Thames Afternoon Tea Cruises

Afternoon Sail on the water

London's Best Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Thames

Escape the hustle and bustle of London for a lazy afternoon on the Thames.

Enjoy an English tradition in a remarkable setting with a live piano soundtrack. Afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, patisserie and a range of teas. Champagne adds an extra sparkle.

Our two vessels take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Coca-Cola London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London amongst other famous landmarks. These striking sights are complemented by the calming music from our very talented solo pianist.

Afternoon Tea at our Venues

Afternoon Tea at Glass Room

Enjoy an assortment of sandwiches and cakes at one of London’s most original dining rooms. Reward yourself with a glass of Champagne from our Premier package, as you sail past some of London's most iconic landmarks.

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Afternoon Tea at Willow Room

Enjoy an English tradition in a remarkable setting with a live piano soundtrack. Afternoon tea on board Willow Room includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, patisserie and a range of teas. Champagne adds an extra sparkle for a special occasion.

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Information

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

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

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

A live pianist accompanies your Afternoon Tea Experience

Your Journey Begins

Boarding

1515 HRS

Departure

1545 HRS

Return

1645 HRS

Boarding

1615 HRS

Departure

1630 HRS

Return

1745 HRS

Boarding

1515 HRS

Departure

1530 HRS

Return

1645 HRS

Boarding

1545 HRS

Departure

1600 HRS

Return

1715 HRS

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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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