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London Showboat

#1,355 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
19:00 - 19:30
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a present booked by our son on 'buy a gift'. Not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Friendly staff, yes ok food was very average, but it was ok and pleasant to eat although no choices. The singer/entertainer was fine and tried to get everyone involved and scenery as you go down the river Thames was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Generally the audience for this was somewhat older than me and my partner (early 30s). The food was fair but not special. There was no choice unless you are vegetarian, but I did like all the courses (smoked salmon mousse, tomato soup, chicken supreme, and chocolate tart). It was great to see the Thames at night and the boat was... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time we had been on the City Cruises evening dinner cruise. We used to take our children when we had a weekend break in London and we all used to love going. We booked this time as a treat in March for our grown up daughter and her partner who now live in London. What on... More 

1 Thank AJT1966
Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a gift for mum and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I was amazed how a daytime cruise boat could be turned into a lovely dining room with 5 star service from the minute we were handed a glass of prosecco as we stepped on through the 4 course meal, which was delicious, and coffee. Staff and service were... More 

1 Thank Ali H
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The boat was nice the staff were really great and very friendly. The singing was more for an older generation but it was still enjoyable. The singing was of a good quality but a little cheesy but this cruise does cater for tourists so it probably caters perfectly to... More 

1 Thank Lotpot3
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect after going on a disastrous Christmas party cruise years ago, But got to say we were pleasantly surprised how good a time we had on the jazz cruise, food was good and music was pleasant, would go again

Thank clewsy1
Upminster, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had a company meeting with 32 delegates. The food was good as was the overall service. The singer was very cheesy which my European colleagues liked but was not suited to indigenous Brits. Overall good value.

Thank Martin H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

we were part of a group celebrating our friend Danny's birthday and a belated xmas night out (long story ).Being a Wednesday evening we expected a pleasant dinner cruise ..... what a surprise ! on boarding we were greeted by a very jovial team of waiters offering us a glass of bubbly .They continued the excellent service throughout the night.Dinner... More 

1 Thank fleet2017
Weert, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Neat 3 hour trip on the Thames which brought us further down stream on the Thames than we would have expected ! Food was fine for such a trip, warm and served correctly. Amusement was on a nice level, just enough. We are very positive due to the fact that we had a window table, if we would have been... More 

Thank RuudenIne
Fuengirola, Spain
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having looked around for something different for a Monday night anniversary, I found that I was limited in choice. From the options that were available I thought that a river cruise with dinner would be something good to try. I was apprehensive about booking due to the mixed reviews and fussiness of my partner. As it turned out, this was... More 

1 Thank Belladixie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$83 - US$101
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
The best night in town is on the river! A three-and-a-half-hour cruise from Westminster Pier in central London down the River Thames towards Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier with welcome drink, four-course dinner, live singer and dancing. You'll wish the evening would never end.

The boat departs 7.45Pm from Monday to Sunday (except Christmas Day 25th December and New Year's Eve 31st December) throughout the year.

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Staying in Westminster

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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