London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in London
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Tour description

Experience a London less ordinary on our recently refurbished vessel, Glass House, with interior designs by Tom Dixon. Bateaux London combines fresh and delicious food prepare and cooked on board, unique views of London and live entertainment. Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea as you sail by London’s world-famous sights on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Thames River, with the addition of live solo pianist, creating a relaxing ambiance. Board your luxury vessel and gaze at passing landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, The Shard and Tower of London as you savor everything from dainty sandwiches and cakes to scones smothered in clotted cream and preserves, all complemented by freshly brewed tea and coffee from the pot.

Make your own way to the Embankment Pier in central London and board your comfortable, modern cruise boat. Then, settle at your white linen-covered table in the interior cabin, and enjoy the views through the picture windows as your boat follows a round-trip route along the Thames River.Stay inside or head out on the deck area with your camera as you glide past a roll call of London landmarks. Absorb views of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, drift by the Tower of London, and admire the aptly-named ‘Gherkin’ building, St Paul’s Cathedral and soaring glass spire of The Shard, London’s newest architectural icon.As you cruise, enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea set to live soft piano music from the resident pianist. Savor freshly cut finger sandwiches, exquisite cakes and fluffy homemade scones served with dollops of Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserves, all arranged on dainty cake stands and accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee, fresh from the pot. Just remember to crook your little finger in true English aristocratic style as you lift your cup! See the Itinerary for a sample menu.After your 1.5-hour cruise, catch your last views of London from the water as your boat arrives back at its starting point. Your tour ends when you step back ashore.

What's included

  • 1.5-hour cruise
  • Afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas and coffees
  • Live entertainment from a pianist
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River

What's not included

  • On-board commentary
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion