London's Best Lunch Cruise on the Thames

Combining a relaxing atmosphere, a two-course set menu and spectacular views of the city, a lunch cruise with Bateaux is the only way to tour London.

Setting sail from Embankment Pier, sit back and enjoy the spectacular views and delightful audio commentary as our talented chefs create a delicious seasonal menu.

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.

A menu for children and upgrade options are also available.

BOARDING 1200hrs  | DEPARTURE 1230hrs |  RETURN 1400hrs

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Lunch Cruise

A two course set lunch with sightseeing commentary telling you all about London's rich history and famous landmarks along the Thames.

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Our Lunch Cruise includes:

  • One and a half hour cruise
  • Three course set menu
  • Sightseeing audio commentary
Book Now – £39pp


Lunch Cruise

Enhance your sightseeing afternoon on the Thames with half a bottle of wine per guest during lunch and a guaranteed window table.

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Our Premier Lunch Cruise includes:

  • Three course set menu
  • Half a bottle of house wine and mineral water per person
  • Best available table
  • One and a half hour cruise
  • Sightseeing audio commentary
Book Now – £49pp


Lunch Cruise

The Children's Lunch Cruise is the perfect day out for the whole family to enjoy on the Thames.

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Our Children's Lunch Cruise includes:

  • One and a half hour cruise
  • Three course set menu
  • Fairtrade coffee or tea
  • Sightseeing audio commentary after lunch
  • Children's activity pack available upon request
Book Now – £24pp

Cruise Information

  • BOARDING 1200hrs  | DEPARTURE 1230hrs |  RETURN 1400hrs
  • Our brunch cruise has a smart casual dress code. Find out more about our dress code policy.

  • Children under 12 years are not permitted on our brunch cruises. 

  • We are located at Embankment Pier, London. Find out more about how to find us.

  • When should I arrive for the lunch cruise?

    For the lunch cruise service, we recommend arriving at 12:00 am. There can be a queue to board and we will be setting sail at 12:30 noon. Please leave plenty of time before boarding to collect tickets.

  • How long does the lunch cruise last?

    Our Thames cruise lunch takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. During this time you will be served a two-course meal while the professional commentary describes the beauty of central London around you.

  • Where does the lunch cruise start and finish?

    Our London lunch cruises will start and finish at Embankment Pier. The nearest tube station (Embankment) is approximately a one minute walk from the pier.

  • Does the lunch cruise make any stops?

    No, the lunch cruise does not make any stops. The boat sets off from Embankment Pier, sails down the River Thames, before returning to Embankment Pier. You cannot get off at any unauthorised stops.

  • What will I see on the lunch cruise in London?

    Our lunch cruises take in the best views of the heart of London. Look forward to gazing at spectacular views 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, as you have never seen them before.

  • Does your lunch cruise cater to guests with special dietary requirements?

    Whether you’re gluten-free, vegan or pescatarian, the Bateaux chef is more than happy to cater for your particular dietary requirement. All we ask is that you provide our chef with five (5) days notice of your dietary requirements. Please complete the dietary requirements section at the checkout stage of your booking.

  • What is the dress code?

    While we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible, we ask that guests adhere to a smart casual dress code.

  • What live entertainment is provided on a lunch cruise?

    All of our river Thames lunch cruises include a professionally recorded commentary of the views of London that will be playing throughout your experience.

  • Do you provide live band entertainment on board a lunch cruise?

    Unfortunately, we do not provide live band entertainment on board our lunch cruise service. For live band entertainment, please see our dinner cruise service.

  • Can I go outside between courses?

    For a tour of London like no other, make sure that your order a cocktail, head to the outside deck and relax as the views of London’s most iconic landmarks unfold around you.

  • Do I have to share a table with other guests like other lunch cruises?

    No, each lunch cruise booking is allocated its own individual table. This allows you to enjoy the delightful audio commentary as the views of London unfold around you.

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