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

The London Showboat: Dinner, Show & Sightseeing Cruise

Product ID: 5275
Enjoy a wonderful 3-and-a-quarter-hour dinner cruise on the River Thames as you feast on a 4-course meal. Enjoy a live cabaret performance and dance into the night as you cruise past London's illuminated monuments as far as the Thames Barrier and back.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 7:45 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine upon arrival
  • Take a 3-hour 15 minute cruise from the heart of historical London, past the modern sights of the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf
  • Sit down to a 4-course dinner with a half-bottle of wine per person
  • Listen to a live singer performing songs from West End shows
  • Dance into the night as you cruise past London's illuminated monuments and bridges
Full description
Take a leisurely evening cruise through the heart of London to see its famous sights illuminated at night. In the summer, there is the added delight of watching the sun set from the water before the lights come alive! The 3-and-a-quarter-hour cruise from Westminster to the Thames Barrier and back starts with a welcome drink when you board. Follow your cocktail with a delicious 4-course dinner, plus entertainment from a live singer.

This dinner cruise from the heart of London combines a great meal with cabaret and dancing. Sail past the modern landmarks of the O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, and City Hall, and continue as far as the monumental Thames Barrier flood defense before turning back to the Houses of Parliament.

By the time darkness falls, dinner gives way to a cabaret singer performing tunes from West End Shows both past and present, along with other popular music. Although dancing is encouraged during and after the cabaret performance, if you prefer you can sit back and simply enjoy the music and floodlit sights.

Scottish Smoked Salmon Mousse with Mustard and Dill Center,
King Prawns with Lemon and Mesclun Salad

Tomato, Roast Pepper, and Basil Soup

Roasted Supreme of Chicken Wrapped in Parma Ham,
Served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and
Mushrooms with Thyme and Red Wine Sauce,
along with Seasonal Vegetables

White, Dark, and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake
with Raspberry Sauce

Tea or Coffee, Mints

Vegetarian Menu
Salad with Feta, Walnuts, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes,
Roast Peppers, Pumpkin, and Olives
with Honey Dressing

Tomato, Roast Pepper, and Basil Soup

Lasagne with Artichokes, Spinach, Sauté
of Mixed Mushrooms, and Goat's Cheese, along with Seasonal Vegetables

White, Dark, and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake
with Raspberry Sauce

Tea or Coffee, Mints
  • Dinner and dance boat cruise
  • 1 glass of sparkling wine per person on arrival
  • 4-course dinner with tea and coffee
  • Half-bottle of red or white wine per person

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour departs from Westminster Pier: Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Boarding is 15 minutes prior departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please arrive by 7:30 PM with your voucher
• The tour provider does not guarantee that the food products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. Gluten-free meals are available with 24-hour advance notice. Please note that the Vegetarian Menu must be pre-ordered at least 1 day before the tour takes place
• Dress code is smart casual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 445 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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there were eight of us on board - one with dietary requests which was dealt with in an efficient and spontaneous friendly way on the night - the food and drinks were very good and the ambience excellent - we were lucky with the weather too. May I say a special thank you to the singer, she made every effort to accommodate celebrating a special birthday - want to do this again! Thank you to all the staff too!

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February 10, 2020

Really enjoyed the evening, great boat with friendly entertainment. Just an issue with the free half bottle of wine. All tables seemed to have their 750ml bottles but we were given small individual 187ml bottles. When asked for our package requirement this was what was given and no more. Very annoyed with that and not even given complementary baileys to soften the blow!

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January 27, 2020

Wasn’t sure how good this would be but was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very good and even let us swap seats after a no show. The food was good, plentiful and tasty. The boat was warm and comfortable and because it wasn’t busy, very roomy. The singer was ok but not really our cup of tea. Preferred it when they just had music playing. I was disappointed that we had to have a stop to get the main course and so didn’t get time to go to the Thames Barrier. We had been looking forward to that. Overall though, relaxing way to spend the evening

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January 7, 2020

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City Cruises Plc

Product ID: 5275