Good food, great entertainment and fabulous views. That’s the London Thames River Showboat. The best night out on the river, a truly memorable dinner cruise.
Your evening begins the moment you step aboard and are handed a welcome glass of fizz as our singer begins to entertain you and a friendly waiter serves a delicious starter.
Your ticket includes:
Things just get better as you hum along (not too loudly, please) to the pop tunes and hit songs from West End musicals that accompany your delicious four course dinner and half bottle of wine per guest.
Stunning views are on the menu too, as the inky-dark night along great vistas of riverscape gives way to the spectacular lighting of Thames-side buildings.
The boat departs from Westminster Pier at 19.45. Boarding commences at boarding point 2 from 19.30. The boat returns to Westminster Pier at 23.00.
July (a): 25, 26
August (a): 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16
(a) Availability at discounted prices is limited and dates can be withdrawn without notice.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.
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.
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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.
The service was just about average, compared with a local bar. But the price (£170 for two) cannot meet the service. Many people did not finish their main course (chicken), because the meat and the sauce were not together.
We would not recommend the window seats for honeymoon couples, if they do not wish to end endless complaining like us.
The entertainment was very very poor - not what was expected at all.
The entire family thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.
The singer was ok. The "show" could have been longer, felt he stopped his show long before boat trip was over.
Singer was very good and a good cruise along the Thames
Lovely food good entertainment good quality wine. Would definitely book again motto be missed
It was excellent
spacious brilliant viewing deck
Staff were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
Good meal and excellent trip. Value for money.
The cruise up the Thames was good, London by boat is a breath taking ride and view.
The dinner was excellent, and we have recommended it to a number of family and friends already :)
I have taken friends, family and business clients on this cruise. Everyone has enjoyed it. The cruise has a friendly welcoming atmosphere and the duration of the cruise is just right. I have taken other cruises in London and other places which are much to short and rushed. This one is just right because it gives time to relax and have a good conversation.
We are just looking for an excuse to do it all again.
Couldn't fault it value for money
Once in a lifetime cruise. Very strange for us. Was dancing with my wife not more than a few foot from the Themes at night, after a great meal too. Staff were fantastic.
It was fantastic and romantic and almost the best experience in London.
I can recomend it to every ages people.
A great evening with a meal that was actually way better than expected, great quality food served piping hot. The show was very enjoyable with a really great singer. Thank you for an excellent evening.
Enjoyed the cruise, food very good and enjoyable entertainment
Crew made us feel welcome and comfortable. Singer was great and made our daughter feel special!
Good food good atmosphere good music
Staff attentive, very well organised, good entertainment
The same woman sang for the whole cruise. It was too much of the same artist, and she was not very talented either. We finally went out in the cold and sat on the deck for some peace. The gluten free menu could bear some improvement also: A salad without any dressing was hard to eat. And the dessert was just a cup of fruit: Compared to the chocolate mousse it wasn't much for the high price. The waitstaff also pushed the booze. Then the captain complained about the behavior of the adults. We were seated beneath the blasting speakers also which made it hard to converse. We were glad when the cruise finally ended. The one plus was seeing the sights at night:
All over satisfied.. Food and service In top
An excellent night the staff, food and entertainment . London at night on the river what more you ask for.I think above excellent. Can't wait to go again.thank you.
Only spoils by the rain....great cruise in every other way, thank you
The singer does not sing so good.
Food very good as was the service and staff. Entertainment very good
As above, good value for money
Food was mostly good, except the appetizer. I don't like seafood, luckily my wife ordered the vegetarian option, so we switched as she really likes seafood.
PLEASE Send me the invoice for this reservation!
A very pleasant way to spend an evening seeing the sights of London.
The Greeting and Food was very good. Staff very friendly and was a relaxing way to spend the evening. Singing Entertainment was not to our taste and seemed a little dated but didn't detract from a great experience.
Lovely food and views of London excellent staff and waiter service very good.
Delicious food and good singer. The whole cruise was very well organised.
Enjoyable- value for money
It was just a shame that the boat was only a third full. The meal was very good though and the singer encouraged audience participation, which was a good thing
Great night out. Lovely meal and good entertainment !
service was brilliant
Entertainment and staff were wonderful just the boat let us down by breaking down so didn't see the sites we were so looking forward to but hopefully will on our return.
The boat was lovely and decorated nicely for the Christmas period
Staff very friendly and efficient. Service excellent as was the food and a very enjoyable evening.
Lovely food and drinks, popular musical entertainment not too loud, we were lucky with dry weather and clear skies to enjoy the outside top deck views
the cruise was fun, but the food was just 'okay'.
Excellent cruise from start to finish . Would highly recommend .
Brilliant experience. Will use again.
Food was excellent, a lovely evening
It's our 4th time. We are loving it!
The under age drinking was disgraceful
The boat seemed well maintained and made for a smooth ride. Only lying still the east end of the trip was a bit disappointing
Thoroughly enjoyed my day time City Cruise in 2014 and loved the Showboat Dinner cruise in Jan 2016!! Fantastic, faultless.
Windows steamed up for much of the journey
Had a fabulous evening, everything about it was excellent, food , staff, entertainment. A perfect evening. Would love to do it again next time in London &would definitely recommend it
Good food. Nice entertaintment. It Was raining so maybe it would be an idea to have windshield wipers on the front Windows?
Amazing river boat cruise with a lovely music, good food and great atmosphere.
We had a wonderful evening
Had a wonderful time on the cruise. The meal was better than we were expecting.
The Showboat was suitable, pleasant and as described.
The staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was good and entertainment excellent.
Lovely river cruise with window seat (recommended). Cruised past all the well-known sights during daylight hours and back when it was dark. The lights were amazing. Food was very good and entertainment delightful.
The cruise was a great evening out.
the singer was an average pub singer at best so this is where the biggest improvement can be made. everything else was quality.
Good the ship but dinner terrible so at last it doesn't worth
Was a little busy being Valentines day and 3 cruises on, so not sure we got the best boat. Also cruise was cut short, not going as far as the Thames barrier and back on dock by half 10. having said that we had a great time and all staff very friendly.
Unforgettable birthday treat for me and my wife
Fantastic evening excellent food and entertainment. Smoothly run evening We'll do it again Cruise itself was very good as well
The cruise was good, although the live music was slightly too loud to hold a conversation over, which was a shame.
Great view and environment
Great food and entertainment
I loved the disco!!! Perfect music for an oldie like me.
All in all a very enjoyable night, and would do it again. There could be more information on the website so you can get a real feel for the night before you arrive.
Book a window seat to get a cosy night as the non-window seats are well illuminated and the night time effect is lost.
An excellent evening
More information about the places would have been interesting.....
Fantastic way to see London, great atmosphere with quality food and service.
This was organised for my friend’s 70th birthday and it was super.
The food was of high standard, we got the seats we asked for near the window and Nada the waitress and all the staff looked after us throughout the night.
The live music was excellent and there were many people celebrating different events.
We could not have wished for a better evening London was having a hot weekend and the river was quite still, the sights superhero.
I would definitely book this again.
great time would highly recommend
Great many thanks.
lovely evening and lovely staff
Enjoyable evening with good food and entertainment
Great fun evening with amazing backdrops.
great evening, full of fun.
Would recommend to anyone wanting a party
Brilliant what more can I say. Thank you
10 out of 10 for service and the condition of the boat
The entertainment was excellent. This was the best dinner cruise available in London by far and we have done them all.
it will be better if the duration to increase one hour more
Very good singer Make fun
Lots of fun! This cruise is perfect for a fun night out. The live music was great, the food was wonderful, and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely do this again!
Absolutely loved our dinner cruise! Couldn't fault it and would recommend it to anyone! Wonderful way to spend an evening and a novel way to see London!
However it is unnecessarily difficult to get a VAT receipt from City Cruises. This is necessary for corporate bookings and our accountant therefore urges us to book with other operators. Why should the receipt only be available after the event and we have to make a separate application??
Wonderful evening with excellent entertainment, service and food.
Booked for my wife's 50th birthday. Great time, good price, good entertainment, good service.
Stunning night out with a top class crew. We were treated like Royalty, treated to outstanding food and drink, excellent entertainment and an all round amazing experience.
Great atmosphere on board for dinner cruise. Whole family thoroughly enjoyed themselves
Food was excellent. It's the best weekend away we've had, thank you.