Climb aboard an air-conditioned capsule of the London Eye. The Eye slowly turns, giving you sensational panoramic views across London from 135 metres up. Then later, board Bateaux London's river cruiser from the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier for a welcome drink. There's cabaret entertainment during your four-course a la carte meal (from a seasonally changing menu) before after-dinner dancing. Cruise past the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. Depending on the season the cruise takes place at dusk or in darkness, with the city lit up along the river.
Cruises are available daily from April to December and Tuesday to Saturday from January to March. Bank holidays are excluded.
Minimum age 15. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Vegetarian meal option available. Boats don't have full wheelchair access (plank to access boat and bathrooms accessed by stairs). London Eye tickets are not fast track.
Bateaux London cruises operate in all weather conditions.
Board from 6.45pm or 7.30pm to depart at 7.15pm or 8pm. Return to Embankment Pier at 10pm or 10.45pm. Exact boarding time will be e-mailed 24 hours in advance of the booking. Late boarding is not possible, the boat has to leave on time.
The Symphony seats a maximum of 220 diners. Each London Eye capsule holds up to 25 people.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off.
Please dress smartly. Gentlemen are encouraged to wear a jacket and tie. No shorts, jeans/denim or trainers/sports shoes are permitted and the venue reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone inappropriately dressed with no refund offered.
Tickets for the Eye can be collected from Embankment Pier from 10am. Leave plenty of time to cross the river to board the cruise at 6.45 or 7.15. Extra drinks are payable direct. Cruise on either the Symphony or Harmony. Smoking on the outside deck only.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the London Eye. The boat trip on board Harmony was excellent.Great food, Wonderful musicians, all-round first-class evening,Will definitely repeat the experience.
3rd time we have done the Thames dinner Cruise and it is definitely the best you now cruise pass the O2 Dome and even through one of the 7 modern wonders of the world The Thames Barrier. Excellent indeed.
My other half bought this experience as an anniversary present and this has to be the best date ever! The boat was set up like a fine restaurant, the waiting staff were very friendly and the food and ambiance was amazing. Best was seeing the sites of London, particularly at night whilst listening to live jazz in the background. Very romantic! Thoroughly recommended - everyone will enjoy this. And bring a camera!
Everything was done correctly
We had a fantastic time and it was a completely different Vue of London giving us some great memmorys to look back on. The food was to a high standard and well presented, as I call it pretty food. We will be sure to do this trip again maybe with a group of some friends
From the second we stepped off the shore and onto 'Symphony', the experience was magical! The service was flawless, our waiter couldn't do too much, but at the same time was conscious of not being overly intrusive and the food was of a quality comparable with a top restaurant. To top it off, the entertainment was so good that I even found myself on the Dancefloor at one point!!! A fantastic evening, that we will definitely repeat!
We enjoyed an excellent day/ evening on the thames cruise.Very impressed by the food, service and beautiful cruiser...not to mention the stunning city views by night! A perfec way for a perfect engagement. Thanks RLD
Cruising the Thames was a wonderful way to end our European adventure, dancing on the boat with my partner as we sailed under the london bridge will remain in our memories. Long after we return home.
I booked this experience for me and my boyfriend following being made redundant, we wanted to the event into something positive and this is definitely what it was! The food served on the cruise was absolutely out of this world, the entertainment was fantastic and you really felt a million miles away and would not have guessed you were in the London. The views along the Thames are amazing and to see them by street light was truely beautiful. I would definitely recommend this gift to any couples or groups as it definitely suits all.
The total experience provided by Red Letter Days from when we first received the detailed presentation folder, the simplicity of booking our day to the reassurance provided that everything would be special. It was, well done Red Letter Days.
Had a really great day,the views over London were amazing from up in the London Eye, a shame the weather was not to good however got some great pics. Boarded the symphony for our dinner and cruise up the Thames,was really nice with a lovely atmosphere the food was excellent and the staff very good, would highly recommend to anyone.
London Eye - we upgraded to Fasttrack & champagne and its was a great experience sipping champagne looking at London. Meal on Thames - very memorable, food great, service excellent, wonderful views - a mixture of London before dark and during darkness especially Tower Bridge. Best way to spend the voucher.
Would really recommend this experience for a celebration. The London Eye was fantastic, the cruise very posh, food, music and staff all lovely. We partied until we dropped! Thank you.
We had a fantastic night. Beautiful views from the London Eye. Then excellent service from the staff at Bateaux. London is beautiful on a cruise at night. We had some beautiful photos taken with London Bridge in the background. The food was excellent, beautiful flavours. I would definitely go again!
From start to finish the service was first class. The meal served was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I would highly recommend this experience.
What a fantastic occasion! The whole experience was just breathtaking! The 'London Eye' was a great to view our capital city and as for the cruise what can I say? Everything from the jazz band to the food served was to the highest quality but what really stood out was the staff. From the moment we boarded we were made to feel welcome and the service throughout the evening was first class! I was very impressed, so much so that I will certainly be booking the same experience again in the near future, next time for our anniversary.
Our sons bought this Red Letter Day to celebrate my 60th birthday. On my to do list at 60 was to go on the London Eye and the River cruise added on was the icing on the cake. All the staff were so nice and made the trip so special for us both.
London Eye on a clear summer's day - what luck and great views over the City. However the evening cruise with dinner was the highlight. Timing was perfect so that we saw Albert Bridge all lit up which was beautiful and then down river past Tower Bridge - amazing sight. Staff were all attentive, pleasant and smiled! Food was tasty and well presented but my husband would have liked larger portions! Overall a night to remember and I am very grateful to my children for giving me such a wonderful present - would recommend it without reservation.
Great experience and the evening cruise was wonderful. The food was superb, the service was second to none, and the whole experience was delightful.
Had a gorgeous cruise, it was a perfect sunny evening as we sailed down the Thames as the sun set. Food was nice and band and singer entertaining. A lovely romantic enjoyable evening out.
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