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WE HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE BEST SLICE OF LONDON - Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River 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


Please note: due to high demand prices will be increased by £5 on selected dates 

Ticket Prices - Afternoon Tea Cruise

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (13+) from
£32.00
 
Champagne Package (18+)
42.00
 
Child (3-12)* from
£22.00
 
Infant (0-2)
£0.00
 
Window seat** from
£34.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£3.00
 

Champagne Package: customers who choose this package are entitled to a glass of Moët & Chandon along with their meal

*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.

New - Plain Sandwich option: 

As well as Vegetarian or Gluten Free, you can also select the ‘Plain Sandwiches’ option when making your booking – this is for anyone who would prefer sandwiches with more basic fillings, such as just ham or cheese. It’s a great option for kids!


Tables

Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place.  When you board you will be shown to your table, please note tables are fixed with each table (or pair of tables) seating four people. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location, however window tables, are available 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 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.

Dress Code

Casual

 
Independent reviews by feefo
Afternoon Tea Cruise

  • 21 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Loved all of the sandwiches, scones, etc.


    20 May 2019

    ★★

    The cruise itself was lovely with great scenery and was comfortable onboard. I was however very disappointed with the food. Our salmon sandwiches had turned a funny colour, as it was a hot day I can only assume these were left in the sun. I have an allergy to Pistachio nuts so when asked I informed them at the time of booking. When I arrived on board instead of cakes I was given a fruit salad! I have been to hundreds of afternoon teas and never has this been a problem as there are many alternatives available. When I emailed the company sharing my disappointment they responded: While we appreciate that the fresh fruit salad may not have been to your liking, it is of your opinion that what was provided was unacceptable.' So seems that they have poor customer service too! Wouldn't recommend if you have an allergies as you won't get an afternoon experience.


    18 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Exerlency everyone was brilliant.


    18 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely tea and cakes while cruising down the Thames!!


    17 May 2019

    ★★★

    My only downside was the wait for tea and the bar closed before we coukd get a drink.


    17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was superb


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★

    The commentary was so quite we could hardly it. We asked for Herbal tea they didn't have any so I asked for a sparkling water as I didn't have a hot drink and I had to pay.!!!


    17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea was excellent.Good choice of sandwiches & very fresh.Assortment of chocolates & macaroons were delicious & large fruit scones with jam & cream.The waiting staff supplied tea & coffee which was refilled frequently.One member of our party had requested plain sandwiches which were the same as ours but without salad or cream cheese.On reflection I think you should be able to request the type of filling for fussy eaters as I'm sure most of them have a dislike of salmon & would prefer just the cheese & ham.He was happy with the rest of them nevertheless.


    15 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely and enjoyable - would recommend


    15 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect way to spend the afternoon! Delightful and good value for the cost.


    14 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really nice and good afternoon out


    13 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    This was a very pleasant afternoon on the river, The food was very nice and staff were great.


  • 10 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    this was something new and different for us.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very Good Selection, super service


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Polite, friendly and efficient staff. Fantastic views, a nice tea with plenty of clotted cream for those all important scones. Tea cups refilled constantly, however, tea was jot always as hot as it should be.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon tea, great selection of sandwiches, and cakes


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The trip and afternoon tea was a gift from friends. The food was excellent and we also ordered a bottle of sparkling wine which was nicely presented. All in all it was a very civilised way to spend an afternoon.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised. Shown to seats, not a free for all mad rush. Good commentary. Brilliant staff. Lovely food


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Would be great if we could choose what sandwiches to have, great unlimited tea and coffee. Most of the staff were very friendly, shame it rained for some of the trip.


    09 May 2019

    Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances outside our control my friend and I were unable to go on the cruise we booked. City Cruises refused to exercise a discretion and allow us to re-schedule our booking. We therefore lost £100 😓. FYI they require 72 hours notice to make any changes to a booking; so if you are unable to make your booking due to something which has come up at the last minute you will not recover your funds or be allowed to reschedule your booking 😔


    09 May 2019

    ★★★

    Our first cup of tea was unfortunately lukewarm but they were busy. Food was okay.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★

    All was good with boat and trip overall


    08 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Avons passé un moment fantastique, l'accueil, la nourriture tout était bien soigné


    08 May 2019

    The customer service was so poor nobody had made an effort to talk to us throughout the journey. We were offered tea and coffee later than everyone else. Also the vegan food was disgusting dry sandwiches, no drinks included and the only thing I liked was the fruit bowl. Very disappointed


  • 08 May 2019

    ★★★★

    good food, plenty of tea/coffee. Commentary was too quiet, difficult to hear & wasn't always in sync with the buildings we were passing


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable, smooth trip even though the weather was rough. I have a nut allergy the only selection of sweets was a bowl of mixed fruit mainly mango which was abit hard and lacked taste and a eggy type of creme brule' with soggy strawberry's in it , that was it and my husband had a selection of petite cakes and a scone with jam & crm so maybe alittle more thought would be nice going into the food for people with allergys. Sandwiches and coffee ok.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    The seating is very tight and the noise from everyone talking meant that we could not fully hear the history talk. May as well have just played music.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    The only thing was I felt the trip should have gone to the east first while we were eating as there is not too much to see there. But going to the west first we missed a lot of the historical buildings and also the commentary was on while we were eating and chatting. Should have been the other way round.We would have enjoyed sitting on the top deck while looking at Bridges, Shard,Globe, Tate, Eye, St Pauls, Big Ben etc.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service, nice welcome aboard boat and all clean and airy.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Yes and the tea was very nice. The downside was the toilet seat in the ladies was broken and could have been quite dangerous for an elderly person. This should have been rectified before the cruise started.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book; easy to embark, good all round seat, good cruise.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★

    Average food. Service good


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was good quality and very polite staff. We almost missed the cruise because of the trains not running and they waited a few minutes for us which we really appreciated


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    FANTASTIC STUFF AMAZING SERVICE


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful,served by nice people


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Good views once on board.


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    boarding was smooth, the cream tea was delicious and our teas and coffees were kept well filled by attentive waiters


    30 Apr 2019

    There was no provision for drinks for children. My 8 year old was expected to drink tea or coffee, and if he wanted anything else I would have to buy an over priced soft drink. The staff didn't have to option to offer squash, and I was not the only parent who experienced this problem. The cruise is great for pairs, as the seats next to the windows are in twos, so we were sat in the middle of the boat so couldn't see the sights as we went by. I wouldn't recommend the afternoon tea option, the food was just ok, nothing spectacular and not actually worth the price paid.


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The staff was excellent. The food was good and the sights amazing!


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The small cakes provided along with the scones, cream and jam were delicious and good variety ..... the sandwiches were slightly dry. Tea and coffee regularly offered by staff who were always polite and friendly ..... our waiter took a photo for us too!! Couldn’t hear the info provided due to being noisy inside boat however, this did not affect our enjoyment of the trip. My mum loved her mother’s day surprise!!


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Ordered different sandwiches for child all catered for excellent service


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy and appreciated ability to order ahead.


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Was told to be on time then the boat left late. The afternoon tea was ok. Sandwiches were very average, limit & triangles not fingers, scones nice, cakes quite tiny & rather boring, biggest disappointment was the actual tea, not served in a teapot, just a waiter walking around with a big stainless steel pot, which had obviously been used before for coffee which tainted the tea. We asked on boarding if we could have a window seat was told that we’d not paid the extra ( an option we were not told of) . Was told if one was still empty when everyone had boarded we could move to it. However when we asked to move to a still vacant window table it was given to two American tourists who also asked to be moved, they were obviously valued more than us, most disappointing. They will go back to the USA, we live in London & may possibly have returned again or recommend the experience, which we will not be doing now.


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience very enjoyable day


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great experience Great way to see London


    23 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    the Afternoon tea was perfect and the sailing too


    23 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Clear explanations on line and rapid buy


    22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The food was excellent and the service was very good the commentary was very informative but intermittent.


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely experience everyone was so friendly and I would recommend it to friends and family


    18 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Very slow service and random food selection left people watching others plates.


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Execlent service and delicious cakes


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant afternoon really enjoyed it


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    All staff on the cruise was very polite, friendly and attentive.


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    good value for what we had


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    We found the cruise very enjoyable. The tea was excellent and the staff serving us pleasant.


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Staff were very helpful and set up a table right at the front for my mather daughter and me, so my disabled daughter had amazing views without leaving her chair. The Afternoon Tea itself was a little below expectation. It would be better if for three people there were three of each variety of cake etc. The experience overall was good, but the food was disappointing for the price.


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything was perfect, except the tea was a bit at weak to start with, but with every refill it got stronger and better.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The cruise was good. It was definitely worth £2 extra per person to have a window seat and table for two rather than sharing with people we didn’t know. The staff were friendly, helpful and returning frequently to fill up the tea and coffee cups.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    very good food and service


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service.., 😀thankyou


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Not even close to worth the money. High Tea was cheap (in quality) and bad - would not recommend.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fab afternoon tea with lovely staff too and a great trip all round .


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well-organised boarding and serving. Pleasant staff. Food was OK. Alcohol not too pricey, given it's London. The only improvement I could suggest is to consider beginning the trip with a down-river leg rather than up-river. The latter has the most to see, but you are also eating so things can be missed. But that really is a very, very minor niggle. Would definitely do it again.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    This was a great day out for my parents to celebrate there anniversary.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    AFTERNOON TEA SLIGHTLY OVERPRICED BUT OVERALL GOOD TRIP


    15 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The Cruise and food was nice when it eventually arrived. People were served well before we made a drink order. pre ordered a bottle of wine had to ask for it 3 times. overall a good experience but not organised


  • 13 Apr 2019

    Overall very disappointed. The food was just not up to scratch.


    11 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the afternoon tea, plenty of food and well presented. The staff brought fresh tea round regularly and decaffinated coffee was available for the non tea drinkers. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating


    11 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cakes and sandwiches were very fresh and the choice was good.


    10 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great day, lovely staff! :)


    10 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea was very enjoyable no faults


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Friendly staff, catering was fresh and tasty as well as being nicely presented. Drinks menu was varied and reasonably priced considering it was a captive market. Frequent top ups of tea and coffee.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    From the moment we stepped on board, the staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful. Tea and accompaniments were delicious and the views of iconic landmarks spectacular. In spite of the wet, cold weather, we were comfy and warm and had a truly memorable cruise. Thank you!


    09 Apr 2019

    Not good if you requested gluten free option. They clearly made no effort or care to cater for it, big brown dry rolls with average fillings, 2 identical giant dry flapjacks and 2 identical bland cherry bakewells clearly out of a packet. Very poor!


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable, a lovely day out ..plenty of food and tea


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    A lovely experience cruising along the Thames.


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The staff were very friendly. The afternoon tea was served very quickly on departure and refills were readily available.


    08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    easy booking and good information provided on acknowledgement


  • 08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent, food was lovely, really enjoyed it.


    04 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience. We were greeted on arrival and shown to our seats. The onboard stsff were amazing - looked after us throughout the trip.


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    sandwiches were ok scones hard


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Had a lovely afternoon out with my mum and daughter really enjoyed the afternoon tea


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Tea plentiful and well presented. (The tea could have been stronger)


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Usually with the cake plate, there are two of each kind. This plate had quite a few very small cakes that we cut in half to share. They were not particularly high quality and were very disappointing. The cruise itself was supposed to be an hour and a half, but we left late and arrived back early and it seemed on the return journey that the captain was trying to get back as quickly as possible and the cruise was only a little over an hour. The tables were also very close together and we had to share a table with another couple making it very cramped with our bottle of champagne, water, cake stand etc.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great day made better by having sunny weather


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    As I have already mentioned, an extended cruise to Greenwich and/or Thames Barrier would have made it a lot better


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really nice food and lots of free top ups with tea or coffee


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    The staff were indifferent, people who had not paid the extra to seat at a table for two by the window sat there anyway. The tea served to my table was a long time coming, some other tables were on their second cup before we had been served with one! Dietary requirements were for no fish and no mayonnaise, what we actually had in the sandwich is anyone's guess as it looked like vomit in between the bread, not nice to look at and certainly not nice to eat. Would definitely not go again as so disappointed with the experience.


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was all very nice. Thanks.


    03 Apr 2019

    Rubbish food and rubbish biew


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent gluten free selection of rolls and cakes and you went the extra mile to alter the fillings to meet the requirements of my IBS low fodmap diet, without making me feel like an annoying and difficult customer. I really appreciated this and your staff were extremely welcoming and professional. MANY thanks.


    28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was very nice with lots of tea or coffee.


    28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches were fresh and tasty (rather too many smoked salmon and not enough egg & cress) scones looked almost home made and the variety of cakes was different.


    28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    good way to celebrate wife's birthday


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Overall an excellent afternoon trip, however, could have provided more sandwiches.


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Really nice afternoon tea


  • 27 Mar 2019

    My friend had glutton free and it was not displayed at all well. It was as if they could not be bothered. Why wasn't it put on a cake stand like mine was and a bap come on that was not acceptable the staff were bored their words not mine. Very very disappointed.


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    I was disappointed that there was no commentary during the trip


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Every thing was perfect. A lovely way to spend an afternoon With those who men so much


    26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable and relaxing


  • 21 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Loved all of the sandwiches, scones, etc.


  • 20 May 2019

    ★★

    The cruise itself was lovely with great scenery and was comfortable onboard. I was however very disappointed with the food. Our salmon sandwiches had turned a funny colour, as it was a hot day I can only assume these were left in the sun. I have an allergy to Pistachio nuts so when asked I informed them at the time of booking. When I arrived on board instead of cakes I was given a fruit salad! I have been to hundreds of afternoon teas and never has this been a problem as there are many alternatives available. When I emailed the company sharing my disappointment they responded: While we appreciate that the fresh fruit salad may not have been to your liking, it is of your opinion that what was provided was unacceptable.' So seems that they have poor customer service too! Wouldn't recommend if you have an allergies as you won't get an afternoon experience.


  • 18 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Exerlency everyone was brilliant.


  • 18 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely tea and cakes while cruising down the Thames!!


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★

    My only downside was the wait for tea and the bar closed before we coukd get a drink.


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was superb


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★

    The commentary was so quite we could hardly it. We asked for Herbal tea they didn't have any so I asked for a sparkling water as I didn't have a hot drink and I had to pay.!!!


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea was excellent.Good choice of sandwiches & very fresh.Assortment of chocolates & macaroons were delicious & large fruit scones with jam & cream.The waiting staff supplied tea & coffee which was refilled frequently.One member of our party had requested plain sandwiches which were the same as ours but without salad or cream cheese.On reflection I think you should be able to request the type of filling for fussy eaters as I'm sure most of them have a dislike of salmon & would prefer just the cheese & ham.He was happy with the rest of them nevertheless.


  • 15 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely and enjoyable - would recommend


  • 15 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect way to spend the afternoon! Delightful and good value for the cost.


  • 14 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really nice and good afternoon out


  • 13 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    This was a very pleasant afternoon on the river, The food was very nice and staff were great.


  • 10 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    this was something new and different for us.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very Good Selection, super service


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Polite, friendly and efficient staff. Fantastic views, a nice tea with plenty of clotted cream for those all important scones. Tea cups refilled constantly, however, tea was jot always as hot as it should be.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon tea, great selection of sandwiches, and cakes


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The trip and afternoon tea was a gift from friends. The food was excellent and we also ordered a bottle of sparkling wine which was nicely presented. All in all it was a very civilised way to spend an afternoon.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised. Shown to seats, not a free for all mad rush. Good commentary. Brilliant staff. Lovely food


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Would be great if we could choose what sandwiches to have, great unlimited tea and coffee. Most of the staff were very friendly, shame it rained for some of the trip.


  • 09 May 2019

    Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances outside our control my friend and I were unable to go on the cruise we booked. City Cruises refused to exercise a discretion and allow us to re-schedule our booking. We therefore lost £100 😓. FYI they require 72 hours notice to make any changes to a booking; so if you are unable to make your booking due to something which has come up at the last minute you will not recover your funds or be allowed to reschedule your booking 😔


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★

    Our first cup of tea was unfortunately lukewarm but they were busy. Food was okay.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★

    All was good with boat and trip overall


  • 08 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Avons passé un moment fantastique, l'accueil, la nourriture tout était bien soigné


  • 08 May 2019

    The customer service was so poor nobody had made an effort to talk to us throughout the journey. We were offered tea and coffee later than everyone else. Also the vegan food was disgusting dry sandwiches, no drinks included and the only thing I liked was the fruit bowl. Very disappointed


  • 08 May 2019

    ★★★★

    good food, plenty of tea/coffee. Commentary was too quiet, difficult to hear & wasn't always in sync with the buildings we were passing


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable, smooth trip even though the weather was rough. I have a nut allergy the only selection of sweets was a bowl of mixed fruit mainly mango which was abit hard and lacked taste and a eggy type of creme brule' with soggy strawberry's in it , that was it and my husband had a selection of petite cakes and a scone with jam & crm so maybe alittle more thought would be nice going into the food for people with allergys. Sandwiches and coffee ok.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    The seating is very tight and the noise from everyone talking meant that we could not fully hear the history talk. May as well have just played music.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    The only thing was I felt the trip should have gone to the east first while we were eating as there is not too much to see there. But going to the west first we missed a lot of the historical buildings and also the commentary was on while we were eating and chatting. Should have been the other way round.We would have enjoyed sitting on the top deck while looking at Bridges, Shard,Globe, Tate, Eye, St Pauls, Big Ben etc.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service, nice welcome aboard boat and all clean and airy.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Yes and the tea was very nice. The downside was the toilet seat in the ladies was broken and could have been quite dangerous for an elderly person. This should have been rectified before the cruise started.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book; easy to embark, good all round seat, good cruise.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★

    Average food. Service good


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was good quality and very polite staff. We almost missed the cruise because of the trains not running and they waited a few minutes for us which we really appreciated


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    FANTASTIC STUFF AMAZING SERVICE


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful,served by nice people


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Good views once on board.


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    boarding was smooth, the cream tea was delicious and our teas and coffees were kept well filled by attentive waiters


  • 30 Apr 2019

    There was no provision for drinks for children. My 8 year old was expected to drink tea or coffee, and if he wanted anything else I would have to buy an over priced soft drink. The staff didn't have to option to offer squash, and I was not the only parent who experienced this problem. The cruise is great for pairs, as the seats next to the windows are in twos, so we were sat in the middle of the boat so couldn't see the sights as we went by. I wouldn't recommend the afternoon tea option, the food was just ok, nothing spectacular and not actually worth the price paid.


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The staff was excellent. The food was good and the sights amazing!


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The small cakes provided along with the scones, cream and jam were delicious and good variety ..... the sandwiches were slightly dry. Tea and coffee regularly offered by staff who were always polite and friendly ..... our waiter took a photo for us too!! Couldn’t hear the info provided due to being noisy inside boat however, this did not affect our enjoyment of the trip. My mum loved her mother’s day surprise!!


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Ordered different sandwiches for child all catered for excellent service


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy and appreciated ability to order ahead.


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Was told to be on time then the boat left late. The afternoon tea was ok. Sandwiches were very average, limit & triangles not fingers, scones nice, cakes quite tiny & rather boring, biggest disappointment was the actual tea, not served in a teapot, just a waiter walking around with a big stainless steel pot, which had obviously been used before for coffee which tainted the tea. We asked on boarding if we could have a window seat was told that we’d not paid the extra ( an option we were not told of) . Was told if one was still empty when everyone had boarded we could move to it. However when we asked to move to a still vacant window table it was given to two American tourists who also asked to be moved, they were obviously valued more than us, most disappointing. They will go back to the USA, we live in London & may possibly have returned again or recommend the experience, which we will not be doing now.


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience very enjoyable day


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great experience Great way to see London


  • 23 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    the Afternoon tea was perfect and the sailing too


  • 23 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Clear explanations on line and rapid buy


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The food was excellent and the service was very good the commentary was very informative but intermittent.


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely experience everyone was so friendly and I would recommend it to friends and family


  • 18 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    Very slow service and random food selection left people watching others plates.


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Execlent service and delicious cakes


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant afternoon really enjoyed it


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    All staff on the cruise was very polite, friendly and attentive.


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    good value for what we had


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    We found the cruise very enjoyable. The tea was excellent and the staff serving us pleasant.


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Staff were very helpful and set up a table right at the front for my mather daughter and me, so my disabled daughter had amazing views without leaving her chair. The Afternoon Tea itself was a little below expectation. It would be better if for three people there were three of each variety of cake etc. The experience overall was good, but the food was disappointing for the price.


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything was perfect, except the tea was a bit at weak to start with, but with every refill it got stronger and better.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The cruise was good. It was definitely worth £2 extra per person to have a window seat and table for two rather than sharing with people we didn’t know. The staff were friendly, helpful and returning frequently to fill up the tea and coffee cups.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    very good food and service


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service.., 😀thankyou


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Not even close to worth the money. High Tea was cheap (in quality) and bad - would not recommend.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fab afternoon tea with lovely staff too and a great trip all round .


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well-organised boarding and serving. Pleasant staff. Food was OK. Alcohol not too pricey, given it's London. The only improvement I could suggest is to consider beginning the trip with a down-river leg rather than up-river. The latter has the most to see, but you are also eating so things can be missed. But that really is a very, very minor niggle. Would definitely do it again.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    This was a great day out for my parents to celebrate there anniversary.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    AFTERNOON TEA SLIGHTLY OVERPRICED BUT OVERALL GOOD TRIP


  • 15 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The Cruise and food was nice when it eventually arrived. People were served well before we made a drink order. pre ordered a bottle of wine had to ask for it 3 times. overall a good experience but not organised


  • 13 Apr 2019

    Overall very disappointed. The food was just not up to scratch.


  • 11 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the afternoon tea, plenty of food and well presented. The staff brought fresh tea round regularly and decaffinated coffee was available for the non tea drinkers. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating


  • 11 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cakes and sandwiches were very fresh and the choice was good.


  • 10 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great day, lovely staff! :)


  • 10 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Afternoon tea was very enjoyable no faults


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Friendly staff, catering was fresh and tasty as well as being nicely presented. Drinks menu was varied and reasonably priced considering it was a captive market. Frequent top ups of tea and coffee.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    From the moment we stepped on board, the staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful. Tea and accompaniments were delicious and the views of iconic landmarks spectacular. In spite of the wet, cold weather, we were comfy and warm and had a truly memorable cruise. Thank you!


  • 09 Apr 2019

    Not good if you requested gluten free option. They clearly made no effort or care to cater for it, big brown dry rolls with average fillings, 2 identical giant dry flapjacks and 2 identical bland cherry bakewells clearly out of a packet. Very poor!


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable, a lovely day out ..plenty of food and tea


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    A lovely experience cruising along the Thames.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    The staff were very friendly. The afternoon tea was served very quickly on departure and refills were readily available.


  • 08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    easy booking and good information provided on acknowledgement


  • 08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent, food was lovely, really enjoyed it.


  • 04 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent experience. We were greeted on arrival and shown to our seats. The onboard stsff were amazing - looked after us throughout the trip.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    sandwiches were ok scones hard


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Had a lovely afternoon out with my mum and daughter really enjoyed the afternoon tea


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Tea plentiful and well presented. (The tea could have been stronger)


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Usually with the cake plate, there are two of each kind. This plate had quite a few very small cakes that we cut in half to share. They were not particularly high quality and were very disappointing. The cruise itself was supposed to be an hour and a half, but we left late and arrived back early and it seemed on the return journey that the captain was trying to get back as quickly as possible and the cruise was only a little over an hour. The tables were also very close together and we had to share a table with another couple making it very cramped with our bottle of champagne, water, cake stand etc.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great day made better by having sunny weather


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    As I have already mentioned, an extended cruise to Greenwich and/or Thames Barrier would have made it a lot better


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really nice food and lots of free top ups with tea or coffee


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    The staff were indifferent, people who had not paid the extra to seat at a table for two by the window sat there anyway. The tea served to my table was a long time coming, some other tables were on their second cup before we had been served with one! Dietary requirements were for no fish and no mayonnaise, what we actually had in the sandwich is anyone's guess as it looked like vomit in between the bread, not nice to look at and certainly not nice to eat. Would definitely not go again as so disappointed with the experience.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was all very nice. Thanks.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    Rubbish food and rubbish biew


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent gluten free selection of rolls and cakes and you went the extra mile to alter the fillings to meet the requirements of my IBS low fodmap diet, without making me feel like an annoying and difficult customer. I really appreciated this and your staff were extremely welcoming and professional. MANY thanks.


  • 28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was very nice with lots of tea or coffee.


  • 28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches were fresh and tasty (rather too many smoked salmon and not enough egg & cress) scones looked almost home made and the variety of cakes was different.


  • 28 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    good way to celebrate wife's birthday


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Overall an excellent afternoon trip, however, could have provided more sandwiches.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Really nice afternoon tea


  • 27 Mar 2019

    My friend had glutton free and it was not displayed at all well. It was as if they could not be bothered. Why wasn't it put on a cake stand like mine was and a bap come on that was not acceptable the staff were bored their words not mine. Very very disappointed.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    I was disappointed that there was no commentary during the trip


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Every thing was perfect. A lovely way to spend an afternoon With those who men so much


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable and relaxing

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