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London Thames River Dinner Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Select your desired cruise departure and dinner option when you book. Then, on the day, travel independently to the starting pier on the Thames River in Central London.

    Step aboard River Room, an elegant Scandinavian cruiser furnished with a dining saloon and expansive outer deck, or the recently refurbished vessel Glass Room, which offers passengers some of the best panoramic views over London.

    On boarding, take a seat at your table as you sail east along the scenic Thames. Absorb the illuminated sights as darkness falls; relax over your delectable 5-course dinner, served by the courteous waiting staff; and lose yourself in the sparkling live entretainment. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

    If you’ve upgraded to the Premier Dinner option, sip on your included half-bottle of wine and mineral water.

    During your meal, glide by top London landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tate Modern and the London Eye — all bathed in the radiant glow of sunset or brilliant floodlights. Sail under the Millennium Bridge, and gaze out over Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and the spectacularly lit Tower Bridge.

    After around 2.45 hours of sailing up and down the Thames, end your experience back at the starting pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK
    Departure Time
    7:00 PM
    2h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 5 course Dinner
    • Live entertainment
    • Views of London
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A smart casual dress code is the norm, however, please feel free to dress for your occasion whether you are celebrating or just heading out for a fabulous meal on the Thames. We would advise against flip-flops, leisurewear and ripped jeans.
    • Vegetarian option and other dietaries are available 48-hours in advance; please advise at time of booking if required
    • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted on board
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We booked the basic dinner, which included 1 drink (and easy to order more if desired). The food was above par, but not 5* (if that's what you're expecting?), and service was exceptional. We had a beautiful night and took many pictures on the deck....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank spud-tato
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Having read some earlier, negative, Trip Advisor accounts of this dinner cruise my wife and I were somewhat concerned as to how the evening would go not least it was quite expensive. However, our concerns were unfounded and we had an excellent evening! Top quality...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Climber22320371615
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Climber22320371615 Thank you for taking time and writing a wonderful review about your recent sailing experience on Glass Room. We are glad to hear that you have had such an excelent eveninng and our superstar Gabrielle has provided the highest standard of customer care...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was a present for my birthday. This evening Bateaux cruise down the Thames, dinner and live music was exceptional and exceeded all expectations. The staff especially the Guest Relations Manager Alexandra, were so informative, so helpful and so so nice!! The food was beautiful,...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear YVELOUJOE Thank you for reviewing Glass Room, one of London's most original dining rooms. We're thrilled to receive your feedback about our dinner meal and customer service provided by our team. I also note your comment about the live entertainment and I'll make sure...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our experience on this dinner cruise was very pleasant. We left on time and the service was excellent. Would have rated this as a five rating had the company upheld the dress codes. Our party of five were dressed in more formal attire whereas many...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank David R
    GRBateauxLondon, Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear David R Thank you for reviewing Bateaux London on TripAdvisor. We are delighted hearing your found the service to be excellent and the cruise beautiful and relaxing. Your recommendation means a lot to us and cannot wait to welcome you have on board. Kind...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Cosy atmosphere and amazing views - ideal both for tourists and locals who are never tired of the most beautiful London landmarks. Great food with fish, meat and veggie options. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ChiaraFiorillo
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear ChiaraFiorillo Thank you for reviewing your Bateaux London experience on TripAdvisor. Your feedback about your recent sailing is a pleasure to read. We're delighted to know how well our team made sure that you had a memorable dining experience on the water. Please get...More

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    Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
    The dress code is smart i wore a beaded evening top and very smart silk trousers most people were in sparkling dresses and guys very smart jackets etc. A lot of people were celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries... More
    4 July 2018|
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    Response from MyriamGdtfm | Reviewed this property |
    Wine and coctails for sure. I am not quite certain for beers though.
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