Best Thames lunch cruises

Enjoy lunch on the Thames while seeing some of London's most iconic sights with these top Thames lunch cruises.
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A family of four observe Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from a cruise on the Thames.
Sightseeing cruise in London © City Cruises/Christopher Ison

See London's sights from a different angle while treating yourself to a quality meal on a Thames lunch cruise. Options range from fancy three-course sit-down affairs on elegant liners to laid-back Sunday lunch cruises with live music.

City Cruises Lunch Cruise

Cruise by London's top attractions. Image courtesy of City Cruises.

Enjoy a luxury Thames lunch cruise with City Cruises. Head out on a relaxed mini-voyage through the heart of London and enjoy a delicious two-course meal on board. Options include roasted chicken or pumpkin and mushroom hot pot, both served with dauphinoise potatoes and followed by moreish triple chocolate truffle cake. 


Departure and return point: Tower Pier, next to the Tower of London

Duration: Approximately one hour and 45 minutes

Cost: £47 for adults (13 years and over) and £37 for children (2-12 years). Infants (under two years) are free.


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City Cruises Afternoon Tea Cruise

City Cruises Afternoon Tea Thames River Cruise. Image courtesy of City Cruises

Do lunch differently with an indulgent City Cruises afternoon tea cruise on the Thames. Treat yourself to deliciously British finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes and unlimited tea or coffee, while taking in some of the capital's most famous sights.


Departure and return point: Tower Pier, next to the Tower of London


Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes


Cost: £50 for adults (13 years and over) and £40 for children (2-12 years)


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Bottomless Afternoon Tea Aboard Bateaux

Enjoy bottomless bubbles as you spot landmarks from the Thames. © Unsplash/Alexander Naglestad

Navigate the Thames in true British fashion with a Bottomless Afternoon Tea Tour on Bateaux London. As you cruise by London icons such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge, indulge in an afternoon tea with unlimited brut or pink champagne. Be treated to a selection of sandwiches, delicious cakes and baked scones; all served with bubbles.


Departure and return point: Embankment Pier, Westminster


Duration: Approximately two hours and 30 minutes (including boarding)


Cost: £99 per person



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