London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

From $47.18 per person

Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic buildings, while enjoying a pot of tea, served alongside a selection of delicate sandwiches and cakes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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
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Experience an English tradition in style on this 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea 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, 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. If you desire, you can add 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.
  • 1.5-hour river cruise along the River Thames in central London
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea, with unlimited tea and coffee
  • Sightseeing commentary
    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 Boarding is 15 minutes prior departure time.

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      • Please note: the cruise departs from Tower Pier at 3:30 PM (boarding 3:15 PM) and returns to Tower Pier at 5:00 PM
      • 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
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      4.5 / 5

      based on 712 reviews

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      It was a lovely way to spend an hour and a half but slightly spoilt by a few things, firstly the sound system couldn’t be heard in the boat so missed any kind of announcements and historical facts while we were eating. There was also music playing whilst the announcer was trying to make his announcements which was very frustrating. And sadly our food being cleared away before we’d finished it! Improve these issues and the trip would have been brilliant.

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      July 21, 2021

      Booking online was straightforward Welcome was warm as the weather Tables well spaced and all COVID guidelines appeared to be followed Sandwiches fresh, tasty and very plentiful. Scones jam an clotted cream- what’s not to like? Cakes small perfect and very tasty Very helpful waiter who served us a bottle of a very excellent Australian white. Also full marks to the crew member who did an excellent job describing the sights, buildings and history I Love London and am delighted that my friends who don’t know it both thoroughly enjoyed themselves

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      June 9, 2021

      A treat for my Mum for her birthday. Going in December I booked for a 15:00 slot in order to see the sunset. Worked out perfectly, as we were sailing we enjoyed tea, sandwiches, scones and mini cakes, all while the sun went down. This is a nice experience for two or a family. Staff were helpful, always ready to help. My only criticism would be the scones were a little dry, even after putting a dollop of jam on top. Additionally for the option or plain scones being a choice, I picked most of the dried fruit out.

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      December 15, 2019

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