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Bateaux London: Afternoon Tea Cruise


Have a stunning afternoon cruise on the River Thames, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience which is quintessentially British. How? Well, by having tea of course. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and an assortment of teas as you cruise down the Thames admiring the city’s iconic and popular landmarks.


  • 1 hour-15 minute cruise on the Thames
  • See the landmark attractions of the city from the water
  • Delve into a delicious British Tea experience aboard
  • Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and more
  • Enjoy a live solo pianist perform onboard the cruise
  • Enjoy a glass of champagne on the cruise (Optional Upgrade)
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Thames is among the oldest trade route rivers in the world. Today it retains its prominence by offering unique views of the city from a different perspective. See the popular sights of the city in an experience which promises to be the most relaxed sightseeing experience of the city. Get stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, London Eye, Oxo Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, O2 Arena, Royal Observatory and many other landmarks of the city on a 1 hour 15 minute cruise on the river.

The stand-out features of the cruise include the afternoon tea and live entertainment. With a solo pianist onboard, you’ll be treated to some spectacular sounds of music on the cruise. With menus that change seasonally, and with the food being prepared on the boats galleys, this is an experience you cannot find elsewhere on the Thames!

There are two types of ticket variants for you to choose from: Classic and Premier. In the Premier ticket, you’ll get to enjoy a glass of champagne and get a guaranteed window seat. A truly relaxing experience perfect for people of all age groups!

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Your Experience

Begin your afternoon in London, by cruising the world famous river Thames and taking in the most prominent sights from all over the city. Board the Scandinavian-designed ‘Harmony’ which boasts picture-frame windows which offer spectacular views all around, as you begin your cruise from the Embankment Pier.

Your cruise will depart at 3:30 PM, the ideal time to indulge in some traditional British tea and snacks. Stroll on the open-air deck as you travel through the heart of the city, and enjoy the sights with a delicious selection of scones, pastries, sandwiches and more. Or head towards the center stage, where a solo pianist will entertain you by playing live relaxing, calm music. Delve in the rustic British menu, and enjoy the sights and surroundings, as you cruise on the river and enjoy a unique experience in the city.

Afternoon Tea Menu

Tea/Coffee Blend
Selection of teas or Fairtrade coffee

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Egg and Cress Cucumber and Minted Yoghurt Roast Beef and Rocket

Mini Patisseries
MIni Donuts Chocolate Fudge Brownie Macarons Lemon Tart

Traditional and golden raisin Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve

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  • 1 and a quarter hour afternoon cruise tickets
  • Live entertainment from solo pianist
  • Selection of British teas and snacks
  • Glass of Champagne(Optional)
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Know Before You Go

Ticket Variants
In the next step of the booking process, you will be asked to choose between two ticket variants:

  • Classic: This ticket includes one-and-a-quarter hour cruise, selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes, assortment of teas and live entertainment from solo pianist.
  • Premier: This ticket includes one-and-a-quarter hour cruise, selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes, assortment of teas, glass of champagne, guaranteed window seating and live entertainment from solo pianist.

Cruise Timings
The cruise is available from on all days of the week. The boat leaves at 3:30 PM from Embankment Pier, and will return by 4:45 PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time to ensure a hassle-free boarding process.

Children’s Ticket
Individuals aged between 3-12 are requested to book the children’s ticket to enjoy a special children’s activity pack with your afternoon cruise experience.

Food Restrictions
Vegetarian food is available on the cruise. Please send us an email if you wish to indulge in a vegetarian menu. However, no special dietary requirements will be allowed, and products may include nuts or traces of nuts.

Dress Code
Please wear smart casual attire, and carry a windcheater as it gets pretty windy and chilly on the river.

Your ticket is valid only for the date and time on which you’ve scheduled the booking.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Adriel Potts
Reviewed in July, 2018

We were able to get last minute tickets from the Headout app. We got instant tickets and a deal for our next purchase

Gemma Dillion
Reviewed in July, 2018

Most people forget that while you can sip on tea/coffee, and enjoy the delectable finger foods, you're also given the chance to experience the monuments of London that pass by you (there's even audio commentary)

Tobias Hopper
Reviewed in July, 2018

1.5 hours of absolute bliss, serene envrionment and a lot of fun. I didn't even realize the time flying by

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How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your Bateaux London: Afternoon Tea Cruise ticket voucher shortly. You do not need to print this out. Simply display the e-voucher at the boarding point and hop aboard the cruiser.

Boarding Point and Getting Here
The tour begins from the Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU. The pier is across the road from the Embankment Tube Station and a short walkway from Charing Cross and Waterloo stations.

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Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DS, UK, London

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