Afternoon Tea with Glass Room

Spend the afternoon floating on the Thames

Afternoon Tea Experience on the Thames

Take your seat for a quintessentially British experience with a twist. Feast on a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes whilst sipping tea as you float along the Thames.

Glass Room welcomes you on board at Embankment Pier for a truly memorable Afternoon Tea Experience in London. Our contemporary set menu celebrates a great British tradition and includes a selection of tea infusions.

Let the stunning sights of the city unfold as a live pianist sets the mood. Add a touch of sparkle with a glass of champagne.

Friday - Saturday - (From April we will also offer Afternoon Tea on Wednesday & Thursday)

Boarding 1515 Departure 1530 Return 1645


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Enjoy a uniquely British tradition as you float along the Thames. Our Superior Afternoon Tea package includes:
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A selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes

An assortment of teas

Live entertainment from solo pianist

£36 pp
Add a touch of fizz to any occasion. Our Premier selection includes all of the Superior features as well as:
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Glass of champagne

A selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes

An assortment of teas

Live entertainment from a solo pianist

£46 pp


Dress the part when you dine for afternoon tea. Our dress code for this experience is smart casual.

Float along the Thames with all of the family. Children from the age of 3 are welcome on board for a memorable experience.

To ensure a smooth sailing, we request that all guests arrive at Embankment Pier at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

A live pianist accompanies your Afternoon Tea Experience.

Your Journey Begins


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Afternoon Tea FAQs

Please bring you e-ticket or voucher with you. This will help make the boarding process as smooth as possible.

Each afternoon tea booking is allocated its own individual table. Enjoy London’s most exceptional afternoon tea cruise at your own pace and allow the views of London to enchant you.  

Treat yourself to a cocktail, a glass of sparkling wine or a G & T and head to upper decks. Upstairs you can relax with a drink while views of London's most iconic landmarks unfold around you. 

We do not provide commentary on board our afternoon tea cruise service. For commentary, please see our lunch cruise service. This service offers a professionally recorded commentary of the views of London.

All our afternoon tea experience include a professional pianist playing a variety of classics on a baby Grand Piano.

We’re more than happy to cater for guests with special dietary requirements. This includes guests with gluten-free or vegan diets. Please note that you need to give our chef five (5) days notice of your dietary requirements. Complete the dietary requirements section at the time of booking should you have any allergies.

Our afternoon tea experience offers the very best views of London. Helping you escape from the hustle and bustle of busy afternoon London, take in sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Westminster Pier. 

Does the afternoon tea experience make any stops?

For the afternoon tea service, we recommend arriving between 15:00 and 15:15. There can be a queue to board and we will be setting sail at 15:30 pm. Please leave plenty of time before boarding to collect tickets. 

For Sunday's Afternoon Tea sail we recommend arriving between 16:00 and 16:15 in order to set sail at 16:30.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on dinner cruises.


Children’s prices are available for those aged between 3 to 12 years and are available for Lunch, Sunday Lunch Jazz and Afternoon Tea Cruises only.


Prams, bassinets and push chairs are not permitted on our vessels and high chairs are not available.

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