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Bateaux London River Thames Lunch Cruise

Escape the hustle and bustle of London's busy streets and enjoy a relaxing cruise with picture-book views along the historic River Thames as you tuck into a freshly prepared lunch. Take a journey along the Thames with London's best restaurant cruise. Travel through the heart of the city and enjoy the striking sights of the capital from a special angle with live entertainment and delicious food.

Enjoy wonderful views of the famous London skyline and world famous sights as you sail along the River Thames on this relaxing cruise. which includes a tasty lunch with coffee and tea.

Setting off from Embankment Pier at Victoria, keep your eyes peeled for many of London’s famous sites including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tate Modern and world-famous Tower Bridge.

What's more, as your journey progresses, informative and well balanced, stories of London's rich history are relayed through audio commentary and interspersed with gentle background music to enhance the lunch cruise experience.

Onboard refreshments:

As well as taking in the sights, a tasty two-course set lunch plus tea and coffee will be served during the voyage with all food being freshly prepared on board in the galley kitchen and cooked to order.

Sample 2-course menu (subject to seasonal changes)

  • Main: Roasted Chicken Breast, butternut puree, braised leek OR Ricotta stuffed gnocchi gorgonzola, cobnut, black butter sauce (v)
  • Dessert: Orange cheese cake mascarpone quenelle and Seville Orange peel
  • Beverages: Tea and Coffee

There is a choice of two dining packages;

Superior Lunch Cruise Package

The Superior Lunch Cruise Package is a two course set lunch with sightseeing commentry all about London's rich history and landmarks along the Thames.

Premier Lunch Cruise Package

Enjoy a two course set lunch along with sightseeeing commentary as you sail passed the iconic sights of London. Enhance your afternoon on the Thames with half a bottle of wine per guest during your lunch and a guaranteed window table.

Operational details:

Bateaux London operate two lunch cruise vessels. Cruises operate Thursday-Saturday January to March and Wednesday to Saturday April to December with an additional departure on Tuesdays from 5 June to 25 September. Cruises are 90 minutes in total.

  • HARMONY - boarding at 11.30am for a 12.00pm departure: Unique to the Thames, the Scandinavian-designed boat features flexible layout for dining, private dining spaces and the largest open deck of over 250 square metres. Large windows afford spectacular views of the London skyline.Operates year round.
  • SYMPHONY - boarding at 11.30pm for an 12.00pm departure: The Symphony is London's largest restaurant cruise vessel. Her all-glass structure takes the Thames restaurant cruise experience into a different dimension, enabling guests to enjoy the magnificent views of London without any interruption.Please note that the Symphony will not be operating from March to 15th June 2018.

Dress Code:

Smart casual attire is suggested.

Experience Includes

  • 2-course lunch with Tea or Coffee
  • 90-minute River Thames Cruise with spectacular views of the London skyline
  • See the London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and more
  • Informative narration and gentle background music throughout

Experience Excludes

  • Drinks - these can be purchased from the bar on board.
  • Transportation to the cruise

Departure location

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment.

Start times

Boarding at 11.30am for a 12.00pm departure.


Around 90 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • Boarding starts 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Please arrive promptly ensure to collect your boarding pass at Reception and board your cruise vessel. The boat will not return to the pier to collect latecomers so please allow plenty of time for your journey.
  • Drinks are not included in the price of the cruise but can be paid for on board.
  • Transportation to the cruise departure point is not included
  • In keeping with the ambience of the cruise, smarter dress is required. Sports shoes and leisurewear are not permitted on board. Bateaux London reserves the right to refuse boarding based on inappropriate dress and refunds will not be offered under such circumstances.
  • Child rates are available for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 are discouraged and no prams or pushchairs are permitted on board and no high chairs are provided.
  • The boat is accessible by wheelchair but please note that the toilets are on another level.

  • Please note: Bateaux London does not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts.