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 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 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.
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). 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.
The Symphony seats a maximum of 220 diners and The Naticia 110. Each London Eye capsule holds up to 25 people.
Spectators are welcome to wave from the riverbank.
Smart casual wear is requested please.
Drinks are payable directly. Smoking permitted on outside decks only. The London Eye flight is at approx 2.30pm (subject to availability) and lasts around 30 mins. Collect tickets from Bateaux London Reception, Embankment Pier.
Really enjoyed it. Food and cruise was great.
Builds - it would have been great to get queue jump for London eye.
Fantastic cruise, amazing food, awesome sights a thouroughly enjoyable day in a great city! Highly recommended for all ages
All went well, boat was punctual and it all ran like clockwork. We had reasonable weather which is something to consider when booking this type of experience. The only two things we had difficulty with was the got a different day than the one we asked for (language issue with the person doing the bookings) and the main course was not that great. The veggie option looked much better than reconstituted chicken breast.i
The lunch cruise was excellent, with friendly attentive staff and a decent meal. The London Eye was brilliant (once we had got through the queues. Could do with more seating at the Pier when you arrive, as even by arriving 15 minutes before check in time, all the seats were taken.
Excellent day out ,for a country girl exploring the sights of London it was the best experience. The boat trip was in credibly well organised many people to seat and provide lunch for-yet it was all done very professionally and relaxed.The food was good and just the right amount for a lunchtime occasion. The London eye was as I had imagine which following our very nice lunch cruise was a good end to the day
the boat was late boarding and leaving but it was well worth the wait. we were looked after vey well by the waiters & waitresses on board. the food was excellent .as it was an extremely hot day the food portions were just right. having the historical commentry as we went along the river made the cruise very interesting. did not do the london eye as they were having problems. we queued fo about 30 minutes and they were not loading any body and it wasn't until people started asking questions that the staff tried to find out what was happening and then the information was vague . because we had a train to get we had to leave the queue as we did not know exactly how long it would be before we would be able to get on the london eye. as the tickets can be used on another day we can do the london eye when we revisit london. apart from that the river cruise was excellent
Quick check in. No problems. dinning area lovely laid out. service excellent. food was delicious. starter fish, followed by chicken and tasty tart. tea and coffee. any additional drink from bar you will have to pay for. I would suggest at least one drink per person with meal should be added. And any additional drink charged for. only thing no happy about was where we were seated. could not really get a view of the cruise. Neck ached therefore was not impressed with that part. London Eye section we can take at a later date so didnt feel rushed. decided will take in august and buy two more tickets for the children to come along.
Great day ...Lunch Cruise was wonderful. The food was very good. Only hic cup was the receptionist forgot to give us the Eye tickets and after the cruise we had to ask for them.
We had a brilliant day with lunch on a river cruise, fascinating commentary on all the history along the river and met a delightful couple who live near us in one of the Shire counties, then a trip on the London Eye - excellent
This was the best day out I've been on for a long time. The boat cruise was amazing an the food an service from the staff was unbelievable couldn't fault it one bit. The trip up the London eye was amazing too. The views was out of this world. We couldn't of asked for better weather an could see from miles. Yes the queue was about a hour but worth every minute once you get up there an the queue moves all the time so you don't feel your waiting that long. Would highly recommend this experience to everyone. Loved it.
I gave this Red Letter Day experience to my son and his girlfriend for a Christmas present . They had a thoroughly good day out and really enjoyed the whole experience. The boat trip was very interesting and informative seeing all the sights of London. And the trip on the London Eye was great too. The only point they raised was that the sound from the speakers on the boat cruise was not very loud so they had difficulty in catching all that the tour commentator was saying. Apart from that a cracking day out .
this is a day you will always remember as it was entertaining and good food also very imformative
Delicious lunch, beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and efficient. All very impressive. The commentary was excellent and not at all intrusive. Will visit the Eye at a later date.
The quality of the cruise dining room was unexpected as was the attention of the staff. Five stars is in order for that. The London Eye was just as enjoyable but in a totally different way and the queue wasn't as large as anticipated. All in all a very unforgettable experience
I had this booked for quite a while and was just going to be a good excuse for a day out. This really shocked and surprised me. The cruise was not your usual run of the mill place to eat. Tables were set out beautifully with white crisp tablecloths. Beautiful cutlery and there was even a baby grand on board (not in use for this day, sadly). There was Waiter service and the food was delicious and hot. As soon as I departed the cruise i wanted to go back and do it all again. Having problems with walking I was worried about boarding but was easy enough. Only a few steps to deal with. Next we did the London Eye, which again, was better than expected. With the weather being a clear day and I really could see forever! Just breathtaking. I would certainly recommend anyone to do this. I just cannot wait to go back and have a 'foody' cruise with this firm. My friends were asking about the Sunday Lunch - another item to put on my 'bucket list'.
the service and quality of this experience was exhilarating which made a beautiful day for myself and husband 2nd wedding anniversary
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
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.
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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