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Make your way to Tower Pier to board your cruise. Settle into the cozy, indoor salon and get ready for the quintessential London experience.

Heading west, you'll first pass the infamous Tower of London, known for its dark history, then, in contrast, the sparkling contemporary architecture of the glass Shard building. Continue to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the enormous ferris wheel, the London Eye. Enjoy people-watching along the South Bank, a favored hangout for locals, tourists, skaters, and entertainers. Your cruise loops around at Westminster where you get excellent views of the Gothic-style Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before heading back.

Along the way, indulge in British teatime favorites, including scones spread with jam and cream, dainty finger sandwiches, cakes, tea, and coffee. You can even toast the evening with a glass of Champagne from the bar (own expense).

The tour concludes back at Tower Pier.
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Make the most of your time in London by combining tradition with sightseeing on this afternoon tea cruise. See the capital's iconic sights—the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and more—while indulging in the British tradition of afternoon tea. Take advantage of picture-perfect views from the water while savoring scones, sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, tea. If you fancy something stronger, visit the onboard bar.
  • Combine two essential London activities: a Thames cruise and afternoon tea
  • Get a unique view of London's landmarks from the water
  • Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea of scones, cakes, and sandwiches
  • Pickup and drop-off from central London
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile
Afternoon tea cruise

Booked a late cruise with afternoon tea. Booking was easy. On arrival at pier there were lots of people and it was not clear which line we needed to be in however once past the initial point staff were helpful and efficient. Dining room was...More

Thank Thebridlebunch
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Left without a Hen party of 12 ladies!!

Due to immense traffic in London this weekend we allowed 2hrs for our journey in from Heathrow Airport. Every road the driver turned into had issues, road closures, police everywhere, helicopters, demos and madness. We held in a queue for 30mins from 3pm to tell...More

2  Thank NJ72R
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile
If it is warm outside, then you will bake inside!!

To describe how hot it got where you are served tea, the chocolates on my plate actually melted. It was miserable and so hot you lose your appetite. They had 3 air conditioning units but you have to stand right under the vent to feel...More

4  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Friendly and efficient staff

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea and cruise. The tables were allocated beforehand so you don't get a choice of where you want to sit, although as there were a couple of spare tables for 2, we were allowed to move to one of those....More

1  Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Awesome views of London

We took the boat from the Millennium Pier . The views were spectacular. It was a very good introduction to the historical architecture lining the Thames . The afternoon tea with the cruise was brilliant. Very unique London experience.The food was very good. The staff...More

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Response from DrRobertsLondon | Reviewed this property |
They did an excellent special vegan meal for me so I am sure gluten free would be fine.
Victor S
21 April 2018|
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Response from Gizzy02 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any children on the cruise but that's not to say they can't go. I would double check with City Cruises directly on +44 20 7740 0400.
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