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    What to Expect
    Select your desired cruise departure and dinner option when you book. Then, on the day, travel independently to the starting pier on the Thames River in Central London.

    Step aboard River Room, an elegant Scandinavian cruiser furnished with a dining saloon and expansive outer deck, or the recently refurbished vessel Glass Room, which offers passengers some of the best panoramic views over London.

    On boarding, take a seat at your table as you sail east along the scenic Thames. Absorb the illuminated sights as darkness falls; relax over your delectable 5-course dinner, served by the courteous waiting staff; and lose yourself in the sparkling live entretainment. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

    If you’ve upgraded to the Premier Dinner option, sip on your included half-bottle of wine and mineral water.

    During your meal, glide by top London landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tate Modern and the London Eye — all bathed in the radiant glow of sunset or brilliant floodlights. Sail under the Millennium Bridge, and gaze out over Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and the spectacularly lit Tower Bridge.

    After around 2.45 hours of sailing up and down the Thames, end your experience back at the starting pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK
    Departure Time
    7:00 PM
    Duration
    2h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 5 course Dinner
    • Live entertainment
    • Views of London
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A smart casual dress code is the norm, however, please feel free to dress for your occasion whether you are celebrating or just heading out for a fabulous meal on the Thames. We would advise against flip-flops, leisurewear and ripped jeans.
    • Vegetarian option and other dietaries are available 48-hours in advance; please advise at time of booking if required
    • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted on board
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I booked our company’s work Christmas dinner cruise with Bateaux on recommendations from friends who's been before. I booked the £109, five course festive dinner which included a starter, main, desert, cheese & biscuits and coffee/tea to finish the evening with. It also
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    Response from GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at London Thames River Dinner Cruise
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear MirandiSmit, Thank you for taking time and sharing your review regarding to the Dinner cruise in December. We are so sorry once again to hear that you weren't fully satisfied with the food portions and the service on board. We have been in contact with you already, however if you wish to discuss more, please get in touch with me directly on alexandra.kallai@bateauxlondon.com. Kind regards, Alexandra Kallai Guest Relations Manager
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    Booked this for a birthday and they no birthday comment was entered. No birthday cake. Nothing. Special occasion ruined.
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    Response from GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at London Thames River Dinner Cruise
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Sakara A We are so sorry to hear that your visit wasn't up to your expectations and we do apologise once again for the disappointment created. I understand you were expecting to receive a birthday cake, however we can only assist you to pre-order it, as we do not offer a birthday cake as a gesture of goodwill. We truly hope you will reconsider and give us another chance in the future to sail with us again. Kind regards Alexandra Kallai Guest Relations Manager
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    Won't go to much into this as have already taken it up with the cruise company (but I am afraid a very poor response). Paid for the most expensive package which guarantees a window seat. We got a window seat, well two out of our party of 6 could see out of the window, the
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    Response from GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at London Thames River Dinner Cruise
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear RedRedWine57 We're deeply sorry to see that you remain unhappy following your recent Bateaux London sailing. Your feedback was taken seriously and we've invited you to return on a complimentary basis. We regret that you describe this outcome as a very poor response. Please accept our apologies once again and should you wish to sail at any point in the future, I remain entirely at your disposal. Kind regards Alexandra Kallai Guest Relations Manager
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    Have done this same trip in Dubai and was impressed Sadly my own Capital City falls short. We took my In laws to celebrate their Wedding Anniversary and bought the Deluxe Festive Package The big issue they have is the boat It is not really fir for purpose for the number they
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    Response from GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at London Thames River Dinner Cruise
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear AA1463 We're so sorry to know your sailing on Saturday, 21st December didn't meet your expectations. It's quite concerning to hear you claiming not getting what you paid for. We cannot gather from your review what aspect was missing and following the report from our Restaurant Manager, we contacted you before you posted this review to get details of your visit but you declined to provide further information. We apologize for the toilets not been to the usual high standard and rest assured that your comments will be shared with our marine crew for their review. Should you wish to discuss your experience further, please don't hesitate to contact us on feedback@bateauxlondon.com. Kind regards Alexandra Kallai Guest Relations Manager
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    Booked this through virgin experience days as a surprise for my dads 70th. I booked about a month in advance which was seamless. Upon arrival the boat terminal seemed very hectic full of people not knowing where to go. We were then approached by a team member who checked us
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    Response from GRBateauxLondon, Guest Relations Manager at London Thames River Dinner Cruise
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear tianah997 Thank you for reviewing your recent sailing on board Glass Room, one of London's most original dining rooms. It's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us on the water, especially as you were celebrating your Dad's 70th birthday. We value your feedback immensely as you work on transport providing food and appreciate the challenges of delivering this type of experiences on a vessel. We cannot wait to welcome you back and look forward to sailing with you again in 2020. Best regards Alexandra Kallai Guest Relations Manager
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    By: Bateaux London
    2,272 reviews
    Lola A
    London, United Kingdom
    7863
    Horrible experience and customer service
    I wish I read reviews on Trust Pilot and not here before I booked a birthday afternoon tea with this company. It’s
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    MirandiSmit
    40
    Company Christmas do
    I booked our company’s work Christmas dinner cruise with Bateaux on recommendations from friends who's been
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    Coastal42025441696
    London, United Kingdom
    61
    5 stars
    Having read some of the reviews I didn’t have high expectations. However, the cruise was excellent and something I
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    lenova2000
    Paris, France
    10
    Unbelievably good
    Booked with Bateaux London to celebrate a special occasion and the experience was unbelievably good. The customer
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    Sakara A
    58
    Waste of money
    Booked this for a birthday and they no birthday comment was entered. No birthday cake. Nothing. Special occasion
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    sarahdV3867NN
    10
    Bad taste in our mouths
    The Bateaux lunch cruise that I purchased as a Christmas present for my partner was unfortunately a very
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    RedRedWine57
    Surrey England
    3061
    Gone Downhill
    Won't go to much into this as have already taken it up with the cruise company (but I am afraid a very poor
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    missgreece2019
    Harrow, United Kingdom
    21
    Festive night on the Thames
    A group of colleagues were looking for an unconventional venue to celebrate Christmas and booked on the London
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    AA1463
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    4430
    Festive Dinner Cruise went Flat
    Have done this same trip in Dubai and was impressed Sadly my own Capital City falls short. We took my In laws to
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    Philgyuk
    London
    4850
    OMG!!!!
    We have enjoyed the old Symphony Christmas Lunch Cruise several times in the past and thought we would try the new
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    kirapennington0
    20
    Couldn’t of had a better time.
    After reading some reviews on here was a little nervous on what to expect, but the food was delicious, the service
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    zippy20190
    30
    10 out of 10
    We were lucky to do the cruise on a sunny day, the dining room was floaded with light. Our table was close enough
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    kathrynr347
    41
    A wonderful experience
    Just docked after a Jazz Sunday lunch cruise down the Thames Thank you! What an experience 👍 Attentive staff
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    tianah997
    184
    Dads 70th birthday!
    Booked this through virgin experience days as a surprise for my dads 70th. I booked about a month in advance which
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    PeteLucy434
    Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    1450253
    Lunch
    We had a lunch cruise on a bright cold but sunny December day. Food was fine, and service excellent. Commentary
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