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WE HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF A LAZY LUNCH London's Lunch Cruise on the river Thames

 

With good food and great views a Thames Lunch Cruise is both relaxing and rather stimulating.

While you enjoy a delicious two course lunch we'll take you on a relaxed mini voyage through the heart of London. 

Our friendly waiters will serve you a scrumptious meal with a hearty main course, just right for an appetite fanned by river breezes. To accompany your meal our fully stocked bar is certain to have something tempt your palate. And when you've finished your dessert, you can take a stroll on deck to round off your river-day experience.

As you set off the Tower of London and Tower Bridge will be in sight, whether through panoramic windows or from the open upper deck, and you’ll see Big Ben and the London Eye before heading down towards Canary Wharf, with Tower Bridge in view again. 

Your ticket includes:

  • 2-course meal 
  • 1 hour 45 minutes river Cruise
  • Live commentary 
 

Cruises last one hour and forty five minutes which gives you plenty of time to enjoy both the view and the company! Whether it’s a first-time, original choice for you and your friends or a long-time favourite of river cruise aficionados we're sure you’ll find it’s a great choice for a memorable meal with bright conversation.
 

 

Cruise details

Departure

The boat departs at 11.45 (boarding at 11.30)  from Tower Pier. The cruise returns to Tower pier at 13.30.

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Tower Pier EC3N 4DT

Ticket Prices - Lunch Cruise

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

Ticket Prices - Champagne Package

 
 
Champagne Package
 
Adult (18+)
£42.00 (Mon-Fri)
£45.00 (Sat & Sun)
 

Champagne Package: all customers who choose this package are entitled to a glass of champagne 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.

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.

Dress Code

Casual

Menu

View Menu >

Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com.

 
Independent reviews by feefo
Lunch Cruise

  • 23 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good value for money. Very enjoyable afternoon


    18 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great experience, seeing London from a new angle with good food and service. very enjoyable


    14 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    I had a good time with my daughter, the service was good,the staff was very friendly! We were having a good lunchtime with good views!


    13 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice food, lovely service, chilled atmosphere and beautiful views of the city. Time flew by!


    13 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    very good lunch and nice view


    12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and a very enjoyable experience.


  • 12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Just had a lovely time with my wife


    12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    We have used City Cruises before but only for tourist trips or to get from one place to another. The lunch was faultless, no problems, great service, excellent food and of course the nice changing view from the window.


    12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food and a nice gentle mosey up and down the river. Very helpful people on board the boat. A nice way to spend the afternoon.


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Overall, a great experience! So glad I tried it on my birthday!


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    i liked food and wine.it was very good and tasty :)


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything was run like clockwork


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Well organised, good food and friendly service. We have already recommended it to friends and family.


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money with very good food and attentive staff where nothing was too much trouble.


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had the most fabulous time. We were very lucky as the weather was gorgeous. We were shown to our seats which were by the window as I had requested. The waiting staff were all very attentive throughout the cruise & nothing was too much trouble. The food was perfectly cooked & very tasty. Fabulous cocktails too! We would definitely recommend this to family & friends. It was a very thoughtful present from our son.


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Gift not a purchase, but would have been 5 star


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Nice food - good value for money.


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    The lunch was wonderful.the setting and the view was lovely I enjoyed every moment of this lovely cruises.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    veramente il cibo era buono!


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food was nice and the service very good


    11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was well organised, food was great.


    01 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    It was nice the meal was great .


    01 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    The audio commentary was excellent as well as the music and delicious food . The staff were very helpful and made the experience unique .


    28 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything from the booking experience, the meal, the cruise and the staff politeness and attention exceeded my expectation.


  • 27 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Very simple well cooked food.. I was allergic to one of the ingredients, ,- no problem, an alternative was swiftly provided


    27 Feb 2019

    ★★★

    Staff was lovely and food was good, but the room could use an intensive refurbishment


    27 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise, delicious lunch, great music and excellent staff.


    26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Actually the weather was perfect which made the scenery beautiful. The service was efficient and the food delicious


    26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    comentary not loud enough as background music drowned it out where we were sitting near the front


    26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    This was a birthday present. I bought an extra ticket as there were 3 of us. As it was half term, we got 20% off which was a bonus


  • 25 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Yes we both enjoyed the skyline as we went down the Thames, eating and drinking and taking photos.


    24 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    it is a little pricey but the food was great. we got 2 course. main and dessert. so its well with the money. the view was great.


    23 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    I love this experience. I got the winter promotion price and it was super cheap. You get a cruise and a decent lunch. Food was awesome, nothing to complain.


    22 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was very memorable and well prepared. The food and the service was of the highest quality. I would recommend this cruise for anyone who has a couple of hours to spare doing something that is both relaxing and a complete joy.


    21 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great tour and lovely food.


    20 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Booked the lunchtime cruise for myself and two friends. Fantastic panoramic views because of picture windows. Staff were great and our waiter was charming. The food was excellent. Extremely tasty. We all enjoyed it very much. Only downfall was that we couldn’t hear/understand the commentary. Buts we could hear sounded very interesting. It was a pity. Could be disappointing for any foreign bisitors


  • 19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Very satisfied with the purchase.


    19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Rien à dire: la croisière et le repas correspondaient à ce qui était annoncé.


    19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was really good, well cooked and presented. Loved the chocolate dessert.


    19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    très bon repas mais cela manque de plat en entrée !


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    great cruise, good service and excellent meal on the boat.


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round afternoon


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely lunch, good service e


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good day out good food great service thank you


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice food, nice boat, decent drink prices (£5 a pint). Only thing I would say is the actual tour wasn’t live commentary it was a quiet scripted voice over whoch is find but found it very difficult to hear and no background music was played after the commentary had ended which I felt made the atmosphere a little dull.


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. Lovely food and staff. 😁


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed our experience with City Cruises. We knew there was no choice of food but what we did get (chicken) was excellent. The boat was spotlessly clean when we boarded, the servers were professional, polite and efficient. We have never done this before and didn't really know what to expect, but it exceeded any expectations we may have had. OK, it's not the QEII but it is a great way to see the sights and spectacles of the river side and thankfully no annoying commentary. We enjoyed it very much and would do it again.


    18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food and catered for my nut allergy


  • 10 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The actual cruise was great and informative; it was comfortable and staff were pleasant; food was good but there was no variety except for those with special dietary requirements and you were not told what drink was included with your menu. We asked for juice and had to pay for it! Another thing, l was cold when we boarded and l requested for a warm drink but was told l couldn't be served any warm drink until after lunch when they served either tea or coffee which l didn't need then! In all l was happy with actual experience of the cruise up and down the Thames and l actually learnt a few new things about London! I have already recommended it as a good gift to friends and family.


    08 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great Value !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    An excellent Lunch Cruise down the river Thames. The journey set off from Tower Pier and made its way to Vauxhall where we turned around and made our way to Canary Wharf and finally back to Tower Pier. The views you can see during the journey show London in a completely new light and are spectacular to see. The service provided by the staff was 1st class, they were extremely friendly and welcoming. The cruise ship it self feels very dated and on its last legs but it didn't ruin the experience. The food provided was incredibly well cooked and enjoyable. The only downside was when it came to drinks, despite the experience being sold with tea and coffee, this is only available after the 2 course meal. We purchased 2 cans of 330ml Coca-Cola for ~£1.80 each, they also have a fully licensed bar onboard. All in all an excellent experience which we would happily go on again.


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good food, Attentive crew, Always something interesting to see on the river, as well as a unique insight into riverside architecture from the water itself. Well worth a lunch cruise for a daylight experience, or also wonderful at nighttime with the Showboat Cruise


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Too bad that the trip doesn't go more around Westminster, also the speakers weren't audible. Otherwise, a really nice journey.


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Cruise was lovely, food was nice and the staff were great!


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    I would absolutely recommend the Lunch Cruise. Not only do you get to see the city from the river, but the food was great. The Thames river cruise is also a good place to start if you only have a short amount of time in London and aren't sure what you'd like to see. It allows you to view most of the big sites from the river and perhaps decide where you'd like explore later on.


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    1st class all the way! brilliant


    07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    An hour before the cruise was due to leave I decided to see what the availability was. There was space so I booked myself and my husband up on the lunch cruise. The staff were great from being greeted at pier through to the staff on the boat. The food was absolutely delicious. We didn’t feel rushed to eat. So we could eat slow and enjoy the views. The only thing I found disappointing was the commentary. I would have liked to heard it. But that’s just a minor issue. As a whole the experience was fabulous.


    01 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service, easy to book. Great lunch on the thames. Good service. Nice window seat.


    29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Rien à redire, très bien.


    29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service and lovely staff


  • 29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    .I really enjoyed the experience on our lunch cruise along the Thames. The food was very nice and the service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the day and would use City Cruises again for an afternoon tea or dinner. Bathrooms were clean and well kept and the dining area was very clean and very clean and well presented


    29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    It was a nice lunch, good service and delicious food!


    27 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great way to see some of London's famous landmarks. Comfortable, good viewing, an enjoyable meal with drinks at reasonable prices. Staff on board were efficient and helpful. For us, this cruise was the icing on the cake on our brief stay in London.


    26 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lunch cruise was fantastic


    25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent cruise and staff


    25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food was amazing very filling and the desserts o my god I could eat them again


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    The speaker system was unstable and the commentary unclear but the dinner was surprisingly hot and tasty. The weather was perfect for photos though the cabin did get quite hot when you were on the sunny side.


    25 Jan 2019

    ★★★

    The food was on average. Service was on average too. The cruise was enjoyable.


    25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    It was a present, we didn't prurchase it.


    25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really easy website, staff were really attentive and lovely. We had a fabulous trip up the Thanes and back with lunch. Food was very good and the seating was well kept and tidy. I’d definitely recommend this. Just a tiny point that the speaker system is a little hit and miss but to be honest we were happy to just enjoy the sites and have a relaxing lunch


    23 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Only cleanliness in a few areas of the boat


    15 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Delicious food, very friendly and helpful staff. Had an amazing afternoon with family.


  • 11 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Originally seated in the middle of the boat so restricted view, but request to move was given once everyone else was on board. Would have like to hear the commentary on what we were going past more. The food was lovely- but no option for fussier eaters- you either ate or you didn’t! Good waiter service. Would have liked longer onboard


    10 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was easy to use the website and the experience was good value for money.


    09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    This is the second time we have been on this lunch cruise. As soon as you enter the boat you are treated with respect. Shown to your table. Waited on, with a lovely meal. My husband is diabetic,so when I booked l told them and they served him with a lovely fruit salad. I had the yummy chocolate dessert. Then finished with a lovely cup of coffee or tea. While having your meal you are travelling up the Thames. A glorious trip. We will do this trip again.


    09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food very good and very hot.


    09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect 2 hours on Thames. Winter, with a lot less tourists seems to be the best season.


    09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable trip, food was very good,service was superb


  • 03 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Everything was good, the trip, the food, the staff, the only thing I did not like it was that the lady in the entrance holding a clipboard with the table assignment who told me that they had changed my table and basically I was by the window and they put a couple with a trolley in my original seat and I sat next to them, if the reason was the trolley it did not make any sense, you know the distance between one table and another, on the top of that I had the handle hitting my back the whole trip.


    02 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had the most wonderful experience of taking a fantastic lunch cruise up the River Thames - the whe experience exceeded expectations. The boat was nicer than expected and mpre spacious, staff were frkendly.and attentive and food was excellent!!!! Absolutely brilliant value for money, suitable for families of all sizes and ages, couples, tourists and locals. Would definitely use City Cruises again and will definitely book again also trting the afternoon tea and early evening dinner - amazing, was very impressed!


    30 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fab! We had a lovely day, and it was worth every penny! Thank you.


    29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    The boat was more spacious than I had imagined so comfortable and the toilets clean. The food served was very acceptable and delivered efficiently. The cruise took in a good area between Westminster and Canary Wharf and there was a commentary although I couldn’t hear all of it.


    29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very well organised. Staff knew exactly what they were doing and food was great


    29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Tasty food - well organised and friendly staff


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good staff Good trip. Xxxxxxxx


    29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sumptuous lunch & great experience


    28 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    Achat facile et sécurisé, aucun problème.


    28 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Superb food well presented,


    24 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good (although drinks were expensive) Some staff confusion where to queue; get on that boat (middle entrance, not rear)


    20 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    We would do it again and would recommend it.


  • 18 Dec 2018

    Idem que le cadre precedent


    16 Dec 2018

    See last part. This journey is not recommended at all with these kinds of service.


    14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    All excellent . Food staff views, all great


    14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    This is my second cruise. I would try a different one next time to see other parts of the Thames. The commentary was not very clear and quite muffled.


    14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful friendly environment


    13 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was nice, good food, friendly staff, clean and tidy inside. I wish I had nicer weather :)


  • 12 Dec 2018

    Really low quality food and dirty plates. It was a birthday gift for my partner and I felt really embarrassed. Don't waste 80£


    05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Yes a great time brilliant crew and brilliant staff


    05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was a wonderful experience.


    05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Made to feel welcome on boarding service was very good food was lovely


  • 23 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good value for money. Very enjoyable afternoon


  • 18 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great experience, seeing London from a new angle with good food and service. very enjoyable


  • 14 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    I had a good time with my daughter, the service was good,the staff was very friendly! We were having a good lunchtime with good views!


  • 13 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice food, lovely service, chilled atmosphere and beautiful views of the city. Time flew by!


  • 13 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    very good lunch and nice view


  • 12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and a very enjoyable experience.


  • 12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Just had a lovely time with my wife


  • 12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    We have used City Cruises before but only for tourist trips or to get from one place to another. The lunch was faultless, no problems, great service, excellent food and of course the nice changing view from the window.


  • 12 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food and a nice gentle mosey up and down the river. Very helpful people on board the boat. A nice way to spend the afternoon.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Overall, a great experience! So glad I tried it on my birthday!


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    i liked food and wine.it was very good and tasty :)


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything was run like clockwork


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Well organised, good food and friendly service. We have already recommended it to friends and family.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money with very good food and attentive staff where nothing was too much trouble.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had the most fabulous time. We were very lucky as the weather was gorgeous. We were shown to our seats which were by the window as I had requested. The waiting staff were all very attentive throughout the cruise & nothing was too much trouble. The food was perfectly cooked & very tasty. Fabulous cocktails too! We would definitely recommend this to family & friends. It was a very thoughtful present from our son.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Gift not a purchase, but would have been 5 star


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Nice food - good value for money.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    The lunch was wonderful.the setting and the view was lovely I enjoyed every moment of this lovely cruises.


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    veramente il cibo era buono!


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food was nice and the service very good


  • 11 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was well organised, food was great.


  • 01 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    It was nice the meal was great .


  • 01 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    The audio commentary was excellent as well as the music and delicious food . The staff were very helpful and made the experience unique .


  • 28 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything from the booking experience, the meal, the cruise and the staff politeness and attention exceeded my expectation.


  • 27 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Very simple well cooked food.. I was allergic to one of the ingredients, ,- no problem, an alternative was swiftly provided


  • 27 Feb 2019

    ★★★

    Staff was lovely and food was good, but the room could use an intensive refurbishment


  • 27 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely cruise, delicious lunch, great music and excellent staff.


  • 26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Actually the weather was perfect which made the scenery beautiful. The service was efficient and the food delicious


  • 26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    comentary not loud enough as background music drowned it out where we were sitting near the front


  • 26 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    This was a birthday present. I bought an extra ticket as there were 3 of us. As it was half term, we got 20% off which was a bonus


  • 25 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Yes we both enjoyed the skyline as we went down the Thames, eating and drinking and taking photos.


  • 24 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    it is a little pricey but the food was great. we got 2 course. main and dessert. so its well with the money. the view was great.


  • 23 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    I love this experience. I got the winter promotion price and it was super cheap. You get a cruise and a decent lunch. Food was awesome, nothing to complain.


  • 22 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was very memorable and well prepared. The food and the service was of the highest quality. I would recommend this cruise for anyone who has a couple of hours to spare doing something that is both relaxing and a complete joy.


  • 21 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great tour and lovely food.


  • 20 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Booked the lunchtime cruise for myself and two friends. Fantastic panoramic views because of picture windows. Staff were great and our waiter was charming. The food was excellent. Extremely tasty. We all enjoyed it very much. Only downfall was that we couldn’t hear/understand the commentary. Buts we could hear sounded very interesting. It was a pity. Could be disappointing for any foreign bisitors


  • 19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Very satisfied with the purchase.


  • 19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Rien à dire: la croisière et le repas correspondaient à ce qui était annoncé.


  • 19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was really good, well cooked and presented. Loved the chocolate dessert.


  • 19 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    très bon repas mais cela manque de plat en entrée !


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    great cruise, good service and excellent meal on the boat.


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round afternoon


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely lunch, good service e


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good day out good food great service thank you


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice food, nice boat, decent drink prices (£5 a pint). Only thing I would say is the actual tour wasn’t live commentary it was a quiet scripted voice over whoch is find but found it very difficult to hear and no background music was played after the commentary had ended which I felt made the atmosphere a little dull.


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. Lovely food and staff. 😁


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed our experience with City Cruises. We knew there was no choice of food but what we did get (chicken) was excellent. The boat was spotlessly clean when we boarded, the servers were professional, polite and efficient. We have never done this before and didn't really know what to expect, but it exceeded any expectations we may have had. OK, it's not the QEII but it is a great way to see the sights and spectacles of the river side and thankfully no annoying commentary. We enjoyed it very much and would do it again.


  • 18 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food and catered for my nut allergy


  • 10 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    The actual cruise was great and informative; it was comfortable and staff were pleasant; food was good but there was no variety except for those with special dietary requirements and you were not told what drink was included with your menu. We asked for juice and had to pay for it! Another thing, l was cold when we boarded and l requested for a warm drink but was told l couldn't be served any warm drink until after lunch when they served either tea or coffee which l didn't need then! In all l was happy with actual experience of the cruise up and down the Thames and l actually learnt a few new things about London! I have already recommended it as a good gift to friends and family.


  • 08 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great Value !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    An excellent Lunch Cruise down the river Thames. The journey set off from Tower Pier and made its way to Vauxhall where we turned around and made our way to Canary Wharf and finally back to Tower Pier. The views you can see during the journey show London in a completely new light and are spectacular to see. The service provided by the staff was 1st class, they were extremely friendly and welcoming. The cruise ship it self feels very dated and on its last legs but it didn't ruin the experience. The food provided was incredibly well cooked and enjoyable. The only downside was when it came to drinks, despite the experience being sold with tea and coffee, this is only available after the 2 course meal. We purchased 2 cans of 330ml Coca-Cola for ~£1.80 each, they also have a fully licensed bar onboard. All in all an excellent experience which we would happily go on again.


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good food, Attentive crew, Always something interesting to see on the river, as well as a unique insight into riverside architecture from the water itself. Well worth a lunch cruise for a daylight experience, or also wonderful at nighttime with the Showboat Cruise


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Too bad that the trip doesn't go more around Westminster, also the speakers weren't audible. Otherwise, a really nice journey.


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★

    Cruise was lovely, food was nice and the staff were great!


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    I would absolutely recommend the Lunch Cruise. Not only do you get to see the city from the river, but the food was great. The Thames river cruise is also a good place to start if you only have a short amount of time in London and aren't sure what you'd like to see. It allows you to view most of the big sites from the river and perhaps decide where you'd like explore later on.


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    1st class all the way! brilliant


  • 07 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    An hour before the cruise was due to leave I decided to see what the availability was. There was space so I booked myself and my husband up on the lunch cruise. The staff were great from being greeted at pier through to the staff on the boat. The food was absolutely delicious. We didn’t feel rushed to eat. So we could eat slow and enjoy the views. The only thing I found disappointing was the commentary. I would have liked to heard it. But that’s just a minor issue. As a whole the experience was fabulous.


  • 01 Feb 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service, easy to book. Great lunch on the thames. Good service. Nice window seat.


  • 29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Rien à redire, très bien.


  • 29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great service and lovely staff


  • 29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    .I really enjoyed the experience on our lunch cruise along the Thames. The food was very nice and the service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the day and would use City Cruises again for an afternoon tea or dinner. Bathrooms were clean and well kept and the dining area was very clean and very clean and well presented


  • 29 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    It was a nice lunch, good service and delicious food!


  • 27 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great way to see some of London's famous landmarks. Comfortable, good viewing, an enjoyable meal with drinks at reasonable prices. Staff on board were efficient and helpful. For us, this cruise was the icing on the cake on our brief stay in London.


  • 26 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lunch cruise was fantastic


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent cruise and staff


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food was amazing very filling and the desserts o my god I could eat them again


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    The speaker system was unstable and the commentary unclear but the dinner was surprisingly hot and tasty. The weather was perfect for photos though the cabin did get quite hot when you were on the sunny side.


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★

    The food was on average. Service was on average too. The cruise was enjoyable.


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    It was a present, we didn't prurchase it.


  • 25 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Really easy website, staff were really attentive and lovely. We had a fabulous trip up the Thanes and back with lunch. Food was very good and the seating was well kept and tidy. I’d definitely recommend this. Just a tiny point that the speaker system is a little hit and miss but to be honest we were happy to just enjoy the sites and have a relaxing lunch


  • 23 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Only cleanliness in a few areas of the boat


  • 15 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Delicious food, very friendly and helpful staff. Had an amazing afternoon with family.


  • 11 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Originally seated in the middle of the boat so restricted view, but request to move was given once everyone else was on board. Would have like to hear the commentary on what we were going past more. The food was lovely- but no option for fussier eaters- you either ate or you didn’t! Good waiter service. Would have liked longer onboard


  • 10 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was easy to use the website and the experience was good value for money.


  • 09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    This is the second time we have been on this lunch cruise. As soon as you enter the boat you are treated with respect. Shown to your table. Waited on, with a lovely meal. My husband is diabetic,so when I booked l told them and they served him with a lovely fruit salad. I had the yummy chocolate dessert. Then finished with a lovely cup of coffee or tea. While having your meal you are travelling up the Thames. A glorious trip. We will do this trip again.


  • 09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food very good and very hot.


  • 09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Perfect 2 hours on Thames. Winter, with a lot less tourists seems to be the best season.


  • 09 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable trip, food was very good,service was superb


  • 03 Jan 2019

    ★★★★

    Everything was good, the trip, the food, the staff, the only thing I did not like it was that the lady in the entrance holding a clipboard with the table assignment who told me that they had changed my table and basically I was by the window and they put a couple with a trolley in my original seat and I sat next to them, if the reason was the trolley it did not make any sense, you know the distance between one table and another, on the top of that I had the handle hitting my back the whole trip.


  • 02 Jan 2019

    ★★★★★

    We had the most wonderful experience of taking a fantastic lunch cruise up the River Thames - the whe experience exceeded expectations. The boat was nicer than expected and mpre spacious, staff were frkendly.and attentive and food was excellent!!!! Absolutely brilliant value for money, suitable for families of all sizes and ages, couples, tourists and locals. Would definitely use City Cruises again and will definitely book again also trting the afternoon tea and early evening dinner - amazing, was very impressed!


  • 30 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fab! We had a lovely day, and it was worth every penny! Thank you.


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    The boat was more spacious than I had imagined so comfortable and the toilets clean. The food served was very acceptable and delivered efficiently. The cruise took in a good area between Westminster and Canary Wharf and there was a commentary although I couldn’t hear all of it.


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very well organised. Staff knew exactly what they were doing and food was great


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Tasty food - well organised and friendly staff


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good staff Good trip. Xxxxxxxx


  • 29 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sumptuous lunch & great experience


  • 28 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    Achat facile et sécurisé, aucun problème.


  • 28 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Superb food well presented,


  • 24 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good (although drinks were expensive) Some staff confusion where to queue; get on that boat (middle entrance, not rear)


  • 20 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    We would do it again and would recommend it.


  • 18 Dec 2018

    Idem que le cadre precedent


  • 16 Dec 2018

    See last part. This journey is not recommended at all with these kinds of service.


  • 14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    All excellent . Food staff views, all great


  • 14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★

    This is my second cruise. I would try a different one next time to see other parts of the Thames. The commentary was not very clear and quite muffled.


  • 14 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful friendly environment


  • 13 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was nice, good food, friendly staff, clean and tidy inside. I wish I had nicer weather :)


  • 12 Dec 2018

    Really low quality food and dirty plates. It was a birthday gift for my partner and I felt really embarrassed. Don't waste 80£


  • 05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Yes a great time brilliant crew and brilliant staff


  • 05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was a wonderful experience.


  • 05 Dec 2018

    ★★★★★

    Made to feel welcome on boarding service was very good food was lovely

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AFTERNOON TEA

A traditional tea – on the River Thames.

Afternoon tea

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