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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

Special offer - Save up to 20%:

Travel between Sunday to Friday. 
Book by Friday 16th November for travel up to and including Sunday 23rd December 2018.
 

Ticket Prices Afternoon Tea Cruise

 
 
Online Price
Special Offer - Up to 20% off (Monday - Thursday)
 
Adult (13+) from
£32.00
£25.60 (Mon-Fri) / £28 (Sun)
 
Child (3-12)* from
£22.00
£17.60
 
Infant (0-2)
£0.00
£0.00
 
Window seat** from
£34.00
-
 
Weekend Supplement from
£3.00
-
 

Special offer: Offer is subejct to availablity and may be withdrawn at any time. 

*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

  • 16 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    We would have liked the option of having a plain scone


    16 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    From start to finish the staff were amazing and made the whole experience very memorable.


    15 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was great. Had a wonderful time.


    14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Côté fenêtres, ce sont des tables pour deux. Nous avons donc pu profiter d'une agréable vue, ma fille et moi, malgré le fait de n'avoir absolument rien compris aux quelques commentaires sûrement descriptifs de ce que nous avons vu. Les sandwiches et scones étaient bons, les petites pâtisseries étaient sans doute + françaises qu'anglaises... Le personnel était correct même si débordés. Et le thé m'a été servi à volonté. Le meilleur était pour la fin : à 17h début novembre, le soleil se couche et nous avons pu avoir un point de vue magnifique sur le towerbridge juste avant de débarquer. Un souvenir inoubliable.


    14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Staff were pleasant and kept replenishing the tea.


    14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    The Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two was well run and very enjoyable. An excellent cruise on the "Millennium City" all the way from Tower Pier to just past the “London Peace Pagoda” in Battersea Park, then back. A good selection of freshly made sandwiches with tasty fillings, finished off with scone and jam plus small bite sized cakes - petit fours. Also, copious supply of tea and coffee included. Good range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks available if you pay extra. All in all a very enjoyable experience.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★

    Could hear the information that was govern on the tour guide , was muffled and distorted. Food was very bland . Although staff were nice and helpful.


    14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Allt fanns på tornet vi fick som man förväntar sig av en afternoon tea


    06 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    The price for what you receive is ok. My kids did not have anything to drink since they do not drink coffee or tea, I had to buy them a drink.


    05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic experience, would recommend


    05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise is a very nice and relaxing experience to enjoy with family and friends


    05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    I had the vegetarian option and my daughter had the plain option, both were great. The only thing we were disappointed with and seems silly to comment on, but a choice of scone would have suited better as not everyone eats fruit scones!


  • 04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was so lovely even though it was a very rainy day so we didn't go on the top deck . The staff on board were very nice and friendly . The sandwiches wasn't to our take but you can't please everyone . The scones were amazing . We will definitely return in the new year . Thankyou to all of you .


    04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable Afternoon Tea on the Thames


    04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    very nice selection of sandwiches and cakes all fresh and quite sufficient.


    04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    We would recommend this experience to anyone who has time in London.


    03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Es war alles in bester Ordnung.


    03 Nov 2018

    ★★★

    Not the biggest or best afternoon tea .. some fruit teas or different coffees would have been better. Maybe even make yourself Not enough sandwiches and cakes not great


  • 03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    A good afternoon tea but could be a little better - no crusts on sandwiches and some cakes as well as pastries - otherwise very good and no complaints.


    03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organised polite staff


    02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a great experience however the tea sometimes was not very brewed or hot and the food was aceptable too overall a great afternoon and the weather also behaved too :)


    02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excelent service and delicious food.


    02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely and tasty afternoon tea.


    02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Blue sky, not too hot. Sat in the window seats. My wife doesn't eat sandwiches so she ate most of the cakes. But i loved the sandwiches especially the salmon ones.


  • 01 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Would have done 5 star if we wasn't last on boat to get our food. Top Class anyway.


    29 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice and more than we could eat. Boat trip went much further than I expected.


    29 Oct 2018

    ★★

    Tacky experience! Not as good as other providers


    28 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was definitely a good experience having afternoon tea on a boat, and being able to go up the deck to enjoy the cruise view afterwards.


    27 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Can find nothing to complain about


    24 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great attentive staff and delicious food.


  • 24 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    great. not much to say except I clearly need twenty characters for the review.


    23 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    The service was excellent the waitress very polite, food moorish, couldn't fault it.


    23 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    I really enjoyed the tea, the salmon sandwich surprised me, because I thought it was tomatoe. But that was my mistake. The tea was yummy as were the treats.


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice way to see a different view of London in relaxing surroundings and enjoying a cup of tea and ample sandwiches and cakes. Getting for half price by booking in day was good.


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Disappointing. No table cloths. Tea to weak would have been better made in teapots for each table to allow to brew. Small cakes were tastless. How ever sandwiches were nice & scones but not enough for a table of 4. Commentary to loud, need nice background music.


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Good experience, good quality for money


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Great River Trip, Great waiters and waitress's. Afternoon Tea was very nice, great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Plenty of Tea and Coffee offered. Nice birthday treat from my Son.


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    See above description great venue, tasty tea treats but average service


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lots of tea and good views


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    I took my granddaughter with me , she does not drink tea and I had to pay for an apple juice for her despite me paying the adult rate of £37 each . I think that each table should have its own teapot , I had to wait a good while to receive my first cup of tea as orders and serving of wine took precedence over serving of tea . Also only English tea was offered , no choice of tea . The selection of cakes was poor in variety , size and quality. Sandwiches were good . Staff good , boat trip good even on a rainy day .


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Very good, friendly service. We had requested ‘no egg’ which was dealt with, and a window seat, which we got. The food was lovely and tea and coffee was free flowing.


    22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Having done this before we knew what to expect and it was almost the same and very enjoyable it was too. The staff/service and food were all very good. However there was no commentary not that that mattered too much as the sites are superb, but the boat did stop for no apparent reason mid stream on the way to the Westminster end ( no explanation given?) Also the boat didn't go as far as before stopping well short of the Houses of Parliament and the London eye, (again for no apparent reason?) so that was a little disappointing, also we spent quite a few minutes waiting on the dock side before leaving thus the actual journey was cut short time wise by nearly ten minutes, (again no reason given)? But overall it's a pleasant way to spend an hour or so on the Thames with tea and sarnies.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Sandwiches weren’t very inspiring and little flavour


    18 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great trip down the Thames with open view from the top


    17 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Feel more more information about buildings etc that we were passing. Very erratic


    17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. that is all I have to say


    17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent and plentiful! Well prepared, and attentive waiters/waitresses.


    17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Thought it was great...lovely food.


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service onboard!


    17 Oct 2018

    ★★

    Afternoon Tea was very disappointing. Had 8 sandwiches but only 2 options and one of the options my mum (who I went with) didn't like! No explanation of anything was and scones only came with currants, which I'm not particularly keen on. Travelled from West Sussex and wasn't worth the train ticket of I'm being honest.


    16 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches excellent. Cakes were mini enough not to be stodgy.


    16 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Service was good and food was great


    16 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Already said-stuck in the middle of the boat. Couldn't really enjoy the views


    15 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    lovely and plenty food for the cost


  • 13 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely day out and well organised


    10 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Väl värda pengar, man fick både sightseeing och afternoontee samtidigt.


    09 Oct 2018

    food was cold , not good , the tour was good


    09 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    I’ve given 4 stars because the tea was extremely weak - coloured water! I asked for tea bags and the waitress came back very quickly with enough to last the trip. I was then able to get tea to my taste however, if you like strong tea you would struggle with the type of tea bags used. The staff were very friendly and efficient, coming round regularly with tea and coffee. Although I would have preferred a teapot on the table. The commentary was good, given by a local Londoner. It was a bit difficult to follow at first, Until I realised if you were facing forward your left was the commentators right! Made more enjoyable by the fact that when we had finished eating we could go onto the top deck. Over all, very good value for money


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    The afternoon tea cruise was a good value.


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was a bit weak and wishy washy


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the cruise and the tea. We had a table of four but did not know the 2 people next to us. The tables are very close together and the seats are joined. One of the ladies was up and down all the time and my wife was jolted everytime. The tea was served at the start of the cruise and we really missed the more interesting part of the cruise up to Westminster as we were below deck. One of the waitresses spilt some coffee on my wife but did not even apologise! By the time we finished our tea we were able to go on deck and see the delights of Canary Wharf! We were not able to hear the safety talk at the start of the cruise as the tannoy was garbled and we could not hear what I assume was an enlightening talk along the way because of that. It was only when we went on deck we could hear what was being said. That being said we enjoyed the cruise very much.


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Efficient and very nice experience


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Die Buchung ging problemlos. Auch das ˋEincheckenˋ ging zügig. Sehr freundlicher Service vor und auf dem Boot.


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Awesome and perfect evening


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    All good, Plenty of tea refills


    08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    A river trip is often a good introduction to a city. Add a tea and its a very good introduction to a city. London Changes daily, so any time is a good time. I had not been on the river for years. Last time there was a different London Bridge, HMS Belfast was on active service and there were ships as far as the eye could see past Tower Bridge. So to see it today was brilliant. P.S I am not of retirement age yet!


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Was spoiled by not being able to enter the shard


    06 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely gift experience from my daughter


    05 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable way to spend 1.5hrs. Commentary was a little muffled.


    05 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    The website was easy to navigate for the purchase


    03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Some of the sandwiches were a bit dry, we were the last to be served. Everything else was fine. Just unable to give you a 5*


    03 Oct 2018

    Sadly we didnt enjoy the experience


  • 03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Attentive and efficient service. Fresh food and abundant beverages. However, the P.A. system left much to be desired,which unfortunately spoiled what was otherwise an enjoyable experience.


    03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Quality of the tea was excellent & timing was perfect. No rush to eat & plenty of time to observe the famous landmarks


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable cruise, lovely spacious boat, delicious afternoon tea and very attentive helpful staff.


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Good cruise Couldn’t hear the audio Afternoon tea basic and not very tasty


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    All a bit rushed, did not know when cruise would end. PA system, could do without too loud. Restricted view below deck. Catering could do better


    02 Oct 2018

    Afraid that I cannot comment as on the day, which was my partner's 80th birthday, he was very ill and we were unable to go. Having spoken with the company and requesting an alternative date, their policy is that this is not possible. I didn't want a refund, just a different date, but sadly this was not forthcoming.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful day, the only problem was some of our party struggled with the walk from car park to boat and vice versa. It would be useful for city cruises to have a spare wheelchair. One lady with a walking frame did very well but we had to borrow the frame and push the person with COPD as she couldn’t get back.


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    It took long time before we got the wine we had order when we booked the trip. We could not hear what the captain say, so that was no point of having, we also say that to the people who worked in the boat. Thay were also nice to give us ordenary sandwich since we had misunderstood the bookin and there ask for plane.


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★

    We thought the sandwiches left a lot to be desired. Some of them only had one small piece of cucumber.


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    The surprisingly warm late September afternoon was perfect. The service from the boat's staff was excellent. My request for vegetarian sandwiches had been noted and passed to the staff (this does not happen in most places!). Our table companions were lovely company and we had a brilliant time. Thank you City Cruises.


    02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well worth it. Thank you!


    01 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the whole experience.


  • 01 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Delicious tea. Polite, efficient service


    28 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Had a lovely afternoon and were very lucky with the weather. The afternoon tea was very good. It's a good way for sightseeing although unfortunately we couldn't hear the commentary.


    28 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    See previous box for comments


    26 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    I got gluten free products that I had requested


    25 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a good afternoon tea. Possibly variety in the teas offered and possibly two scones instead of one goes a long way :)


    25 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    Spoilt by a large squashed spider on my plate. Shame really!!!


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed the cruise ,the hi tea was beautiful ,the staff were all really friendly , really enjoyed every aspect of it


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy to find good value friendly staff


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Commentary would of made it better


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    There was no commentary, which was supposed to be included, and no explanation of why there was not any.


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was delicious, served beautfully and the crew/staff were cheery and helpful. The cruise was good too.


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    See attached comment on previous page.


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was nice and fresh and cruise good but there was NO COMMENTARY which was ridiculous as most people would have expected to learn about the sites we could see and on the website it said there would be a live commentary which never happened- very disappointed with this


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    En god oplevelse for hele familien.


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Food was lovely and definitely worth the price, more than adequate amount, my only gripe was the slow service regarding tea !!! Boat was so busy only managed th get one cup in 1and 1/2 hours!


    24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent selection of sandwiches and cakes. Regular top ups of tea / coffee


  • 16 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    We would have liked the option of having a plain scone


  • 16 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    From start to finish the staff were amazing and made the whole experience very memorable.


  • 15 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was great. Had a wonderful time.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Côté fenêtres, ce sont des tables pour deux. Nous avons donc pu profiter d'une agréable vue, ma fille et moi, malgré le fait de n'avoir absolument rien compris aux quelques commentaires sûrement descriptifs de ce que nous avons vu. Les sandwiches et scones étaient bons, les petites pâtisseries étaient sans doute + françaises qu'anglaises... Le personnel était correct même si débordés. Et le thé m'a été servi à volonté. Le meilleur était pour la fin : à 17h début novembre, le soleil se couche et nous avons pu avoir un point de vue magnifique sur le towerbridge juste avant de débarquer. Un souvenir inoubliable.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Staff were pleasant and kept replenishing the tea.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    The Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two was well run and very enjoyable. An excellent cruise on the "Millennium City" all the way from Tower Pier to just past the “London Peace Pagoda” in Battersea Park, then back. A good selection of freshly made sandwiches with tasty fillings, finished off with scone and jam plus small bite sized cakes - petit fours. Also, copious supply of tea and coffee included. Good range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks available if you pay extra. All in all a very enjoyable experience.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★

    Could hear the information that was govern on the tour guide , was muffled and distorted. Food was very bland . Although staff were nice and helpful.


  • 14 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Allt fanns på tornet vi fick som man förväntar sig av en afternoon tea


  • 06 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    The price for what you receive is ok. My kids did not have anything to drink since they do not drink coffee or tea, I had to buy them a drink.


  • 05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic experience, would recommend


  • 05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise is a very nice and relaxing experience to enjoy with family and friends


  • 05 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    I had the vegetarian option and my daughter had the plain option, both were great. The only thing we were disappointed with and seems silly to comment on, but a choice of scone would have suited better as not everyone eats fruit scones!


  • 04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was so lovely even though it was a very rainy day so we didn't go on the top deck . The staff on board were very nice and friendly . The sandwiches wasn't to our take but you can't please everyone . The scones were amazing . We will definitely return in the new year . Thankyou to all of you .


  • 04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable Afternoon Tea on the Thames


  • 04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    very nice selection of sandwiches and cakes all fresh and quite sufficient.


  • 04 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    We would recommend this experience to anyone who has time in London.


  • 03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Es war alles in bester Ordnung.


  • 03 Nov 2018

    ★★★

    Not the biggest or best afternoon tea .. some fruit teas or different coffees would have been better. Maybe even make yourself Not enough sandwiches and cakes not great


  • 03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    A good afternoon tea but could be a little better - no crusts on sandwiches and some cakes as well as pastries - otherwise very good and no complaints.


  • 03 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organised polite staff


  • 02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a great experience however the tea sometimes was not very brewed or hot and the food was aceptable too overall a great afternoon and the weather also behaved too :)


  • 02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excelent service and delicious food.


  • 02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely and tasty afternoon tea.


  • 02 Nov 2018

    ★★★★★

    Blue sky, not too hot. Sat in the window seats. My wife doesn't eat sandwiches so she ate most of the cakes. But i loved the sandwiches especially the salmon ones.


  • 01 Nov 2018

    ★★★★

    Would have done 5 star if we wasn't last on boat to get our food. Top Class anyway.


  • 29 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Afternoon tea was nice and more than we could eat. Boat trip went much further than I expected.


  • 29 Oct 2018

    ★★

    Tacky experience! Not as good as other providers


  • 28 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was definitely a good experience having afternoon tea on a boat, and being able to go up the deck to enjoy the cruise view afterwards.


  • 27 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Can find nothing to complain about


  • 24 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great attentive staff and delicious food.


  • 24 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    great. not much to say except I clearly need twenty characters for the review.


  • 23 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    The service was excellent the waitress very polite, food moorish, couldn't fault it.


  • 23 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    I really enjoyed the tea, the salmon sandwich surprised me, because I thought it was tomatoe. But that was my mistake. The tea was yummy as were the treats.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice way to see a different view of London in relaxing surroundings and enjoying a cup of tea and ample sandwiches and cakes. Getting for half price by booking in day was good.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Disappointing. No table cloths. Tea to weak would have been better made in teapots for each table to allow to brew. Small cakes were tastless. How ever sandwiches were nice & scones but not enough for a table of 4. Commentary to loud, need nice background music.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Good experience, good quality for money


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Great River Trip, Great waiters and waitress's. Afternoon Tea was very nice, great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Plenty of Tea and Coffee offered. Nice birthday treat from my Son.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    See above description great venue, tasty tea treats but average service


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lots of tea and good views


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    I took my granddaughter with me , she does not drink tea and I had to pay for an apple juice for her despite me paying the adult rate of £37 each . I think that each table should have its own teapot , I had to wait a good while to receive my first cup of tea as orders and serving of wine took precedence over serving of tea . Also only English tea was offered , no choice of tea . The selection of cakes was poor in variety , size and quality. Sandwiches were good . Staff good , boat trip good even on a rainy day .


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Very good, friendly service. We had requested ‘no egg’ which was dealt with, and a window seat, which we got. The food was lovely and tea and coffee was free flowing.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Having done this before we knew what to expect and it was almost the same and very enjoyable it was too. The staff/service and food were all very good. However there was no commentary not that that mattered too much as the sites are superb, but the boat did stop for no apparent reason mid stream on the way to the Westminster end ( no explanation given?) Also the boat didn't go as far as before stopping well short of the Houses of Parliament and the London eye, (again for no apparent reason?) so that was a little disappointing, also we spent quite a few minutes waiting on the dock side before leaving thus the actual journey was cut short time wise by nearly ten minutes, (again no reason given)? But overall it's a pleasant way to spend an hour or so on the Thames with tea and sarnies.


  • 22 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Sandwiches weren’t very inspiring and little flavour


  • 18 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great trip down the Thames with open view from the top


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Feel more more information about buildings etc that we were passing. Very erratic


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. that is all I have to say


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent and plentiful! Well prepared, and attentive waiters/waitresses.


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Thought it was great...lovely food.


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service onboard!


  • 17 Oct 2018

    ★★

    Afternoon Tea was very disappointing. Had 8 sandwiches but only 2 options and one of the options my mum (who I went with) didn't like! No explanation of anything was and scones only came with currants, which I'm not particularly keen on. Travelled from West Sussex and wasn't worth the train ticket of I'm being honest.


  • 16 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches excellent. Cakes were mini enough not to be stodgy.


  • 16 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Service was good and food was great


  • 16 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Already said-stuck in the middle of the boat. Couldn't really enjoy the views


  • 15 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    lovely and plenty food for the cost


  • 13 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely day out and well organised


  • 10 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Väl värda pengar, man fick både sightseeing och afternoontee samtidigt.


  • 09 Oct 2018

    food was cold , not good , the tour was good


  • 09 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    I’ve given 4 stars because the tea was extremely weak - coloured water! I asked for tea bags and the waitress came back very quickly with enough to last the trip. I was then able to get tea to my taste however, if you like strong tea you would struggle with the type of tea bags used. The staff were very friendly and efficient, coming round regularly with tea and coffee. Although I would have preferred a teapot on the table. The commentary was good, given by a local Londoner. It was a bit difficult to follow at first, Until I realised if you were facing forward your left was the commentators right! Made more enjoyable by the fact that when we had finished eating we could go onto the top deck. Over all, very good value for money


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    The afternoon tea cruise was a good value.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was a bit weak and wishy washy


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the cruise and the tea. We had a table of four but did not know the 2 people next to us. The tables are very close together and the seats are joined. One of the ladies was up and down all the time and my wife was jolted everytime. The tea was served at the start of the cruise and we really missed the more interesting part of the cruise up to Westminster as we were below deck. One of the waitresses spilt some coffee on my wife but did not even apologise! By the time we finished our tea we were able to go on deck and see the delights of Canary Wharf! We were not able to hear the safety talk at the start of the cruise as the tannoy was garbled and we could not hear what I assume was an enlightening talk along the way because of that. It was only when we went on deck we could hear what was being said. That being said we enjoyed the cruise very much.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Efficient and very nice experience


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Die Buchung ging problemlos. Auch das ˋEincheckenˋ ging zügig. Sehr freundlicher Service vor und auf dem Boot.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Awesome and perfect evening


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    All good, Plenty of tea refills


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    A river trip is often a good introduction to a city. Add a tea and its a very good introduction to a city. London Changes daily, so any time is a good time. I had not been on the river for years. Last time there was a different London Bridge, HMS Belfast was on active service and there were ships as far as the eye could see past Tower Bridge. So to see it today was brilliant. P.S I am not of retirement age yet!


  • 08 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Was spoiled by not being able to enter the shard


  • 06 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely gift experience from my daughter


  • 05 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable way to spend 1.5hrs. Commentary was a little muffled.


  • 05 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    The website was easy to navigate for the purchase


  • 03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Some of the sandwiches were a bit dry, we were the last to be served. Everything else was fine. Just unable to give you a 5*


  • 03 Oct 2018

    Sadly we didnt enjoy the experience


  • 03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★

    Attentive and efficient service. Fresh food and abundant beverages. However, the P.A. system left much to be desired,which unfortunately spoiled what was otherwise an enjoyable experience.


  • 03 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Quality of the tea was excellent & timing was perfect. No rush to eat & plenty of time to observe the famous landmarks


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable cruise, lovely spacious boat, delicious afternoon tea and very attentive helpful staff.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    Good cruise Couldn’t hear the audio Afternoon tea basic and not very tasty


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    All a bit rushed, did not know when cruise would end. PA system, could do without too loud. Restricted view below deck. Catering could do better


  • 02 Oct 2018

    Afraid that I cannot comment as on the day, which was my partner's 80th birthday, he was very ill and we were unable to go. Having spoken with the company and requesting an alternative date, their policy is that this is not possible. I didn't want a refund, just a different date, but sadly this was not forthcoming.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful day, the only problem was some of our party struggled with the walk from car park to boat and vice versa. It would be useful for city cruises to have a spare wheelchair. One lady with a walking frame did very well but we had to borrow the frame and push the person with COPD as she couldn’t get back.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★

    It took long time before we got the wine we had order when we booked the trip. We could not hear what the captain say, so that was no point of having, we also say that to the people who worked in the boat. Thay were also nice to give us ordenary sandwich since we had misunderstood the bookin and there ask for plane.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★

    We thought the sandwiches left a lot to be desired. Some of them only had one small piece of cucumber.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    The surprisingly warm late September afternoon was perfect. The service from the boat's staff was excellent. My request for vegetarian sandwiches had been noted and passed to the staff (this does not happen in most places!). Our table companions were lovely company and we had a brilliant time. Thank you City Cruises.


  • 02 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well worth it. Thank you!


  • 01 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the whole experience.


  • 01 Oct 2018

    ★★★★★

    Delicious tea. Polite, efficient service


  • 28 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Had a lovely afternoon and were very lucky with the weather. The afternoon tea was very good. It's a good way for sightseeing although unfortunately we couldn't hear the commentary.


  • 28 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    See previous box for comments


  • 26 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    I got gluten free products that I had requested


  • 25 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a good afternoon tea. Possibly variety in the teas offered and possibly two scones instead of one goes a long way :)


  • 25 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    Spoilt by a large squashed spider on my plate. Shame really!!!


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed the cruise ,the hi tea was beautiful ,the staff were all really friendly , really enjoyed every aspect of it


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy to find good value friendly staff


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Commentary would of made it better


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    There was no commentary, which was supposed to be included, and no explanation of why there was not any.


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    The afternoon tea was delicious, served beautfully and the crew/staff were cheery and helpful. The cruise was good too.


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    See attached comment on previous page.


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★

    Tea was nice and fresh and cruise good but there was NO COMMENTARY which was ridiculous as most people would have expected to learn about the sites we could see and on the website it said there would be a live commentary which never happened- very disappointed with this


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    En god oplevelse for hele familien.


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    Food was lovely and definitely worth the price, more than adequate amount, my only gripe was the slow service regarding tea !!! Boat was so busy only managed th get one cup in 1and 1/2 hours!


  • 24 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent selection of sandwiches and cakes. Regular top ups of tea / coffee

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