Thames Lunch Cruise and EDF Energy London Eye for Two

Thames Lunch Cruise and EDF Energy London Eye for Two
Thames Lunch Cruise and EDF Energy London Eye for Two
Thames Lunch Cruise and EDF Energy London Eye for Two
2½ hrs
Embankment, London
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  • About

    Board Bateaux London's river cruiser from the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier, then relax on board and enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by tea or coffee. But don't let the great food distract from the fabulous views available on Thames cruises, as the boat passes the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. After lunch (from a seasonally changing menu) be dropped off just a few steps from the EDF Energy London Eye. There may be a queue here, but it'll be worth it on climbing aboard the air-conditioned capsule. The Eye slowly turns, giving sensational panoramic views across London from 135 metres up. This experience is for two but is also available for one (BATTO).

    • Lunch (of British based cuisine) on board a stylish Thames river cruiser
    • Incredible views of riverside buildings and famous landmarks
    • See the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge and more
    • Then step aboard the EDF Energy London Eye for a bird's-eye view of London
  • Key Info


    Lunch cruises operate every Thursday to Saturday from January to March, Wednesday to Saturday in April and May, Tuesday to Saturday from June to September and Wednesday to Saturday October to December. Bank holidays are excluded. Please note Saturday availability is very limited.

    Participant Guidelines

    Minimum age 5. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. A vegetarian meal option is available. Boats don't have full wheelchair access (ramp to access boat and bathrooms accessed by stairs). EDF Energy London Eye tickets are not fast track.


    Bateaux London cruises operate in all weather conditions.


    Boarding from Embankment Pier at 11.45am or 12.30pm, to depart at 12.15pm or 1pm. Disembark at either 1.45pm or 2.30pm. Exact boarding time will be e-mailed 24 hours in advance of the booking. Please arrive promptly as late boarding is not possible.

    Numbers On Day

    The Symphony seats a maximum of 220 diners and The Naticia 110. Each EDF Energy London Eye capsule holds up to 25 people.


    Spectators are welcome to wave from the riverbank.

    Dress Code

    Smart casual wear is requested please.

    Other Info

    Drinks are payable directly. Smoking permitted on outside decks only. The EDF Energy London Eye flight is at approx 2.30pm (subject to availability) and lasts around 30 mins. Collect tickets from Bateaux London Reception, Embankment Pier.

  • Reviews

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    , 11 Sep 2014

    the staff on the boat could not have been more helpful of cheerful made for a great experience and a great table right next to a window

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    , 10 Sep 2014

    Although it stated that we would be dropped off after the cruise by the London Eye, we were taken back to the Embankment Pier. However as both attractions were in easy walking distance to each other, a stroll after a very good 3 course meal was most welcome. By the time we got to the London Eye (about 3pm), we only queued for few minutes. All in all a Great Day. Thankyou.

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    , 07 Sep 2014

    Really enjoyed our cruise and meal/lunch yesterday a really good way to see London from the River and discover parts you haven't /couldn't see otherwise. The commentary was excellent and the service was good also.

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    , 03 Sep 2014

    It was a present from our kids and a couple of hours spent on the Thames were lovely.

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    , 08 Aug 2014

    Lots of photos of London, lots of memories of a great day

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    , 31 Jul 2014

    The trip on the boat was fantastic. All of the staff we encountered at Bateaux London were very helpful, professional and friendly. This made the experience very special. The views on the Eye were amazing and well worth the queue.

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    , 18 Jul 2014

    This was a really lovely day out. We were lucky with the weather - a sunny clear day. The boat trip was very well organised, the lunch was delicious, and the tour commentary was interesting. Although the queue for the eye was enormous, it keeps moving and it didn't take long to board. The eye was spectacular! A fab day out!

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    , 13 Jul 2014

    Would reccomend this day out, thoroughly enjoyable, knowledgable about our capital city and lovely meal.

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    , 04 Jul 2014

    We had a truly memorable day lunching on board and then on The Eye. The food was excellent as was the service from the staff.Well done and Thank you.

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    , 05 Jun 2014

    This was a birthday treat for my wife and I from our son and daughter-in-law and we booked to go on our 31st wedding anniversary. The cruise was excellent with good food, wine, service and commentary giving the history of the sights we passed as we cruised. After the cruise we went on the London Eye what an experience. If only the weather had been better but we can do nothing about the british weather. Overall a great experience and a great day out in London.

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    , 03 May 2014

    The meal and service on the river cruise was very good The information provided on board was really interesting .

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    , 18 Mar 2014

    everybody should take the cruise. So interesting and lovely food. The London Eye was truly amazing worth every penny,

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    , 23 Feb 2014

    I took my mother on the Thames lunch cruise and on the London eye for her birthday and it was amazing. The service was unbelievable and we were both made to feel very special. It was definitely worth it and an experience that was unforgettable. The views were amazing and the experience lasted for the whole day. Everything was already planned and the booking was quick and easy. If you want to treat someone this is definitely the best idea as it's truly unforgettable.

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    , 06 Sep 2013

    My husband and I really enjoyed the day. The views from the boat were great and the informative commentary made them even better. The food was lovely too. Adding the London Eye to the cruise was well worth it - we could see the crowds outside Buckingham Palace waiting for news of the new Prince.

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    , 30 Aug 2013

    My children bought my wife and I this gift for our 25th Anniversary........we had a great day out on the boat the commentary was fantastic and the meal was great.

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    , 17 Aug 2013

    The experience was first class, professional service and the food was amazing.

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    , 11 Aug 2013

    The staff on board our River Cruise were excellent. We had a very enjoyable meal. Would recommend highly.

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    , 11 Aug 2013

    The service, staff and food onboard the river cruise was all first rate and is highly recommended. Being a busy August Saturday, the queue for the London Eye was around 45 minutes, but the tickets can be fast tracked or we could have used at any date up to end of March next year.

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    , 09 Aug 2013

    Very good meal and a relaxing cruise

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    , 04 Aug 2013

    Wonderful experience! Excellent commentary, wonderful food and superb service on board. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Would do this again.

  • FAQs

    • What is the nearest tube station

      Nearest tube station is Embankment from which it is only a short walk to Embankment pier

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