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River Thames Evening Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom
River Thames Evening Cruise

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Witness the enchantment of London at night on an evening cruise along the historic Thames River. Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben, and the HMS Belfast. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
  • Thames sightseeing cruise at sunset
  • Listen to live music as you cruise between Westminster and Greenwich
  • Enjoy colorful canapés and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Pass top London attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and HMS Belfast
  • Cruise past the glass-faced Shard building – London’s tallest!
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Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
Sightseeing cruise
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your journey along the Thames River begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a leisurely float along London’s famous waterway. Then find a seat in the indoor saloon, enjoy live jazz music and admire unobstructed views of passing city landmarks at sunset.

Heading first past Westminster, get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben, followed by the illuminated London Eye and Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a gorgeous Elizabethan playhouse that still runs regular performances. Sip on bubbly wine as your boat cruises under London Bridge and past the Tower of London and the monolithic Shard building—London’s tallest building at 1,016 feet (310 meters) in height.

The final leg of your cruise takes you by Canary Wharf and the HMS Belfast which is now the Royal Naval Museum. From here, your boat makes its way back to Westminster Pier, where you disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 
Stop At:  
City Cruises London Tower Pier
board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Board at Tower Pier which is a stones throw away from the Tower of London.
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Sail past Shakespeares Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan playhouse located on the south bank of the River Thames.
Pass By:  
Big Ben
Like the Houses of Parliament, you will be able to see Big Ben as you head towards Westminster.
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
As you head towards Westminster, The Houses of Parliament will be on your right. Head to the upper deck and snap a picture.
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This is a great way to see London at night." See review
  • "They should have the door they will be using marked so if you get there first, you board first." See review


153 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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A nice way to spend a couple of hours .. very relaxing
, Sep 2021
Seeing London at night with all the lights and the sunset was a great way to spend the evening. The snacks were good and it was a good atmosphere.
10th Anniversary Wedding cruise on river
, Sep 2021
Complimentary glass of champagne/food selection/quality service and hospitality and the live singer. The wonderful sights along the Thames. Famous land marks that were lit up as the evening progressed like bridges and building. The London Eye etc
, Sep 2021
Best time overall in our London break The staff were great the food and fizz excellent had a fabulous evening
Great weather and great...
, Sep 2021
Great weather and great river cruise, first time for us really enjoyed it, we would most likely do this again.
Absolutely fabulous
, Sep 2021
Absolutely fabulous highlight of this trip crew where fantastic Can't wait to do it again P.s thanks for organising fine weather lol
Fantastic time
, Sep 2021
Music was lovely , food snack tasty and free drink was lovely ..didnt have the wine , given no alcohol, in a lovely glass all added to the cruise ride Thank you
The canapés were lovely...
, Aug 2021
The canapés were lovely and value for money. The drinks were reasonably priced and the whole evening was very enjoyable
Great value cruise
, Aug 2021
Was easy to book/find and well organised. A big age range but no kids. Entertainment was live not recorded as we'd read and was a good performer who covered a range of styles. Canape style food tasty. Plenty of photo opportunities. Bar prices a bit high and online ordering seemed to be unavailable. Our cruise may have been under capacity as were able to change seats and decks easily according to sun/breeze/entertainment
Misleading information
, Aug 2021
Unfortunately we went by the booking website and were mislead to believe the cruise left from Westminster pier..when it actually left from Tower pier so although darting to the correct pier and arriving at 633pm we saw it had gone, and it did not return to tower god knows where it went back to.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Aug 2021
Lovely evening, really enjoyed the live music, didn’t want it to end, will definitely book again when we return to London, Thankyou!

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