a major accident in Old street and the ambience and service was excellent. Tea was great!
Very good lovely sandwiches and yummy cakes
The afternoon tea was delicious and the staff on board were excellent. They accommodated one our group who was gluten intolerant and her choices were excellent too.
Great service. Captain lovely and really funny commentary.
The food was just right. We could have done with longer after the tea to chat!
The best way to see the sights on the Thames!!!
Tea was great, atmosphere was really good. Service was excellent.
Really nice experience, this was my third time and i'll definitely use again x
The food is quality. Recommended for who wants to spend a good time there.
Waiters were very friendly and quick. They often came for refilling the tea.
I would have loved it to understand what has been said by the captain, but it was too noisy. Maybe Headphones would be a good idea for that?
Had a great afternoon, have book one for my mum to go as enjoyed it so much
We were just disappointed to see on a table for two next to us and we were also two they had different cakes which we thought looked nicer
Sadlye the group sitting next to us was very loud so that we couldn't understand much of what the guide said, but we enjoyed our cruise nevertheless. Tea was really good!
have recommended to friends. excellent service,lovely experience.would book againa