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Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 1302 reviews.
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1 hr 30 mins

Settle in and tuck into plates filled with tea-time delights on one of England’s best-known culinary rituals as you cruise along the River Thames, in the heart of London.


  • An afternoon tea cruise along the Thames that serves up a great spread along with views of London’s landmarks.

  • Dig into tea-time treats like oak-smoked salmon, scones, and pastries.

  • Sip on unlimited cups of tea and coffee for the perfect tea-time experience.

  • Notice the Tower of London, the London Eye, the Tower Bridge, and many more landmarks along the way.


  • Admission tickets

  • A selection of pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam, and more

  • As much tea and coffee as you want

  • Live or pre-recorded commentary


  • Transportation to the pier

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

1.3K Ratings
Malligeswaran Jagannathan


Sep, 2023
The crew was amazingly good. The crew also delivered a narating the historic significance of structures through out the journey....
Nicki Morphy


Mar, 2023
The boat was well presented - tables looked nice and staff were attentive. However when we arrived it wasn't immediately obvious where to go for our boat. We joined a queue at the top of the pier while a member of our party went to enquire. We were sitting in the window so had an excellent view. I think that it wouldn't have been so good if we'd been in the middle. The staff were very attentive and pleasant and the tea was good quality. I was disappointed that there was no selection of tea - choice of Earl grey or green tea for example. There was only one small scone per person which I thought was a bit meagre. There was a much higher proportion of cake to sandwiches. Maybe there could be an element of choice in what the tea consisted of. I felt that having a completely non-refundable price was unfortunate.
Luke Collins


Nov, 2023
I liked the way the windows were fogged up so you couldn't see the landmarks on the tour.
Cherry Jugo


Jun, 2023
The glorious weather made it perfect! Had a nice afternoon
Julie Eileen Kumiega


Feb, 2023
Everything was perfect and I would recommend to anyone that comes to London, it is a must do !!

Few things are as quintessentially English as afternoon tea. When combined with a serene and relaxing 90-minute cruise down the River Thames, this culinary experience leaves very little to be desired! Once you board the cruise at Tower pier in the afternoon, you will get the chance to savour plates filled with scones topped with clotted cream, slices of delectable pastries, and more, all while taking the remarkable view of iconic sights in London.

Of course, no tea party is complete without pots of steaming tea. Sip on unlimited cups of tea and coffee to go with your treats. As you enjoy the delicious spread, keep your eyes peeled for the scenic views that the river and the city have on display. If you’ve got an afternoon to relax and take in London, this cruise is the perfect experience!

Important Information

  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place

  • You will be shown to your table when you board the cruise.

  • If an infant aged 2 and below would like to have a seat and be served a meal, they will be charged the child rate.

  • Some tables are situated in close proximity to other diners and are pre-allocated before boarding. All tables are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. Window tables are available which seat up to two people only.

  • The boat can cater to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free people but is unable to offer menus that are both vegan and gluten-free. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.



Cheese (V)

Barbers cheddar ploughman on granary

Eggs (V)

Free-range egg and cress on soft grain


Oak-smoked salmon and cream cheese on granary


British ham & cheddar cheese with Branston pickles


Sultana scone with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve


Selection of small pastries


Tea, coffee, and a selection of herbal and fruit teas

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Boarding Point

  • Your boarding point is The Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT).

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • Closest bus stop is the Tower of London (Stop TB), which is a 2-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Buses 15 & N15 will bring you here.

By Metro

  • Closest subway station is Tower Hill, a 4-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Metro lines circle & district line will bring you here.

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