WE HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW ON A GOOD NIGHT OUT   - London's Showboat Dinner Cruise on the river Thames

 

The best night in town is on the river! 

Wine, dine and dance on this great dinner cruise on the Thames, see spectacular views and enjoy show songs and top hits sung by a live performer. Your evening begins the moment you step aboard and are handed a welcome glass of fizz as our singer begins to entertain you and a friendly waiter serves a delicious starter. 

Your ticket includes:

  • A three-hour river cruise
  • A delicious four course meal
  • Sparkling wine on arrival
  • Half bottle of wine per guest
  • Live performer and dancing till late
 

Things just get better as you hum along to the pop tunes and hit songs from West End musicals that accompany your delicious four course dinner and half bottle of wine per guest.  

Stunning views are on the menu too, as the inky-dark night along great vistas of riverscape gives way to the spectacular lighting of Thames-side buildings. 

 

Cruise details

Departure & Offer Dates

The boat departs from Westminster Pier at 19.45. Boarding commences at boarding point 2 from 19.30. The boat returns to Westminster Pier at 22.45.

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Westminster Pier SW1A 2JH

 

Ticket Prices - Showboat Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (18+)
£80.00
 
Child (5-17)*
£80.00
 
Window seat **
£85.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£5.00
 

*If a child from 0-4 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

Smart-casual

Food Menu & Drinks Menu

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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
The London Showboat Cruise

  • 16 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The entertainment was not as good as expected.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Nos ubicaron en una mesa central y no pudimos ver nada de la ciudad y era nuestra primera vez en Londres


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent. Thank you


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed the night on the showboat with partner and friends. Music was okay, albeit mostly because of the amusing karaoke style. Food was very mediocre and considering it's a set menu with zero options you would think they could do better. I've done identical cruises this year in Paris and New York and the food on both was exceptional and you had a full menu to choose from. That said, it was a beautiful night, the views of London were amazing and it was brilliant to be a tourist in my home town for a change.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★

    Disappointed trip! We we sat on the same table as another couple. The chairs are sat so close together that it’s very awkward and uncomfortable. The food was fairly mediocre and the service poor. It’s such a shame as we have had many showboat cruises. We won’t be doing this again unfortunately.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    very lovely experience, everyone was really friendly and welcoming. The live entertainment singer was absolutely amazing and made us have an amazing night! would def recommend to everyone! **


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Best friends good food good music great time.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Entertainment average could of been better than an old lady singing like she is from a local pub.. and overpriced for what it is.


    13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great service - friendly, welcoming and efficient - couldn't ask for more!


    12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Ticked all the boxes for a great night out. Lovely food. Great entertainment . first-class


    12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience all round. Would highly recommend


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was excellent from start to finish. Food was excellent and so was the service. The entertainment was also very good


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely perfect evening. From start to finish. Singer, Jackie, was outstanding. Food hot and delicious. Service perfect. Can't fault it. Thank you!


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round , food , Trip , Staff and Boat ….


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was booked to celebrate my 70th birthday with my brother and sister in law. We enjoyed a wonderful experience from the time we got on the Show Boat and were given a welcoming drink to the time we left at 22.40 pm. The singer was wonderful and made each person celebrating something special. I am sorry I cannot remember her name but would rate her high.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    singer talking / volume too load plus feel a bit more of a break from the above would make a better event


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Only negative no decaffinated tea/coffee


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A perfect evening! Staff was superb!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Food was, good, boat left on time, Only negative was when boat was moored adjacent to another city cruiser for around 30 minutes. No explanation offered


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous evening. Great views of the London skyline and lots of photo opportunities. Lovely staff, very professional. Glass of bubbly on arrival and nice food served hot and on time with a bottle of red or white wine which is included in the price, however, you can upgrade your wine to rose for an extra £3. Sprints were offered after the meal at an extra charge. Entertainment was a lady singer who, by the end of the night, had everyone up dancing. Great party atmosphere, great value for money I would definately recommend it.


    06 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I didnt actually purchase this, it was a gift


    05 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable, different experience from many London tours


    05 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise itself was good, the music onboard was way to loud which actually spoilt it as the lady entertainer was good. The dress code is not carried through even tho I telephoned prior to our trip to ask if tailored shorts for men were acceptable, I was told no but there were jen onboard in shorts! I did write to city cruises afterwards and eventually (11 days later they wrote back with the mist pathetic reply I’ve ever read) won’t recommend in future!


    31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    celebration for my mother in law & father in law 70th birthdays.Staff friendly and food & singer where very good


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organised from start to finish. The weather was perfect and the beautiful views of London as the sun set were truly memorable.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Because l did not get a window seat as l had requested. l do not like sitting so close to strangers.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic evening, really enjoyed the whole experience.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We have enjoyed every moment we have enjoyed every monent of it. It was beautiful evening , good food , service can’t fault with it. Amanda’s entertainment was excellent.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    We went on the showboat cruise, with music from the musicals. Lovely singer, delicious foods, friendly helpful staff. Wonderful evening. Our only criticism would be that we expected more singing from the musicals and less general songs and the disco. Would certainly recommend.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food , drink and the staff were polite and very good nothing was to much trouble. The entertainment was fabulous, great singer and disco to finish the night


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great costumer service, staff and singer was amazing


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service.Singer entertained and involved passengers with skill. So we all had a good time.


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was perfect. Staff excellent. Food excellent. Singer excellent. We had a brilliant time thank you


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The meal was very tasty, well presented and plenty of it. the included drinks package was very generous and staff were very profesional


    30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent cruise all round weather food service entertainment.


    26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    A wee bit cramped. There is not much room between tables.


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had fun and the food was truly tasty.


    23 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Decent - singer was impressive, but the song choice got a bit naff-wedding by the end.


    22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We enjoyed the evening very much.


    22 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise, entertainment, experience and especially the staff deserve a 5 star rating. The big letdown however was the food, I had better meals on a flight.


    21 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    My family and I have patronised The London Showboat service every year for the past 15 years and the service, personnel and trip itself have usually been of a very high standard. Indeed, during our last trip on Saturday 14th July, none of this changed except that our cruise was cut short by the vessel berthing at Tower Bridge Pier instead of the usual Westminster Pier. The explanation given was that due to the low tide we the vessel could not berth at Westminster. This explanation was emailed, texted and reiterated several times to us just a day or so before the trip. As a result of this shortened trip, we disembarked and had to try and find transport. This took us a further 30mins standing beside the (very) busy Tower Bridge Road trying to find a free taxi. There were none. There were few people about at such a late hour and being elderly, we did feel quite vulnerable. This would not have been the case had we disembarked at Westminster. As we did not have our Freedom Passes nor any Oyster Cards for the underground, we little choice but to set off to walk to Westminster. Eventually, a free taxi picked us up. Due to the added distance involved and the high level of traffic congestion, this resulted in an extraordinary high fare. I would imagine that somewhere in your company’s Ts&Cs it states that you have the right to change the journey at any point, in all our 15 years of custom with London City Cruises, we have never been left at Tower Pier. Apart from the stated added expense to ourselves and the danger we felt standing alone trying to find a taxi, we were denied one of the best aspects of the trip, the stretch of water from Tower Bridge up to Westminster. We were really looking forward to seeing lights and reflections as it is one of the highlights of the London Showboat cruise – so different to when the vessel passes during daylight hours. We were denied this enjoyment of the cruise and feel we were badly let down by London City Cruises this time. I cannot fault the service, food, entertainment nor the manner in which the vessel was crewed and navigated. All of these aspects were well up to the mark that we have come to expect from the London City Cruises. It was the organisation that decided to cut the cruise short and leave us virtually stranded that left us deeply disappointed. We will certainly think twice next year if we choose book the cruise again probably transferring our custom to another company. I sent the above well over a week ago to City Cruises over a week ago but still not heard anything in return, not even an acknowledgement.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Dinner was very good, entertainment good


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant in every way,entertainment food and staff.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    The service was good throughout altho at times seemed rushed only for there to be a long break before the main course. The windows could have done with cleaning but overall we enjoyed the night.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Well organised, good menu (maybe fresh vegetables would be better) good hservice, entertainment could be better, nice amount of time on boat


    20 Jul 2018

    Same as experience review due to not receiving any correspondence from the company regarding our missed cruise.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Was all good a great evening


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    City Crusies was a wonderful experience for me and my partner, getting to see London from a different perspective and dining in style. Would highly recommend.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, staff , food and entertainment, perfect way to see the sights in comfort and style. Time to eat and dance.


    20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    First class evening from arrival on the pier to disembarking the evening was first class. The food was first class throughout and the service was impeccable. Excellent entertainment and just the right amount of live music I would recommend this to anyone and we will be back


    17 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic would highly recommend


    15 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    I couldnt find fault at all


    15 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely evening ,excelent food ,polite helpful staff ,and wonderful views ,we really enjoyed every aspect from boarding to disembarking


    14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The trip was brilliant, we had a really lovely evening. The service, the food and the entertainment were all very good. Will definitely be booking again in the future.


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a very warm June evening so was hoping it would be a little cooler on the river. Once the boat got going there was a pleasant breeze. The food was served quickly and we were surprised by the quality of the food. The tables are very close together but luckily my husband and I made friends with a lovely couple . As Londoners we were able to point out lots of sites along the way. The lady signing had a fantastic voice and sung songs from a massive range of shows. We were also lucky enough to see Tower Bridge open for another boat which was amazing. The staff were all polite and helpful. They were happy to take photos for us.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everyting was perfect.. I had a great time ..


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    All very good. A beautiful evening.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nothing disappointed first time experience for my husband he loved it


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent present, could not fault this cruise. Very well organised, good food, nice music , staff very welcoming and professional. Nice to see the sights of London and also all lit up on way back to Westminster. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us. We would thoroughly recommend this as a present or for yourself.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole evening went so smoothly,booked in waited to board ,on boarding given a glass of champagne 🥂 and shown to table ,4 course meal 🥘 was delicious.Entertainment was very good and boat 🚤 cruised along very smoothly .Went down to O2 arena and then cruised slowly back . Cruise started at 7.45pm and we arrived back at 11.45 pm most enjoyable evening .


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the product would recommend to anyone a nice treat and thank you to the lovely staff and entertainment


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely loved every minute of it. Everybody was friendly and helpful. Would certainly do it again


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Happy customer. 11 more letters.


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Had a lovely time but as we had a half bottle wine each they only offered Red or White Being a Rose drinker I was disappointed They said I could have just a glass of Rose but would have to pay extra


    12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was awesome, loved it ! The crew on this cruise was simply very kind and really adorable


    03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Everything about it was top notch. The food, the entertainment, the staff and the views. Three ambience was perfect. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.


  • 03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Superb service, food and entertainment, had a fabulous experience


    03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service lovely food good entertainment


    02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable trip. Would love to do it again, next time we are in London.


    02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Great food and wine. Shame about the singer


    02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great night from start to finish. Well organised, tasty food and very efficient service. We didn’t want to get off!


    02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Value for Money, Good overall entertainment, friendly and helpful staff


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was amazing and food was wondeful


    01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy to follow joining instructions Crew very welcoming Dinner superb and waiting staff brilliant. Singer/MC excellent and the entertainment value 10 out of 10 Would recommend the evening wholeheartedly. We were of course very lucky with the weather


    01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very well organised, great food and good entertainment. Can highly recommend as a night out especially on a hot summer evening


    01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The value we received was very good, the food and drinks were great.


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed everything about the cruise from start to finish cannot fault anyone


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Had hoped to make it up to Greenwich but I presume this was cut short to get a sight of Tower Bridge opening. A few more key sights could have been pointed out given there were many overseas visitors. Food was good.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    This would be the same as above. Visual good - food not good.


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good value, lovely trip and very good food. Staff excellent


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was absolutely great , all the staff were enthusiastic and friendly, service overall was great. Food really good and enough staff to serve everyone in a timely manner. The whole experience was great and I would definitely book with City Cruises again and have already recommended to others. My husband really looking forward to this type of trip but he also really enjoyed the experience. Singer was great as well. . It helped the weather was wonderful :) thoroughly enjoyed it


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was super. All of the staff and the food were lovely, the entertainment was good. We would definitely recommend it and will definitely be returning.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Stunning scenery and a wonderful warm summer evening made it a truly memorable evening. Friendly welcoming staff and a great singer who engaged her audience. Nice food and a great atmosphere.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a really fun packed evening. The staff were wonderfully friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was excellent as was the service. We were greatly entertained by the singer and by the disco that followed. Great atmosphere!!


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Meal was good service was good wine ok what I did object to was paying over £12.00 for 3 bottles of water entertainment good site seeing good seeing london at night from the Thames very good


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Warm welcome from staff as soon as on board with glass of fizzy wine, lovely menu during the cruise with very polite and courteous staff. On board entertainment was great and she included everyone- well done to all involved


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great cruise good service, excellent food and entertainment.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had a lovely evening. Particularly warm evening with a full moon and a beautiful sunset. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and professional. I asked for a window seat when booking which we got. The four course meal was lovely with more than enough to eat. We had Smoked Salmon with a salmon mousse and prawns, Tomato Soup, Chicken which was lovely & moist, cheese cake and Coffee. A glass of bubbles at boarding followed by half a bottle of wine each made the whole experience more pleasurable! We enjoyed the singer who kept us entertained throughout the cruise and you could even have a dance if the fancy took you. Loved the sights and lights of night time London all the way down to Greenwich, the Cutty Sark and the Dome. Can't believe the 3 hours went so fast! Not cheap but definitely worth the experience -wouldn't hesitate to recommend.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was excellent - and we were blessed with a warm, balmy evening of weather on the Thames.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well it was good from the beginning to the end.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great night food and entertainment were really good


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous evening, wonderful food and superb views. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.


    29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Personal muy amable, comida buena y vistas geniales.


    26 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great for sight seeing Great food & drink


    25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Purchased by my parents for Christmas


    25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Food and entertainment very good really enjoyed it we were a party of 4 we all enjoyed ourselves staff were always at hand and very helpful


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening


    23 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole trip was very well managed, the meal was well presented and very tasty the music was very easy to listen to and was quite varied. Considering the cost of the whole trip which includes a three hour cruise, meal and Music it is extremely good value


    20 Jun 2018

    as I had no reminder from you, I completely forgot about the date & therefore missed out totally.i'm sure it would have been lovely! Someone was lucky enough to have extra elbow room at there table!


    20 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    It supposed to be a celebrating dinner with my boyfriend, and we were seated on a table of 4 with an another couple. Not really romantic. Should do more table of 2 and only a couple with 4 seats! Also too busy not enough space between each table. The service was not really enjoyable as every waiting were clearing serving in a random way instead of serving clearing everybody on a same time and let everyone enjoy the meal with no distraction. Spend a nice evening, but could be way better!


  • 16 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The entertainment was not as good as expected.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Nos ubicaron en una mesa central y no pudimos ver nada de la ciudad y era nuestra primera vez en Londres


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent. Thank you


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed the night on the showboat with partner and friends. Music was okay, albeit mostly because of the amusing karaoke style. Food was very mediocre and considering it's a set menu with zero options you would think they could do better. I've done identical cruises this year in Paris and New York and the food on both was exceptional and you had a full menu to choose from. That said, it was a beautiful night, the views of London were amazing and it was brilliant to be a tourist in my home town for a change.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★

    Disappointed trip! We we sat on the same table as another couple. The chairs are sat so close together that it’s very awkward and uncomfortable. The food was fairly mediocre and the service poor. It’s such a shame as we have had many showboat cruises. We won’t be doing this again unfortunately.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    very lovely experience, everyone was really friendly and welcoming. The live entertainment singer was absolutely amazing and made us have an amazing night! would def recommend to everyone! **


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Best friends good food good music great time.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Entertainment average could of been better than an old lady singing like she is from a local pub.. and overpriced for what it is.


  • 13 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great service - friendly, welcoming and efficient - couldn't ask for more!


  • 12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Ticked all the boxes for a great night out. Lovely food. Great entertainment . first-class


  • 12 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great experience all round. Would highly recommend


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was excellent from start to finish. Food was excellent and so was the service. The entertainment was also very good


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely perfect evening. From start to finish. Singer, Jackie, was outstanding. Food hot and delicious. Service perfect. Can't fault it. Thank you!


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round , food , Trip , Staff and Boat ….


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was booked to celebrate my 70th birthday with my brother and sister in law. We enjoyed a wonderful experience from the time we got on the Show Boat and were given a welcoming drink to the time we left at 22.40 pm. The singer was wonderful and made each person celebrating something special. I am sorry I cannot remember her name but would rate her high.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    singer talking / volume too load plus feel a bit more of a break from the above would make a better event


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Only negative no decaffinated tea/coffee


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A perfect evening! Staff was superb!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Food was, good, boat left on time, Only negative was when boat was moored adjacent to another city cruiser for around 30 minutes. No explanation offered


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous evening. Great views of the London skyline and lots of photo opportunities. Lovely staff, very professional. Glass of bubbly on arrival and nice food served hot and on time with a bottle of red or white wine which is included in the price, however, you can upgrade your wine to rose for an extra £3. Sprints were offered after the meal at an extra charge. Entertainment was a lady singer who, by the end of the night, had everyone up dancing. Great party atmosphere, great value for money I would definately recommend it.


  • 06 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I didnt actually purchase this, it was a gift


  • 05 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable, different experience from many London tours


  • 05 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise itself was good, the music onboard was way to loud which actually spoilt it as the lady entertainer was good. The dress code is not carried through even tho I telephoned prior to our trip to ask if tailored shorts for men were acceptable, I was told no but there were jen onboard in shorts! I did write to city cruises afterwards and eventually (11 days later they wrote back with the mist pathetic reply I’ve ever read) won’t recommend in future!


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    celebration for my mother in law & father in law 70th birthdays.Staff friendly and food & singer where very good


  • 31 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well organised from start to finish. The weather was perfect and the beautiful views of London as the sun set were truly memorable.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    Because l did not get a window seat as l had requested. l do not like sitting so close to strangers.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic evening, really enjoyed the whole experience.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We have enjoyed every moment we have enjoyed every monent of it. It was beautiful evening , good food , service can’t fault with it. Amanda’s entertainment was excellent.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    We went on the showboat cruise, with music from the musicals. Lovely singer, delicious foods, friendly helpful staff. Wonderful evening. Our only criticism would be that we expected more singing from the musicals and less general songs and the disco. Would certainly recommend.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food , drink and the staff were polite and very good nothing was to much trouble. The entertainment was fabulous, great singer and disco to finish the night


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great costumer service, staff and singer was amazing


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food and service.Singer entertained and involved passengers with skill. So we all had a good time.


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was perfect. Staff excellent. Food excellent. Singer excellent. We had a brilliant time thank you


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The meal was very tasty, well presented and plenty of it. the included drinks package was very generous and staff were very profesional


  • 30 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent cruise all round weather food service entertainment.


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    A wee bit cramped. There is not much room between tables.


  • 26 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had fun and the food was truly tasty.


  • 23 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Decent - singer was impressive, but the song choice got a bit naff-wedding by the end.


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    We enjoyed the evening very much.


  • 22 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    The cruise, entertainment, experience and especially the staff deserve a 5 star rating. The big letdown however was the food, I had better meals on a flight.


  • 21 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    My family and I have patronised The London Showboat service every year for the past 15 years and the service, personnel and trip itself have usually been of a very high standard. Indeed, during our last trip on Saturday 14th July, none of this changed except that our cruise was cut short by the vessel berthing at Tower Bridge Pier instead of the usual Westminster Pier. The explanation given was that due to the low tide we the vessel could not berth at Westminster. This explanation was emailed, texted and reiterated several times to us just a day or so before the trip. As a result of this shortened trip, we disembarked and had to try and find transport. This took us a further 30mins standing beside the (very) busy Tower Bridge Road trying to find a free taxi. There were none. There were few people about at such a late hour and being elderly, we did feel quite vulnerable. This would not have been the case had we disembarked at Westminster. As we did not have our Freedom Passes nor any Oyster Cards for the underground, we little choice but to set off to walk to Westminster. Eventually, a free taxi picked us up. Due to the added distance involved and the high level of traffic congestion, this resulted in an extraordinary high fare. I would imagine that somewhere in your company’s Ts&Cs it states that you have the right to change the journey at any point, in all our 15 years of custom with London City Cruises, we have never been left at Tower Pier. Apart from the stated added expense to ourselves and the danger we felt standing alone trying to find a taxi, we were denied one of the best aspects of the trip, the stretch of water from Tower Bridge up to Westminster. We were really looking forward to seeing lights and reflections as it is one of the highlights of the London Showboat cruise – so different to when the vessel passes during daylight hours. We were denied this enjoyment of the cruise and feel we were badly let down by London City Cruises this time. I cannot fault the service, food, entertainment nor the manner in which the vessel was crewed and navigated. All of these aspects were well up to the mark that we have come to expect from the London City Cruises. It was the organisation that decided to cut the cruise short and leave us virtually stranded that left us deeply disappointed. We will certainly think twice next year if we choose book the cruise again probably transferring our custom to another company. I sent the above well over a week ago to City Cruises over a week ago but still not heard anything in return, not even an acknowledgement.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Dinner was very good, entertainment good


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant in every way,entertainment food and staff.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    The service was good throughout altho at times seemed rushed only for there to be a long break before the main course. The windows could have done with cleaning but overall we enjoyed the night.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Well organised, good menu (maybe fresh vegetables would be better) good hservice, entertainment could be better, nice amount of time on boat


  • 20 Jul 2018

    Same as experience review due to not receiving any correspondence from the company regarding our missed cruise.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Was all good a great evening


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    City Crusies was a wonderful experience for me and my partner, getting to see London from a different perspective and dining in style. Would highly recommend.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, staff , food and entertainment, perfect way to see the sights in comfort and style. Time to eat and dance.


  • 20 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    First class evening from arrival on the pier to disembarking the evening was first class. The food was first class throughout and the service was impeccable. Excellent entertainment and just the right amount of live music I would recommend this to anyone and we will be back


  • 17 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic would highly recommend


  • 15 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    I couldnt find fault at all


  • 15 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely evening ,excelent food ,polite helpful staff ,and wonderful views ,we really enjoyed every aspect from boarding to disembarking


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The trip was brilliant, we had a really lovely evening. The service, the food and the entertainment were all very good. Will definitely be booking again in the future.


  • 14 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a very warm June evening so was hoping it would be a little cooler on the river. Once the boat got going there was a pleasant breeze. The food was served quickly and we were surprised by the quality of the food. The tables are very close together but luckily my husband and I made friends with a lovely couple . As Londoners we were able to point out lots of sites along the way. The lady signing had a fantastic voice and sung songs from a massive range of shows. We were also lucky enough to see Tower Bridge open for another boat which was amazing. The staff were all polite and helpful. They were happy to take photos for us.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everyting was perfect.. I had a great time ..


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    All very good. A beautiful evening.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Nothing disappointed first time experience for my husband he loved it


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Excellent present, could not fault this cruise. Very well organised, good food, nice music , staff very welcoming and professional. Nice to see the sights of London and also all lit up on way back to Westminster. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us. We would thoroughly recommend this as a present or for yourself.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole evening went so smoothly,booked in waited to board ,on boarding given a glass of champagne 🥂 and shown to table ,4 course meal 🥘 was delicious.Entertainment was very good and boat 🚤 cruised along very smoothly .Went down to O2 arena and then cruised slowly back . Cruise started at 7.45pm and we arrived back at 11.45 pm most enjoyable evening .


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very happy with the product would recommend to anyone a nice treat and thank you to the lovely staff and entertainment


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely loved every minute of it. Everybody was friendly and helpful. Would certainly do it again


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Happy customer. 11 more letters.


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Had a lovely time but as we had a half bottle wine each they only offered Red or White Being a Rose drinker I was disappointed They said I could have just a glass of Rose but would have to pay extra


  • 12 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was awesome, loved it ! The crew on this cruise was simply very kind and really adorable


  • 03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Everything about it was top notch. The food, the entertainment, the staff and the views. Three ambience was perfect. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.


  • 03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Superb service, food and entertainment, had a fabulous experience


  • 03 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good service lovely food good entertainment


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable trip. Would love to do it again, next time we are in London.


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★

    Great food and wine. Shame about the singer


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great night from start to finish. Well organised, tasty food and very efficient service. We didn’t want to get off!


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Value for Money, Good overall entertainment, friendly and helpful staff


  • 02 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was amazing and food was wondeful


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Easy to follow joining instructions Crew very welcoming Dinner superb and waiting staff brilliant. Singer/MC excellent and the entertainment value 10 out of 10 Would recommend the evening wholeheartedly. We were of course very lucky with the weather


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very well organised, great food and good entertainment. Can highly recommend as a night out especially on a hot summer evening


  • 01 Jul 2018

    ★★★★★

    The value we received was very good, the food and drinks were great.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed everything about the cruise from start to finish cannot fault anyone


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Had hoped to make it up to Greenwich but I presume this was cut short to get a sight of Tower Bridge opening. A few more key sights could have been pointed out given there were many overseas visitors. Food was good.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    This would be the same as above. Visual good - food not good.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good value, lovely trip and very good food. Staff excellent


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was absolutely great , all the staff were enthusiastic and friendly, service overall was great. Food really good and enough staff to serve everyone in a timely manner. The whole experience was great and I would definitely book with City Cruises again and have already recommended to others. My husband really looking forward to this type of trip but he also really enjoyed the experience. Singer was great as well. . It helped the weather was wonderful :) thoroughly enjoyed it


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was super. All of the staff and the food were lovely, the entertainment was good. We would definitely recommend it and will definitely be returning.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Stunning scenery and a wonderful warm summer evening made it a truly memorable evening. Friendly welcoming staff and a great singer who engaged her audience. Nice food and a great atmosphere.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a really fun packed evening. The staff were wonderfully friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was excellent as was the service. We were greatly entertained by the singer and by the disco that followed. Great atmosphere!!


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Meal was good service was good wine ok what I did object to was paying over £12.00 for 3 bottles of water entertainment good site seeing good seeing london at night from the Thames very good


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Warm welcome from staff as soon as on board with glass of fizzy wine, lovely menu during the cruise with very polite and courteous staff. On board entertainment was great and she included everyone- well done to all involved


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great cruise good service, excellent food and entertainment.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    We had a lovely evening. Particularly warm evening with a full moon and a beautiful sunset. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and professional. I asked for a window seat when booking which we got. The four course meal was lovely with more than enough to eat. We had Smoked Salmon with a salmon mousse and prawns, Tomato Soup, Chicken which was lovely & moist, cheese cake and Coffee. A glass of bubbles at boarding followed by half a bottle of wine each made the whole experience more pleasurable! We enjoyed the singer who kept us entertained throughout the cruise and you could even have a dance if the fancy took you. Loved the sights and lights of night time London all the way down to Greenwich, the Cutty Sark and the Dome. Can't believe the 3 hours went so fast! Not cheap but definitely worth the experience -wouldn't hesitate to recommend.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was excellent - and we were blessed with a warm, balmy evening of weather on the Thames.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well it was good from the beginning to the end.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great night food and entertainment were really good


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous evening, wonderful food and superb views. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.


  • 29 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Personal muy amable, comida buena y vistas geniales.


  • 26 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great for sight seeing Great food & drink


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Purchased by my parents for Christmas


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Food and entertainment very good really enjoyed it we were a party of 4 we all enjoyed ourselves staff were always at hand and very helpful


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening


  • 23 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole trip was very well managed, the meal was well presented and very tasty the music was very easy to listen to and was quite varied. Considering the cost of the whole trip which includes a three hour cruise, meal and Music it is extremely good value


  • 20 Jun 2018

    as I had no reminder from you, I completely forgot about the date & therefore missed out totally.i'm sure it would have been lovely! Someone was lucky enough to have extra elbow room at there table!


  • 20 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    It supposed to be a celebrating dinner with my boyfriend, and we were seated on a table of 4 with an another couple. Not really romantic. Should do more table of 2 and only a couple with 4 seats! Also too busy not enough space between each table. The service was not really enjoyable as every waiting were clearing serving in a random way instead of serving clearing everybody on a same time and let everyone enjoy the meal with no distraction. Spend a nice evening, but could be way better!

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