What we do
We make memories and give people unforgettable experiences. We are the place to come if you have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate, clients to entertain or just want to treat yourself or someone special to delicious food and see the spectacular sights of London from the river.
Bateaux London's cruise schedule includes Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz, Afternoon Tea and Dinner, and offers guests the opportunity to Hire a Boat or a Private Room on board one of our contemporary vessels.
Combining quality dining, superb entertainment and spectacular views from the river, our unique dining cruises capture the excitement of this great city from a unique perspective.
With daily cruise departures from and returning to Embankment Pier, guests are offered a dedicated reception area, easy access to boats and cloakroom facilities, making your experience with Bateaux London a smooth-running one.
The History of Bateaux London
Back in the 1960’s, we were known as Catamaran Cruises, running a very successful sightseeing business with a fleet of 10 boats. But over in France, The Sodexo Group (who owns Bateaux London) were operating a very successful fleet of ‘restaurant cruisers’ called Bateaux Parisiens - meaning Parisian boats. The appetite for dining with a view from Londoners and tourists was growing and the decision was made to operate a restaurant cruise in the UK.
In 1992, Bateaux London was born and we began serving delicious food to our guests whilst cruising up and down the Thames. We introduced London to a bit of Parisian culture, bringing the Symphony from the river Seine to the river Thames and with her, a contemporary and stylish looking exterior that was different to all other vessels in our city.
In 2007 we decided to re-focus our business, selling Catamaran Cruises and our fleet to operate solely as Bateaux London; the leading provider of Thames dining cruise experiences.
Today you will see both the Symphony and the Harmony cruising along the river Thames. M.V Harmony, our Scandinavian cruise-liner joined us in 2012 and with the largest open viewing deck on the Thames, she is an equally striking sight on the river.