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London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
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From US$ 54.60 per person

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Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames. See 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

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 round-trip 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 and 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.

Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee with your meal. If you desire, treat yourself and purchase 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.

  • Access to River Thames
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dessert
  • Sandwich
  • Coffee or tea
  • Tea
  • Coffee
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street, London EC3N 4DT. Look for the boat with the City Cruises logo. Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure time.

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    What to bring

    • Cash

    Know before you go

    • 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
    • Please note that some tables are situated in close proximity to other diners
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 1022 reviews

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    Very nice afternoon tea cruise. Fine food, good service. The space directly next to the loudspeaker was not ideal. For 4 adults we got 2 floors, one big and one small. A big one would have been enough. So it was a pity that we had to waste food and had no control over it.

    August 9, 2022

    Generally good, helpful friendly staff. There should be a gluten free option & more of a range of sandwich's. Im veggie but don't eat cheese I asked a girl for more egg sandwiches which didn't arrive. one of the guys brought me & my partner a bottle of water each which was lovely. I was impressed they had Soya milk.

    July 25, 2022

    Waiting Staff = lovely speakers/guides = entertaining everyone worked together to make it a good day..... ps... i done same trip a few months ago and it was just as nice Must be even more a fantastic day out for those who dont live in London/England social distancing - still at an acceptable distance from others Would like a few more cakes and sandwiches - but what i had was still good an extra free drink (soft drink,wine or other) would be great.

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    May 17, 2022

    Product ID: 22633