Thames River Lunch Cruises

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Thames River Lunch Cruise | Sail past and savour the views of London

A Thames lunch cruise is the London experience you crave. Imagine gliding down the river, a glass of bubbly in hand (well, maybe not with lunch, but you get the idea), iconic sights like Big Ben and the London Eye framed by the cityscape. All while you devour a delicious lunch – think melt-in-your-mouth steaks or fancy fish dishes.

It's sightseeing with a side of relaxation, a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. You'll see London from a fresh perspective, get epic photo ops, and have a story to tell your mates back home.

What are your Thames Lunch cruise options?

Thames Lunch Cruise

Thames River lunch cruise

  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 mins (Approximately)
  • Experience: Combines sightseeing with a midday meal. You'll get a chance to see the city landmarks while enjoying a leisurely lunch.
  • Who should go: Great for those who want a daytime adventure with a satisfying meal. Ideal for families or groups who want to enjoy the scenery and avoid crowds.
  • Recommended tour:
Thames Lunch Cruise

Thames River afternoon tea cruise

  • Duration: 90 mins (Approximately)
  • Experience: Focuses on the classic British tradition of afternoon tea with finger foods like sandwiches, scones, and cakes, accompanied by tea or coffee. You'll also get scenic views of London.
  • Who should go: Perfect for those who want a relaxing experience and a taste of British culture. Suitable for couples, friends, or anyone who enjoys a delightful afternoon treat.
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Seating tips

Most cruise boats have both indoor and outdoor seating with two-by-two seats.

For the best selfie spots, pick an outdoor seat for uninterrupted views and perfect photo sessions if you don't mind the somewhat harsh weather. However, it's a good idea to wear clothes that dry quickly if you fear you might get wet.

If you are picking an indoor seat, pick a window seat, especially if you are traveling solo, for a great view. Indoor seats are also great if you think it may rain but still want to go on a cruise. These indoor spaces are also heated and most cruise boats are equipped with a full-licensed bar.

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Thames Lunch Cruise
Thyme, Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Supreme of Chicken with Creamy Leek & more
Baked Field Mushroom Filled with Artichokes, Asparagus and Crème Fraiche wrapped in Lattice Pastry & more
✔️(tea or coffee)
➕Available onboard (Fresh Fruit Salad)
📍Tower Pier, EC3N 4DT
Thursday - Sunday (Departure: 11:45am, Boarding: 11:30am). Not available: 24, 25 and 31 December
1 hr. 45 mins (Approx)
Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise
Coronation Chicken Sandwich & more
Avocado Sandwich with Spiced Avocado and Tomato & more
✔️(Chapel Down Brut NV & more)
✔️(tea or filter coffee)
➕Available Onboard (Various pastries, Sparkling Tea Blå, )
📍Tower Pier, EC3N 4DT
Thursday - Sunday (Board: 3:15pm, Cruise: 3:30pm – 5:00pm)
90 mins (Approx)

What to wear on a Thames River Lunch Cruise?

The dress code on most Thames River Cruises is smart casual attire. However, feel free to dress more formally for any special occasion. Choose comfortable attire that lets you move freely. It's also advisable to dress in layers as London's weather can be quite unpredictable. This way you can add on more layers if the weather gets chilly. Don't forget hats and sunscreen if you are opting for a cruise during the day, especially in the summer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Thames River Lunch cruise

Where do Thames River lunch cruise tours go?

Thames River lunch cruise tours take you from Tower Bridge to Westminster and Canary Wharf. The exact route changes depending on the tides.

What can you see on a River Thames lunch cruise?

You can see the Tower of London, London Bridge, Big Ben, the London Eye, and the South Bank up close.

Where can you go for afternoon tea in London?

You should experience British afternoon tea, and a Thames afternoon tea river cruise is a memorable way to do it.

What should you wear on a lunch cruise on the Thames?

Wear casual clothes. Feel free to dress up if you're celebrating, but avoid flip-flops and leisurewear.

Are there window seats on the Thames river cruise?

Yes, there are window seats with tables for two. They sell out fast, so book early.

What time is the afternoon tea river cruise on the Thames?

Boarding starts at 3:15pm, and cruising begins at 3:30pm. Arrive 10 minutes early.