1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Product ID: 22633
Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing 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
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 3:30 PM
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Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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 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, 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. If you desire, you can add 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.
  • 1.5-hour river cruise along the River Thames in central London
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea, with unlimited tea and coffee
  • Sightseeing commentary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street, London EC3N 4DT Boarding is 15 minutes prior departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note: the cruise departs from Tower Pier at 3:30 PM (boarding 3:15 PM) and returns to Tower Pier at 5:00 PM
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 663 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A treat for my Mum for her birthday. Going in December I booked for a 15:00 slot in order to see the sunset. Worked out perfectly, as we were sailing we enjoyed tea, sandwiches, scones and mini cakes, all while the sun went down. This is a nice experience for two or a family. Staff were helpful, always ready to help. My only criticism would be the scones were a little dry, even after putting a dollop of jam on top. Additionally for the option or plain scones being a choice, I picked most of the dried fruit out.

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December 15, 2019

We thought overall it was a wonderful experience. The sandwiches and sweet items were quite nice, but the scones (which we were looking forward to) was quite dry and disappointing. Also we absolutely could not hear the commentary properly perhaps as people were trying to enjoy the sights whilst eating and talking.

November 29, 2019

Lovely afternoon tea on the river. We each get a dedicated amount of sweets and sandwiches, as well as a few top-ups of tea or coffee from the staff who walk around. It started at 3:30pm, but by 4:30 it was quite dark which was a lovely evening cruise as we had also finished our afternoon tea by that point. It was worth the money.

November 16, 2019

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City Cruises Plc

Product ID: 22633