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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
 

*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

  • 15 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Helpful staff at the Pier. Really lovely and tasty meal on board and happy ambience. Serving staff were lovely and helpful and attentive. Only little blip was that on return journey 'on deck' upstairs, we couldn't hear the commentary on London landmarks very well. Altogether it was a great experience and would certainly recommend it.


    14 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Cruise, staff service and meal all excellent. A different and relaxed way to see the city A most enjoyable treat.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great lunch cruise, very good food, excellent service.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Very good menu for vegetarians.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Loved It all excellent would recommend


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The lunchtime meal was far superior to what was expected. Lovely to have to wait to be shown to our seat. Staff friendly and helpful. ] Thank you very much.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely chicken main course and delicious dessert.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    This was the second time I have been on this cruise. The first was May 2017 and food was lovely. I brought 3 guests from America. I came again on 28 July this year and the chicken was a bit dry and I felt a bit overcooked and also the whole dinner was not hot enough and we were actually fed first. This was with 2 work colleagues from Newark. I had already booked for Saturday 1 September this year to bring my sister and I am really hoping that the food has improved. The whole idea of the trip is very good with photos taken on top after the meal but if things don’t improve on this visit then I am afraid I won’t be booking again. Let’s hope.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good value, nice food, good scenery. Fun experience.


    12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was great


    12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The lunch was very good and the staff very helpful


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food. Helpful staff. Pleasant afternoon on the Thames


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good value for what you get


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The food was nice and well presented the only thing we found was the commentary was very loud that it was difficult for our group to talk amongst each other. Otherwise we'd go again for sure.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was very slick. The food was good the service was great. And the views were marvellous. Thank you for a great way to celebrate 40 years of marriage


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was fantastic not long enough, but all the alcoholic drinks were served warm, including beer, white wine and the champagne we had pre-ordered


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely cruise with nice food.


    10 Aug 2018

    Due to heavy trafific at tower bridge we missed the boat by 3mins that was the final straw. It cost me a lot of money for nothing really upsetting my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary Maybe your company can show some good will in this case.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole cruise was exceptional from the moment we stepped on board. Staff were very attentive and welcoming. The lunch meal was more than we anticipated being served. It was well presented and very appetising. Service was not rushed even though the lunch cruise was 1 hour 45 minutes there was plenty of time for a 2 course lunch and time to sit upstairs in the open air, taking in the view. This was a gift for me and I would not hesitate to buy this for a gift for someone. I highly recommend the lunch cruise and City Cruises


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food, and excellent service


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great food, well organised, lovely trip Audio trip need updating as it ended halfway though the trip we were on.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I went on this Lunchtime cruise on 3 August 2018 with my partner, his 80 year old mother and two children. We only just made the boat having been caught in traffic and were the very last to board but were made to feel welcome and were shown to our seats. The whole experience was fantastic, the food, the boat, the views and the staff. I had asked for the five of us to be near a window seat if possible when I booked as it was my Partner's 60th birthday. Although I didnt receive a response we were shown to our window seats and then to make it even more special the sweet was served with a Happy Birthday message on my partner's plate. Well worth the money - the views are exceptional (especially backed with the lovely blue sky!) and I would recommend it to anyone. My partner's mother who sometime gets sea sick, had no problem on this boat as it was so smooth and calm! Will be back!


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A fantastic experience, great food and great service


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous day. Great information


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed myself but just a pity you don't go all the way to Greenwich


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great couple of hours and good value


    06 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I booked Lunch City Cruise. Everything was great. The staff was very friendly. The food was very delicious. The route was very nice. I would recommend City Cruise to everyone. Thank you very much once again or the great time.


    03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and great service. Perfect for sight-seeing or a special occasion


    03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    All great 😎 Good food ,staff and views 👍


    03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was informative and relaxing. The food was excellent, plentiful and delicious, as was the service.


  • 03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise


    01 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    great trip and good value for money


    01 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Good lunch. Decent cruise spoilt by awful commentary. Sounded like a few scattered recorded unintelligible soundbites. 90% of points of interest not even mentioned. Don't waste your money here if you want to know which sites are which or learn anything about London and the Thames.


    31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Meal and service was great, portion size was good also. Some great views of the sights of London from the Thames, the bonus was that the weather was fab.


    31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good - would recommend


    31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really nice cruise would recommend


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Leuke boottocht met een prima lunch. Medewerkers waren erg vriendelijk


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Great service.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent and professionally organised.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    just have read first message


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The commentary over the loud speakers was very poor. There was no information given about being able to go on the upper deck.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE STAFF WERE VERY ATTENTIVE


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice food helpful staff fair price


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Straightforward online purchase, no issues.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful helpful staff and the food was fantastic, very tasty.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    EASY BOOKING GOOD FOOD FRIENDLY HELPFUL STAFF


    28 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    The food was of good quality and decoratively presented. Ample portions


    26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Comments I made previously apply


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience and price appropriate.


    26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Totally relaxing afternoon on the river bringing back memories of when I used to present discos on the boats out of Westminster. Loved the cruise the staff were great and the meal was excellent.


    23 Jul 2018

    Endeavored to book 6 weeks ahead, and prior to the expiry of my vouchers, only to be told that the allocation set aside for the Virgin Experience customers had already been allocated and that we would have to pay a surcharge to extend the life of the tickets and secure a booking!


    23 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food and waitresses so good well worth the trip


    22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food Service Whole experience


    22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Just a Great day with you on the thames.


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    This is the second time in 3 weeks that we have done the lunch cruise and both times we felt very rushed to drink our coffee and pay the drinks bill even though there was still half an hours sailing to go.


    21 Jul 2018

    not helpful at head office when a problem arises, just a generic response. Felt very let down.


    21 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Went with my 2 sisters and a friend whose 80th birthday we were celebrating. We were so lucky the weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed their lunch. We went upstairs on the upper deck after we had eaten and enjoyed the sights, it was a really lovely experience.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service from all staff


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Food was nice but felt like it the commentary was lacking— I would have liked to know more history about the buildings we were passing, or even what the buildings were; we’ve never been to London and had no clue about all of the landmarks. Service staff was very friendly but wished I could have learned more about the city’s landmarks. For a 1 hour 45 minute cruise, there was probably 20 minutes of commentary. This cruise is perfect for a relaxing afternoon but don’t expect a full tour down the Thames


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    As above. Excellent trip, much enjoyed. thank you!


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was just such a lovely experience - service was excellent as was the food. Thank you so much!


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and lunch service!


    19 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We were lucky to book this day for this Cruise as it was the RAF 100 year celebrations fly past & managed to watch it all,amazing. Very grateful to the Captain who made this possible. Well done!!!


    18 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Well presented, the staff were friendly and professional, the food was good, the place was clean. The trip was amazing helped by the weather and we had plenty of time to view the scenery.


    18 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the experience and the food


    14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    a lovely afternoon staff very pleasant


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    enjoyable day & was relaxed


    14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed the cruise, seeing all the buildings along the Thames while eating some lovely food.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    afternoon weather, cruise and food were excellent


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely river cruise with lunch,would recommend to others.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organized, nice lunch, friendly staff.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Extremely good. The food was excellent! We had a lovely chicken dish with a delicious sauce. The service was also very good. The pudding was fabulous too!


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good meal in a pleasant atmosphere


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience a must do. Well organised experience. Good value for money


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely experience and fabulous food...


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Prompt, boarding, organised seating, nice 2 course meal. The commentary wasn’t as good as the evening one. Really pleasant staff and great service with lovely views.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The food was lovely but the bar service could have been a little more efficient. I had pre-ordered (and pre-paid for) a bottle of prosecco as it was my husband's 50th birthday celebration. The bar staff weren't aware of the pre-order and I had to tell them about it. By the time it finally arrived, we were already eating our food so it was a little disappointing and not a surprise for my husband. The whole point of me pre-ordering was so that it would be on the table for us as we were seated and we could have a drink before our meal.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really good experience. Very enjoyable.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable trip from start to finish.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely lunch, very tasty.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We Throughly enjoyed the city cruise very much


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice food could off been longer on boat


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good experience. Enjoyed very much.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Although I have rated five stars there was one slight hiccup; When I booked I expressed a preference for a window table in the restaurant as there was only two of us and the window tables are for two. The booking stated that our preference was not guaranteed, which was fair enough. However, we were very near the front of the queue for boarding and the two of us were shown to a table for four! I mentioned our booking preference to the waiter and he said you have to pay an extra £10.00 on booking to guarantee this. I said that I was not aware of this and nowhere was I informed of this or I would have done! In any case when fully boarded there was still a window seat empty so we moved anyway, but I feel this should be made clearer upon booking. Apart from that slight thing we had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise. The boat was modern and exceptionally clean, the staff attentive and the two course meal was absolutely delicious. I have to say the trip far exceeded our expectations, so thank you City Cruises for a very enjoyable time.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Staff were brilliant and friendly. The boat was spacious, bright and clean. Food was gorgeous.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a lovely day a lovely lunch . The staff were very welcoming. Only comment would be no choice for lunch. Chicken 🐓 or chicken.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The tour recording not very clear


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    An excellent lunch and trip


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    very well organised but would have loved a commentary


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The food and on board service were very good, and the live commentary delivered by the crew was excellent, very informative and funny. The captain even stopped so we could see the RAF fly past, which was a really special touch!


  • 10 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    the cruise was great the food was excellent your waiting on staff was very polite & friendly. a very pleasing thing was your bar prices for saying you had a captive audience your bar prices I felt was very fair. Well done.


    08 Jul 2018

    Alas not even managed to go on it yet. First it was hassle booking, then they cancelled a whole swathe of dates including ours. Since they have been useless at assisting in us rebooking. They had no idea of available dates, said they would call back and didnt.


    05 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy boarding, great food, wonderful trip, fantastic day all round, thank you.


    02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was excellent.


    01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    I have put previously about our experience. Excellent!


    01 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Cruise was purchased for us a gift


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    My wife and I really enjoyed the cruise the food was really good and the views are pretty good although didn't get quite a far as Westminster then East to the old docklands


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The meat dish was hot and tasty and the sweet very nice


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was excellent, going past all the main sights, and was much longer than expected. The meal was really nice. The waiters were all very friendly and helpful. We were given a window seat, which was a surprise.


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything great. Well done. Would defiantly recommend it.


  • 15 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Helpful staff at the Pier. Really lovely and tasty meal on board and happy ambience. Serving staff were lovely and helpful and attentive. Only little blip was that on return journey 'on deck' upstairs, we couldn't hear the commentary on London landmarks very well. Altogether it was a great experience and would certainly recommend it.


  • 14 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Cruise, staff service and meal all excellent. A different and relaxed way to see the city A most enjoyable treat.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great lunch cruise, very good food, excellent service.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Very good menu for vegetarians.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Loved It all excellent would recommend


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The lunchtime meal was far superior to what was expected. Lovely to have to wait to be shown to our seat. Staff friendly and helpful. ] Thank you very much.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely chicken main course and delicious dessert.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    This was the second time I have been on this cruise. The first was May 2017 and food was lovely. I brought 3 guests from America. I came again on 28 July this year and the chicken was a bit dry and I felt a bit overcooked and also the whole dinner was not hot enough and we were actually fed first. This was with 2 work colleagues from Newark. I had already booked for Saturday 1 September this year to bring my sister and I am really hoping that the food has improved. The whole idea of the trip is very good with photos taken on top after the meal but if things don’t improve on this visit then I am afraid I won’t be booking again. Let’s hope.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good value, nice food, good scenery. Fun experience.


  • 12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was great


  • 12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The lunch was very good and the staff very helpful


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food. Helpful staff. Pleasant afternoon on the Thames


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good value for what you get


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The food was nice and well presented the only thing we found was the commentary was very loud that it was difficult for our group to talk amongst each other. Otherwise we'd go again for sure.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was very slick. The food was good the service was great. And the views were marvellous. Thank you for a great way to celebrate 40 years of marriage


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Cruise was fantastic not long enough, but all the alcoholic drinks were served warm, including beer, white wine and the champagne we had pre-ordered


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A lovely cruise with nice food.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    Due to heavy trafific at tower bridge we missed the boat by 3mins that was the final straw. It cost me a lot of money for nothing really upsetting my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary Maybe your company can show some good will in this case.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole cruise was exceptional from the moment we stepped on board. Staff were very attentive and welcoming. The lunch meal was more than we anticipated being served. It was well presented and very appetising. Service was not rushed even though the lunch cruise was 1 hour 45 minutes there was plenty of time for a 2 course lunch and time to sit upstairs in the open air, taking in the view. This was a gift for me and I would not hesitate to buy this for a gift for someone. I highly recommend the lunch cruise and City Cruises


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food, and excellent service


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great food, well organised, lovely trip Audio trip need updating as it ended halfway though the trip we were on.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I went on this Lunchtime cruise on 3 August 2018 with my partner, his 80 year old mother and two children. We only just made the boat having been caught in traffic and were the very last to board but were made to feel welcome and were shown to our seats. The whole experience was fantastic, the food, the boat, the views and the staff. I had asked for the five of us to be near a window seat if possible when I booked as it was my Partner's 60th birthday. Although I didnt receive a response we were shown to our window seats and then to make it even more special the sweet was served with a Happy Birthday message on my partner's plate. Well worth the money - the views are exceptional (especially backed with the lovely blue sky!) and I would recommend it to anyone. My partner's mother who sometime gets sea sick, had no problem on this boat as it was so smooth and calm! Will be back!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A fantastic experience, great food and great service


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous day. Great information


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed myself but just a pity you don't go all the way to Greenwich


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great couple of hours and good value


  • 06 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I booked Lunch City Cruise. Everything was great. The staff was very friendly. The food was very delicious. The route was very nice. I would recommend City Cruise to everyone. Thank you very much once again or the great time.


  • 03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely food and great service. Perfect for sight-seeing or a special occasion


  • 03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    All great 😎 Good food ,staff and views 👍


  • 03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was informative and relaxing. The food was excellent, plentiful and delicious, as was the service.


  • 03 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise


  • 01 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    great trip and good value for money


  • 01 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Good lunch. Decent cruise spoilt by awful commentary. Sounded like a few scattered recorded unintelligible soundbites. 90% of points of interest not even mentioned. Don't waste your money here if you want to know which sites are which or learn anything about London and the Thames.


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Meal and service was great, portion size was good also. Some great views of the sights of London from the Thames, the bonus was that the weather was fab.


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good - would recommend


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really nice cruise would recommend


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Leuke boottocht met een prima lunch. Medewerkers waren erg vriendelijk


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Very enjoyable. Great service.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent and professionally organised.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    just have read first message


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The commentary over the loud speakers was very poor. There was no information given about being able to go on the upper deck.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE STAFF WERE VERY ATTENTIVE


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice food helpful staff fair price


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Straightforward online purchase, no issues.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful helpful staff and the food was fantastic, very tasty.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    EASY BOOKING GOOD FOOD FRIENDLY HELPFUL STAFF


  • 28 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    The food was of good quality and decoratively presented. Ample portions


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Comments I made previously apply


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience and price appropriate.


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Totally relaxing afternoon on the river bringing back memories of when I used to present discos on the boats out of Westminster. Loved the cruise the staff were great and the meal was excellent.


  • 23 Jul 2018

    Endeavored to book 6 weeks ahead, and prior to the expiry of my vouchers, only to be told that the allocation set aside for the Virgin Experience customers had already been allocated and that we would have to pay a surcharge to extend the life of the tickets and secure a booking!


  • 23 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food and waitresses so good well worth the trip


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Food Service Whole experience


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Just a Great day with you on the thames.


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    This is the second time in 3 weeks that we have done the lunch cruise and both times we felt very rushed to drink our coffee and pay the drinks bill even though there was still half an hours sailing to go.


  • 21 Jul 2018

    not helpful at head office when a problem arises, just a generic response. Felt very let down.


  • 21 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Went with my 2 sisters and a friend whose 80th birthday we were celebrating. We were so lucky the weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed their lunch. We went upstairs on the upper deck after we had eaten and enjoyed the sights, it was a really lovely experience.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service from all staff


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Food was nice but felt like it the commentary was lacking— I would have liked to know more history about the buildings we were passing, or even what the buildings were; we’ve never been to London and had no clue about all of the landmarks. Service staff was very friendly but wished I could have learned more about the city’s landmarks. For a 1 hour 45 minute cruise, there was probably 20 minutes of commentary. This cruise is perfect for a relaxing afternoon but don’t expect a full tour down the Thames


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    As above. Excellent trip, much enjoyed. thank you!


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was just such a lovely experience - service was excellent as was the food. Thank you so much!


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and lunch service!


  • 19 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We were lucky to book this day for this Cruise as it was the RAF 100 year celebrations fly past & managed to watch it all,amazing. Very grateful to the Captain who made this possible. Well done!!!


  • 18 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Well presented, the staff were friendly and professional, the food was good, the place was clean. The trip was amazing helped by the weather and we had plenty of time to view the scenery.


  • 18 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed the experience and the food


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    a lovely afternoon staff very pleasant


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    enjoyable day & was relaxed


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We really enjoyed the cruise, seeing all the buildings along the Thames while eating some lovely food.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    afternoon weather, cruise and food were excellent


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely river cruise with lunch,would recommend to others.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organized, nice lunch, friendly staff.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Extremely good. The food was excellent! We had a lovely chicken dish with a delicious sauce. The service was also very good. The pudding was fabulous too!


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good meal in a pleasant atmosphere


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience a must do. Well organised experience. Good value for money


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely experience and fabulous food...


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Prompt, boarding, organised seating, nice 2 course meal. The commentary wasn’t as good as the evening one. Really pleasant staff and great service with lovely views.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The food was lovely but the bar service could have been a little more efficient. I had pre-ordered (and pre-paid for) a bottle of prosecco as it was my husband's 50th birthday celebration. The bar staff weren't aware of the pre-order and I had to tell them about it. By the time it finally arrived, we were already eating our food so it was a little disappointing and not a surprise for my husband. The whole point of me pre-ordering was so that it would be on the table for us as we were seated and we could have a drink before our meal.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Really good experience. Very enjoyable.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable trip from start to finish.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a lovely lunch, very tasty.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We Throughly enjoyed the city cruise very much


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Nice food could off been longer on boat


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good experience. Enjoyed very much.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Although I have rated five stars there was one slight hiccup; When I booked I expressed a preference for a window table in the restaurant as there was only two of us and the window tables are for two. The booking stated that our preference was not guaranteed, which was fair enough. However, we were very near the front of the queue for boarding and the two of us were shown to a table for four! I mentioned our booking preference to the waiter and he said you have to pay an extra £10.00 on booking to guarantee this. I said that I was not aware of this and nowhere was I informed of this or I would have done! In any case when fully boarded there was still a window seat empty so we moved anyway, but I feel this should be made clearer upon booking. Apart from that slight thing we had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise. The boat was modern and exceptionally clean, the staff attentive and the two course meal was absolutely delicious. I have to say the trip far exceeded our expectations, so thank you City Cruises for a very enjoyable time.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Staff were brilliant and friendly. The boat was spacious, bright and clean. Food was gorgeous.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a lovely day a lovely lunch . The staff were very welcoming. Only comment would be no choice for lunch. Chicken 🐓 or chicken.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The tour recording not very clear


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    An excellent lunch and trip


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    very well organised but would have loved a commentary


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The food and on board service were very good, and the live commentary delivered by the crew was excellent, very informative and funny. The captain even stopped so we could see the RAF fly past, which was a really special touch!


  • 10 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    the cruise was great the food was excellent your waiting on staff was very polite & friendly. a very pleasing thing was your bar prices for saying you had a captive audience your bar prices I felt was very fair. Well done.


  • 08 Jul 2018

    Alas not even managed to go on it yet. First it was hassle booking, then they cancelled a whole swathe of dates including ours. Since they have been useless at assisting in us rebooking. They had no idea of available dates, said they would call back and didnt.


  • 05 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy boarding, great food, wonderful trip, fantastic day all round, thank you.


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was excellent.


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    I have put previously about our experience. Excellent!


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Cruise was purchased for us a gift


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    My wife and I really enjoyed the cruise the food was really good and the views are pretty good although didn't get quite a far as Westminster then East to the old docklands


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The meat dish was hot and tasty and the sweet very nice


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was excellent, going past all the main sights, and was much longer than expected. The meal was really nice. The waiters were all very friendly and helpful. We were given a window seat, which was a surprise.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything great. Well done. Would defiantly recommend it.

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