London Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames


  • Indulge in afternoon tea on board a river boat on the Thames in London

  • Cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster and back

  • Tuck into sandwiches, cakes and traditional scones with cream and jam

  • See historic sights like Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern

  • Admire new architecture such as The View from the Shard


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

Tour info

1 hour 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Experience an English tradition in style on this afternoon tea round-trip tour in London on board a comfortable river cruise vessel. Climb aboard the riverboat at Tower Pier near the Tower of London and set off downstream, passing sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the View from the  Shard  (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. Enjoy  tea and coffee with your meal. If you desire, treat yourself and purchase a glass of sparkling champagne. A bar is available throughout, offering a wide choice of soft and alcoholic drinks. Gain insight into new facts about London and its monuments from a sightseeing commentary as you enjoy a ringside seat from the Thames.

What’s included?

  • 1.5-hour river cruise along the River Thames in central London

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

  • Selection of sandwiches

  • Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam

  • Selection of minipastries

  • Unlimited tea and coffee

  • Sightseeing commentary

  • Glass of champagne or additional drinks (available to purchase)

Things to know

Before you book

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 72 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 72 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

City Cruises, one of two sub-brands under City Experiences’ expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies, operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.  

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