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River Thames Evening Cruise provided by City Cruises

River Thames Evening Cruise

River Thames Evening Cruise
3.5
Book in advance
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£33.00
per adult
Tour snapshot
Enjoy a relaxing evening to a busy day of sightseeing
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    100
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
End a busy day of sightseeing on the Thames River on this sunset boat ride. This cruise sails by London's main attractions, from Westminster to Greenwich. As you watch the sun set, relax on the open-air deck with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés, and catch must-see sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. Plus listen to live jazz music in the boat’s indoor saloon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • This is a good option for first-time visitors to London
  • See the London cityscape and its top attractions from the water
  • Additional alcoholic drinks are available for purchase
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • This is a good option for first-time visitors to London
  • See the London cityscape and its top attractions from the water
  • Additional alcoholic drinks are available for purchase
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542EVENING
Important information
Inclusions
  • Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
  • Snacks
  • Sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
  • Snacks
  • Sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020
A note from River Thames Evening Cruise
There will be a space between all available tables in line with Government guidelines. To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
    Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
    See address & details
  • 1
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Stop: 20 minutes
    board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
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    Pass by
    Tower of London
    HMS Belfast
    The Shard
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Big Ben
    Houses of Parliament
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
    London Eye
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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3.5
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Tabitha C
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked the Evening Cruise together with husband and teenage son as wanted to see London from a different view.
Staff on arrival were lovely and welcoming and we were given a drink and a yummy plate of cold nibbles then took a seat on the top deck. Boat set off exactly on time and we had a lovely trip up river going as far as Battersea Park.
This is not a guided tour with commentary like some tours but it was perfect for us. We went past all the expected tourist sights and it was great seeing them from the perspective of the River Thames.
On our journey back it was alot colder so definitely recommend taking a jumper/jacket if you want to stay up top even on a summers evening! There was live music playing downstairs which seemed to be enjoyed by those in the cabin, we remained upstairs so could not hear it. Service was with a smile and prices for drinks are as expected.
The last half hour of the journey is when the lights came on Tower Bridge etc. An opportunity to get some fab photos!
Only one criticism... the rear seats on the top deck are smoking permitted but they are right next to the stairs downstairs making it a little uncomfortable for non smokers having to walk through especially when there are quite a few smokers in one small area?
Apart from that it was a brilliant trip, well worth the money!
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PandaOutForaGander
accrington78 contributions
Great way to spend an evening. Our teenagers enjoyed it too.
Smooth check in and departed on time. We emailed ahead to book a vegetarian and that was accommodated without a hitch and noted when we checked in.
It was raining but it was still a nice experience.
Upon arrival you are given a glass of Prosecco or juice and a plate containing 6 items each. Food isn’t great but we only paid £30. Food consisted of (meat option) mini margarita pizza / dim sum / mini steak pie / mini pastry tartlets, all served cold and pre wrapped in clingfilm.
Cruise was around 1 hour 45 mins and the artist (male acoustic singer) was really
Good and sang a varied genre from Ed sheeran to country music.
The boat was warm and drinks were priced as expected, approx £7 for a glass of wine £6 for a beer.
Staff all friendly and have a plate as you leave asking for tips.
Didn’t get to enjoy the top deck as it was raining.
Seats are in rows, not tables (the tables are on the dinner cruise).
But there are a couple in the middle in a semi circle which are great for groups.
Written 15 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phil02
Welwyn Garden City, UK62 contributions
Jul 2021
City Cruises were very helpful and changed my booking to another date when I got pinged and had to self-isolate for a few daysl We had booked the 2 hour Thames evening cruise with a glass of sparking wine and Canapes for Two. Boarded boat on time (6.15 - 6.30pm) near Tower of London. Were handed a glass of wine each and a plate of canapes for two people. Proceeded from the covered deck to the open upper deck up steps with caution as hands full and the moored boat was rocking a bit but managed to get seated without loss of wine or food! We preferred the fact we were given a plate so we could eat at our own pace. The boat starts with a brief safety announcement that no one at the last third of the boat could hear (note to City Cruises to turn up the volume or speak louder). We had a lady singing live at the front to the boat on our open deck. It was very nice slowly cruising along the Thames looking at everything, sipping our wine, enjoying the Canapes and music. We were lucky with the weather, sun was shining. The seating had a smart phone notice to use when you wanted to order more drinks etc. Tried to do this without success. Went to bar downstairs and got some extra drinks (you have to pay), when I asked about Smart phone ordering from upstairs they said it was not working (note to City Cruises tell people it is not working). There were staff wandering about that would take your order and bring it to you though. . Would have liked the lady singer to have done more singing. Staff were friendly. Really enjoyed the boat trip and was glad we did it.
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma M
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Would rate 0 if I could as we never actually got to experience the evening cruise because the company wouldn’t accept a voucher purchased through Wowcher. Despite their being availability on their website for full price tickets, they told us the dates we had selected were sold out for voucher holders. Poor customer service, very unwilling to help. Would be cautious of purchasing a ticket via Wowcher as there is no way to check ‘voucher availability’ before purchasing and company are unwilling to accommodate.
Written 11 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter22London
London, UK4 contributions
I book this for my anniversary with my partner. ( his fluent free) When booking I make sure was gluten free option and they confirm to me. When arrived I make sure was some gluten free option and this was not they also say to me they not doing gluten free option from more then 5 years. Not sure why they ask the allergy as food was not provided. They say music all the time and this was not just 2 song at the start and 2 song at the end. Prosecco was no a real prosecco but was more a cava and a chip one.
During the night when already home I been sick 4 time this was 100% food been provide. Super bad experience will never never come back
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KaneyCumbria_England
Workington, UK272 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a trip up the Thames with City Cruises on Sunday 2nd Feb.
It was a cold night and only a handful of us on the boat but nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There was a singer on board, which to be honest I rather dreaded as if they're bad it can ruin the trip. But the guy, (Dan I think) was brilliant.
Although a cold night It was the most chilled out I've felt in a while sailing up the Thames listening to this talented guy singing.
We didn't eat the canapes as we'd eaten shortly before boarding.
The only negative is I thought we'd have sailed past the Houses of Parliament and we didn't, I'd have like to have seen them from the boat at night time and we expected we would be going that far so was a little disappointed when the boat turned round.
But It was a good trip and I enjoyed it more than I expected to.
And big up for Dan the singer, should have tried for xfactor!
Written 8 February 2020
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Laura H
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Couples
The boat didn’t turn up. We 100% had the correct time and location as it was confirmed on our ticket before arrival. Nobody answered the phones all day before the cruise or while we were waiting in the dark and cold when it didn’t turn up, or the days after. They apologised are processing a refund and but I had already planned an evening with my boyfriend around it so it ruined our night. Thanks for a lovely evening stuck out on the pier in the cold!
Written 9 December 2020
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Tommy A
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Booked cruise for 2 emailing them prior about have vegetarian options there.

When we went there someone else took our vegetarian option so left starving.

The boat was also dirty and the staff had the audacity to ask for tips from everyone at the end.

I emailed head office explaining my experience and not getting the service I paid for but no reply. They do not care
Written 20 January 2022
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ldscoller
Hounslow, UK217 contributions
Was treated to this evening cruise for my birthday and it was lovely. A glass of bubbles and canapes was lovely. The canapés were a bit hit and miss and just being given a plate to share covered in cling film wasn’t the best presentation but this is probably due to COVID.
Lovely trip up river and there was a live singer who was pretty good. On the way back we chose to go up top to take in the start of sunset and seeing the attractions. Maybe some onboard commentary or being able to hear the singer upstairs would have been good. We visited when Tower Bridge was broken so definitely memorable.
Onboard bar takes card and all staff were lovely and wished me a happy birthday when they knew why we were there. It really was a lovely evening.
Written 13 September 2020
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Isabelle A
London, UK117 contributions
Jul 2019
My family and I booked this trip as it seemed like a different experience to the four walls of a restaurant.
When you arrive you are let to your table which has already been assigned to your party in advance, so there is no need to rush!
The staff were very friendly and accommodating and made us feel very special.

The food was lovely and we were able to dine whilst taking in the wonderful sights of London along the Thames.

The food arrived promptly and there was a lovely atmosphere.

The toilets were very clean too.

This was a very exciting dining experience and we made some wonderful memories on this experience :)

Thank you!
Written 27 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Rip-off cruises
£3500 for 50 to start late on a different boat with cheap buffet and the on alcohol on offer being bottles of budwe
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A great way to spend an afternoon
The trip was part of a Virgin Experience with afternoon tea at the Courthouse Hotel. We boarded our boat 'Dawn"at W
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Thames lunch cruise
Excellent service all round. Thoroughly enjoyed, lovely meal also, couldn’t fault anything. Good tour guide also, w
Ralitsa S
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Fantastic ride with a great crew!
This was a really great choice to move around London. We had a hop-on hop-off ticket and we managed to visit many p
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Amazing! Staff are super friendly! Anika and Darcia 👌🏻
Despite the weather was not as good as the day before, I enjoyed the trip so much! It was lovely to see London from
david l
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Excellent yet again
Every time we come to London we have a river cruise and I think I only paid £5 for our ticket as I had a special of
AggieERDoc
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A great way to see London in a different way!
We did this as it was included in another tour we were doing. But we’ll definitely pay for it on its own next time.
Stazia18
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Thames trip with history.
Excellent way to see the iconic scenes of our beautiful capital. Commentary given was clear, informative and amusin
Bridie24
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The best live tour guide
We had a fabulous time on our trip from Westminster to Greenwich. On the way there we were so entertained by one of
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Cruise
Favourite part was the commentator, views were amazing,. Weather was gorgeous, very hot. 1000% recommend. Will defi
ChristopherPerez64
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Excellent Hospitality
The staff and captain were very friendly since the start and Joslyn of the Café was very helpful and professional.
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Perfect way to see the sights of London
I've taken many friends on these trips along the Thames, which are a quick way to see many sights from the perfect
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Other things are better.
No commentary, real information or real great photo opportunities for that matter. Tower bridge was about it. I w
Kelk C
Kelk C
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Must do in London
Highly recommended, a wonderful experience. We were greeted and shown to a table, all tables have great views. Th
simonl02
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2nd trip just as good as 1st
2nd time I have done this trip. Still fantastic night. Great food and great singer. Hopefully make it 3 next year.
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