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 (or upgrade to Moët & Chandon)
  • Live performer and dancing till late
 

Things just get better as you hum along to the variety of music from pop tunes to 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 and the recently lit bridges as part of the Illuminated River project. 

 

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

Champagne Package: customers who choose this package will have their half bottle of wine per person replaced with a half bottle of Moët & Chandon per person. This package can only be bought in twos, meaning that functionally it is a bottle of Moët & Chandon to share.

Ticket Prices - Showboat Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (13+)
£80.00
 
Champagne Package for 2 (18+)
£195.00
 
Child (2-12)
£80.00
 
Infant (0-2)
£0.00
 
Window seat **
£85.00
 
Weekend Supplement from
£5.00
 

Illuminated River Project
Our Showboat Dinner Cruise is the best way to see the Illuminated River project and experience the artwork from the river. 
Illuminated River is an ambitious public art commission which is transforming the capital at night, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge. Phase one of Illuminated River, covering London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges, is now complete. Photo by James Newton © Illuminated River

Please note: due to high demand prices will be increased by £5 on selected dates 

** 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.

Recommended Attire

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

  • 21 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

    Very helpful over the phone! Very good information that matches with what we got!


    18 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic! All round! Thanks for a great evening of food, views and entertainment


    17 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely meal, great staff and wonderful entertainment


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very nice place 🥰 I had a beautiful time .great place for a romantic dinner :)


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great welcome. Organisation spot on. Food excellent. Staff friendly and efficient. Had a great time celebrating a special birthday.


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★

    We arrived just after 19:40hrs. We had come by Thames Clipper from Canary Wharf which unfortunately arrived 15 mins late. Everyone was already seated and I was surprised to see many guests had already finished their first course. We had not been provided with any timings and I wouldn't have expected the meal to be served before the boat departed. That aside, we were quickly attended to with drinks/bread. However we were served no food until we brought this to a waiter's attention. Then halfway through our first course we were brought our soup which sat there while we hurried down our first course. We were offered no tea/coffee or mints. The food was good but we felt rushed. It would have been good to have had a menu. I only had an idea of the food as I had happened to download a menu when I booked. Also I think many guests mistake 'casual smart' for 'casual' or 'smart'. Otherwise it was fine for a tourist attraction. I can't imagine many guests had paid the full price though.


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable evening meal was lovely


    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

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    16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a five star service from start to finish. Everyone made you feel very welcome and the food and drinks were outstanding Thankyou for making my night


    13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    See comments above. A great fun evening


    12 Jul 2019

    ★★★

    It did what it was supposed to. However, we were seated by the staff. After about 15 minutes and then told we were in the wrong places and made to move. The food was okay, but nothing special. The singer was much better as a DJ. Not the highlight of our holiday we expected.


    12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Boat and staff was excellent. Entertainment fun and inclusive.


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    I done my research before online so i already know what i want.it was easy and understanding for the person who has purchase me


    07 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night very helpful staff loved the singer and dancing into the night I would and do !!! Recommend to all my friends


    30 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Todo el servicio muy bueno


    30 Jun 2019

    I booked 8 tickets for my very special birthday. Sadly one person was unable to come. I was informed that I will not get a refund. Instead I was promised to be served all food and drinks that belonged to the missing person. I agreed. The staff gave me only wine and asked maybe we want soup. No starter, no main, no cake. But I already paid for it. I asked staff to bring what belonged to us....they promised, but didn't bring anything. Maybe boat staff is making savings on food which belongs to guests? I am upset because of what had happened on my special day. Unfortunately I will not book City Cruises any more and warn my friends about it.


    29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good service all round.


    29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellant all evening, food, clean. staff friendly and helpful, quick to serve each course. would recommend to anyone, coming again in September


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    A spacious boat with huge windows for maximum view. The staff were excellent. So attentive and the food was of a very high standard. The entertainment - what can I say, Jackie was brilliant. A wonderful voice and it was so nice to hear about her experiences and life on the stage. The night out was to celebrate my 50th and the day before was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary. It was a great night out and i'd recommend it to anyone interested. It didn't get dark till late, so the views all the way up the Thames were truly memorable.


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money


    28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant night, food and entertainment were great.


    21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a great night full of music and laughs


    12 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Delivered as promised. ***


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Excellent Value with good food and entertainment all included.


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic food, excellent service and entertainment.


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Croisière parfaite! Le personnel est vraiment aux petits soins et super aimable!


    07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    We thoroughly enjoyed it .


    04 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent evening, loved every moment of it.


    03 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice ending to 5 days in London. Good view of the city.


    31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    purchase was easy and email confirmation came quickly


    31 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good entertaiment and atmosphere.


    31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was great dancing and a great view


    31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening with good food and music to entertain.


    28 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very lovely evening. The staff, the singer, the music were amazing. Great fun. Lovely food. I was expecting more songs from the musicals that I recognised, however it didn't spoil a wonderful evening. I was most impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.


    26 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night out. Will be doing all again


  • 25 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The onboard team were excellent f on the Captain to the bar staff. It was a difficult night for them due to the tides we couldn’t return to Westminster because it was explained what would happen so no problem. They also dealt with an incident on board with a party that had too much to drink really well. Meal was very good, bar prices were not excessive (this is London) and the singer made everyone feel included. Would definitely do this again.


    24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant from start to finish. Friendly service and very helpful. Food lovely. Entertainment fab.


    24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Best night in a long long time and the food was impressive too


    24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very romantic. Great dinner and music.


    17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised and warm welcome, great food good entertainment informative commentary during the cruise. London at night from the river looks amazing, altogether a wonderful experience


    17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money.


  • 13 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good Cruise, nice food, good entertainment.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food. Very good wine. Service was excellent. The singer was entertaining. She made contact with each table and recognized special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. I had additional wine and cocktails and was pleasantly surprised as how reasonable drinks were. Great evening. Highly recommend.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful dinner cruise on the Thames. The staff were attentive and friendly, the entertainment was enjoyable, and the food was good for a river dinner cruise. I would recommend the City Cruise's dinner cruise as a great way to see the city at night.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book, and will definitely be going again, awesome at night and great entertainment! Faultless 👍 5⭐️


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience from the word go was very enjoyable. The ease of boarding, The welcome drink, being shown to our table, The friendly staff, the entertainment and the sail itself. Thoroughly recommend the cruise and will definately do it again.


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a beautiful evening.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    I have really enjoy it:)will recommend to friends


    09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was a great night, meal excellent.. music, dancing and special views of London and all its sights


    03 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    excellent value for this trip


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    ALL London landmarks visited. It looks lovely in a dusk.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic entertainment, food was 5* Would definitely go again.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything from start to finish with the cruise was excellent! The staff were all very attentive and very polite!


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service and scene from boat. Would go again.


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good service, very enjoyable food and excellent entertainment


    01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Staff were friendly welcoming and lovely really enjoyed ourselves thank you


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was absolutely amazing cruise,the staff were perfect,the food was out of this world and the entertainment was spot on,seeing all the highlights of London with everything lit up was beautiful,would do it again


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The party I hosted enjoyed the cruise including the food and the entertainment. Excellent evening and a fantastic way to show off our wonderful capital city to my guests.


    30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Prettige mensen die ons te woord stonden en vlotte afhandeling


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good good, great crew and amazing views


    28 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great dinner! Don't miss this is you are going to London


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Unfortunately I would not purchase a cruise with this company again. Although the service on board was generally good, the experience itself was not anything special. First of all me and my husband were shown to a table of four, which was set for 4 people. I was initially confused by this as our 4 seater table was the only one on the boat which was laid out for 4, however there was only 2 of us. When I asked the waiter whether anyone else would be sitting next to us I was advised that there may be as the cruise was full. This was very unusual and frustrating as I would never expect to be sat next to strangers in a pub, nevermind a river cruise for my husbands 30th birthday! Thankfully the other couple was a no show, which meant that we could enjoy the cruise on our own table! The food was very basic, prawns and salmon terrine to start, dried chicken breast and veg for main and what looked like a defrosted Iceland mouse for dessert. I have had better quality food in a pub. The wine we received with the meal was also standard, either a white, rose or red. The "champagne" that we received when boarding was the worst sparkling wine I have ever tasted, a bit like warm cider. The entertainment was good, the singer really did put on a great show and really tried to engage and include her audience. As I also mentioned the service was good and the staff could not do enough for you! However the whole experience needs to be looked at. For a start, I recommend a different choice of food. Not everyone likes fish and chicken is going to be very dry if kept in a bain marie for an hour before it is served. You can serve amazing food that you can keep heated for several hours, such a lamb shank with parmentier potatoes and root vegetables a or beef bourguignon. Secondly, update the glasses. If I am paying £9 for a gin and tonic I do not expect it to be served in a straight cheap glass with a slice of old lemon. I would like it to be served in a large gin glass with the appropriate fruit or cucumber. Thirdly get some curtains between the kitchen and the restaurant as I do not want to see my food being served from my table. And finally, do not ever think that sitting strangers together is ok. Maybe in a German tavern, but not a romantic city night cruise!


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience, friendly welcome as you board the boat, refreshing glass of bubbly. Food was well presented, very tasty and wholesome. Staff were very friendly and professional. Very good singer.


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Simply Wonderful excellent value for money 😀👍


    24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service. Great food and entertainment.


  • 23 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Se tidligere underholdning mad mc


    22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Missing 1/2 bottle of wine see notes


    22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was lovely and waiting staff was great, they even moved us to a window seat without question. My only negative comment will be on the entertainment, the lady was good but waffled on way too long about herself and music career. Also she could have played more upbeat/modern songs... towards the end she put on some tear jerkers which defeats the purpose really. But all in all a surprisingly fun evening, thank


    22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    perfectly organized and fabulous food and service


    18 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    A little pricey especially as half the party wanted a different drink and not wine.


    17 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    The choice of music was not for me.l felt there was no variety.It was more of oldies, slow, at times boring and not lively.The food was perfect!


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    A very good atmosphere on the boat, staff was very good and prompt with serving the food.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round thoroughly enjoyed our evening, couldn't fault any of it. Highly recommend.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Nice food and entertainment


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food, music, the right length of time on the boat and very friendly, welcoming staff. Good value too, I would recommend to anyone.


    16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was great & the whole thing was well organised


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    As above. Most enjoyable night out.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Well organised evening. Good quality food, except I couldn't work out whether the soup was red pepper or tomato. The singer was good at pointing out main points of interested. I think if I had gone expecting Show songs I would have been a little disappointed, as he didn't do that many, but it suited us fine as we enjoyed what he did sing.


    09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Yes of course. We have enjoyed a lot. I would prefer to recommend that, if there will be nice music songs which we can dance would be great.


    08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy process to book tickets and event.


    08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    its was ok food was ok , the best thing was the staff GREAT


    05 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, great food, lovely clean facilities, on time, great entertainer.


    05 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food and entertainment on this evening were excellent. Friendly staff helped give the whole thing a “family feel” and everyone seemed to gave a great time. We certainly did and I’d be happy to recommend to others.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service from all staff from boarding throughout the cruise and debarking


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Great evening - very enjoyable!!


    03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Better compère would have made it five stars.


    30 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Leckeres Essen auf der Themse mit einer guten Sängerin. Allenfalls die Musik hätte etwas leiser sein können.


    28 Mar 2019

    ★★★

    Trip, food and staff were all lovely. Entertainment was a little disappointing.


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a truly brlliant experience.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Fabulous enjoyable evening. Lovely food. All the staff were polite, professional and helpful


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good information in the queue to get on. People there to help with boarding. Swift service and good enteratinment


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    The cruise was really enjoyable and all my guests had a great time. We expected to return to Westminster Pier at 11 p.m. approx. but actually arrived at 10.30...we were all enjoying dancing at this point and felt a bit short-changed. Also, having got up to dance, the guests on my table were not offered any coffee/tea (my other 20 guests had but, as I was the 'Birthday Girl' I had been encouraged to come up to the dance-floor by Jackie, our excellent entertainer. I asked a waiter if we could have some and initially she was quite dismissive and said the coffee service was over (this wasn't an hour after the service...just 10 minutes!) I asked if she could find out and eventually and begrudgingly we were served. As the staff and service up to this point had been outstanding, this spoiled an otherwise great evening...hence the loss of a star!


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Good experience. The boat was not full but still a good cruise. When seeling up the drinks, it would be better if it was explained before the drinks were poured.


    27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Good food and wine, although didn't explain that we would have to pay some costs for wine after choosing which wine you wanted . Entertainment good dancing if you wanted. Views could've been better but raining heavy for most of the time


    26 Mar 2019

    ★★★

    The staff and evening was quite enjoyable (especially after the bottle of wine!) however The reason I gave it 3 stars is because we sat near the window (as I had requested, which was fab) but the lighting was not working all along the one side, so you could not actually see what you were eating (I had to ask the waiter what it was) and I could hardly see my partner, so that was disappointing. We were the only area in the dark. The dinner was only luke warm unfortunately, so not the best. I appreciate that they do have to pack people into these events, but the noise of talking was so loud we found it very hard to hear each other speak. So although we enjoyed it, there are areas that could certainly be improved.


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great night and superb value for money.


    26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    such a great event very enjoyable


    26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night, the service and food was fab but the night was made by Jackie her performance was amazing.


    26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    great views (had a window seat), great show (she sang beautiful, the music was sometimes a little too loud), good service on board, food could be better, drinks were good.


  • 21 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

    Very helpful over the phone! Very good information that matches with what we got!


  • 18 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic! All round! Thanks for a great evening of food, views and entertainment


  • 17 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Lovely meal, great staff and wonderful entertainment


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very nice place 🥰 I had a beautiful time .great place for a romantic dinner :)


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great welcome. Organisation spot on. Food excellent. Staff friendly and efficient. Had a great time celebrating a special birthday.


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★

    We arrived just after 19:40hrs. We had come by Thames Clipper from Canary Wharf which unfortunately arrived 15 mins late. Everyone was already seated and I was surprised to see many guests had already finished their first course. We had not been provided with any timings and I wouldn't have expected the meal to be served before the boat departed. That aside, we were quickly attended to with drinks/bread. However we were served no food until we brought this to a waiter's attention. Then halfway through our first course we were brought our soup which sat there while we hurried down our first course. We were offered no tea/coffee or mints. The food was good but we felt rushed. It would have been good to have had a menu. I only had an idea of the food as I had happened to download a menu when I booked. Also I think many guests mistake 'casual smart' for 'casual' or 'smart'. Otherwise it was fine for a tourist attraction. I can't imagine many guests had paid the full price though.


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very enjoyable evening meal was lovely


  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★

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  • 16 Aug 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a five star service from start to finish. Everyone made you feel very welcome and the food and drinks were outstanding Thankyou for making my night


  • 13 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    See comments above. A great fun evening


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★

    It did what it was supposed to. However, we were seated by the staff. After about 15 minutes and then told we were in the wrong places and made to move. The food was okay, but nothing special. The singer was much better as a DJ. Not the highlight of our holiday we expected.


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Boat and staff was excellent. Entertainment fun and inclusive.


  • 12 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    I done my research before online so i already know what i want.it was easy and understanding for the person who has purchase me


  • 07 Jul 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night very helpful staff loved the singer and dancing into the night I would and do !!! Recommend to all my friends


  • 30 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Todo el servicio muy bueno


  • 30 Jun 2019

    I booked 8 tickets for my very special birthday. Sadly one person was unable to come. I was informed that I will not get a refund. Instead I was promised to be served all food and drinks that belonged to the missing person. I agreed. The staff gave me only wine and asked maybe we want soup. No starter, no main, no cake. But I already paid for it. I asked staff to bring what belonged to us....they promised, but didn't bring anything. Maybe boat staff is making savings on food which belongs to guests? I am upset because of what had happened on my special day. Unfortunately I will not book City Cruises any more and warn my friends about it.


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very good service all round.


  • 29 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellant all evening, food, clean. staff friendly and helpful, quick to serve each course. would recommend to anyone, coming again in September


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    A spacious boat with huge windows for maximum view. The staff were excellent. So attentive and the food was of a very high standard. The entertainment - what can I say, Jackie was brilliant. A wonderful voice and it was so nice to hear about her experiences and life on the stage. The night out was to celebrate my 50th and the day before was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary. It was a great night out and i'd recommend it to anyone interested. It didn't get dark till late, so the views all the way up the Thames were truly memorable.


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money


  • 28 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant night, food and entertainment were great.


  • 21 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a great night full of music and laughs


  • 12 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Delivered as promised. ***


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Excellent Value with good food and entertainment all included.


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic food, excellent service and entertainment.


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Croisière parfaite! Le personnel est vraiment aux petits soins et super aimable!


  • 07 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    We thoroughly enjoyed it .


  • 04 Jun 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent evening, loved every moment of it.


  • 03 Jun 2019

    ★★★★

    Nice ending to 5 days in London. Good view of the city.


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    purchase was easy and email confirmation came quickly


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good entertaiment and atmosphere.


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was great dancing and a great view


  • 31 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    A very enjoyable evening with good food and music to entertain.


  • 28 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very lovely evening. The staff, the singer, the music were amazing. Great fun. Lovely food. I was expecting more songs from the musicals that I recognised, however it didn't spoil a wonderful evening. I was most impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.


  • 26 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night out. Will be doing all again


  • 25 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The onboard team were excellent f on the Captain to the bar staff. It was a difficult night for them due to the tides we couldn’t return to Westminster because it was explained what would happen so no problem. They also dealt with an incident on board with a party that had too much to drink really well. Meal was very good, bar prices were not excessive (this is London) and the singer made everyone feel included. Would definitely do this again.


  • 24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant from start to finish. Friendly service and very helpful. Food lovely. Entertainment fab.


  • 24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Best night in a long long time and the food was impressive too


  • 24 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Very romantic. Great dinner and music.


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Well organised and warm welcome, great food good entertainment informative commentary during the cruise. London at night from the river looks amazing, altogether a wonderful experience


  • 17 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent value for money.


  • 13 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good Cruise, nice food, good entertainment.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent food. Very good wine. Service was excellent. The singer was entertaining. She made contact with each table and recognized special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. I had additional wine and cocktails and was pleasantly surprised as how reasonable drinks were. Great evening. Highly recommend.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Wonderful dinner cruise on the Thames. The staff were attentive and friendly, the entertainment was enjoyable, and the food was good for a river dinner cruise. I would recommend the City Cruise's dinner cruise as a great way to see the city at night.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy to book, and will definitely be going again, awesome at night and great entertainment! Faultless 👍 5⭐️


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience from the word go was very enjoyable. The ease of boarding, The welcome drink, being shown to our table, The friendly staff, the entertainment and the sail itself. Thoroughly recommend the cruise and will definately do it again.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a beautiful evening.


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    I have really enjoy it:)will recommend to friends


  • 09 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Was a great night, meal excellent.. music, dancing and special views of London and all its sights


  • 03 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    excellent value for this trip


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    ALL London landmarks visited. It looks lovely in a dusk.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic entertainment, food was 5* Would definitely go again.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Everything from start to finish with the cruise was excellent! The staff were all very attentive and very polite!


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★

    Good service and scene from boat. Would go again.


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good service, very enjoyable food and excellent entertainment


  • 01 May 2019

    ★★★★★

    Staff were friendly welcoming and lovely really enjoyed ourselves thank you


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was absolutely amazing cruise,the staff were perfect,the food was out of this world and the entertainment was spot on,seeing all the highlights of London with everything lit up was beautiful,would do it again


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The party I hosted enjoyed the cruise including the food and the entertainment. Excellent evening and a fantastic way to show off our wonderful capital city to my guests.


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Prettige mensen die ons te woord stonden en vlotte afhandeling


  • 30 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good good, great crew and amazing views


  • 28 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great dinner! Don't miss this is you are going to London


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Unfortunately I would not purchase a cruise with this company again. Although the service on board was generally good, the experience itself was not anything special. First of all me and my husband were shown to a table of four, which was set for 4 people. I was initially confused by this as our 4 seater table was the only one on the boat which was laid out for 4, however there was only 2 of us. When I asked the waiter whether anyone else would be sitting next to us I was advised that there may be as the cruise was full. This was very unusual and frustrating as I would never expect to be sat next to strangers in a pub, nevermind a river cruise for my husbands 30th birthday! Thankfully the other couple was a no show, which meant that we could enjoy the cruise on our own table! The food was very basic, prawns and salmon terrine to start, dried chicken breast and veg for main and what looked like a defrosted Iceland mouse for dessert. I have had better quality food in a pub. The wine we received with the meal was also standard, either a white, rose or red. The "champagne" that we received when boarding was the worst sparkling wine I have ever tasted, a bit like warm cider. The entertainment was good, the singer really did put on a great show and really tried to engage and include her audience. As I also mentioned the service was good and the staff could not do enough for you! However the whole experience needs to be looked at. For a start, I recommend a different choice of food. Not everyone likes fish and chicken is going to be very dry if kept in a bain marie for an hour before it is served. You can serve amazing food that you can keep heated for several hours, such a lamb shank with parmentier potatoes and root vegetables a or beef bourguignon. Secondly, update the glasses. If I am paying £9 for a gin and tonic I do not expect it to be served in a straight cheap glass with a slice of old lemon. I would like it to be served in a large gin glass with the appropriate fruit or cucumber. Thirdly get some curtains between the kitchen and the restaurant as I do not want to see my food being served from my table. And finally, do not ever think that sitting strangers together is ok. Maybe in a German tavern, but not a romantic city night cruise!


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Amazing experience, friendly welcome as you board the boat, refreshing glass of bubbly. Food was well presented, very tasty and wholesome. Staff were very friendly and professional. Very good singer.


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Simply Wonderful excellent value for money 😀👍


  • 24 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service. Great food and entertainment.


  • 23 Apr 2019

    ★★

    Se tidligere underholdning mad mc


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Missing 1/2 bottle of wine see notes


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was lovely and waiting staff was great, they even moved us to a window seat without question. My only negative comment will be on the entertainment, the lady was good but waffled on way too long about herself and music career. Also she could have played more upbeat/modern songs... towards the end she put on some tear jerkers which defeats the purpose really. But all in all a surprisingly fun evening, thank


  • 22 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    perfectly organized and fabulous food and service


  • 18 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    A little pricey especially as half the party wanted a different drink and not wine.


  • 17 Apr 2019

    ★★★

    The choice of music was not for me.l felt there was no variety.It was more of oldies, slow, at times boring and not lively.The food was perfect!


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    A very good atmosphere on the boat, staff was very good and prompt with serving the food.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent all round thoroughly enjoyed our evening, couldn't fault any of it. Highly recommend.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Nice food and entertainment


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great food, music, the right length of time on the boat and very friendly, welcoming staff. Good value too, I would recommend to anyone.


  • 16 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    The food was great & the whole thing was well organised


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    As above. Most enjoyable night out.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Well organised evening. Good quality food, except I couldn't work out whether the soup was red pepper or tomato. The singer was good at pointing out main points of interested. I think if I had gone expecting Show songs I would have been a little disappointed, as he didn't do that many, but it suited us fine as we enjoyed what he did sing.


  • 09 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Yes of course. We have enjoyed a lot. I would prefer to recommend that, if there will be nice music songs which we can dance would be great.


  • 08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Easy process to book tickets and event.


  • 08 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    its was ok food was ok , the best thing was the staff GREAT


  • 05 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service, great food, lovely clean facilities, on time, great entertainer.


  • 05 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Food and entertainment on this evening were excellent. Friendly staff helped give the whole thing a “family feel” and everyone seemed to gave a great time. We certainly did and I’d be happy to recommend to others.


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★★

    Excellent service from all staff from boarding throughout the cruise and debarking


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Great evening - very enjoyable!!


  • 03 Apr 2019

    ★★★★

    Better compère would have made it five stars.


  • 30 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Leckeres Essen auf der Themse mit einer guten Sängerin. Allenfalls die Musik hätte etwas leiser sein können.


  • 28 Mar 2019

    ★★★

    Trip, food and staff were all lovely. Entertainment was a little disappointing.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    It was a truly brlliant experience.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Fabulous enjoyable evening. Lovely food. All the staff were polite, professional and helpful


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Good information in the queue to get on. People there to help with boarding. Swift service and good enteratinment


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    The cruise was really enjoyable and all my guests had a great time. We expected to return to Westminster Pier at 11 p.m. approx. but actually arrived at 10.30...we were all enjoying dancing at this point and felt a bit short-changed. Also, having got up to dance, the guests on my table were not offered any coffee/tea (my other 20 guests had but, as I was the 'Birthday Girl' I had been encouraged to come up to the dance-floor by Jackie, our excellent entertainer. I asked a waiter if we could have some and initially she was quite dismissive and said the coffee service was over (this wasn't an hour after the service...just 10 minutes!) I asked if she could find out and eventually and begrudgingly we were served. As the staff and service up to this point had been outstanding, this spoiled an otherwise great evening...hence the loss of a star!


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Good experience. The boat was not full but still a good cruise. When seeling up the drinks, it would be better if it was explained before the drinks were poured.


  • 27 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    Good food and wine, although didn't explain that we would have to pay some costs for wine after choosing which wine you wanted . Entertainment good dancing if you wanted. Views could've been better but raining heavy for most of the time


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★

    The staff and evening was quite enjoyable (especially after the bottle of wine!) however The reason I gave it 3 stars is because we sat near the window (as I had requested, which was fab) but the lighting was not working all along the one side, so you could not actually see what you were eating (I had to ask the waiter what it was) and I could hardly see my partner, so that was disappointing. We were the only area in the dark. The dinner was only luke warm unfortunately, so not the best. I appreciate that they do have to pack people into these events, but the noise of talking was so loud we found it very hard to hear each other speak. So although we enjoyed it, there are areas that could certainly be improved.


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    A great night and superb value for money.


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    such a great event very enjoyable


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★★

    Great night, the service and food was fab but the night was made by Jackie her performance was amazing.


  • 26 Mar 2019

    ★★★★

    great views (had a window seat), great show (she sang beautiful, the music was sometimes a little too loud), good service on board, food could be better, drinks were good.

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