Jazz Dinner Cruises & Jazz Dinner Nights on the Thames

Smooth, relaxed jazz nights and delicious dinners on the river Thames – that’s Jazz on the Thames for you.

You can choose from two different ways of enjoying jazz and dinner on the Thames – either on a cruising boat or on a permanently-moored restaurant ship.
 
Both ways you’ll hear a top ChiJazz quintet, featuring a singer, perform a popular set of tunes from mainstream swing and Latin jazz. Songs might include well-known classics like Girl from Ipanema, Day and Night or Summertime.
 
Your first option is to enjoy jazz and a delicious three-course dinner while cruising on a Riverliner ™ boat through the heart of London, boarding from and returning to Westminster Pier.

You’ll have great fun as Thames Jazz takes you on a journey up and down the river, with great views of landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and more.
 
Choose Thames Jazz Cruise when you’re booking a ticket.
 
Alternatively, you can enjoy your jazz night out on a distinguished restaurant ship. Its Main Deck hosts a relaxed Jazz Night and your ticket includes a gourmet three-course set menu and free-flowing prosecco. Your ears, taste buds and eyes will all have fun. Permanently moored on the embankment by Charing Cross, the R.S. Hispaniola gives top views of The London Eye and Big Ben.
 
Choose Hispaniola Jazz Night when you’re booking a ticket.
 
For more details of both jazz nights out, including menus, check the details boxes below.
 

Cruise Details

Departure

Cruises leave at 20.00 (boarding at 19.45) from Westminster Pier. Cruise lasts 3 hours returning to Westminster pier at 23.00.

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Westminster Pier SW1A 2JH

Special Offer - 20% off

July: 21
August: 4, 11, 18, 25

Ticket Prices - Thames Jazz Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
Special Offer - 20% off
 
Adult (18+)
£65.00
£52.00
 
Child (5-17)*
£65.00
£52.00
 
Window seat**
£70.00
£56.00
 

Your ticket includes:

  • 3 hour cruise with our quintet ChiJazz playing jazz
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • 3-course meal with choice of dishes
  • Cash bar offering Champagne, Pimm's, wines and beers
  • London's spectacular riverside sights included

*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 pre-order the vegetarian menu by selecting ‘Vegetarian’ when making your booking. Gluten free meals are available with 24 hours advance notice. For any special dietary requirements please call our Reservations team on + 44 (0)20 77 400 400 or send an e-mail to info@citycruises.com.

Jazz Night on the R.S.Hispaniola

Enjoy great food and live entertainment with stunning views of the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
Your entertainment during the dinner will be provided by ChiJazz, "smooth jazz for dining, dancing and enjoying"
 

Hispaniola Details

R.S.Hispaniola - Moored Restaurant Ship

On the permanently moored restaurant ship R.S.Hispaniola you will enjoy high-quality food in a relaxed, gastronomic haven, and look out over fabulous views by day and night, including a river view of the London Eye.


Location

R.S. Hispaniola Bar & Restaurant
Victoria Embankment
London WC2N 5DJ

Click here for Google maps location


Dates

August: 3, 31
 

Time

19.30

Ticket Prices

Jazz on the R.S.Hispaniola

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (18+)
£45.00
 
Child (5-17)
£45.00
 

Ticket inlcudes:

  • Welcome glass of prosecco
  • Free- flowing prosecco for 1.5 hours
  • Three course dinner
  • Coffee
  • Jazz Entertainment
  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing ticket 
  • Licensed cash bar available

Menu

Menu >

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your bill on the evening.

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
Jazz Cruise

  • 3 days ago

    ★★

    Nice to be on the river but service counts.


    3 days ago

    ★★★★

    All ok.

    Good singer and menue.


    2 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night ,wonderful music , iconic landmarks


    1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Trods alt veltilrettelagt og fin kvalitet


    2 months ago

    ★★

    for the reasons stated above


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent evening on the Thames.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service!

    Music was lovely


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night out. Good value got money


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A brilliant experience, lovely atmosphere and good music. The food was tasty and filling. Definitely recommend if you're taking a girl out on a date...


    5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Just great. Very enjoyable


    5 months ago

    ★★

    Ok but not great value. Would prefer to pay a bit more to experience something memorable.


    5 months ago

    ★★

    Same as in previous question


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The Thames Jazz Cruise



    A really lovely evening. The boat was modern, clean and well lit. The food was excellent with plenty of waiting staff. The Jazz band was excellent. I cannot fault the Jazz Evening and would love to do it again in warmer weather, so that I can spend more time on the top deck taking photos. The bar prices are very reasonable and the jug of Pimms was a good buy.


    5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant from the beginning of the evening right through to the end


    6 months ago

    ★★★★★

    It was really an amazing experience with city cruise.


    7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Easy to use web site and plenty of options to choose from


    7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Highlight of our Golden Anniversary stay in London.


    7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    11 months ago

    ★★★★

    As Above


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    loved the jazz band very good


    11 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good food and entertainment


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Love the cruise and lovely experience.will recommend to friends.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good I will come back


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We will be bringing family next time. Thoroughly worth doing


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    You are the best cruise team


    11 months ago

    ★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening good food good service good Jazz all makes for a very enjoyable cruise. We will be joining another cruise when next we are in London.


    11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Music was fantastic will definitely do it again


    12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    When we arrived we were greeted with a glass of champagne so we knew it was going to be a good evening. The food was yummy and plentiful and the staff was upbeat, attentive and really nice. The band played really nice music that we recognized. That's always a good thing.



    The star of the evening was the sights of London at dusk and after dark. Seeing everything all lit up was super-cool. I got so many great pictures. A rainbow followed us everywhere. It was nice and unique way to spend an evening in London.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The music, food, service and above all, the views were absolutely amazing!!


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it, food was good, maybe the dessert sauce could have been warm to make it better :)


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The food was surprisingly good and the ambience was excellent. The jazz band played under a beautiful rainbow until the sun started to set over the London skyline. A beautiful, memorable, experience.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★

    good staff and craft. food was prepared well


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    great music


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food, pleasant music, attentive staff


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent band and set up. Didn't eat the starter, as cold cuts are not to my taste, so it would be nice to have an option there. Staff were great. Cruise itself was beautiful, we got to see everything in daylight on the way out and night scenes on the way back so it was almost like two cruises in one.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Very fine service and good food, The jazzband had a little bit to soft in style for our taste. A bit more speed and up-tempo, please! :-)


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The tour is fun, the band was very good. Jazz is excellent music to dine while still able to talk. We enjoyed it very much.

    Food and drinks are very satisfying.

    Just one minor issue ... the door to the individual ladiesrooms couldn't be closed. so that was quite an adventure to keep it closed while doing your thing :-).


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The Jazz Cruise was fabulous! great service, good boat, great band and nice meal.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing romantic and organised .. Loved


    2 years ago

    For the reasonable.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Meal was eccellent


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Food good, music enjoyable


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Particularly pleasantly surprised at quality of food; efficient staff and good entertainment.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food. Excellent service. Jazz music was very good only a short break. There was room to dance. The ride was smooth and the atmosphere both relaxing and enjoyable. I will recommend this cruise to all my friends.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    the music and the food is excellent will definitely go on Thames Jazz Cruise wish it was on Saturday instead of Thursday


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will recommend event to friends and family


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Much enjoyed the vareation of music by the band and the way all staff made sure our needs were met. Would deffinatly come again


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was good and the band was very good.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Superb atmosphere. The lights of London were magic, and we saw Tower Bridge open.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good food , great service , positive experience


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    The staff were friendly and polite, the food was well presented and tasty, and the jazz band were excellent.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent atmosphere, good music. A really good evening.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Service was very good. Re the meal - bit too long a break between 1st and 2nd courses. Food generally good but main course chicken over-cooked.



    Re jazz band - could have done with more up-tempo numbers in the second half after dinner to enable dancing.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Ruined by having to wait in a long queue at the end of the evening to pay for wine.

    We were not told the procedure by the waiters.

    Won't be coming back.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The food and entertainment was very good


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Will

    Be booking again


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great evening out, well worth it.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The boat was a lot better than expected, and the food was good. The music was a little loud where our group was seated though. the waiting staff were helpful and friendly. Only unfortunate downside to the night was the payment process, im not sure if the orders equipment/receipting machine had broken but the wait to pay was up to half an hour, and our drinks orders had not been logged or itemised and we were not able to receive a breakdown receipt.



    other than that I would recommend the cruise to friends and family.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food, service was also attentive and friendly and enjoyed the music too.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Most enjoyable evening. Impressive boat, super meal and lovely music.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Music very good great jazz standards well played and sung .


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Classy and enjoyable. I would heartily recommend it.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The service was excellent, prices were very reasonable, plenty of room and not crowded with good viewing and the jazz grouop were superb.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Stopped for quite some time at service area to take on board food and might have been good to communicate with passengers during this period - return journey was a not as good a sightseeing position as the glass was totally steamed up inside so could not benefit from the view which really was meant to be the key USP of the cruise


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The band and the staff was excellent. It was a birthday present for me from my girlfriend. I loved every minute of it. I would do it again.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The boat was great we weren't squashed in at all we had plenty of room. The food was good quality & served very professionally. The staff were helpful & polite and the cost of alcohol was very reasonable. The Jazz band played lots of well known songs. We really enjoyed our trip on the Jazz Cruise. We got some great photos of beautiful London.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good cruise, but no excellent.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    A perfect combination of sights and sound.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Decent meal and excellent jazz band. Really enjoyed the experience.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    our waiter was very helpful in helping us to select the wine for our dinner. Wine with dinner inclusive, CD jazz music when band not playing and an area to dance would have made the cruise excellent!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    We all had a fantastic time the whole experience was great. While sailing a leaflet highlighting or naming some of the famous and historical buildings and bridges along the Thames would be useful and informative to the dinners.


  • 3 days ago

    ★★

    Nice to be on the river but service counts.


  • 3 days ago

    ★★★★

    All ok.

    Good singer and menue.


  • 2 weeks ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night ,wonderful music , iconic landmarks


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★

    Trods alt veltilrettelagt og fin kvalitet


  • 2 months ago

    ★★

    for the reasons stated above


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent evening on the Thames.


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service!

    Music was lovely


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great night out. Good value got money


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    A brilliant experience, lovely atmosphere and good music. The food was tasty and filling. Definitely recommend if you're taking a girl out on a date...


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Just great. Very enjoyable


  • 5 months ago

    ★★

    Ok but not great value. Would prefer to pay a bit more to experience something memorable.


  • 5 months ago

    ★★

    Same as in previous question


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    The Thames Jazz Cruise



    A really lovely evening. The boat was modern, clean and well lit. The food was excellent with plenty of waiting staff. The Jazz band was excellent. I cannot fault the Jazz Evening and would love to do it again in warmer weather, so that I can spend more time on the top deck taking photos. The bar prices are very reasonable and the jug of Pimms was a good buy.


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant from the beginning of the evening right through to the end


  • 6 months ago

    ★★★★★

    It was really an amazing experience with city cruise.


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Easy to use web site and plenty of options to choose from


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Highlight of our Golden Anniversary stay in London.


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 7 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★

    As Above


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    loved the jazz band very good


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good food and entertainment


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Love the cruise and lovely experience.will recommend to friends.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good I will come back


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We will be bringing family next time. Thoroughly worth doing


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    You are the best cruise team


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening good food good service good Jazz all makes for a very enjoyable cruise. We will be joining another cruise when next we are in London.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Music was fantastic will definitely do it again


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★★

    When we arrived we were greeted with a glass of champagne so we knew it was going to be a good evening. The food was yummy and plentiful and the staff was upbeat, attentive and really nice. The band played really nice music that we recognized. That's always a good thing.



    The star of the evening was the sights of London at dusk and after dark. Seeing everything all lit up was super-cool. I got so many great pictures. A rainbow followed us everywhere. It was nice and unique way to spend an evening in London.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The music, food, service and above all, the views were absolutely amazing!!


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Loved it, food was good, maybe the dessert sauce could have been warm to make it better :)


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The food was surprisingly good and the ambience was excellent. The jazz band played under a beautiful rainbow until the sun started to set over the London skyline. A beautiful, memorable, experience.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★

    good staff and craft. food was prepared well


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    great music


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food, pleasant music, attentive staff


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent band and set up. Didn't eat the starter, as cold cuts are not to my taste, so it would be nice to have an option there. Staff were great. Cruise itself was beautiful, we got to see everything in daylight on the way out and night scenes on the way back so it was almost like two cruises in one.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Very fine service and good food, The jazzband had a little bit to soft in style for our taste. A bit more speed and up-tempo, please! :-)


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The tour is fun, the band was very good. Jazz is excellent music to dine while still able to talk. We enjoyed it very much.

    Food and drinks are very satisfying.

    Just one minor issue ... the door to the individual ladiesrooms couldn't be closed. so that was quite an adventure to keep it closed while doing your thing :-).


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    The Jazz Cruise was fabulous! great service, good boat, great band and nice meal.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Amazing romantic and organised .. Loved


  • 2 years ago

    For the reasonable.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Meal was eccellent


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Food good, music enjoyable


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Particularly pleasantly surprised at quality of food; efficient staff and good entertainment.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Good food. Excellent service. Jazz music was very good only a short break. There was room to dance. The ride was smooth and the atmosphere both relaxing and enjoyable. I will recommend this cruise to all my friends.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    the music and the food is excellent will definitely go on Thames Jazz Cruise wish it was on Saturday instead of Thursday


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will recommend event to friends and family


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Much enjoyed the vareation of music by the band and the way all staff made sure our needs were met. Would deffinatly come again


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Food was good and the band was very good.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Superb atmosphere. The lights of London were magic, and we saw Tower Bridge open.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good food , great service , positive experience


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    The staff were friendly and polite, the food was well presented and tasty, and the jazz band were excellent.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent atmosphere, good music. A really good evening.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Service was very good. Re the meal - bit too long a break between 1st and 2nd courses. Food generally good but main course chicken over-cooked.



    Re jazz band - could have done with more up-tempo numbers in the second half after dinner to enable dancing.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Ruined by having to wait in a long queue at the end of the evening to pay for wine.

    We were not told the procedure by the waiters.

    Won't be coming back.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The food and entertainment was very good


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Will

    Be booking again


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great evening out, well worth it.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The boat was a lot better than expected, and the food was good. The music was a little loud where our group was seated though. the waiting staff were helpful and friendly. Only unfortunate downside to the night was the payment process, im not sure if the orders equipment/receipting machine had broken but the wait to pay was up to half an hour, and our drinks orders had not been logged or itemised and we were not able to receive a breakdown receipt.



    other than that I would recommend the cruise to friends and family.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Great food, service was also attentive and friendly and enjoyed the music too.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Most enjoyable evening. Impressive boat, super meal and lovely music.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Music very good great jazz standards well played and sung .


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Classy and enjoyable. I would heartily recommend it.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The service was excellent, prices were very reasonable, plenty of room and not crowded with good viewing and the jazz grouop were superb.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Stopped for quite some time at service area to take on board food and might have been good to communicate with passengers during this period - return journey was a not as good a sightseeing position as the glass was totally steamed up inside so could not benefit from the view which really was meant to be the key USP of the cruise


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The band and the staff was excellent. It was a birthday present for me from my girlfriend. I loved every minute of it. I would do it again.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The boat was great we weren't squashed in at all we had plenty of room. The food was good quality & served very professionally. The staff were helpful & polite and the cost of alcohol was very reasonable. The Jazz band played lots of well known songs. We really enjoyed our trip on the Jazz Cruise. We got some great photos of beautiful London.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good cruise, but no excellent.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    A perfect combination of sights and sound.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Decent meal and excellent jazz band. Really enjoyed the experience.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    our waiter was very helpful in helping us to select the wine for our dinner. Wine with dinner inclusive, CD jazz music when band not playing and an area to dance would have made the cruise excellent!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    We all had a fantastic time the whole experience was great. While sailing a leaflet highlighting or naming some of the famous and historical buildings and bridges along the Thames would be useful and informative to the dinners.

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