Afternoon tea cruise on the Thames

City of London


Afternoon tea cruise on the Thames

Tower Pier


Savour a traditional afternoon tea as you travel along the river Thames on a cruise you'll not forget in a hurry...

On this unique tour, you’ll enjoy a classic afternoon tea with a twist, as you combine a river sightseeing cruise with a quintessentially British dining experience. Tick off many of London’s most iconic landmarks while tucking into sweet and savoury delights and enjoying the views from the open upper deck.

What will I see and do on the afternoon tea cruise on the Thames?

On this memorable 90-minute cruise along the Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of London’s most famous sights, enjoying unobstructed views from the river accompanied by live or recorded commentary.

Treat yourself to a tasty selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and traditional cakes, as well as unlimited tea and coffee or soft drinks for the kids.

Someone picks one of the mini pastries presented on a plate part of the afternoon tea experience abord the London City Cruises excursion.

As the boat sets off, you’ll head upriver towards Westminster, passing the first of many famous landmarks. These include the Houses of Parliament (the home of British politics), and the iconic clock tower known to most as Big Ben.  

Next, travel downriver, passing the London Eye, where you can take photographs of the famous wheel from a unique angle. You can also capture some snaps of the The Shard, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge... more must-see attractions that you can tick off on this exciting route. Don't forget to go up to the viewing deck for an even better look and take a selfie as you pass under the bridge!

What food does the afternoon tea cruise include?

Upon boarding the boat, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff that will escort you to your seat, where you’ll be offered a refreshing drink. With unlimited tea or coffee included, you can opt to keep things traditional with a pot of English breakfast tea or try out a number of other varieties. Alternatively, upgrade your experience with a glass of bubbles, perfect for those celebrating a special occasion.

As you take in the capital's iconic skyline, you'll be served a selection of tasty sweet and savoury bites; whether seasonal sandwiches, mini pastries or, of course, scones with clotted cream and jam.

Two women enjoy a glass of bubbly as the river cruise glides past the Shard.

How do I get tickets for the cruise?

You can book tickets for the afternoon tea cruise on the Thames now.

How long is the cruise?

The afternoon tea cruise on the Thames lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Where and what time does the cruise start?

The cruise departs from Tower Millenium Pier at 3.30pm daily. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your cruise departure time.

Upon arrival walk straight down on the pier where you’ll be greeted by the pier staff. Have your tickets reading to be directed to the boarding point.

Travelling by tube: The nearest tube stations are Tower Hill Underground, London Fenchurch Street Station, Tower Gateway DLR Station and London Bridge Train Station.

Travelling by bus: The nearest bus stops include Tower of London (Stop TB - 15, N15), Tower of London (Stop TA – 15, N15), Tower Gateway (Stop TD - 42, 78, 100, 343, N551), and Tower Hill/Tower Gateway Station (Stop TE - 42, 78, 100, 343, N551).

Are all diets catered for?

There are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking.  


Child Ticket Free
Adult Ticket From £52.00 per ticket

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