LONDON'S No1 THE LONDON SHOWBOAT CRUISE ON THE THAMES

The best night in town is on the river!

Wine, dine and dance on this great dinner cruise on the Thames, see spectacular views and enjoy show songs and top hits sung by a live performer.
 
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:

  • A three-hour river cruise
  • A delicious four course meal
  • Sparkling wine on arrival
  • Half bottle of wine per guest
  • Live performer and dancing till late
 

Things just get better as you hum along 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. 

Cruise Details

Departure & Offer Dates

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.

 

Ticket Prices - Showboat Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (18+)
£80.00
 
Child (5-17)*
£80.00
 
Window seat **
£85.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£5.00
 

*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.

Menu

View Menu >

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 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
The London Showboat Cruise

  • 1 week ago

    ★★★★★

    Great wine selection on the boat


    3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    very good value evening out


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Best night we've had in London. Brilliant


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Well worth the money, especially paying the extra for a window seat


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Food & service excellent. Singer good, but a few more modern/party songs be great


    4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastico ! para recomendar.


  • 1 month ago

    We have used City Cruises a number of times whenever we had a short family break. The standard has deteriorated considerably. The sound system was dreadful as it kept cutting out and then deafening those sat closest to it. The quality of the entertainment was unacceptable. The singer was poor and in between her singing she would play music via a laptop. Again she did not seem to know what she was doing and repeated songs that had already been on. At one point a waiter dropped a glass and a cup which smashed on the floor. He just walked away from it and carried on with whatever he was doing and didn't clean it up. The ladies toilets were not checked and were grubby with no toilet roll.


    1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Very nice and enjoyable meal with fun activities/dancing


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Easy order procedure, good communications, customer friendly.


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience a must do for anyone visiting London


    1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    PRO: Good quality and portion size of the menu (excellent starter and dessert, though rather standard main course), cleanliness of boat, atmosphere on board, staff friendliness, live music/singer, route, everything on time as stated



    CON: announcements were difficult to understand (esp. for non-natives) due to not perfect PA settings


    2 months ago

    ★★

    A little bit expensive on the drinks.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent purchase and well worth the money#1


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing time will definitely do this again


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    An amazing night, faultless food, faultless entertainment and first class service from everyone aboard.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    Felt that the tour was a bit too long. Didn't know what to do on board the boat.

    Night view wasn't as good as I expected as it wasn't very lively along the river.

    The live singing was GREAT!

    Wished they could consult us on the menu or provide choices (maybe a survey a week before the cruise date?). Anyway food wasn't fantastic.. but the amount of alcohol served was generous.

    Was good at a weekday 50% off price.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Was very stright forward to book online.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night I will be doing this again


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    value for money good food


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was excellent. Good food, attentive personnel, nice music, lovely sightseeing. My husband and me would do it again.


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Basically the same info as above! The female entertainer/singer was good, and we did have a few dances.


    2 months ago

    ★★

    From wanting to book to purchasing one week later it had increased by £24


    2 months ago

    ★★★★

    would recommend especially for celebrating special,occasions


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night, funn from start to finish


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful experience...would highly recommend!


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A nice evening, everyone was enjoying themselves.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great singer, attentive staff, good food well presented, nice warm boat on a cold winters night, a really good buy. Look forward to the next one.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food

    Good entertainment

    Amazing views

    Brilliant night out


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic food, fabulous cabaret, a truly great experience. Would recommend it and would definitely do it again.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    good Value Great for a Special Occation.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★★★

    enjoyed the whole thing !!


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Definitely recommend the London show boat cruise


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely fine! Exactly what was stated! Got a window seat next to a heater! Lovely


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We had an excellent time! The dinner cruise was well worth what we paid. The food and wine were tasty, the music entertaining, and the views were wonderful.


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, excellent meal


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable experience.


    3 months ago

    ★★

    Service and entertainment great, it was the food that was average. Not bad, but just not as good as the service or entertainment


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    As Above


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good price! Including food and entertainment, it is worth it


    4 months ago

    ★★

    The dissents are too sweet. All of us haven't finished it. Food is just OK and couldn't match the price.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Champagne was waiting on arrival and nicely chilled


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Leuke ervaring Dinner van goede kwaliteit muziek soms wel iets te luid na het dessert


    4 months ago

    ★★

    Couldn't find a number to call to confirm departure.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing beautiful seeing the Thames at night and food top notch


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a brilliant time, celebrating special events and would highly recommend.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night out good meal and entertainment and London beautiful at night


    4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Was a gift from my Morher


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    fantastic experience planning to do it again


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excelente compra. Espero retornar algum dia a Londres.


    4 months ago

    ★★

    Expensive for what you got.


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Service ... (potentially litigious comment removed by Feefo)


    7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food and entertainment were fantastic.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The only real change I would have wanted was a non-fish appetizer.


    8 months ago

    ★★

    rear speakers were poor quality and too loud - spoiled the entire cruise.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Overall worth the money. Good cruise.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Quality food and pleasant staff


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A lovely evening spent on the London Showboat well looked after by the friendly staff nothing was too much trouble - food excellent - listening to show songs as we went down the Thames - beautiful photo opportunities for London at night spectacular - it was a magical evening thoroughly enjoyed by all my family members will definitely do again. Thank you


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The second time I've organised an event using this cruise company and as enjoyable the second time as the first. Excellent value for money. Food superb, entertainment good.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good entertainment, excellent meal and drinks prices not extortionate!


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant time, Entertainment wonderful


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was better than I expected. Waiting staff very efficient.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Really enjoyed the whole experience


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely!


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    everything was great!


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As above


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    nice show


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful food and entertainment !


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    verygood


    8 months ago

    ★★★★

    The crew are friendly. Better to have kids menu.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    8 months ago

    ★★★★

    Food was great. Was unfortunate that we didn't reach Greenwich and music was to loud.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it. And can't wait to go Agane


  • 8 months ago

    ★★

    Food was nothing special but acceptable. The whole experience left me a bad taste - refer to my comments above.


    8 months ago

    The London Showboat was to return us to Westminster Pier. The Showboat instead dropped us off at Tower Pier. The crew was unhelpful in giving the passengers assistance in how to travel from Tower Pier to our destinations. "Go up the hill" was all the crew offered. This was totally unacceptable.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The crew and waiters were fantastic and the singer that night was great. We had a ball. It was a celebration of my 80th birthday and I had taken my two daughters with me. We were on vacation from Canada. Our party of five danced and an American lady joined in with us. Wonderful evening.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    please provide diversity in food, rest all very good


    8 months ago

    ★★★★

    Entertainment could of been better. A bit disappointed that dress code stated no shorts but there we gents with shorts on my husband wore trousers on a very hot evening.

    Good value for money.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A thoroughly enjoyable evening


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Entertainment was a little cheesy but still entertaining.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Was brilliant staff polite


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Singer was really good, the six of us all enjoyed the whole Thames cruise experience.


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A very good experience. Great entertainer and good service. The only slight downside was a 15-20 minute stop part way through the trip.. Great views of London.


    9 months ago

    Bad


    10 months ago

    ★★

    The entertainment was very very poor - not what was expected at all.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The entire family thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.


    10 months ago

    ★★★★

    The singer was ok. The "show" could have been longer, felt he stopped his show long before boat trip was over.


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Singer was very good and a good cruise along the Thames


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food good entertainment good quality wine. Would definitely book again motto be missed


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    spacious brilliant viewing deck


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Staff were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise up the Thames was good, London by boat is a breath taking ride and view.


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The dinner was excellent, and we have recommended it to a number of family and friends already :)


    10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience


  • 1 week ago

    ★★★★★

    Great wine selection on the boat


  • 3 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    very good value evening out


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Best night we've had in London. Brilliant


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Well worth the money, especially paying the extra for a window seat


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Food & service excellent. Singer good, but a few more modern/party songs be great


  • 4 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastico ! para recomendar.


  • 1 month ago

    We have used City Cruises a number of times whenever we had a short family break. The standard has deteriorated considerably. The sound system was dreadful as it kept cutting out and then deafening those sat closest to it. The quality of the entertainment was unacceptable. The singer was poor and in between her singing she would play music via a laptop. Again she did not seem to know what she was doing and repeated songs that had already been on. At one point a waiter dropped a glass and a cup which smashed on the floor. He just walked away from it and carried on with whatever he was doing and didn't clean it up. The ladies toilets were not checked and were grubby with no toilet roll.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Very nice and enjoyable meal with fun activities/dancing


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Easy order procedure, good communications, customer friendly.


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience a must do for anyone visiting London


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    PRO: Good quality and portion size of the menu (excellent starter and dessert, though rather standard main course), cleanliness of boat, atmosphere on board, staff friendliness, live music/singer, route, everything on time as stated



    CON: announcements were difficult to understand (esp. for non-natives) due to not perfect PA settings


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    A little bit expensive on the drinks.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent purchase and well worth the money#1


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing time will definitely do this again


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    An amazing night, faultless food, faultless entertainment and first class service from everyone aboard.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    Felt that the tour was a bit too long. Didn't know what to do on board the boat.

    Night view wasn't as good as I expected as it wasn't very lively along the river.

    The live singing was GREAT!

    Wished they could consult us on the menu or provide choices (maybe a survey a week before the cruise date?). Anyway food wasn't fantastic.. but the amount of alcohol served was generous.

    Was good at a weekday 50% off price.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Was very stright forward to book online.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night I will be doing this again


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    value for money good food


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was excellent. Good food, attentive personnel, nice music, lovely sightseeing. My husband and me would do it again.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Basically the same info as above! The female entertainer/singer was good, and we did have a few dances.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    From wanting to book to purchasing one week later it had increased by £24


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★

    would recommend especially for celebrating special,occasions


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night, funn from start to finish


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful experience...would highly recommend!


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A nice evening, everyone was enjoying themselves.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great singer, attentive staff, good food well presented, nice warm boat on a cold winters night, a really good buy. Look forward to the next one.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food

    Good entertainment

    Amazing views

    Brilliant night out


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic food, fabulous cabaret, a truly great experience. Would recommend it and would definitely do it again.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    good Value Great for a Special Occation.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★

    enjoyed the whole thing !!


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Definitely recommend the London show boat cruise


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely fine! Exactly what was stated! Got a window seat next to a heater! Lovely


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We had an excellent time! The dinner cruise was well worth what we paid. The food and wine were tasty, the music entertaining, and the views were wonderful.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, excellent meal


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable experience.


  • 3 months ago

    ★★

    Service and entertainment great, it was the food that was average. Not bad, but just not as good as the service or entertainment


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Good price! Including food and entertainment, it is worth it


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    The dissents are too sweet. All of us haven't finished it. Food is just OK and couldn't match the price.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    Poor


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Champagne was waiting on arrival and nicely chilled


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Leuke ervaring Dinner van goede kwaliteit muziek soms wel iets te luid na het dessert


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    Couldn't find a number to call to confirm departure.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing beautiful seeing the Thames at night and food top notch


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a brilliant time, celebrating special events and would highly recommend.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night out good meal and entertainment and London beautiful at night


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★

    Was a gift from my Morher


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    fantastic experience planning to do it again


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excelente compra. Espero retornar algum dia a Londres.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★

    Expensive for what you got.


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 4 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Service ... (potentially litigious comment removed by Feefo)


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food and entertainment were fantastic.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The only real change I would have wanted was a non-fish appetizer.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★

    rear speakers were poor quality and too loud - spoiled the entire cruise.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Overall worth the money. Good cruise.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Quality food and pleasant staff


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A lovely evening spent on the London Showboat well looked after by the friendly staff nothing was too much trouble - food excellent - listening to show songs as we went down the Thames - beautiful photo opportunities for London at night spectacular - it was a magical evening thoroughly enjoyed by all my family members will definitely do again. Thank you


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The second time I've organised an event using this cruise company and as enjoyable the second time as the first. Excellent value for money. Food superb, entertainment good.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good entertainment, excellent meal and drinks prices not extortionate!


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant time, Entertainment wonderful


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was better than I expected. Waiting staff very efficient.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Really enjoyed the whole experience


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely!


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    everything was great!


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As above


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    nice show


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful food and entertainment !


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    verygood


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★

    The crew are friendly. Better to have kids menu.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★

    Food was great. Was unfortunate that we didn't reach Greenwich and music was to loud.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it. And can't wait to go Agane


  • 8 months ago

    ★★

    Food was nothing special but acceptable. The whole experience left me a bad taste - refer to my comments above.


  • 8 months ago

    The London Showboat was to return us to Westminster Pier. The Showboat instead dropped us off at Tower Pier. The crew was unhelpful in giving the passengers assistance in how to travel from Tower Pier to our destinations. "Go up the hill" was all the crew offered. This was totally unacceptable.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The crew and waiters were fantastic and the singer that night was great. We had a ball. It was a celebration of my 80th birthday and I had taken my two daughters with me. We were on vacation from Canada. Our party of five danced and an American lady joined in with us. Wonderful evening.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    please provide diversity in food, rest all very good


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★

    Entertainment could of been better. A bit disappointed that dress code stated no shorts but there we gents with shorts on my husband wore trousers on a very hot evening.

    Good value for money.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A thoroughly enjoyable evening


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Entertainment was a little cheesy but still entertaining.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Was brilliant staff polite


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Singer was really good, the six of us all enjoyed the whole Thames cruise experience.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A very good experience. Great entertainer and good service. The only slight downside was a 15-20 minute stop part way through the trip.. Great views of London.


  • 9 months ago

    Bad


  • 10 months ago

    ★★

    The entertainment was very very poor - not what was expected at all.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The entire family thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★

    The singer was ok. The "show" could have been longer, felt he stopped his show long before boat trip was over.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Singer was very good and a good cruise along the Thames


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food good entertainment good quality wine. Would definitely book again motto be missed


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    spacious brilliant viewing deck


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Staff were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The cruise up the Thames was good, London by boat is a breath taking ride and view.


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The dinner was excellent, and we have recommended it to a number of family and friends already :)


  • 10 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience

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