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, mini 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 (2-12)
£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

** 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

  • 09 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Shame about weather


    08 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    More choice of teas i.e. decafeinated, Earl Grey


    06 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise, with a nice afternoon tea and friendly crew staff.


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had a really nice afternoon tea for my daughter’s birthday, there was a nice selection of sandwiches followed with cakes and scones, you get tea and coffee offered to you as and when you want it, there is also a drinks menu if you want an alcoholic beverage! After we finished our tea we went onto the top deck to see the great sights of London on a beautiful sunny afternoon, you are provided with commentary as well, which is very interesting!


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was good and you didn't serve any fish products to my wife as requested.I was very pleased that you only went up The Thames as far as possible in the time allocated.


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very friendly service and a nice selection of food


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★

    Not much varieties and also you don't get any round twos


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good choice of food, excellent commentary.


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Pleasant couple of hours . Not the best cup of tea I have ever had but scones were nice.


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was amazing with pleasant staff


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely food , no commentary during afternoon tea however once up on deck we were entertained by the crew


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    See above see above see above


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely cream tea, choice of tea with cream tea. Lovely selection of cakes and sandwiches.


    04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect way to see London, on the Thames


    24 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    We weren't happy with the route but the food and service were excellent.


    23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely gentle cruise with good commentary and premium hotel standard afternoon tea. Highly recommended.


    23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a great experiance


    23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent staff and excellent service


  • 22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food and service were excellent. We also ordered Prosecco which was served in a very professional and timely manner


    22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and a window table!


    22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    a good afternoon clean boat well presented staff


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised and a good fun way to spend an hour and a half with good food and friendly staff.


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Food and service very good but it would have been nice if there was a commentary to tell us what we were seeing.


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service, lovely afternoon tea, attentive staff making the day a special treat.


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    The staff were polite and efficient, they were very good at ensuring the teas and coffees were kept topped up. The seating area was nice and for me personally the food was good too. I would say that the food was pretty standard, nothing fancy but didnt taste bad either! Overall a lovely experience!


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything went according to plan. Friendly helpful and efficient crew.


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely friendly staff and afternoon tea, would definitely do it again


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    boarding and seating people at there tables was a bit manic,other than that .it was fine


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    Afternoon tea could have been better, poor position on boat


    21 Sep 2019

    ★★

    Very disappointed. Weak tea served much later than the food


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Shabby boat but great experience for the money.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Good cruise, wonderful view, food quality and quantity ok.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Not any choice for vegetarians


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was delicious and we couldn’t finish it. The trip on the Thames was very smooth and we were sad when it ended


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    I ordered the Gluten Free option which was a bit disappointing. Half a plain ham sandwich and half a plain cheese sandwich, I didn't order the plain sandwich option so not sure why they couldn't just put the other fillings on the gluten free bread, even a slice of tomato would have helped. The cake slices weren't that great either, what saved it was the gluten free scone.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    En mycket trevlig tur på Themsen och afternoon tea smakade väldigt bra. Mycket trevlig personal ombord.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea cruise. We were lucky to have window seats which was a good bonus - some couples had to share tables of four which I wouldn’t have been comfortable with. Staff were very friendly and attentive, and food was better than expected, we also liked how tea and coffee was constantly refilled. The only thing I would say is that it was difficult to hear the commentary as there was a large group of tourists on our trip who were chatting quite loudly, perhaps speakers on tables or headphones might be a good idea to provide in the future. Other than that I would definitely recommend this to others.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Staff friendly food nice really enjoyed


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely service. Breathtaking views of London.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    This trip was on the river with afternoon tea was excellent both in value for money, sights from the river with excellent friendly staff and a lovely tea.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was a great experience. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our food allergies were accommodated and the service was fabulous. An interesting and informative commentary made the 90 minute trip more enjoyable. I felt it was good value and I would recommend it to anybody.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The tea experience was great. Food of good quality & service was prompt & efficient


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Well presented service great


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The experience was amazing, the crew were very polite and friendly, my friend needed some help on and off the boat, she was very impressed by the handsome crew member who helped her. The tea was lovely, a great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Plus they came round frequently to ask if we wanted more to drink


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    it was very organized, we enjoyed ourselves


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    I took my friend on the tea for two cruise. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and would gladly do it again.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Although there were no tea pots, but your staff kept offering to refill our cops.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Good but thought the cakes could have been home made.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise. Thank you all


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Plenty to eat and drink. Everything fresh.


    20 Sep 2019

    The food was tasteless and certainly not plentiful. My partner was offered a second cup of tea but I was not offered any coffee after the first cup. We were rushed through the food as well


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★

    Stuck at the front with strangers. Windows too dirty to see through. Odd number of cakes and 4 other cakes were all the same. My daughter does not drink tea or coffee, a soft drink option needs to be included. We were 10 minutes late leaving. We were last to be served and I felt we were given the leftovers.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a very good value for the price. The quality and quantity of food was great.


    20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was a lovely cruise nice fresh sandwiches and tea.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise and afternoon tea


    20 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very pleasant afternoon spent snacking on a nice selection of sandwiches and desserts. Their gluten free option was really good, a nice variety of treats. We have a tree-nut allergy in the family as well and they provided a fruit salad to replace the dessert items.


    19 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

    Rapport qualité/prix correct


    17 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    The staff was very frendly realy enjoyed it


    17 Aug 2019

    The windows were dirty so my picture did not come out very well the sandwiches were ok but the cakes were so small & not very nice plus we didnt get 2 of the same thing so had to cut in half the only good thing was the endless tea we had disappointed overall


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was not too impressed with the sandwiches and the cakes were a but bland


  • 16 Aug 2019

    were last to be served afternoon tea, they had ran out of cakes!! when questioning the waitress, I was told it happens every day and not their fault!!! wonderful!! management please take note!!!!!!!!


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    They were very friendly. And nice


    16 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a very good afternoon tea and throw in the views of London, great.


    14 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything about the trip was perfect.


    13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★

    Good value for a window table for two.


    13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★

    This was a gift, the staff on the pier not so helpful ,I was told when booking to arrive at 3 o`clock ,we did and were told to come back in 25 minutes. When I said I was told to be here then we were sent down to the pier.5 minutes later everyone else booked on started arriving and we ended up at the back of the queue ,NOT happy, everything else was good


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good Cruise and good commentary whilst going along the Themes


    12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    We loved the tea, and thought it was great coffee and soda also were offered.


    08 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely tea and very helpful staff.


    29 Jun 2019

    ★★

    Food ok but no choice of herb tea Cruise supposed to be 90 min for the last 30 we went up & down by the jetty


    29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Have just done so on previous screen


    29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Already done - amazing everything was absolutely great.


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Service was very good. Staff friendly. Only thing lacking was a commentary of places of interest.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was fresh and delicious 😋


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect afternoon tea on the Thanes. High standard all round. The staff were a credit ... afternoon tea & champagne - perfect. Can highly recommend.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon, saw so much, delicious afternoon tea


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    The food as always was good, but due to it being late onto the table we did not have the time to finish everything.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Very nice tea and sandwiches. But cakes were disappointing. Better to have say four large cakes rather than lots of little ones.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    the afternoon tea was nice.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Decent tea. No choice of tea flavors.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Although a bit slow in bringing out special sandwiches for my wife (lactose intolerant) All was sorted out pretty quickly and a good afternoon was had


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Staff were helpful and polite.I Had an enjoyable time with my friend. Didnt hesitate when i request items to be changed and when i require more tea/coffee they were very prompt


    22 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    A lovely afternoon on the cruise


    21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    drinks a little bit on the coolside


  • 21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Sandwiches were a bit dry


    13 Jun 2019

    ★★

    The chairs were cinema style folding down chairs, and were looking dated. My chair ended up sloping downwards, so I had to sit quite far back to avoiding sliding off the chair. The sandwiches were just starting to dry out a little at the edges. Nothing terrible, but they had been left out on the trays 20mins to long while the boat was loading IMHO. They tasted OK. The cakes and scones were OK, but nothing to write home about. There were tea and coffee refills, but for the price, I would have expected fresh, decent quality cafetiere coffee, not bulk filter coffee from a insulated jug. Coffee tasted OK, but nothing great. The river cruse it self was fine, but the quality of the audio was terrible, and what I could hear was horribly touristy. No real information. Value for money wise, I think this is terrible. This was valued at £64 for two. If one takes the £26 out for the river cruse (judge the value of that yourself) you're left with £19 per person for a few sandwiches, some small cakes, a scone each and some tea and coffee. Even in London, I would think that's quite expensive for what is essentially a floating cafe. £10 per person would still have felt a bit OTT, but acceptable in London. Overall, not impressed, but I had little to use the voucher I was given for an xmas present last year as it was due to expire.


    14 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    The tea was as expected, very fresh and plenty for each person, and the tea...or coffee kept coming


    14 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Tasty, yummy and plenty of food


    14 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Our afternoon tea took 40 mins to be served to us which didn't leave us with enough time to enjoy it properly or explore rest of the cruise i.e.top deck. Our table was cleared without asking if we were done. Apart from that great experience


    13 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Great afternoon with kids.


  • 12 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Sandwiches could be better, cakes and scones delicious


    10 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Rather disappointed that there was no commentary. We were familiar with all the sights we cruised past; foreign tourists may not have known them. We enjoyed the £7 River Bus from Tate Britain to the Tower much more - similar views, but without the additional expense of a rather average afternoon tea.


    08 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Sweet welcome but some of the servers did not speak English very well. Food and Tea was very average, very dry scone. But the group had fun anyway....


    08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and food


    08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely champagne afternoon tea


    08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant and afternoon tea was fabulous


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    It took too long for food to be delivered. Cruise was nearly over before wine and food was served at the table. Food was not very fresh


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    My seat was broken and we couldn't hear the tannoy telling us about the things to see etc. The plain sandwiches ordered and glasses of prosecco didn't come, I had to ask for the sandwiches to be changed and then we still had a salmon one! The glasses of wine we had to order and I explained then we had already prepaid & showed the proof but at the end they gave us a bill to pay. A bit disorganised and understand its busy but when booking, why bother requesting things that you don't get


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Loved the cruise and the food. The staff was friendly. The only point of improvement would be to pass by the guests more often to ask whether they want a refill.


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice but the speaker system was broken so we couldn’t hear the tour information.


  • 09 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Shame about weather


  • 08 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    More choice of teas i.e. decafeinated, Earl Grey


  • 06 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise, with a nice afternoon tea and friendly crew staff.


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had a really nice afternoon tea for my daughter’s birthday, there was a nice selection of sandwiches followed with cakes and scones, you get tea and coffee offered to you as and when you want it, there is also a drinks menu if you want an alcoholic beverage! After we finished our tea we went onto the top deck to see the great sights of London on a beautiful sunny afternoon, you are provided with commentary as well, which is very interesting!


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was good and you didn't serve any fish products to my wife as requested.I was very pleased that you only went up The Thames as far as possible in the time allocated.


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very friendly service and a nice selection of food


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★

    Not much varieties and also you don't get any round twos


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good choice of food, excellent commentary.


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Pleasant couple of hours . Not the best cup of tea I have ever had but scones were nice.


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was amazing with pleasant staff


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely food , no commentary during afternoon tea however once up on deck we were entertained by the crew


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    See above see above see above


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely cream tea, choice of tea with cream tea. Lovely selection of cakes and sandwiches.


  • 04 Oct 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect way to see London, on the Thames


  • 24 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    We weren't happy with the route but the food and service were excellent.


  • 23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely gentle cruise with good commentary and premium hotel standard afternoon tea. Highly recommended.


  • 23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a great experiance


  • 23 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent staff and excellent service


  • 22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food and service were excellent. We also ordered Prosecco which was served in a very professional and timely manner


  • 22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and a window table!


  • 22 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    a good afternoon clean boat well presented staff


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised and a good fun way to spend an hour and a half with good food and friendly staff.


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Food and service very good but it would have been nice if there was a commentary to tell us what we were seeing.


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service, lovely afternoon tea, attentive staff making the day a special treat.


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    The staff were polite and efficient, they were very good at ensuring the teas and coffees were kept topped up. The seating area was nice and for me personally the food was good too. I would say that the food was pretty standard, nothing fancy but didnt taste bad either! Overall a lovely experience!


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything went according to plan. Friendly helpful and efficient crew.


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Lovely friendly staff and afternoon tea, would definitely do it again


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    boarding and seating people at there tables was a bit manic,other than that .it was fine


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    Afternoon tea could have been better, poor position on boat


  • 21 Sep 2019

    ★★

    Very disappointed. Weak tea served much later than the food


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Shabby boat but great experience for the money.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Good cruise, wonderful view, food quality and quantity ok.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Not any choice for vegetarians


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was delicious and we couldn’t finish it. The trip on the Thames was very smooth and we were sad when it ended


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★

    I ordered the Gluten Free option which was a bit disappointing. Half a plain ham sandwich and half a plain cheese sandwich, I didn't order the plain sandwich option so not sure why they couldn't just put the other fillings on the gluten free bread, even a slice of tomato would have helped. The cake slices weren't that great either, what saved it was the gluten free scone.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    En mycket trevlig tur på Themsen och afternoon tea smakade väldigt bra. Mycket trevlig personal ombord.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea cruise. We were lucky to have window seats which was a good bonus - some couples had to share tables of four which I wouldn’t have been comfortable with. Staff were very friendly and attentive, and food was better than expected, we also liked how tea and coffee was constantly refilled. The only thing I would say is that it was difficult to hear the commentary as there was a large group of tourists on our trip who were chatting quite loudly, perhaps speakers on tables or headphones might be a good idea to provide in the future. Other than that I would definitely recommend this to others.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Staff friendly food nice really enjoyed


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely service. Breathtaking views of London.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    This trip was on the river with afternoon tea was excellent both in value for money, sights from the river with excellent friendly staff and a lovely tea.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was a great experience. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our food allergies were accommodated and the service was fabulous. An interesting and informative commentary made the 90 minute trip more enjoyable. I felt it was good value and I would recommend it to anybody.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The tea experience was great. Food of good quality & service was prompt & efficient


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Well presented service great


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    The experience was amazing, the crew were very polite and friendly, my friend needed some help on and off the boat, she was very impressed by the handsome crew member who helped her. The tea was lovely, a great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Plus they came round frequently to ask if we wanted more to drink


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    it was very organized, we enjoyed ourselves


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    I took my friend on the tea for two cruise. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and would gladly do it again.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Although there were no tea pots, but your staff kept offering to refill our cops.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★

    Good but thought the cakes could have been home made.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise. Thank you all


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Plenty to eat and drink. Everything fresh.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    The food was tasteless and certainly not plentiful. My partner was offered a second cup of tea but I was not offered any coffee after the first cup. We were rushed through the food as well


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★

    Stuck at the front with strangers. Windows too dirty to see through. Odd number of cakes and 4 other cakes were all the same. My daughter does not drink tea or coffee, a soft drink option needs to be included. We were 10 minutes late leaving. We were last to be served and I felt we were given the leftovers.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a very good value for the price. The quality and quantity of food was great.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was a lovely cruise nice fresh sandwiches and tea.


  • 20 Sep 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise and afternoon tea


  • 20 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very pleasant afternoon spent snacking on a nice selection of sandwiches and desserts. Their gluten free option was really good, a nice variety of treats. We have a tree-nut allergy in the family as well and they provided a fruit salad to replace the dessert items.


  • 19 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

    Rapport qualité/prix correct


  • 17 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    The staff was very frendly realy enjoyed it


  • 17 Aug 2019

    The windows were dirty so my picture did not come out very well the sandwiches were ok but the cakes were so small & not very nice plus we didnt get 2 of the same thing so had to cut in half the only good thing was the endless tea we had disappointed overall


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was not too impressed with the sandwiches and the cakes were a but bland


  • 16 Aug 2019

    were last to be served afternoon tea, they had ran out of cakes!! when questioning the waitress, I was told it happens every day and not their fault!!! wonderful!! management please take note!!!!!!!!


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    They were very friendly. And nice


  • 16 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a very good afternoon tea and throw in the views of London, great.


  • 14 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything about the trip was perfect.


  • 13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★

    Good value for a window table for two.


  • 13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★

    This was a gift, the staff on the pier not so helpful ,I was told when booking to arrive at 3 o`clock ,we did and were told to come back in 25 minutes. When I said I was told to be here then we were sent down to the pier.5 minutes later everyone else booked on started arriving and we ended up at the back of the queue ,NOT happy, everything else was good


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good Cruise and good commentary whilst going along the Themes


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    We loved the tea, and thought it was great coffee and soda also were offered.


  • 08 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely tea and very helpful staff.


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★

    Food ok but no choice of herb tea Cruise supposed to be 90 min for the last 30 we went up & down by the jetty


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Have just done so on previous screen


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Already done - amazing everything was absolutely great.


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Service was very good. Staff friendly. Only thing lacking was a commentary of places of interest.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was fresh and delicious 😋


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect afternoon tea on the Thanes. High standard all round. The staff were a credit ... afternoon tea & champagne - perfect. Can highly recommend.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely afternoon, saw so much, delicious afternoon tea


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    The food as always was good, but due to it being late onto the table we did not have the time to finish everything.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Very nice tea and sandwiches. But cakes were disappointing. Better to have say four large cakes rather than lots of little ones.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    the afternoon tea was nice.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Decent tea. No choice of tea flavors.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Although a bit slow in bringing out special sandwiches for my wife (lactose intolerant) All was sorted out pretty quickly and a good afternoon was had


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Staff were helpful and polite.I Had an enjoyable time with my friend. Didnt hesitate when i request items to be changed and when i require more tea/coffee they were very prompt


  • 22 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    A lovely afternoon on the cruise


  • 21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    drinks a little bit on the coolside


  • 21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Sandwiches were a bit dry


  • 13 Jun 2019

    ★★

    The chairs were cinema style folding down chairs, and were looking dated. My chair ended up sloping downwards, so I had to sit quite far back to avoiding sliding off the chair. The sandwiches were just starting to dry out a little at the edges. Nothing terrible, but they had been left out on the trays 20mins to long while the boat was loading IMHO. They tasted OK. The cakes and scones were OK, but nothing to write home about. There were tea and coffee refills, but for the price, I would have expected fresh, decent quality cafetiere coffee, not bulk filter coffee from a insulated jug. Coffee tasted OK, but nothing great. The river cruse it self was fine, but the quality of the audio was terrible, and what I could hear was horribly touristy. No real information. Value for money wise, I think this is terrible. This was valued at £64 for two. If one takes the £26 out for the river cruse (judge the value of that yourself) you're left with £19 per person for a few sandwiches, some small cakes, a scone each and some tea and coffee. Even in London, I would think that's quite expensive for what is essentially a floating cafe. £10 per person would still have felt a bit OTT, but acceptable in London. Overall, not impressed, but I had little to use the voucher I was given for an xmas present last year as it was due to expire.


  • 14 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    The tea was as expected, very fresh and plenty for each person, and the tea...or coffee kept coming


  • 14 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Tasty, yummy and plenty of food


  • 14 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Our afternoon tea took 40 mins to be served to us which didn't leave us with enough time to enjoy it properly or explore rest of the cruise i.e.top deck. Our table was cleared without asking if we were done. Apart from that great experience


  • 13 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Great afternoon with kids.


  • 12 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Sandwiches could be better, cakes and scones delicious


  • 10 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Rather disappointed that there was no commentary. We were familiar with all the sights we cruised past; foreign tourists may not have known them. We enjoyed the £7 River Bus from Tate Britain to the Tower much more - similar views, but without the additional expense of a rather average afternoon tea.


  • 08 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Sweet welcome but some of the servers did not speak English very well. Food and Tea was very average, very dry scone. But the group had fun anyway....


  • 08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service and food


  • 08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely champagne afternoon tea


  • 08 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant and afternoon tea was fabulous


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    It took too long for food to be delivered. Cruise was nearly over before wine and food was served at the table. Food was not very fresh


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    My seat was broken and we couldn't hear the tannoy telling us about the things to see etc. The plain sandwiches ordered and glasses of prosecco didn't come, I had to ask for the sandwiches to be changed and then we still had a salmon one! The glasses of wine we had to order and I explained then we had already prepaid & showed the proof but at the end they gave us a bill to pay. A bit disorganised and understand its busy but when booking, why bother requesting things that you don't get


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Loved the cruise and the food. The staff was friendly. The only point of improvement would be to pass by the guests more often to ask whether they want a refill.


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice but the speaker system was broken so we couldn’t hear the tour information.

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