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:

  • 1.5 hour river cruise 
  • 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.

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Tower Pier EC3N 4DT

Ticket Prices Afternoon Tea Cruise

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (13+) from
£32.00
 
Child (3-12)* from
£22.00
 
Infant (0-2)
£0.00
 
Window seat** from
£34.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£3.00
 

*If a child from 0-2 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

  • 17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very warm welcome on boarding. The boat was clean and had a well stocked bar. The afternoon tea was very tasty and the waiting service was superb. Despite a gloomy day weather wise the cruise was very enjoyable. Well done to all the crew of the Millennium City.


    17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    abbiamo scelto la crociera ‘Afternoon Tea’: molto interessante e rilassante. Abbiamo prenotato i posti vicino alla finestra e non siamo rimasti delusi! Sorseggiare il the, assaggiare vari stuzzicchini (buonissimi!) e allo stesso tempo godersi in tutta tranquillità la vista panoramica della città: cosa si può chiedere di più? L’unica pecca è stato il servizio: i camerieri non molto attenti. Hanno saltato il ns tavolo e quindi abbiamo dovuto rincorrerli dopo per farci servire perché manca se ne sono accorti! PS: il commento audio sui vari monumenti non si sentiva proprio. Forse da considerare di formire gli auricolari ai singoli passeggeri


    17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous. Tea was lovely and London viewed from the Thames was fascinating. The boat was comfortable and well appointed.


    17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Would have liked a bit of commentary. Not much - just a few tidbits.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Beautifully presented and sufficient for two.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience well done


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really enjoyable experience, very attentive staff, and lovely food.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The staff were very professional throughout the cruise. I also liked the information which came through the speakers telling me a little bit more about what I was seeing out of the window.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very pleasant experience ,nice service.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The service was very good, friendly and nice. Very romantic but also family friendly. Good views and on time.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    Old space, blend food and DIRTY windows!!!!


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy boarding and my husband was not a problem for staff with his electric buggy either


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Weather against us. Cakes could have been better. Loved the constant tea/coffee top ups


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Very nice afternoon tea, lovely sandwich’s, delicious cakes and nice scones with cream and jam Yum Yum.


    16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    I really enjoyed the afternoon tea cruise. It was an excellent experience and i would highly recommend it.


    14 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Was a gift experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it


    13 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food and commentary were excellent


    11 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Great welcome from the staff.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    thank you! was a wonderful experience, great views great service great food! and wine


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was very pleasant looking at the riverside views while being given a superb afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and cream scones. It was well worth booking a window seat. The view may have been harder to see from the middle tables.


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Staff were friendly and helpful- cream tea was lovely - we could not fault it.


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    the afternoon tea was lovely fresh sandwiches ,a good assortment of fillings, lovely choice of cakes and topped off with scones jam and cream. the staff were very attentive it was a super way to see the sights.


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely choice Excellent service


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    A nice boattrip and a very good afternoon tea at a resonable price.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise itself was great and the commentary brilliant. It was exceptionally hot in the boat and nothing was done, even the cakes were melting. The sandwiches were good although we told them at booking and someone came to check that 1 person was allergic to fish. Told them the other was not- then had to fight to get some fish sandwiches for my mum. Cakes weren't cakes they were just mini nibbly things - absolutely tiny. Scone was nice enough.


    10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Had a great afternoon, staff were lovely and the whole experience of seeing London whilst cruising down the Thames with a spot of afternoon tea was fabulous


    09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The setting was lovely, the food was nice, the commentary was entertaining and informative. The boarding, seating and service was organised perfectly.


    09 Apr 2018

    ★★

    Staff were friendly but there are better cruises to go on the thames for afternoon tea. Seats were uncomfortable and flimsy. Tables were too close together so you couldn't talk to your partner with privacy. Menu was very basic and not enough food for 2 people.


    09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Was nice for adults, but quite pricey to bring children.


    09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Dejlig tur på Themsen....


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy, uncomplicated process


    09 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was very good with fresh sandwiches and cakes. However, the cruise went towards Greenwich rather than Westminster which it has on the other occaisions we have taken it which was very disappointing for our American friend. The other issue was paying for the bottle of wine. Our American friend kindly wanted to pay for the wine but the staff managed to charge him twice and then had problems crediting his card with one payment. Let's hope he has only paid once for the wine.


    31 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had a very good cruise, the service was good and there was no shortage of tea. The commentary was very good and amusing. Thanks for a nice afternoon.


    30 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Tea and food are very nice and pretty


    28 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    The staff were very nice and it was an enjoyable experience, however I just felt that everything was a bit rushed. For example the staff were too eager to clear tables. I observed them asking people if they were finished with their food.....those individuals were still eating....it was obvious that they had food in hand and a handful of food to get through so how could they have finished. In my opinion-rushed therefore 2 hours would be more suitable.


    28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Einfach einfach. Danke Mit freundlichen Grüßen


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    I little pricey for the amount and type of food.


    28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good variety of sandwiches and cakes


    28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Despite it being a miserable rainy day the atmosphere on board was lovely. The staff are very attentive ... the food delicious and the service excellent. Much better than a stuffy fancy hotel.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Valió la pena lo pagado! Muy linda experiencia


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    Not much selection for kids. I had to pay for 2 children aged 3 & 5 and only got one extra sandwich. No extra scones or even juice included.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great high tea with good selection of food.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent range of sandwiches, probably need to offer 2 of the same type so you don’t fight over who wants what one 😃


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    The sandwiches were nice, the scones could have been hotter. It would have been nice to have our own tea pot.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable and interesting. The commentary was really good.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    We were given apple pie as the vegetarian alternative, I would’ve liked egg free cakes and was not told I’d be getting apple pie when I made the booking. Also fruit as an alternative to scones is not acceptable. Paying 37 pound each for fruit and apple pie is ridiculous


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Place food and attention were excellent!!!


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nice section of the river to cruise.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    All fantastic could not fault it


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Boat was clean and tidy, Afternoon Tea was lovely, plenty of tea available. Staff were very helpful and kind. The trip down the Thames was calm and lovely. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    All part of a very special day to mark a colleague's retirement.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sehr gut organisiert. Angenehme Atmosphäre an Bord. Aufmerksame Crew. Unterhaltsame Führung. Leckerer Cream Tea.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We were shown to our seat which was a nice touch and the running commentary on the way back was entertaining. The food was good and the staff attentive


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    The food , service and trip exceeded my expectations. A fabulous way to spend an afternoon on the Thames . I am very happy to recommend to friends and family and look forward to returning.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    A really nice experience and worth the money. Would give 4.5 but can't, only reason was we felt a bit rushed towards the end of the tour when we still hadn't finished our food or drinks.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Friendly and professional service throughout


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Service was excellent, there was a good selection for the sandwiches and the cakes were scrummie. Would certainly go on another one, perhaps the lunch next time. Would recommend either for a special occasion or just to treat yourself.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Charme et gourmandise...!


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic on board staff, get plenty of food and overall worth booking !!


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice but just average.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon tea and wonderful staff thanks all.


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    dry tea very poor and unappetising!!


    27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole cruise was excellent, from the staff to the food to the views. I would recommend this to anyone.


    27 Mar 2018

    Food poor quality very disappointed. Dry bland sandwiches - looked like they were 3 days old. Sweet items really mediocre - worst afternoon tea I've ever had. No tour commentary provided - really useless for people visiting London and wanting some commentary on the sights.


    23 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We booked the afternoon tea cruise for our sisters birthday. She loves boats and cruises and she really did enjoy this day. We all did (me, mum, two sisters and sisters husband). The sandwiches cakes and scones were delicious and the tea and coffee was topped up whenever we needed. We also got a free glass of fizz which was part of the deal the month we booked. The river views from the boat were amazing and better on the top deck where we went once we finished our tea. All of the staff were friendly and a pleasure to speak to. Overall a very memorable day and lovely experience for us all. Absolutely recommend this and would love to go again. Thanks City cruises X


    20 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    I wish we didn't have to print at the tickets. Instead just had a booking reference or code or text we show when getting on the boat


  • 12 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Just excellent will definitely book this again.


    10 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    CONS: > Bumpy Waves + Stacked plates and tea = A Lot Of Mess! > A bit pricey for only an hour and a half. > We could hardly hear any commentary over all the chatting people. > It took the waiters 30mins to bring the food and tea round 😡 this meant only 45mins was enjoyed PROS: >It was an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere >I would book it again


    10 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Great experience! Everything went well and staff were great.


    09 Mar 2018

    The cruise experience was ruined because my partner suffered a bout of bad stomach for days after consuming the sandwiches offered on the cruise. They were not fresh and had clearly been left standing as the bread was dry and the sandwich filling was not fresh. The rest of our visit to London was ruined as we stayed in our hotel room because my partner was poorly. I did not eat any if the sandwiches as I did not like any of the fillings on offer


    02 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service and nice afternoon tea set, excellent!


    01 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Quick boarding, nice interior, friendly service. The food quality could be better. Scones were hard


  • 19 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    Quick and simple process to complete purchase


    19 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    very good value great staff


    17 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely trip up and down the river seeing the best of London with a delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes.


    16 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    It lacked finesse , thick crusts on sandwiches , tea stewed scones delicious fancies poor


    16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really good quality of food.


    16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★

    Erg leuke hightea cruise, ontvangst met een bubbeltje. Ruimte genoeg om te zitten, zeker de raamplaats is een aanrader!! Voor een paar pond meer echt super uitzicht. Hightea is prima, genoeg variatie en koffie/thee zo veel je wilt.


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    The manager did not provide very good seats for me as I had a toddler and I had informed her of this in advance of the buggy


    16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Most attentive staff. Warm and cosy atmosphere. Quality and amount of food excellent. Unexpected glass of prosecco.


    15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service food and drinks


    15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nice selction of sandwiches. Lovely scones great service


    15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★

    All our special dietary was taken into account and the food was very good. The scones could have been a little softer but stll enjoyable


    15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    The good was great. Lots to eat even for non fish eaters..


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and nice people.


    10 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    all round great day out on thames


    01 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great price for what we received


    31 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Was great! Did it as a surprise birthday and she enjoyed it! Nice selections of sandwiches and desserts! Also got some extra sandwiches when ask so over was good! Great views from the top deck of the boat!


    31 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    Good time. Not a lot of food


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely experience. Very professional staff and we loved the continuous flow of tea and coffee. The booking was very easy and we would recommend City Cruises to anyone.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable afternoon very well organised


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    the tea was very good but more variety of sandwiches would have been better


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed our city cruise down the river Thames


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    We would definitely do it again, service and refreshment quality were very good. It was lovely seeing the lights along the Thames and on Tower Bridge as we finished the cruise the only change I'd like is more and better quality narration of the sights along the river.


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great day out with two friends and yummy cream tea, fantastic afternoon had by all.


    30 Jan 2018

    For afternoon 'TEA' there was only two options for tea - breakfast or green tea. We were only given one scone each and the cakes were all pathetically small. The sandwiches were nothing special. For that much money I was expecting better quality and quantity.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the cruise but we’re a little surprised that there were not enough sandwiches. There were four of us but only three people had four quarters (which is only one sandwich) and the fourth person only had three quarters. When we pointed this out we were told they only provide a selection and not a set amount. However we were promptly and courteously offered more.


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    The afternoon tea was tasty and plenty to eat. a shame there was no commentary available. I know London fairly but there were areas where I was less familiar.


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really lovely experience. Friendly, smiley staff and good service. Kids (12 and 14) absolutely loved it.


    30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience. Staff were lovely and ensured we got a table by the stage so we could park our pram near us. Very attentive. Would def recommend.


  • 17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very warm welcome on boarding. The boat was clean and had a well stocked bar. The afternoon tea was very tasty and the waiting service was superb. Despite a gloomy day weather wise the cruise was very enjoyable. Well done to all the crew of the Millennium City.


  • 17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    abbiamo scelto la crociera ‘Afternoon Tea’: molto interessante e rilassante. Abbiamo prenotato i posti vicino alla finestra e non siamo rimasti delusi! Sorseggiare il the, assaggiare vari stuzzicchini (buonissimi!) e allo stesso tempo godersi in tutta tranquillità la vista panoramica della città: cosa si può chiedere di più? L’unica pecca è stato il servizio: i camerieri non molto attenti. Hanno saltato il ns tavolo e quindi abbiamo dovuto rincorrerli dopo per farci servire perché manca se ne sono accorti! PS: il commento audio sui vari monumenti non si sentiva proprio. Forse da considerare di formire gli auricolari ai singoli passeggeri


  • 17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous. Tea was lovely and London viewed from the Thames was fascinating. The boat was comfortable and well appointed.


  • 17 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Would have liked a bit of commentary. Not much - just a few tidbits.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Beautifully presented and sufficient for two.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience well done


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really enjoyable experience, very attentive staff, and lovely food.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The staff were very professional throughout the cruise. I also liked the information which came through the speakers telling me a little bit more about what I was seeing out of the window.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very pleasant experience ,nice service.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The service was very good, friendly and nice. Very romantic but also family friendly. Good views and on time.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    Old space, blend food and DIRTY windows!!!!


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy boarding and my husband was not a problem for staff with his electric buggy either


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Weather against us. Cakes could have been better. Loved the constant tea/coffee top ups


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Very nice afternoon tea, lovely sandwich’s, delicious cakes and nice scones with cream and jam Yum Yum.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    I really enjoyed the afternoon tea cruise. It was an excellent experience and i would highly recommend it.


  • 14 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Was a gift experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it


  • 13 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food and commentary were excellent


  • 11 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Great welcome from the staff.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    thank you! was a wonderful experience, great views great service great food! and wine


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was very pleasant looking at the riverside views while being given a superb afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and cream scones. It was well worth booking a window seat. The view may have been harder to see from the middle tables.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Staff were friendly and helpful- cream tea was lovely - we could not fault it.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    the afternoon tea was lovely fresh sandwiches ,a good assortment of fillings, lovely choice of cakes and topped off with scones jam and cream. the staff were very attentive it was a super way to see the sights.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely choice Excellent service


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    A nice boattrip and a very good afternoon tea at a resonable price.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise itself was great and the commentary brilliant. It was exceptionally hot in the boat and nothing was done, even the cakes were melting. The sandwiches were good although we told them at booking and someone came to check that 1 person was allergic to fish. Told them the other was not- then had to fight to get some fish sandwiches for my mum. Cakes weren't cakes they were just mini nibbly things - absolutely tiny. Scone was nice enough.


  • 10 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Had a great afternoon, staff were lovely and the whole experience of seeing London whilst cruising down the Thames with a spot of afternoon tea was fabulous


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    The setting was lovely, the food was nice, the commentary was entertaining and informative. The boarding, seating and service was organised perfectly.


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★

    Staff were friendly but there are better cruises to go on the thames for afternoon tea. Seats were uncomfortable and flimsy. Tables were too close together so you couldn't talk to your partner with privacy. Menu was very basic and not enough food for 2 people.


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★

    Was nice for adults, but quite pricey to bring children.


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Dejlig tur på Themsen....


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy, uncomplicated process


  • 09 Apr 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was very good with fresh sandwiches and cakes. However, the cruise went towards Greenwich rather than Westminster which it has on the other occaisions we have taken it which was very disappointing for our American friend. The other issue was paying for the bottle of wine. Our American friend kindly wanted to pay for the wine but the staff managed to charge him twice and then had problems crediting his card with one payment. Let's hope he has only paid once for the wine.


  • 31 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had a very good cruise, the service was good and there was no shortage of tea. The commentary was very good and amusing. Thanks for a nice afternoon.


  • 30 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Tea and food are very nice and pretty


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    The staff were very nice and it was an enjoyable experience, however I just felt that everything was a bit rushed. For example the staff were too eager to clear tables. I observed them asking people if they were finished with their food.....those individuals were still eating....it was obvious that they had food in hand and a handful of food to get through so how could they have finished. In my opinion-rushed therefore 2 hours would be more suitable.


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Einfach einfach. Danke Mit freundlichen Grüßen


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    I little pricey for the amount and type of food.


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good variety of sandwiches and cakes


  • 28 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Despite it being a miserable rainy day the atmosphere on board was lovely. The staff are very attentive ... the food delicious and the service excellent. Much better than a stuffy fancy hotel.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Valió la pena lo pagado! Muy linda experiencia


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    Not much selection for kids. I had to pay for 2 children aged 3 & 5 and only got one extra sandwich. No extra scones or even juice included.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great high tea with good selection of food.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent range of sandwiches, probably need to offer 2 of the same type so you don’t fight over who wants what one 😃


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    The sandwiches were nice, the scones could have been hotter. It would have been nice to have our own tea pot.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable and interesting. The commentary was really good.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    We were given apple pie as the vegetarian alternative, I would’ve liked egg free cakes and was not told I’d be getting apple pie when I made the booking. Also fruit as an alternative to scones is not acceptable. Paying 37 pound each for fruit and apple pie is ridiculous


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Place food and attention were excellent!!!


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nice section of the river to cruise.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    All fantastic could not fault it


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Boat was clean and tidy, Afternoon Tea was lovely, plenty of tea available. Staff were very helpful and kind. The trip down the Thames was calm and lovely. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    All part of a very special day to mark a colleague's retirement.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sehr gut organisiert. Angenehme Atmosphäre an Bord. Aufmerksame Crew. Unterhaltsame Führung. Leckerer Cream Tea.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We were shown to our seat which was a nice touch and the running commentary on the way back was entertaining. The food was good and the staff attentive


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    The food , service and trip exceeded my expectations. A fabulous way to spend an afternoon on the Thames . I am very happy to recommend to friends and family and look forward to returning.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    A really nice experience and worth the money. Would give 4.5 but can't, only reason was we felt a bit rushed towards the end of the tour when we still hadn't finished our food or drinks.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Friendly and professional service throughout


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Service was excellent, there was a good selection for the sandwiches and the cakes were scrummie. Would certainly go on another one, perhaps the lunch next time. Would recommend either for a special occasion or just to treat yourself.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Charme et gourmandise...!


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic on board staff, get plenty of food and overall worth booking !!


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice but just average.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon tea and wonderful staff thanks all.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★

    dry tea very poor and unappetising!!


  • 27 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole cruise was excellent, from the staff to the food to the views. I would recommend this to anyone.


  • 27 Mar 2018

    Food poor quality very disappointed. Dry bland sandwiches - looked like they were 3 days old. Sweet items really mediocre - worst afternoon tea I've ever had. No tour commentary provided - really useless for people visiting London and wanting some commentary on the sights.


  • 23 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    We booked the afternoon tea cruise for our sisters birthday. She loves boats and cruises and she really did enjoy this day. We all did (me, mum, two sisters and sisters husband). The sandwiches cakes and scones were delicious and the tea and coffee was topped up whenever we needed. We also got a free glass of fizz which was part of the deal the month we booked. The river views from the boat were amazing and better on the top deck where we went once we finished our tea. All of the staff were friendly and a pleasure to speak to. Overall a very memorable day and lovely experience for us all. Absolutely recommend this and would love to go again. Thanks City cruises X


  • 20 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    I wish we didn't have to print at the tickets. Instead just had a booking reference or code or text we show when getting on the boat


  • 12 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Just excellent will definitely book this again.


  • 10 Mar 2018

    ★★★

    CONS: > Bumpy Waves + Stacked plates and tea = A Lot Of Mess! > A bit pricey for only an hour and a half. > We could hardly hear any commentary over all the chatting people. > It took the waiters 30mins to bring the food and tea round 😡 this meant only 45mins was enjoyed PROS: >It was an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere >I would book it again


  • 10 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Great experience! Everything went well and staff were great.


  • 09 Mar 2018

    The cruise experience was ruined because my partner suffered a bout of bad stomach for days after consuming the sandwiches offered on the cruise. They were not fresh and had clearly been left standing as the bread was dry and the sandwich filling was not fresh. The rest of our visit to London was ruined as we stayed in our hotel room because my partner was poorly. I did not eat any if the sandwiches as I did not like any of the fillings on offer


  • 02 Mar 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service and nice afternoon tea set, excellent!


  • 01 Mar 2018

    ★★★★

    Quick boarding, nice interior, friendly service. The food quality could be better. Scones were hard


  • 19 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    Quick and simple process to complete purchase


  • 19 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    very good value great staff


  • 17 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely trip up and down the river seeing the best of London with a delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes.


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    It lacked finesse , thick crusts on sandwiches , tea stewed scones delicious fancies poor


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really good quality of food.


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★

    Erg leuke hightea cruise, ontvangst met een bubbeltje. Ruimte genoeg om te zitten, zeker de raamplaats is een aanrader!! Voor een paar pond meer echt super uitzicht. Hightea is prima, genoeg variatie en koffie/thee zo veel je wilt.


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★

    The manager did not provide very good seats for me as I had a toddler and I had informed her of this in advance of the buggy


  • 16 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Most attentive staff. Warm and cosy atmosphere. Quality and amount of food excellent. Unexpected glass of prosecco.


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service food and drinks


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nice selction of sandwiches. Lovely scones great service


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★

    All our special dietary was taken into account and the food was very good. The scones could have been a little softer but stll enjoyable


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    The good was great. Lots to eat even for non fish eaters..


  • 15 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and nice people.


  • 10 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    all round great day out on thames


  • 01 Feb 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great price for what we received


  • 31 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Was great! Did it as a surprise birthday and she enjoyed it! Nice selections of sandwiches and desserts! Also got some extra sandwiches when ask so over was good! Great views from the top deck of the boat!


  • 31 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    Good time. Not a lot of food


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely experience. Very professional staff and we loved the continuous flow of tea and coffee. The booking was very easy and we would recommend City Cruises to anyone.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable afternoon very well organised


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    the tea was very good but more variety of sandwiches would have been better


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed our city cruise down the river Thames


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    We would definitely do it again, service and refreshment quality were very good. It was lovely seeing the lights along the Thames and on Tower Bridge as we finished the cruise the only change I'd like is more and better quality narration of the sights along the river.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great day out with two friends and yummy cream tea, fantastic afternoon had by all.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    For afternoon 'TEA' there was only two options for tea - breakfast or green tea. We were only given one scone each and the cakes were all pathetically small. The sandwiches were nothing special. For that much money I was expecting better quality and quantity.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the cruise but we’re a little surprised that there were not enough sandwiches. There were four of us but only three people had four quarters (which is only one sandwich) and the fourth person only had three quarters. When we pointed this out we were told they only provide a selection and not a set amount. However we were promptly and courteously offered more.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★

    The afternoon tea was tasty and plenty to eat. a shame there was no commentary available. I know London fairly but there were areas where I was less familiar.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really lovely experience. Friendly, smiley staff and good service. Kids (12 and 14) absolutely loved it.


  • 30 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience. Staff were lovely and ensured we got a table by the stage so we could park our pram near us. Very attentive. Would def recommend.

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