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Greater London, United Kingdom
River Thames Evening Cruise
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Overview

Witness the enchantment of London at night on an evening cruise along the historic Thames River. Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben, and the HMS Belfast. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
  • Thames sightseeing cruise at sunset
  • Listen to live music as you cruise between Westminster and Greenwich
  • Enjoy colorful canapés and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Pass top London attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and HMS Belfast
  • Cruise past the glass-faced Shard building – London’s tallest!
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Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
Snacks
Sightseeing cruise
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your journey along the Thames River begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a leisurely float along London’s famous waterway. Then find a seat in the indoor saloon, enjoy live jazz music and admire unobstructed views of passing city landmarks at sunset.

Heading first past Westminster, get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben, followed by the illuminated London Eye and Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a gorgeous Elizabethan playhouse that still runs regular performances. Sip on bubbly wine as your boat cruises under London Bridge and past the Tower of London and the monolithic Shard building—London’s tallest building at 1,016 feet (310 meters) in height.

The final leg of your cruise takes you by Canary Wharf and the HMS Belfast which is now the Royal Naval Museum. From here, your boat makes its way back to Westminster Pier, where you disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises London Tower Pier
board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Board at Tower Pier which is a stones throw away from the Tower of London.
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Sail past Shakespeares Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan playhouse located on the south bank of the River Thames.
Pass By:  
Big Ben
Like the Houses of Parliament, you will be able to see Big Ben as you head towards Westminster.
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
As you head towards Westminster, The Houses of Parliament will be on your right. Head to the upper deck and snap a picture.
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a great way to see London at night." See review
  • "They should have the door they will be using marked so if you get there first, you board first." See review

Reviews

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138 Reviews

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star-5
A great way to spend a few hours
Andrew_C
, Jul 2021
Weather was absolutely shocking....but did not taint our enjoyment any! Live music and experience was fantastic, and thoroughly enjoyable. Will definitely do again.
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star-5
Great
Susan_L
, Jul 2021
Thoroughly enjoyable evening! Shame it wasn’t a bit longer, fab music, fab views and very enjoyable.
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star-4
Recommend
Steven_H
, Jul 2021
Lovely experience would recommend evening time watching the sunset on the Thames.worth every penny and the live music was good has well
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star-1
Took our money and cancelled the boat trip.
Anne
, Jul 2021
So I was emailed a week before we were meant to go on the trip saying it was cancelled and then was sent tickets anyway days later?? So I planned this for my birthday and booked a hotel too as this finishes quite late and we aren’t local to London. Then a week before we were meant to go they send us an email saying it’s cancelled- I was Pretty gutted. We then made alternative plans so we didn’t pointlessly get a hotel room in London with no plans for my birthday. Then we were sent generic emails days later saying to get our tickets ready (I figured this was a mistake?) so I tried to see if we could get a refund, and they palmed us off and said to contact the booking provider, Which we did and they said they would the contact the cruise people- they tried to call and email with no response (and blamed me for not messaging sooner but I assumed I’d get an automatic refund because it was cancelled by them) I still have no idea if this actually went ahead. Basically it’s been a total mess and I’m pretty sure they are refusing to give me a refund- so cheers boat tour people. Happy birthday to me. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. Save your money.
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Fuming
Fuming
, Jul 2021
Shocking! We went all the way into London to find out the cruise was cancelled with you notification from them. Plus because I didn’t pay with a credit card I may not get a refund. Disgusting.
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star-5
Relaxing boat ride on the Thames
Megan_M
, Jul 2021
Perfect present for my mums 50th! The live entertainment was fantastic and the cruise itself was so relaxing seeing the beautiful sights of London. Glass of wine and canapés on arrival fitted well with the mood. Perfect memorable present and worth every penny.
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star-5
A magical cruise on a lovely sunny evening.
Samantha_D
, Jul 2021
Excellent boat trip. Staff were really friendly, lady singing was fabulous and great views. Would highly recommend this. Thank you
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star-1
Feel very let down
Stuart_R
, Jun 2021
We traveled all the way into London looking forward to our trip only to be informed on arrival that it had been cancelled. A number of other disappointed customers were also there and none of us had been informed of the cancellation. Have asked the company for an explanation of why nobody was informed and if we can re-book or receive a full refund but so far have not heard a word. Only correspondence I have received since is an email asking me to rate this non existent trip, so this is my response!
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star-5
So much fun!
Holly_L
, Jun 2021
It was so much fun! Live music was great and food was just enough. Would highly recommend for a date night!
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Thumbs Up
Linda_H
, Jun 2021
Very professional from start to finish-great couple of hours on the Thames, nice canapés and Prosecco. All made very nice by the great singer and staff x
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