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London: River Thames Dinner Cruise

1. London: River Thames Dinner Cruise

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-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. The cruise ends at the original starting point. Menu • 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

London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

2. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

London: 6-Course Luxury Dinner Bus Tour

3. London: 6-Course Luxury Dinner Bus Tour

After meeting your bus at the Victoria Embankment bus stop 40B, you will be greeted personally and seated at your own table aboard the top deck of the glass-roofed, luxury coach. During the 3-hour tour, a full 6-course meal, all prepared and cooked fresh on-board, will be served whilst traveling past London's most famous sights. You will encounter St. Paul's, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and many more. Enhance your experience by adding a wine pairing option, carefully chosen to bring out the best in each flavorful dish. At the conclusion of this gourmet sightseeing experience, you will be returned to your starting point at the Victoria Embankment.

London: The View from The River Sightseeing Cruise

4. London: The View from The River Sightseeing Cruise

Hop aboard and set sail for a sightseeing cruise of London sure to linger long in the memory. Listen to onboard commentary as you glide past some of the city's most iconic destinations and sights. Purchase some drinks from the bar. Start your journey from London Bridge City Pier. Hop aboard where an expert guide will be providing live commentary and quirky facts about each attraction that you sail past. This is a loop tour and doesn’t stop at other piers. Enjoy a drink from the fully-stocked onboard bar; treat yourself to a glass of Moet and Chandon champagne while you cruise. Wine, beer, and hot drinks are also available. The cruise lasts for 50 minutes and travels at high speed for part of the journey between Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. Book your ticket, sit back in the comfortable leather chairs, enjoy the expert live commentary, and marvel at some of London's world-famous landmarks viewable from the river.

London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

5. London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

London Vintage Bus & Boat Tour See the highlights of London via 2 classic modes of transport on this half-day adventure. First, you will enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye as you meander through the historic streets on board a vintage double-decker bus. Continue on and see St. Paul’s Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece, where Admirals Nelson and Wellington are buried, and where Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. Proceed to the Tower of London, built nearly 1,000 years ago during the reign of William the Conqueror. Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower is protected by the famous Beefeaters, and the imposing palace has been used as a fortress and a prison throughout its history. Your guide will take you to Traitors' Gate, where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time. Next, take a short river cruise along the Thames, passing Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle, and London Bridge, before arriving at Westminster Pier. 

London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

6. London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

After meeting your bus at the Victoria Embankment bus stop 40B, you will be greeted personally before being seated at your own table aboard the top deck of a glass-roofed, luxury coach. During your 2-hour tour, a full 4-course meal, all prepared and cooked fresh on-board, will be served whilst you travel past London's most famous sights. You will encounter St. Paul's, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and many more. Enhance your experience by adding a wine pairing option, carefully chosen to bring out the best in each flavourful dish. At the conclusion of this gourmet sightseeing experience, you will be returned to your starting point at the Victoria Embankment.

London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

7. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Borough market, Europe's favorite food market, and a bustling hub of smells and flavors. You will sample fish and chips, pie and mash, English beer and also taste a world famous doughnut!

London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

8. London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See London at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

9. London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

Explore London on this half-day Private Walking City Tour. See the best of London Downtown and the Notting Hill district. Let your private guide take you through the highlights and secrets that this incredible city has to offer, avoiding the crowds. Visit the beautiful Soho district, with its characteristic gateway to Chinatown. Walk down the colorful hidden streets and even a mural in a secret passage. Get into the famous art gallery dedicated purely to the Harry Potter saga, before arriving at the prestigious National Gallery. Come to Trafalgar Square and see the smallest police station in town. Visit the most important buildings in London such as the Palace and the Abbey of Westminster and the famous London icon: Big Ben. Learn about its political history as well as its emblematic monarchy. Get into the famous London Underground and reach one of the most charming districts: Notting Hill. Lose yourself in its narrow streets of colorful houses, scenes of famous movies. Taste the classic British bakery with the best and traditional English tea, in one of its most prestigious bakery shops. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of Portobello Market, considered the most beautiful in London.

London: River Thames Evening Bike Tour with Beer Tasting

10. London: River Thames Evening Bike Tour with Beer Tasting

Watch the sun set over the River Thames on a 4-hour evening bike tour in a small group through the heart of London, taking in many iconic city sites, including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Sir Christopher Wren’s majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Globe Theatre. Admire the city’s lights glistening over London Bridge from the comfortable seat of a cruiser bike. Learn the history of this ancient and modern part of the city, full of stories of artists, famous writers, royal residents, and thieves. You will bike at a leisurely pace, but part of the journey is on the road, so a level of competency and confidence is required. But as cycling can be thirsty work, you will pop into one of London's best pubs, dating back more than 400 years (beer tasting included), at a strategic point along the route.

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What people are saying about Houses of Parliament

The dinner boat was right on time. Very classy decor, seating is set up at 4 seats to a table. We ended up with a great young couple at our table!!! Bubbly as you arrived, seating had been allocated, so no bun fight whilst people found there seats. The staff of the boat were charming, service great!!! AND it was delicious!!!! Bonus!!! To see the buildings and bridges along the Thames lit up by spectacular lighting was very special. Had a marvellous night and would recommend this activity to everyone!!!!!

Micheal was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was so informative and taught us so much about London. He called me the day prior to confirm meeting spot and time. The tour hit all the right parts of London and Micheal told us a lot of history and showed us parts of London you would never find on your own. I highly recommend the private tour. It’s well worth the money. We had a family of 5 and it was perfect.

An amazing experience overall & very good value for money. However admission was disorganised as first come wasn’t first in. The staff standing at the exit for “tips” I thought was very unnecessary & degrading! A great idea but find another way for tips!

What a great way to spend an evening!! The service & food we’re fabulous, and the sights unbeatable!! I would HIGHLY recommend this dinner cruise to anyone!

Had a delicious meal and a fab evening along the Thames, entertainment was amazing too.