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London Showboat

Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling with my mother and cousin fro Australia who was desperate to see the sights. What an amazing and special way to do it. The service was fabulous. The food exceeded my expectations was beautiful. Entertainment was fun and the sights spectacular. Lovely and warm...More

Thank pollyanna8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service and waiting staff were all very good, however the food let the experience down. The chicken was possibly the driest piece of chicken I have ever eaten. When paying this amount of money I’d expect the food to be at least edible, however...More

Thank GeorgeBrown7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite slightly choppy waters we had a lovely evening. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and professional. The four course meal was lovely with more than enough to even satisfy my partner's healthy appetite, a glass of bubbles at boarding followed by half a bottle...More

1  Thank muppet46
Reviewed 6 September 2017

You board the boat at Westminster pier. The starters are on the table so on a warm day this may not be quite to your liking. However for us the starter was great and the rolls and butter fresh and delicious. This was followed by...More

Thank haydn_pugh
Reviewed 31 August 2017

on arrival your starter is already on your table we arrived 5 minutes before the boat departed so our prawn and salmon starter was warm, not very nice the food went downhill from there, the chicken was dry, they say you get a bottle of...More

1  Thank 45miranda
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

So, after seeing the reviews I was not sure how it's gonna be. I was not impressed at all. The staff is very nice , friendly , helpful if needed, I can't fault them. The organisation really bad, I have to say. They said that...More

Thank andreea87s
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We booked using a Wowcher deal which was basically buy one get one free. We worried that we wouldn't get the same level of service using a deal. However, we needn't have worried and even got a window seat. The food was lovely and served...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Purchased the tickets from buyagift web site, found it quite a struggle to book as we paid on a Friday evening for the voucher and buyagift are closed over the weekend so took till the Monday for city cruises to process our booking. It was...More

Thank alysonfrancis7
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Booked for 4 for my moms 60th birthday and I have to say for the price you pay , this is a very average cruise . The lady who was singing was borderline wailing - did not enjoy it at all . It was like...More

1  Thank Kanger30
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The meal and dancing under the London Bridge was great. Only thing after the DJ went on break for 30 minutes, and the meal was over, people starting falling asleep. They woke up after she returned playing music again.

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29 October 2016|
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Response from thechipman0 | Reviewed this property |
Yup top deck is all open.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Alice H | Reviewed this property |
There was an upper outside deck where people were smoking
Joanie J
22 April 2016|
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Response from ourgran | Reviewed this property |
We didnt wear jeans or shorts. More smart casual hubby wore jacket..only staff in ties..we did it in March...make sure at some point in the night you spend time up on deck. London by night up close = amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$86 - US$105
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
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The best night in town is on the river! A three-and-a-half-hour cruise from Westminster Pier in central London down the River Thames towards Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier with welcome drink, four-course dinner, live singer and dancing. You'll wish the evening would never end. The boat departs 7.45Pm from Monday to Sunday (except Christmas Day 25th December and New Year's Eve 31st December) throughout the year.
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