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London Thames River Lunch Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Choose your desired cruise departure time when you book. Then, make your own way to the departure pier, and step aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat for your 1.5-hour lunch cruise.

    Settle aboard and drink in your first glimpses of London’s skyline from the Thames River. Then, have your camera at the ready as your boat slips its moorings and sets out on its journey up and down this famous river.

    Snap photos of top London sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, and hear fascinating facts about their history from the informative onboard commentary. Watch, too, for other legendary landmarks, including the immense dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the instantly recognizable Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

    As you cruise, feast on a delicious, 3-course lunch of classic dishes, all freshly prepared by a team of talented, onboard chefs. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Savor each course as you drink in the passing sights and enjoyable river setting.

    After around 1.5 hours on the water, your cruise experience concludes when your boat docks back at the original start pier.
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    Departure Point
    Bateaux London, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 3 course lunch
    • 1.5 hour River Thames cruise
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Dress code is smart casual - no casual clothes (i.e. jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers)
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • 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 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 today

    Boat did not complete the tour of the Thames due to boat race . service very stretched a double jack daniels cost £16.00 very disappointing and sadly customer service not great with promised deadlines. This should have been a glorious family day out .More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Philip J
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Dear Philip J We're so sorry to hear about your disappointment and apologize once again for the inconvenience created by the London Boat Race. We've been in contact with you since and also offered a gesture of goodwill. Should you require further assistance, please don't...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I was a little nervous about todays cruise, having read some of the reviews on here. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Ok the food wasn't exactly michelin star, but when they are producing food for so many I'm not sure you can expect more. This...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 310alana
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear 310alana Thank you for reviewing Bateaux London on TripAdvisor. We strive to create memorable dining experiences on the water so your feedback is a pleasure to receive. The team and I look forward to sailing with you again in the not to distant future....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Having seen these cruises a few times we decided to book a Friday lunch . London is my home town and the Thames is such a fascinating river to cruise along . We were seated quite quickly right by the window with uninterrupted views ....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jacqueline S
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Jacqueline S Thank you for taking time and leaving this wonderful review on our TripAdvisor page following your recent Bateaux sailing. We are always delighted to hear how much you did enjoy your time and our team could make your evening more memorable. I...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I purchased my Mother a gift experience last Christmas and she chose to have lunch on this boat, on the Thames, on 21 September 2019, with lunch included. To begin with, everything was pleasant. The waiting staff were professional, polite, courteous. We were served our...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank M J D
    GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Bateaux London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear M J D We are really sorry to learn, you had such a disappointed Lunch experience with us on the 21st September. We do apologise once again for the frustration was caused by the delay with the service, due to an unforeseen accident in...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Having tried to calm down for 24 hours and failing badly I have to join others in saying just how disastrous lunch on the glass room was yesterday. We also waited until more or less docking time before trying to be served 3 pieces of...More

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

    Dear CHANDEDA, We’re deeply sorry to hear that how unpleasant experience you had recently on your Saturday Lunch cruise with us, and you felt necessary to post it before giving us a chance to get in touch with you. I understand your disappointment, and we...More

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