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The Best Thames River Cruise Afternoon Tea 2024

$ 63
1.5 hours

About afternoon tea cruise London

An authentic experience of London is only possible if you encounter England's most cherished tradition, afternoon tea. Enjoy the spectacular views and savor freshly made sandwiches, scones, and cakes. Along the way, you'll also see unmissable landmarks, such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, and the London Eye!


Thames river cruise afternoon tea

Set off on a delightful afternoon tea river cruise journey aboard a comfortable boat in London. Your adventure starts at the Tower Pier, located near the iconic Tower of London. Pass by renowned landmarks like Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard skyscraper, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament.

While you marvel at these sights, enjoy a delectable assortment of treats. Taste an exquisite selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a wide range of traditional cakes. Pair this culinary experience with unlimited servings of tea and coffee. For an extra touch of luxury, consider treating yourself to a glass of sparkling champagne, available for purchase.

You'll hear fascinating insights about London and its iconic monuments through an informative commentary. Climb to the upper deck to relax and relish the experience even more!

  • 1.5-hour river cruise along the River Thames in central London
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Selection of sandwiches, scones, and cakes
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Onboard bar (alcoholic and soft drinks available to purchase)
  • Sightseeing commentary
X not included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • A glass of champagne or additional drinks (available to purchase)
suitable for
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Meeting Point

Meet at Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street, London EC3N 4DT. Look for the boat with the City Cruises logo. Boarding commences 15 minutes before departure time.

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Let the beauty of the riverside & the afternoon tea experience sweep you off your feet!


Relax on a London Thames riverboat while enjoying afternoon tea, delicious bites, and sweet treats.


Cruise from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and back, and see historic sites like Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern.


Admire one of the tallest European skyscrapers, Renzo Piano's pyramid-like tower, the Shard.

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FAQ - Thames River Cruise Afternoon Tea

What is included in a Thames River cruise afternoon tea?

A typical Thames River cruise afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, and tea or coffee. Some cruises may also offer additional options, such as prosecco or champagne.

Do you need to book a Thames River cruise in advance?

It's always recommended to book any sightseeing cruise on the River Thames in advance. This kind of experience can be easily sold out, but with a pre-booked ticket, you can easily skip the line and have a more seamless experience. For a river adventure like no other, consider booking a Private Thames River Cruise or Thames River Cruise Dinner.

What should I wear on a Thames River cruise afternoon tea?

It is recommended to dress smart casual for a Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise. This means avoiding jeans, trainers, and sportswear. But this is stated just as a recommendation. Most important of all is that you enjoy the cruise and feel comfortable. Also, note that regular sightseeing cruises like the London Eye River Cruise or Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Cruise do not have any dress code requirements.

What are the best times of year to take a Thames River cruise afternoon tea?

Spring and summer are the best times of year to take a Thames River cruise afternoon tea. These times of the year are usually warm and sunny, adding a unique charm to the overall experience. However, cruises are available all year round as they have indoor and outdoor seating.
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Reserve your spot today and start your evening with fresh treats and English tea!

Know before you go

  • Onboard seats are guaranteed and allocated to you before the cruise.
  • Tables on board are fixed, with each table (or pair of tables) seating four people.
  • Please note that some tables are situated close to other diners.
  • Cancel the river cruise up to 3 days in advance for a full refund.
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Is the Thames River Cruise Afternoon Tea worth it?

Perfect Wednesday afternoon!

A wonderful way to experience amazing London sights (Tower Bridge, The House of Parliament, the London Eye, and many more) from the unique position on the Thames and the afternoon tea tradition. Timing in the later afternoon is perfect as sundown gives the scenery the icing on the cake.


Friendly staff and great sights!

We had assigned seats during tea time. All seats are on the lower deck, but huge glass windows allow all passengers to see the sights on both sides of the river regardless of seating. After finishing tea, you could climb to the top deck to enjoy the sights. Another great thing was that there was enough staff, and they were super friendly.


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  • Cancel the ticket up to 3 days in advance and get a full refund
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