Water activity

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
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From US$ 52.98 per person

Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames. See some of the city’s most historic buildings, while enjoying a pot of tea, served alongside a selection of delicate sandwiches and cakes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Indulge in Afternoon Tea on board a river boat on the Thames
  • Cruise from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and back
  • Tuck into delicious sandwiches, cakes and traditional scones with cream and jam
  • See historic sights, such as Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge and the Tate Modern
  • Admire brave new architecture, such as Renzo Piano's pyramid-like tower The Shard
  • Add on a glass of Champagne to lend more sparkle to your afternoon
Full description

Experience an English tradition in style on this 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea round-trip tour, set on board a comfortable river cruise vessel. Climb aboard the river boat at Tower Pier near the Tower of London and set off downstream, passing sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the brand new Shard skyscraper and currently Europe’s tallest building, the London Eye, and Houses of Parliament. As you take in the sights, be served a fine array of delicious sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a selection of traditional cakes.

Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee with your meal. If you desire, treat yourself and purchase a glass of sparkling champagne. A bar is available throughout, offering a wide choice of soft and alcoholic drinks. An informative sightseeing commentary will provide new facts about London and its monuments as you enjoy a ringside seat from Old Father Thames.

Includes
  • Access to River Thames
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
  • Dessert
  • Sandwich
  • Coffee or tea
  • Tea
  • Coffee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    What to bring

    • Cash

    Know before you go

    • 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. The panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location
    • Please note that some tables are situated in close proximity to other diners
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 916 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.5/5

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    Boarding was quick and easy. The boat was spacious, flooded with light. Great views from the tables. The amenities were clean. Service was quick, friendly and polite. Afternoon tea served shortly after departure: sandwiches, little cakes, sultana scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Tea/coffee constantly topped up. The drinks waiter balanced a glass of whisky on his elbow and poured the lemonade into it and popped the champagne cork behind his back! However, what really impressed me: the reason for our trip was to celebrate a friend's birthday but I had not mentioned anything about it when booking the tour. However, the staff presented her with a slice of chocolate cake and sang Happy Birthday. I can only think that they noticed the Happy Birthday sash she was wearing and decided to do something special for her. This was done out of the kindness of their hearts which is so sweet, a real personal touch that you just don't see these days. I highly recommend this tour.

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    April 26, 2022

    Great narration from the tour guide, and a pleasant ride from the captain. It was really neat to learn about all of the buildings and bridges. The food was good too, with really good biscuits, sandwiches, and pastries. Some of the wait staff were really good, Yet, some of them could use some more customer service training, especially about not touching the inside of already-used cups with the front edge of the tea and coffee pitchers when giving refills, so they don't spread germs from one customer to another customer.

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    April 1, 2022

    This was a last minute booking and we loved it! Fabulous cruise on the Thames with a delicious afternoon tea. Staff were so hard working and attentive. Captain was informative and entertaining with his knowledge. A little tip is to take cash to tip the staff at the end. We only had card so unable to tip which we felt quite bad about!

    March 16, 2022

    Product ID: 22633