The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 106.73

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 27 May.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
  • Dine while cruising past the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge
  • 4-course meal featuring gourmet British produce
  • Sparkling wine greeting

What's Included

  • Pre-cruise glass of sparkling wine or Soft drink
  • Dinner
  • Live performer and dancing till late
  • 3-hour dinner cruise of London
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

    Please go directly to the boarding gate.

Start time

07:45 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the departure pier on the Thames River in Westminster, and step aboard your sightseeing showboat for your evening dinner cruise.

Meet the crew as you're welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine in the lounge saloon. Then, as you sip your drink, soak up your first views of London from the water. Settle into your seat for a 4-course meal of classic British dishes/.

Cruise past famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye; snap photos of the monumental dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral; and sail under Tower Bridge as you cruise to the Thames Flood Barrier and back. In the summer months you can catch the sunset, too.

While you eat, enjoy a live performance by a cabaret singer. Listen to a string of pop hits and West End numbers followed by more live entertainment, and if you wish, enjoy ample time to hit the dance floor. Alternatively, simply sit back or head for the outer deck to admire the illuminated sights.

End your showboat experience when you disembark back at the starting point.

City Cruises London Westminster Pier

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

London Eye (Pass By)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Canary Wharf (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

The Shard (Pass By)

SEA LIFE London Aquarium (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Thames River (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice
  • No allergies or dietary requirements can be catered for on the day of travel. Please ensure you have advised City Cruises 72-hours prior to Travel date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Boarding begins 20 minutes before departure time
  • When you board you will be shown to your table. Please note tables are fixed and within close proximity. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location
  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place
  • If you have dietary requirements they must be added to the 'Special Requirements’ section during the booking process.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Would recommend this for couples that enjoy an evening out.


772 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great dinner cruise!
Joyce_S, May 2023
Went on the night cruise with my daughter for our birthday- food was excellent and staff was very attentive. We requested a window seat and they provided it for us. The views of everything lit up at night were fantastic!
Seeing city at night on...
Kathleen_H, May 2023
Seeing city at night on the river. Food and service was excellent. Entertainer brought everyone together. Would recommend this experience to anyone visiting London.
Wonderful evening
Sheryl_Q, May 2023
Great evening for our family of five. This is the second time I have done this cruise and have enjoyed it each time
Dinner Cruise
Michael_F, May 2023
The river cruise with my girlfriend was very romantic. It was nice seeing some of the tourist sights lit up at night. It was well worth the money.
Fun Night
Bella_G, May 2023
The cruise down the river was beautiful with gorgeous views of Parliament and the Tower. The food was delicious and the staff was so much fun! They even danced with us during the dance party. Such a great evening in the Thames River.
Great experience!
Autumn_S, May 2023
Great service & entertainment! Delicious food! Had a wonderful time. Would definitely do this cruise again.
Stellar Evening
Edmond_D, May 2023
I brought my Mother here for her 75th Birthday. We had a week In London. The dinner cruise showed us Londons beauty at night like no other.
Great views!
Reynold_D, May 2023
Very enjoyable dinner cruise! The dinner was good and plentiful. The entertainment was great. The only thing lacking was an explanation of the important landmarks we were seeing.
Glad we went!
Kitty_H, May 2023
Great time and the food was incredible! Simone recommended this to us and we are so glad they did. The food and wine selection was the best.
Great tour
Donna_L, May 2023
It was my husband’s birthday and we had a great time. The food and entertainment was great. The views of London were memorable.
Lovely time
Melissa_R, May 2023
It was a Beautiful cruise. Food was lovely. Entertainment was good as well. London at night is something you just see!
Great night views of London, nice crew & staff!
Careyann_C, May 2023
Staff was lovely. Very nice. Views were great. Singer had everyone on their feet dancing at the end of the night. Boat is the day cruise boat that they convert to a dinner cruise by adding white tableclothes and little lamps. The food was just "meh". You get a small glass of champagne upon arrival and coffee/tea served with desert. All other beverages are a fee (soda, wine etc) so plan accordingly. Front right window was leaking on the couple next to us and they had to ask for towels. There was a musty smell (prob from leak) towards the front that bothered us but back tables were fine. The boat stops to pick up food along the way. We were not told what was on the menu, it is just set in front of you. I think it was a salmon pate (?) appetizer, bread and butter, followed by the main chicken & veggies & potato, followed by a rasberry desert. Views from top deck were worth the fare. Going under the bridges and seeing London lit up by the water was wonderful!! Smooth ride, good entertainment, good views, well organized, food could be better.
Saranya_U, May 2023
Food was very delicious and staffs were very friendly . Could have gave water and all at free of cost
Great experience!
Luther_M, May 2023
This was a great experience! The food was delicious, there was an awesome singer, opportunity for dancing and the music was great! We truly enjoyed this on our last day in London! I would def recommend this, especially for couples, but also a friend or family group!
Fabulous experience!!...
Nuria_A, May 2023
Fabulous experience!! Highly recommend!! Friendly Staff, wonderful singer, entertainment....amazing catering & views! A lovely welcome evening to magical London!
Fabulous experience.
Helen_W, Apr 2023
Memorable views. Excellent service. Delicious food. Great entertainment. Thoroughly entertained. Would highly recommend.
Great for taking...
Danielle_G, Apr 2023
Great for taking pictures. The food was good except for the Salmon Mousse. If you want a window seat must book that ahead of time.
Was a wonderful dinner and excellent view of the city!
Wendy_D, Apr 2023
Enjoyed meeting another couple. Shared stories and dining experience. The skyline at night was breathtaking! Staff was super attentive and the house white was delicious
Drama Family and friends
Judy_C, Apr 2023
Absolutely delightful! Seeing London in the evening with all the glimmer delighted us. The meal with impeccable service was beyond what we imaged for a nightly cruise, and the singer was inspirational; many danced who haven't danced in years. Going upstairs to take pictures of the lighted British landmarks behind us enhanced so many memorable moments. So worth the cost!
Ekaterina_M, Apr 2023
Great views.. Food was very average. Cocktails were awful. Had to send them back.. My husband had Guinness, never seen so many bubbles… Enjoyed the complimentary Prosecco.

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