Spend an afternoon on the river while indulging in a leisurely afternoon tea cruise on the River Thames. Enjoy a fresh selection of mini pastries, sandwiches and scones served with lashings of cream and jam. Sit back, relax and sample a limitless supply of afternoon tea on a cruise that is an ideal end to a busy day of sightseeing or shopping in London.
An afternoon tea cruise on the river Thames provides an elegant setting for a light bite to eat in a refined, sophisticated atmosphere. Take a break from the frantic pace of city life and set sail with good friends and great food while taking a unique look at some of the Capital's most famous landmarks.
Unwind in the company of Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge as you sail right through the heart of the Capital on-board a vessel with giant panoramic windows and an open air observation deck offering unobstructed 360 Degree views of the city. Flexible Tickets If you need to re-arrange your visit for any reason, we'll do so free of charge. This means you can take advantage of London & the UK's lowest prices safe in the knowledge that whatever 2021 has in store next, we've got you covered!
Afternoon Tea Menu Cheese (V) Barbers Cheddar Ploughman on Granary
Egg (V) Free Range Egg and Cress on Soft Grain
Salmon Oak Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on Granary
Ham British Ham & Cheddar Cheese with Branston Pickles
Scones Sultana Scone with Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
Pastries A Selection of Small Pastries
Beverages Tea, Coffee and a selection of Herbal and Fruit Teas
Enjoyable Diane, 03/06/2021 (Mature Adults)This was such a lovely cruise. Boat more upmarket than we expected. Good service lovely food. Would definitely recommend.
Great afternoon out Paddy4paws, 22/05/2021 (Senior Adults)Excellent service and great views from wherever you sat , food was as expected with lots of tea and coffee , this experience was worth the money for the trip and commentary alone , a great way to spend an afternoon
3rd October Afternoon Tea on the Thames Liz & Frank, 05/10/2020 (Senior Adults)We thought the river cruise and afternoon tea was a wonderful afternoon out. The windows provided excellent views of the Thames and the tea was very good. Also found the commentary interesting and informative. Thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon.
Superb Rob Jen, 08/09/2020 (Senior Adults)Lovely afternoon cream tea cruise on the Thames, the staff onboard were spoiling us rotten, and kept refilling our coffee/tea cups, the cakes, and scones were delicious. A birthday treat for my wife, who was most impressed. Tables were well separated to avoid any risks. Would love to return for an evening cruise when things get back to normal. Well done City Cruises.
Unforgettable experience Sinead, 24/08/2020 (Young Adults)Amazing experience! Luckily was moved to a table by the window. Very well distanced from others to follow covid guidelines. Food was good - catered to halal which was a nice surprise. Very good and attentive service. Overall a wonderful experience and would happily go again.
Tea on the Thames Denise, 18/02/2020 (Mature Adults)Enjoyed our trip on the Afternoon Tea boat to celebrate my 50th. The staff were great, really friendly and chatty. Copious amounts of tea and coffee were served. Scones were freshly made, sandwiches were fine. It was the weekend of Storm Dennis and the weather was foul, but everyone was cheery and they kept wiping the windows as they steamed up!
Recommend, thanks City Cruises
Lovely food, service & sight seeing debstar, 10/02/2020 (Mature Adults)I booked this to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday and we really enjoyed the food & the trip. I requested some dietry requirements for the sandwiches for 1 perons booked in the party and this was accommodated as per my request. Would recommend this experience on this cruise.
Great way to celebrate. Emma, 14/01/2020 (Family with adult children)Booked this excursion for a 19th and 2 x 21st birthdays. Excellent value for money as well as being a really enjoyable experience. Staff were exceptional, food was plentiful and delicious and boat ride smooth with plenty to see. Very comfortable and clean surroundings. Would definitely recommend this as a must do when in the capital. Only one minor observation and that is that while the tea and coffee are plentiful, there is no included provision for those that don't like hot drinks. However, there is an on board drinks menu but it is slightly limited.
Perfect MBS, 09/12/2019 (Mature Adults)Definitely worth the money! The food, service and view were just great!
Great experience - bridal shower sana nasar, 14/10/2019 (Young Adults)The staff, the food, the experience, the atmosphere everything was lovely!! But what made it even special was that our “halal” dietary requirement was met. I had just thought that they’d give us vegetarian food like most places but it was a very pleasant surprise to see they actually put the effort & thought into it to organise halal meat.
Lovely afternoon Maddo, 10/10/2019 (Mature Adults)Purchased for my Mums birthday had a wonderful time. Good and friendly service and provided the changes to the menu that I had requested. A lovely way to see another part of London history would definitely do this again
Lovely experience Julie, 09/09/2019 (Mature Adults)Fantastic way to end a busy day. The afternoon tea was superb . The staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend
Afternoon tea on the Thames Michele, 09/09/2019 (Mature Adults)Value for money had a fab day
Birthday afternoon cruise on the Thames! Shah, 06/09/2019 (Family with young children)We had a lovely afternoon cruise for my wife's birthday on Bank Holiday Monday, beautiful day cruising the Thames with lovely service and afternoon tea and cakes for my family. We were seated on our own table near the front which was nice as we had more space to move around with little children. This is our second time on for afternoon cruise on the Thames so will be back! Thank you to discount London and City Cruise!
Very good ! Sanaa, 25/08/2019 (Mature Adults)I booked an afternoon tea for two and I really enjoyed every moment, the boat arrived on time and the boarding was fast we had a table with an excellent view. The staff were very friendly and professional. I highly recommend to buy the tickets from London discount as it’s cheaper than Thames cruises.
Tea on the Thames with good friends Tilly, 19/08/2019 (Senior Adults)Absolutely brillant! Able to accommodate dietary requirements and everything was fresh and well presented. Plenty of tea and coffee, and more of everything if you wanted. Views of the river were fantastic and an informative commentary from the Captain. Would confidently recommend to all London visitors!!
Great Afternoon tea in London Deborah Spinner, 27/07/2019 (Senior Adults)Excellent experience, easy to book, great value. The crew were most welcoming, tasty sandwiches, fruity scones with lots of jam and cream and lots of delicious fancies. Our table was well positioned with a great view of all the sites along the riverside. No down side.
Lovely afternoon Debs, 15/07/2019 (Mature Adults)My sisters and I had afternoon tea with city cruises. We were lucky it was a sunny day and not to hot.
Sandwiches were lovely. Salmon. Cheese. Ham and beef. Scone was tasty and the little fancy cakes delicious.
Waiting staff very attentive.
All in all we had an enjoyable experience.
Thank you city cruises.
Brilliant trip on the river Megan, 02/07/2019 (Senior Adults)Well organised by City Cruises, lovely attentive staff on the boat, smashing cream tea, plenty of cups of tea, coffee, water or alcoholic drinks if required. Lovely boat with tinted windows in hot weather with side windows to open & let the breeze in. Thoroughly enjoyed this & a great way to see the various sites from the river. Would highly recommend to others. Also received a £5 discount by booking it though the discount London website!
Great afternoon Lisa, 10/06/2019 (Mature Adults)Great way to spend an afternoon in London Been on this cruise twice now Second time better than the first Staff were lovely Service quick and food tasty Would definitely go a third time and reccomend
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