London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

pin_dropLocation:London (England)
eventSeason:Seasonal April - October Wednesdays to Saturday
check_circle Availability: Seasonal April - October Wednesdays to Saturday
watch_later Duration: 90 minutes
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London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

Excursion Overview

Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea as you sail by London’s world-famous sights on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise along the Thames River, with the addition of live solo pianist, creating a relaxing ambience. Board your sightseeing 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.

Tour Includes

  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas and coffees

Tour Exclusions

  • On-board commentary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Make your own way to the Embankment Pier in central London and board your comfortable sightseeing 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 for the upper observation deck 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 soft piano music from the resident pianist. Savor freshly cut finger sandwiches, exquisite cakes and fluffy 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.


Sample Afternoon Tea Menu
Freshly cut finger sandwiches:
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and horseradish
  • Cheddar cheese and cucumber
  • Ham and mustard mayonnaise
Scones and cakes:
  • Fluffy English scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve
  • Selection of traditional English cakes and mini pastries
Tea and coffee:
  • Selection of high quality teas and Fairtrade coffees

(Products may contains nuts or traces of nuts)

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Seat allocation is according to your booking, only on rare occasions will you be allocated shared seating with other guest
  • Dress code is smart - no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Embankment Pier, London

Departure time

Boarding time: 3:15pm
Departure time: 3:30pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:45pm

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